What are the best three crystals to give as a gift?
At New Pastures Home, our crystal shop in Newport has well over 200+ varieties of crystals of all shapes and sizes in stock. Each crystal has its own physical appearance, healing properties and natural appeal. But with so many to choose from, which three make it into our top three for giving as a gift?
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and is a semiprecious stone with a vitreous or glassy luster. The meaning of amethyst is spiritual healing, calmness, and wisdom.
This powerful and beautifl stone is sure to sweep anyone off their feet and leave all those who wear it grounded at the same time. Said to be the bridge that connects the concrete with the divine - the meaning of amethyst has long been synonymous with spirituality and is famed for its close association with both the third eye and the crown chakra.
- Calm and clarity
- Sweeps away negativity
- Helps with decision making
At a base level, amethyst is renowned for bringing a sense of calm and clarity to our chaotic world. Those who keep amethyst close will find that they feel comforted, grounded and soothed in a truly uplifting way. Because amethyst centers the emotions, it can be a beautiful aide in recovery for those suffering from the overwhelming emotions that come with grief, loss and all shades of sadness. Thanks to its divine spirituality, it’s a great stone for reminding people not to fear the unknown.
It also works wonderfully for those who tend to be quick to anger as it effectively dissipates the growth of rage and replaces it with a halo of serenity that can be hard to cut through.
While amethyst works to sweep negativity away from clouding the mind, it also seems to trigger a spark that unveils our deepest wells of inspiration. When our mind is calm and focused we are able to tap into our creative mind and unveil all those ideas and interests that were stashed behind the wall of inner chaos.
Nurturing meditation, encouraging restful sleep, clearing away the cobwebs, and helping us to divine our deeper paths through life, amethyst promotes deep transformation in our lives. When we make space within for peaceful courage, we are able to follow the map of our own making and to pursue the things that will serve us.
For those who struggle with the art of decision making, amethyst can also help to harness the inner power needed to make choices that work for the individual. Life throws up all kinds of challenges and this can sometimes leave people in a state of freeze, unsure of which way to turn. Amethyst gently reminds the wearer that all is not lost and they have the inner sight, knowledge and wisdom they need to pick a path to walk down.
For those who tend to be a little hot-headed in arguments, amethyst can also help to bring the wearer back down to a calm and collected state of mind. It’s a great stone for aiding in family and relationship dynamics as it supports a level head and comes from a place of love.
At New Pastures Home, we have a wide variety of amethyst in our shop, but we would like to recommend this beautiful A-grade amethyst incense crystal holder which is available online:
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2. CLEAR QUARTZ
Clear Quartz, also known as crystal quartz, is a mineral made of oxygen and silicone atoms and has a vitreous luster. As the meaning of the name suggests, Clear Quartz is transparent and clear to white colored. It also goes by the name Rock Crystal. The meaning of Clear Quartz is healing and spiritual growth.
Clear Quartz is one of the purest examples and is considered to be the light bringer. It’s an amazing amplifying stone, meaning that whatever you pour into it, will pour out tenfold. The clarity of its many faces can spark memory, hone concentration, and bring your whole being back to balance.
- Protects against negative energy
- Stimulates brighter feelings
A shield against negative energy and infused with potent positive vibes, the Clear Quartz stone is a sublime emotional aid for all those seeking a long-term pick me up. This icy bright and luminous stone gets to work on the soul, kicking out the energy that is dragging you down and infusing you with a new sense of purpose and play. It stimulates brighter feelings and takes even the tiniest hint of joy and turns it into something larger than life if you are willing to let it. As mentioned, this stone is a master of energy – it knows exactly what to do with all that excess energy running around and where to channel it to bring out the best results.
- Encourages spiritual growth
- Connects with all the chakras
Clear Quartz is all about spiritual growth, it loves enticing you to look deep. It’s a crystal that connects with all the chakras, clearing out blockages, spring cleaning your aura and inviting energy to flow. Part of the Clear Quartz meaning is that it especially likes to stimulate the crown chakra. This is the chakra for those that are ready to connect with higher plains and to leap into the infinite possibilities offered by the universe.
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And Now For Our Number One Recommendation...
1. ROSE QUARTZ
Rose Quartz is a pink form of quartz. It is also known as Hyaline Quartz. It has a pale pink coloring and a translucent transparency and a vitreous luster. It also has a hexagonal crystal system and is in the mineral class of quartz. The meaning of Rose Quartz is love and compassion.
- Attached to the heart and the throat chakra
- Communicates all kinds of love and self-care
- Comes from Japan, Madagascar, Brazil, and the USA
- Linked to Aphrodite and Adonis
The blushing hue of Rose Quartz seems to snag everyone’s heartstrings. There is something about this soft and feminine crystal that oozes pure love. It comes as no surprise that the Rose Quartz meaning is that of universal love. Here is a crystal so ripe with healing properties, so drenched in harmony, and so tender that you will always want it close to you, or at least in a place you can turn to time and time again.
The Rose Quartz stone is strongly attached to both the heart chakra and the throat chakra. But it’s not a stone that simply rests in romance. Rose Quartz speaks softly to all kinds of love; from healing communication with family to developing a deeper bond with spouses and friends, and even bringing sweeter notes of self-care into your own world.
- Helps heal emotional wounds
- Invites more compassion and care
The other name for which Rose Quartz is known is as The Heart Stone. As mentioned, Rose Quartz is intricately connected to the heart chakra, and this crystal is often used in helping the heart heal from the pain or trauma left from deep emotional wounds. Rose Quartz is also used as a calling card for those who crave more love in their lives. This doesn’t always need to take the form of romantic love, but more in finding a deep sense of compassion and care in this world – especially if it comes from one of the most important sources who can bring it – oneself.
With this said, we believe that rose quartz is the most beautiful crystal to gift to a family member or friend!
At New Pastures Home, we have a wide variety of rose quartz in our shop, but we would like to recommend this beautiful Madagascan rose quartz tealight crystal holder which is available online:
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