The Class Guide to Crystals
The Airelume is our collection of wearable talismans—designed to support us in our daily rituals and rhythms. Each gemstone is hand-selected and carries a unique, earth-bound energy.
The practice of wearing crystals for their energetic properties dates back to talismans and amulets worn 10,000 years ago. Ancient civilizations observed the way minerals transmitted various energies and integrated them into their daily rituals.
While many still believe each variety of crystal carries its own particular energy, others imbue their own meanings, using these stones as reminders to stay in touch with a thought, feeling, or intention.
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The name Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words aqua marina, meaning "sea water." For centuries, this stone was believed to protect sailors from stormy seas.
Sapphire is known as a stone of insight—thought to enhance spiritual clarity by connecting its wearer to their internal truth. The stone is ideal for anyone in the process of looking inward and connecting to their inherent wisdom.
According to Greek legend, the Oracle of Delphi wore a Sapphire when paying homage to the god, Apollo—believing the stone connected her to the spiritual realm and enhanced her prophetic abilities.
Both Tourmaline and Onyx are highly protective stones that are worn to repel negativity from entry. Known as "receptive stones," they absorb and transform negative into positive energy. Tourmaline and Onyx are particularly useful for anyone struggling in a difficult or stressful environment.
Onyx is the Greek word for "claw" or "fingernail." According to Greek legend, the god, Eros cut the nails of Aphrodite while she slept. But because the clippings were of divine origin, they transformed into stone. And Onyx was born.
Labradorite is known as a stone of transformation and can be helpful during times of change—imparting perseverance while enhancing perception by protecting and strengthening intuition.
This mysterious gem wasn't discovered until the late 1700s in Labrador, Canada, which is why it is rarely found in antique jewelry.
Garnet is known as a stone of vitality and passion.
The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” because its color so closely resembles pomegranate seeds.
Historically, this gem was thought to heal depression and ward off nightmares. Garnet is still thought to balance emotions by helping its wearer move beyond negative thought cycles — giving way to vitality.
Meditate with Garnet to connect to its powerful, loving energy.
Up in the Air
Many ancient cultures believed Moonstone was made from solidified rays of the moon.
Moonstone is an ideal gem for anyone starting a new path, unsure of where it leads. It's commonly known as "The Stone of New Beginnings" and supports its wearer with both strengthening and stabilizing energies.
Feeling stagnant? Ruby is useful for overcoming spiritual lethargy—amplifying vitality and connecting its wearer to reserves of energy and courage that may have gone dormant.
Historically, Rubies were worn by soldiers during battle, believing the stone would enhance bravery, passion, and strength.
Heart to Heart
Emerald is known as a stone of unconditional and universal love. It promotes self-love, compassion, vitality, rebirth, as well as emotional healing. This is ideal for anyone in the process of repairing their heart and seeking a stronger connection to the love within.
Ancient Egyptians often buried the dead with Emeralds, believing they represented fertility and rebirth. The stone was also known to be Cleopatra's favorite. She often presented guests with Emeralds that had been carved with her likeness.
In the Zone
Amethyst enhances creative thinking and calms the mind. Known as a stone of spiritual protection and purification, it cleanses one's mind of negativity and creates space for intuition, peace, and creativity. For this reason, Amethyst is especially useful during meditation or while problem solving at work.
The name is derived from amethustos, an ancient Greek word meaning "sober." According to legend, Amethyst was a crystal stained purple by the tears of Dionysus, the god of wine. They believed drinking from a vessel made of Amethyst would ensure safe revelry.
Chalcedony is a purifying stone that creates balance and soothes the energetic system. It contains a range of healing properties, from alleviating self-doubt to enhancing vitality and emotional stamina. This stone is helpful for those in need a spiritual reset, as it helps transform and harmonize negative and conflicting energies.
Historically, it was thought to be a powerful stone for protection. Ancient Greek sailors wore the Chalcedony to avoid drowning. And during the 18th century, it was believed to guard its wearer against harmful spirits and nightmares.
Rose Quartz is known as "The Love Stone," bringing a powerful healing energy and connecting to the heart chakra. It’s an ideal stone for anyone dealing with loneliness, heartache, or grief—inviting tranquility and peace. Rose Quartz also brings an added dose of self-love and harmony to relationships.
Ancient civilizations used these crystals as talismans for their restorative and reconciliatory powers. The Greeks believed the stone was connected to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
Dressed to Express
Lapis Lazuli opens the throat chakra, helping us connect to and express our internal truth. Its name comes from the Latin word lapis, meaning "stone" and the Persian word lazhuward, meaning "blue."
This bold gem was worn by the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians as protective amulets in defense against the evil eye. Today, it is widely regarded as a token of sincerity and wisdom—and is especially helpful to anyone in need of a boost in self-confidence and a stronger connection to their inner voice.
You've Got a Friend
Like Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite supports healthy self esteem and self love. Rhodochrosite draws its name from the Greek words, rhodon meaning "rose" and chroma which means "color." This gentle, healing stone opens the heart—stimulating love while energizing the spirit. Known as "The Stone of the Compassionate Heart," it not only enhances empathy for others, but also for oneself.