Jennifer Aniston is known for her healthy lifestyle; eating a superfood packed diet and fitting in happiness yoga sessions while juggling filming and quality time with her husband Justin Theroux, but did you know that she’s also into crystal therapy?
After ex-husband Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s recent divorce bombshell hit the headlines, Jen was pictured in New York wearing an evil eye pendant (above) which was created by good pal and jewellery designer Jennifer Meyer. The $3550 yellow gold and diamond framed statement piece is made of lapis lazuli (said to encourage honesty of the spirit in the spoken and written word) and turquoise – which, if given to the wearer by a loving friend, is a stone that’s believed to protect the wearer from negative energy as well as bringing good fortune. Hmm, maybe Jen wanted to deflect unwanted attention from the tabloids?
The star was also rocking a high-vibe peach moonstone Taryn Toomey necklace in a recent Emirates commercial; the $1600 jewel (pictured above) is said to support the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and believers say it deflects negativity – as well as easing emotional trauma. (Jen’s mother Nancy Dow passed away earlier this year, following a long illness.)
Crystal therapy is a wellness trend which is sweeping the A-list at the moment; Victoria Beckham recently admitted that she carries black tourmaline with her everywhere she goes to deflect negativity and she also uses it with rose quartz both at home and backstage at her fashion week shows. The pink crystals are said to create a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. The fashion designer told People magazine recently: “I collect crystals and place them around my home and office to create positive energy.”
Adele uses crystals to ease stage fright and said in a recent interview that having a small bag of them in her hand before a comeback show ensured it was one of the best performances ever, but when she lost them her star turn at the Grammys was plagued with technical difficulties. Now, she carries them with her everywhere – as well as meditating before shows to “get in the zone.”
And, Katy Perry learned about high-vibe sparklers when she broke up with John Mayer in 2014 and Madonna gave her the number of a crystal healer: “I don’t stay single for long,” the singer told Cosmopolitan magazine. “I carry a lot of rose quartz, which attracts the male. Maybe I need to calm it down with the amethyst.” (Or maybe not, seeing as she’s currently dating Orlando Bloom.)
Even if you don’t believe in crystals having power, there’s always the fact that they look fabulous when worn in jewellery. Crystal healers say that picking one is easy, you don’t need to know the specific meanings or consult an expert – you just choose the one you like best. If they make you happy, then that’s a huge bonus because happiness wards off stress, and a positive mindset helps keep you healthy.
You don’t need an A-list budget either. We’ve put together some purse-friendly options below.
Do you carry crystals or have you experimented with having them at home or in your office? If so, let us know which ones you like best in the comments below.