Crystals are solids made of organized groups of molecules and atoms which most often constitute of carbon, silicon and oxygen. These atoms form a uniform and repeating pattern giving crystals their unique and sparkly appearance. Naturally occurring crystals, such as gemstones, have been in existence below the earth’s surface for millions of years. They are believed to have been formed by the cooling of magma and pressure from overlying layers of rocks. Due to their rarity, many crystals are produced artificially in laboratories today.
First used by many ancient civilizations, such as the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians for their numerous healing purposes, crystals have now been given new purpose in today’s developing world. Not only are they currently used for the creation of fine jewelry, but crystals are also used scientifically.
Quartz stones are commonly used in technology. Due to its ability to conduct electricity and its stable structure, quartz is used in telephones, radios, and microchips. Diamonds, considered to be the most precious stone, are used for jewelry, especially for engagement rings. However, beauty is not their only amazing quality. Diamonds are the toughest stones in existence. As a result, they are used in cutting tools for engraving granite and cutting other gems and strong materials.
But enough about quartz and diamonds. Do you know what these crystals are used for? Can you tell us whether they help heal, calm or both? Let's find out now!