From warding off negative energies to cleansing your aura and helping to instill feelings of love, crystals have long been thought of to have healing and cleansing properties that bring about balance and harmony.
Often linked with feng shui, crystals are also often believed to have different characteristics and frequencies that balance or enhance corresponding chakras, which refer to energy centres in the human body (more on that later) that govern different areas of our lives.
To learn more about chakras, crystals, and the best crystals and semiprecious stones for the modern mum, we spoke to Shu, founder of local healing crystal jewellery brand, Covet Crystals Jewelry (CCJ).
Her own journey with crystal healing started after her mother passed away due to pancreatic cancer when Shu was five months pregnant. Needing help to cope with the grief, depression, and other personal issues, she looked up holistic healing methods, and stumbled upon crystal healing.
The avid fashionista scoured shops and online stores to find stylish crystal jewellery but most carried simple strings of beads that didn’t appeal to her. The ones from luxury houses were also either too small for crystal healing or too expensive. After carrying little stones in her pockets or bags for about two years, the Fine Arts graduate finally decided to craft her own jewellery, and with that, kickstarted her own label.