Since ancient times, it’s been believed that crystals hold special healing properties that can help with almost anything—from managing stress and anxiety to manifesting money and attracting love into your life.
However, navigating the world of crystals can sometimes be overwhelming. Being that there are so many specimens out there—and many with similar properties—it can prove to be a challenge to figure out which ones you truly need.
We turned to experts Remington Guest and Heather Haber, the brains behind Advisory Board Crystals, for the answers to all of your questions related to the metaphysical objects. Haber and Guest, both formally of fashion label Band of Outsiders, first launched the crystal shopping platform last April. There, they meticulously curate each season based on a specific theme—whether it’s thoughts, feelings, inspirations, moon phases, or astrology.
Haber and Guest run the shop with the intention of making crystals—and their incredible powers—an essential part of the daily lives of modern millennials. Needless to say, we knew they would have some expert advice.
Firstly, how does one know which crystals are the right ones for them? While, of course, each one holds specific properties which you can research and decide on based on your needs, sometimes you just have to go with your gut. “Go with what you instinctually want,” says Guest. “Did you see something orange and shiny you like? Go for that—go for what catches your eye. Sometimes you can visually find what you want. Reverting only to what a crystal does for you isn’t always the best way of choosing.”
Still, there are always the basics that every crystal owner should have in their collection. To help you get yours started, Guest and Haber filled us in on the eight essential crystals they believe that everyone needs to have around them.
Click through the gallery below to read more about each crystal, and what situation to use it in.
Photographer: Savanna Ruedy
Prop Stylist: Cecilia Elguero
Manicurist: Tee Hundley
Model: Kianna Louis @ Major Models
Citrine to focus the mind
If you’re looking for something to help you seriously focus, look no further than citrine. “Citrine’s energies work to activate nerve impulses, which strengthen intelligence and the intellectual faculties of concentration and wisdom,” says Guest. “This leads to better outcomes in anything you need complete focus for. Whether you’re studying for the bar or launching your own website, this is the stone for you.”
Try keeping this one on your desk or at your workspace to reap its benefits.
Citrine, $51, available at Advisory Board Crystals.