Your Guide to Calming Crystals

By H&T Pawnbrokers Wed, Aug 03, 2022
Crystal healing is an ancient practice where you hold a special stone or place it on your body to channel healing and spirituality. It’s thought they hold magical powers to aid what’s troubling you.

Most of us seek mindfulness and peace, but in today’s digital world it can be hard to turn the noise down. Practising yoga, reading philosophy books, and meditating are holistic ways to centre yourself, but there are other ways to tune into your inner calm, like carrying crystal healing stones.

There are a few ways you can find your perfect healing crystal:

  • Consciously pick the crystal with the power you want to tap into
  • Pick the look of the stone which speaks to you without reading anything about it. We found a great quiz which will help you with this -
  • Let your horoscope and astrology make the choice for the stones

Regardless of how you get to the stone, we’ve put together our best calming crystals which are great staples to have either alone or part of a collection.

Clear Quartz

The Master Crystal. This is the mother of the healing crystal land. The Ancient Greeks came up with the word “quartz” for “crystal”, which is why you’ll see the presence of quartz being the backbone of the crystal healing world.

The main characteristic of clear quartz is pureness. It’s a light in the dark, believed to overcome negative thoughts. Clear Quartz is used to cleanse the mind when polluted with negative thoughts, a great stone to keep close during times of low self-esteem.


Bloodstone = healing. It’s part of the Aries stones and crystals family and has plenty of creative charge which will channel masterpiece creating vibes. It’s incredibly vibrant and powerful, the perfect first stone of our guide.

There’s so much lore behind the bloodstone with stories going back to Christ. People believed it bore from Jesus’ blood which gives it the strength it commands today. The Egyptians also wore this stone for protection, so they’d be spared in war.

This firecracker of a gem scores a modest 6.5-7 out of a possible 10 on The Mohs Scale which is a test of strength. It gives a stone a rating out of 10 being the strongest, and 1 being the most fragile. We’ll mark each stone with its Mohs Scale score as we go through each one.


Imagine a world where you’re surrounded by safety and love everywhere you go. Bliss. That’s what Jade harnesses. It’s a protection stone, also recommended to those born under the Taurus zodiac sign.

One of the properties we love about jade is its focus on bringing you tranquillity. Mental Health Week is coming up soon, which is the main reason we wrote this blog. It takes a lot of bravery to face your fears and talk, being in a safe, calm space where you can open up is so important, jade is a stone which is believed to help with that.

It scores 6 out for a possible 10 on the Mohs Scale making it on the more durable side for daily wear and tear.

Rose Quartz

The stone of love. This magical healing stone opens your universe up to an abundance of love so you can get the best out of your relationships. Rose quartz makes a romantic gift, especially if you’ve been going through trying times, it can be a gesture of hope and commitment to a better future.

Another thing to love about this rose quarts healing stone is its score on the Mohs Scale, it ranks 7 out of 10 making it perfect for any type of jewellery and regular wear.


Goodbye sleepless nights, hello clarity. Amethyst dispels a foggy, fidgety mind so you can embrace a clearer mind and get your sleep pattern back in order. We all have times of doubt and fear, it would be unnatural to live in only happiness, so although it sucks when they happen you can see the storm through with healing stones, like amethyst.

Tiger’s Eye

You know those nights when you can’t decide between pizza, Chinese, or Indian take-away? You need a tiger’s eye. On a road trip and flicking through Spotify searching for the right track? Get your tiger’s eye.

It’s a decision-making stone, ready to help you with life’s big and small choices. It’ll scoop up your scattered energy and bring more togetherness in your mind so you can carry on with your day.

You’ll be happy to know as well as giving stability and clarity when you need to take action, it also scores between 6/5 and 7 on the Mohs scale making it a sturdy little gem.


"The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up." — Timothy Mouse, Dumbo.

Moonstone welcomes new beginnings and emotional stability. It’s the stone of the cancer zodiac, making it even more powerful for any July babies.

It’s a mini galaxy you can hold in the palm on your hand, making it even more fitting for its ability to amplify your self-belief and confidently chase your aspirations.

Bear in mind, this scores a 6.5 out of 10 on the Mohs Scale (Test of gem strength) so it might be a good idea to go for a moonstone pendant vs a ring if you’re planning on wearing this daily.


A grounding stone for courage and wisdom, the properties of Jasper feed into one another harmoniously. It’s coined itself a nickname of “Earth Stone” for this very reason, along with a belief it is a healing stone too.

Every jasper stone varies in appearance, so depending on the colour can give it added philosophies. For example, a blue jasper variety would be referred to as an ocean stone and it would take on the power to release negative energy to make way for positive thoughts.

Healing Crystal Jewellery

Jewellery is always personal and meaningful as you carry it close to you, everywhere you go. Wearing healing crystal jewellery is a wonderful gesture of self-care, you’d be surprised how much you’ll reach out to it when you’re feeling down.

There’s plenty of healing crystal jewellery to choose from, pendants are popular as they sit close to your heart (they also are easier to gift than rings as they’ll always fit).

It doesn’t end with pendants though, healing crystal rings and bracelets are wonderful choices too. It’s important to bear in mind the durability of your chosen stone when thinking about a ring. Tiger’s Eye is a wise choice for a ring as it scores high on endurance, check it out in a fashion dress ring.

This is another reason why some favour a healing crystal pendant as there’s less day-to-day wear. To make your choice easier, we marked each of our top calming crystals already for you.

Chakra Balancing

Chakra is the spiritual energy within the body. There are seven chakras spot located in your spine and they are (starting from the top):

Crown Chakra

Third Eye

Throat Chakra

Heart Chakra

Solar Plexus

Sacral Chakra

Root Chakra

Spiritual crystals are believed to help open your chakra so you can be the most enlightened version of yourself.

You don’t have to believe in magic to wear one of these stones with the aim of being more mindful. The act of connecting positive affirmations with an object is healthy for the mind, every time you look at your chosen calming crystal you can remind yourself how capable you are.

Plus, they look so chic and fabulous as jewellery or an ornament.

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