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Clearboy Crystal from Stoned Crystal

Crystals are back – and like you’ve never seen them Before!

One of the shots that captured my interest on Instagram recently was that of a gorgeous clear crystal. It featured a diamond motif on top that swept me off my feet.

When I explored the brand behind the product on Instagram, I discovered Stoned Crystals. And it’s dazzling founder Ashley Bellino. I truly lost my marbles over this brand ever since and I’m sure you have too.

You don’t see a lot of retails stores selling crystals anymore, do you? I’m not sure why this is the case, but it’s certainly one of the reasons Ashley started the Stoned Crystals brand, which is set to open it’s online store late June.

I took some time to get to know more about Ashley and this amazing new label, and I’ve secured a fab competition for you further down too, so read on for more!

Black Obsidian Crystal from Stoned Crystals

The Stoned Crystals Story…

“Crystals are not easily found in the common homewares stores and there are few crystal shops surviving the retail game,” Ashley says. “I felt like crystals had so often been boxed in as ‘hippie’ – and the jargon that surrounded them made them difficult to understand and undervalued by mainstream”.

I couldn’t agree more. Crystals certainly are a little misunderstood, but it’s pleasing me to no end to see them at the forefront again – and being released online in new and interesting ways (the geometric shapes of these gems are truly on-trend, don’t you think?).

“[They’re a] new and modern take on crystal healing,” Ashley tells me, “more accessible and more fashionable to the everyday person”.

Crystal from Stoned Crystals

Where it all Started

Having spent the last year living in China, Ashley immersed herself in the crystal city of Donghai. It soon became here favourite place to be and helped shape what the Stoned Crystals brand is today. She spent months tinkering with the idea of bringing crystals back to the market. And then, she committed to it wholeheartedly not long after.

“Shiny, glistening things and I have had a long time love affair,” Ashley explains, when I ask her what’s so special about her products.

“The way crystals catch the suns rays, reflecting light into living spaces is sublime. They are natural objects, made from nothing but pure organic mineral earth.

Healing Crystals from Stoned Crystals

Healing your Mind and Body

Of course, there’s also a healing property to crystals that makes them rather special.

“Crystals emit steady vibrations that help to create balance within oneself and Zen into the spaces around us. It is for this reason that for thousands of years crystals have been used for their powerful healing properties”.

I’m so smitten with these crystals that I can barely cope. The black in in particular is a standout; definitely the most moody and masculine crystal I’ve ever come across.

If you’d like to get your hands one one of these sublime crystals from Stoned Crystals check out the website: www.stonedcrystals.com

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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  • Z Fernandez

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    Omg the black obsidian crystal has just cast a magic love spell over me…I hardly ever enter comps because quite frankly I already have far too much stuff…but Ill gladly make room for this beauty! Thanks Chris! Zx

    4 June, 2015
  • Oh the clear crystal please! It looks so serene and powerful. I have been intersted in finding a crystal but never found anything modern enough that I like but seeing these and how beautiful they are from a decorating as well as a crystal healing perspective makes me in desperate need for one! My prayers answered! Grateful for you showing me these. Hope I win.

    4 June, 2015
  • Olivia

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    WOW! Truly Amazing! I’m in love with clear Quartz because it’s the most powerful of all crystals. I love meditating with this stone as it brings clarity and strength. I also think it looks super luxe in my home. Thanks Olivia

    4 June, 2015
  • I would love the Clear Boy crystal – to light up my living room with energy & clarity.

    4 June, 2015
  • I love the Clearboy Crystal. The geometric cut of the Crystal is on trend for interior design right now. The clarity and reflective property of the Crystal means it will pick up the light and colour of whatever is around it, so it will add warmth and soul to your favourite room. The beauty of nature enhanced by modern design. I just love it.

    4 June, 2015
  • Rachael Flood

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    I would so love the Clearboy, I am in the process of a major life change and the high vibration and healing energy of the clear quartz is exactly what I need right now.

    4 June, 2015
  • Trina Bassula

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    You’re right about the Black Obsidian… isn’t it amazing! With 2 teenage boys in the house I could definitely use some help with insight and communication! Might also help to raise my cred with my younger minecraft obsessed boys haha!!

    4 June, 2015
  • my favourite crystal is the rose quartz. The rosieQ has such a beautiful energy, brings calm and love like that of a mother’s love. A beautiful gift for anyone who needs some and kindness in their life. Lovely for a child to have in their pocket if having a little separation anxiety at childcare or school. Beautiful work Ashley, I really love your brand, and what you are creating. A adore crystals, and I’m a designerd. Things need to be beautiful for me and crystals aren’t ever marketed with beautiful design in mind! I’ll be an avid brand ambassador!

    4 June, 2015
  • Dianna

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    Wow!! These are gorgeous! I love the Amethyst, I love the colour and the way they have cut these stones… Maybe they’ll do a Citrine at some point too 🙂 PS Chris, you should check out Collectors Corner (Keysborough, Vic)

    4 June, 2015
  • My fave is the Clearboy Crystal and I want it because I do believe my life depends on owning it. Really. *heavy breathing*

    4 June, 2015
  • Isabella

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    Oh I love the black obsidian crystal. Isn’t it just beautiful in the way its presence fills a space. I don’t usually do this but I love what you guys have going here and I definitely think it’s worth it. This crystal would mean a lot in my current transformation – I could definitely use something that would effect my life in such a way. Xo

    4 June, 2015
  • Bella

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    These crystals are amazing! A truely wonderful idea. The black obsidian crystal is so powerful and illuminating. I could use that sort inspiring of presence in my life.

    4 June, 2015
  • ROSE QUARTZ for sure, A little more self love is a beautiful thing! LOVE LOVE LOVE

    4 June, 2015
  • Natasha Andrews

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    Gosh these are stunning – you do this to me all the time – another must have decorator item that I didn’t know I needed but now know I MUST have. Love the Obsidian crystal SO much – the perfect addition to my monochrome with a twist addiction.

    4 June, 2015
  • Dayle

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    Simply stunning! I do love both but the clear quartz is divine. Looking forward to seeing the full range, fingers crossed for some rose quartz too

    4 June, 2015
  • Louise

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    Clearboy Crystal is my fave and I can already imagine where I’d place it.

    6 June, 2015
  • Wowee absolutely stunning! My desire would be the Clear Quartz, I love it’s protection, powerful healings and multifunctionality <3

    6 June, 2015
  • Oh. My. The Obsidian stirs something in me, it’s so grounding and self-assured yet mysterious. And it would look pretty dang amazing on my desk, helping me get through the days’ challenges (they are all insanely gorgeous though, what a beautiful thing you’ve created). Fingers crossed.

    7 June, 2015
  • Lucy

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    to have a crystal to empower energy throughout your home is essential. I love the Black Obsidian Crystal as it resonates with me. I love the dark, mystical and spiritual healing powers that crystals provide.

    7 June, 2015
  • What a beautiful brand & a top find, thanks for sharing & helping us all get stoned! Clear quarts looks a bit ooh err with it’s three P’s – purity, patience & positivity. Yes please!

    7 June, 2015
  • Hi Chris. I would have to say the black obsidian for me. I read it has the ability to shield from negativity energy and is healing. Just what I need ..
    I love your blog by the way
    Eleni @lovelife_bewell

    8 June, 2015
  • Clearboy Crystal just looks so clean and beautiful. I love how light reflects off crystals and these ones are just stunning. I would keep it on my bedside table, beside the two that my sister has gifted me. Perfection!

    8 June, 2015
  • Sharyn W

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    Black Obsidian Crystal for something different as i love that it will help keep negativity out of my life and release disharmony – not to mention it looks amazing and would be a stand out piece in my lounge room 🙂

    8 June, 2015
  • Kristy

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    Wow that Black Obsidian Crystal is incredible! I love the smooth texture and the lovely lines, it would look fabulous with my decor. And I think it would make me cooler 🙂

    11 June, 2015
  • Oh I would absolutely love to win the Black Obsidian Crystal, it’s such a stunning piece. I would love to have it on my bedside table next to my favourite necklace and a much loved photo of myself and my late father ❤️❤️

    11 June, 2015
  • Jaki

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    I would love the Black Obsidian Crystal, I could sneak it near my husband to take away his fears so that he can take up sport again.

    11 June, 2015
  • IM

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    Clear boy please, for pride of place in my home to bring peace, clarity and light x

    11 June, 2015
  • amber

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    I love them both but the black obsidian crystal is really special! It would look amazing in our impending arrival’s monochrome nursery!!

    11 June, 2015
  • Laura

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    Clearboy Crystal would make the perfect gift for some beautiful people in my life who could do with the positivity & focus x

    11 June, 2015
  • Shannon

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    I would love to win this for my dear mother in law who is awaiting surgery on her thyroid.With 7 children 4 are still in school and working full time and hubby not working..I would love to think the clear crystal can help her ease her pain and stress away

    11 June, 2015
  • I’d love the Clearboy Crystal! I am about to move house, and I could do with the patience and positivity radiating from this beautiful piece. I would love to find a special spot for it in my new home. Hx

    11 June, 2015
  • Lara

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    Crystals are so amazing and supportive. I would love the Black Obsidian crystal – when will the store be open?

    18 June, 2015
  • The Obsidian is amazing! Wow – what a great wedding gift

    30 September, 2016
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