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    In life, not everything that is shining is made of gold, but who would not want these splendid minerals on their bodies, their jewelry or their clothes when they just simply spell amazing? The words crystals and gemstones have most often been used interchangeably, but here we'll take an in depth look into these minerals and describe their origins and the beliefs that were born over the years of using crystals and gemstones.

    What's the Difference between Crystals and Gemstones?

    They say that you recognize a crystal because it's clear but what about diamonds? Diamonds are clear as well making it so complicated to tell them apart. Most of the crystals and gemstones that we see today are already cut but when they are still in their original, mineral form, it is pretty easy to identify each. Crystals are sliced from symmetrically interwoven cuts of glasslike substance that appears like an ice formation. Gemstones, on the other hand, are actually carved and polished from stone formations.

    Stones of Healing

    Since pre-recorded history, stones and crystals have been used for their healing powers. Men and women have enjoyed using these materials due to their non-invasive, relaxing effects. It is said that stones and crystals absorb or relay energy to the seven primary chakras of the body, relieving tension and exuding relaxation when necessary.

    Chakra refers to the seven force centers in the body, which emits energy and permits us to perform our daily activities. One energy deficiency on a particular chakra disrupts the whole energy system in the body creating "disease". And it is in these diseases that these crystals and gemstones are most often used; to gather, integrate or replenish energies. Since the stones and crystals emit very specific energies and are able to stimulate, make sure you properly place these materials at precise points in the body to heal what needs healing.

    Fashionable Minerals

    Before, prehistoric men wore rocks of various shapes, sizes and colors and have even used them as tools. And many years after, royalties mainly used these materials as necklaces and adornments, even turning them into crowns! Now, gemstones and crystals are everywhere! Be it on your earrings, bags, shoes and clothes. Fashion designers have long recognized its use in fashion designing.

    And nowadays, a woman can hardly live her life without setting hands upon any jewelry whether as a pair of earrings, a ring, a shoe embellishment or a decorative piece on her belt. Men's fashion, on the other hand, makes use of these minerals as cufflinks, necklace or rings regardless of their value.

    Also, most people now have started using the affordable mineral beads as a form of passion or a hobby. This way, personalized beadworks of necklaces and other forms of jewelry have been made possible and available to everyone. At one point, Swarovski crystals have become so popular to the point they appear on practically anything that can be beaded with crystals, most especially, on wedding dresses and evening gowns.

    Why ladies love to wear crystals and gemstones is not at all surprising! What with the crystals' undeniable beauty and splendor, no one could ever escape its lure! Crystals come in different sizes, uses and value. One might even use the crystals and other gemstones for healing purposes, or simply for making you look fabulous, or some other purposes.