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We have been mining and using crystals and gemstones for thousands of years, not only for their beauty, but also for their metaphysical properties. They truly are a beautiful gift from nature.

Just as we have our own life-force or energy, crystals also vibrate at their own frequency. I believe, as many others do, that wearing crystals causes our own vibrational energies to shift (depending on the kind and color of the crystal), promoting healing, giving protection or bringing abundance.

As more and more people are tuning in to the many benefits of wearing crystals, artisans are incorporating them into their work and we are seeing many beautiful works of art made with crystals coming out of Etsy these days.

I was thrilled to pieces to discover the etsy shop Crystal Anatomy. Established in October 2012, Crystal Anatomy is run by American artist Amber Schanfish. She hand forges each piece in her shop and creates beautiful bracelets, necklaces and pendants.

The first piece I purchased was a Kunzite pendant.

Kunzite pendant wrapped in silver from Crystal Anatomy

Pink is the color of love and compassion and is associated with the heart chakra. Wearing it is said to ease anger and negative emotion. Kunzite is a fairly young stone, only being discovered in California in 1902 by F. Kunz. However, it is becoming more popular among jewelers for its feminine beauty.

I loved my pendant so much that I had Amber custom wrap two crystals of mine. A lovely piece of Moldavite and a clear quartz crystal.

a piece of moldavite custom wrapped at Crystal Anatomy
a piece of moldavite custom wrapped at Crystal Anatomy
a piece of clear quartz custom wrapped at Crystal Anatomy
a piece of clear quartz custom wrapped at Crystal Anatomy

Moldavite is not technically a crystal. It’s actually a tektite. Tektite comes from the Greek word “tektos” which means “molten”. Moldavite comes from a meteoric impact that landed on earth over 15 million years ago and is highly sought after because of its intense frequency. It is found only in Czechoslovakia and is associated with the heart chakra because of its deep green color. It is known as the “stone of transformation” and is said to bring change to whomever wears it.

Clear quartz is perhaps the most well known crystal there is. Wearing it is said to heal up and balance one’s electromagnetic field. It is also a protective stone as it will repel all negativity from your field. If you are like me and work with the public, this stone will help you become less affected by those around you, and wearing it will help you feel more relaxed by the end of the day.

Crystal Anatomy also forges silver collars from which you can hang your pendants.

Silver collar from Crystal Anatomy
Silver collar from Crystal Anatomy
Collar with kunzite pendant
Collar with kunzite pendant

The last pieces I have are a set of earrings made with Herkimer diamonds.

Herkimer diamond earrings forged in silver
Herkimer diamond earrings forged in silver

If you can’t afford the real thing, Herkimer diamonds are certainly a great alternative option. Herkimers are actually part of the quartz family but are thicker and harder. It is said to be a “dream stone” of sorts as herkimers are known as the stones of dreams and astral travel. Maybe not the best earrings to wear while I’m driving.

There is another etsy shop that wraps in the same manner. The shop is called The Silver Master and has been operating since 2011. Ron Taylor, the shop owner, says “I have designed what I consider to be a simplistic, elegant design that does not detract from the beauty of the cabochon and at the same time allows the power and strength of the chakra to flow.” And that really is why I love his designs. Too many people are drilling and gluing crytals – I believe leaving them in their natural form enhances their true beauty.

I loved my first piece of kunzite so much that I bought a slightly bigger piece and had it shipped to Ron. He wrapped it in Argentum silver, which is tarnish resistant. Here is the result.

Kunzite wrapped at The Silver Master on Etsy
Kunzite wrapped at The Silver Master on Etsy
Shop Info

The Silver Master on Etsy
Crystal Anatomy on Etsy

More Info on Crystals

The American Indian Secrets of Crystal Healing by Luc Bourgault
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall

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