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Egypt

Egypt is widely considered one of the birthplaces of modern civilization. So many of our beliefs, traditions, and knowledge can be traced back to this nation, and our passion for healing crystals is a prime example. From burying their deceased with pieces of quartz on their forehead to Pharaohs wearing quartz cylinders to balance energies, Egyptians were strong believers in the powers these crystals possess. Isis, the goddess of the sky, was also worshiped by wearing crushed Lapis Lazuli stones by the country's most powerful and influential women – like Cleopatra. Of course, there are many other popular gemstones we must mention. Malachite was used to promote inner vision and was generally seen as a stone of wisdom. Traces of malachite were found on the headdresses of pharaohs, which had the role of enlightening the wearer to rule wisely over Egypt.

One famous amulet, the Eye of Horus, was also made of green malachite. Its healing powers were also not ignored: bands worn around the head and arms made of malachite were believed to fight against infections. Another famous amulet, the Djed pillar amulet, brings us to a different crystal used in ancient Egypt: Carnelian. Closely connected to the Goddess Osiris, ancient Egyptians believed amulets made of Carnelian promote the stability of the wearer and prolong his life. Heart-shaped charms made of Carnelian were also found in numerous places, hinting at the Egyptian’s belief that the stones pave the road to eternal life. Other stones were also widely used in ancient Egypt. For example, Red Jasper has long been the symbol of fire in the culture and has close connection with Isis. Amazonite, another famous crystal, was primarily used to symbolize fertility and good luck and was worn in amulets in order to increase the reproductive capabilities of its wearers.