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Amethist Cluster from Rock and Co Crystal Meanings

Crystal Meanings Explained: Top 5 Crystals and how they Can Heal

Whether you’re across crystal meanings or not, there’s something truly magical about a crystal if you ask me. I’ve got a few in my home, that sit on my desk in the office, and they look absolutely stunning. The glisten, the shine, the ability to work them into vignettes with ease; there’s just so much to love about them.

Like a tattoo, I’m convinced that once you get one, you end up getting a hunger to attain more. Or at least that’s true in my case!

If you are keen to find out more about crystal meanings and what some of the most popular ones are said to bring to your life, look no further than today’s post. I’ve asked the divine Rachel Crethar from Rock & Co to take us through her top five crystals and what they mean. Better still, Rachel’s been kind enough to offer a wellness pack containing six crystals that you have the chance to win further down in this post.

Rachel tells me that when it comes to why crystals are so special, they appeal to people on two levels.

“Crystals are not only beautiful to look at, they are a great way to bring a little magic into your life,” she says.

“When choosing a crystal, some people choose simply by what they are drawn to, whereas others start by asking themselves what area of their life they would like to see an improvement in,” Rachel explains. “Whether that’s love, creativity, money, mental clarity and so on”.

Below, Rachel explains some crystal meanings so you can find the right one for you!

Crystal Meanings: 5 Rocks Explained

Crystal Meanings Clear Quarts Crystal from Rock and Co

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is known as the ‘master healer’, and the most versatile crystal – making it the perfect stone for the start of any collection.

It is said that Clear Quartz absorbs, stores and regulates the energies around it, meaning it can not only clear any unwanted energy but help you manifest via positive energy .

Clear Quartz is also an ideal companion during meditation, study or times you require focus, as it’s beneficial for clarity and clearer thinking.

Amethist Cluster from Rock and Co Crystal Meanings


Amethyst is known as a natural stress reliever, encouraging inner strength and mental clarity. It stills the mind and emotions, and allows you to feel clearer, grounded and content.

Enhancing intuition, Amethyst can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and is known to increase creativity. 

Crystal meanings Citrine Cluster Crystal from Rock and Co


Due to its yellow-orange colour, and its ability to bring warmth and growth – Citrine is known as the stone of the sun.

It can give you a more positive outlook, whilst providing the energy to strengthen your willpower and determination.

Citrine can help you manifest your dreams by increasing your imagination and strengthening mental clarity.

Crystal Meanings Celestite Crystal blue crystal from Rock and Co


Celestite has a reputation for being a powerful healing stone, restoring inner balance and helping to resolve conflict with its soft and gentle energy.

It is said Celestite can encourage mental clarity during times of stress and promote an overall feeling of peace – instilling confidence that everything will turn out okay.

Crystal Meanings Rose Quarts Crystal from Rock and Co

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is known as the stone of love. It attracts intimacy, closer bonds with family and friends – and overall increases relationship harmony and contentment.

Not only love with other people, Rose Quartz also plays an important role in increasing self-love, self-worth and personal fulfilment.

It’s said to have the ability to transform sorrow or negative emotions, such as anger and resentment, into love increasing forgiveness towards yourself and others.

6 Pack Crystal Set from Rock and Co on The Life Creative


** Please note that this competition has now closed. The winner was Dimity **

To go in the draw to win TWO of the 6-piece packs you see above (one for you, one for a friend):

Drop a comment below naming which crystal appeals to you most and why.

Pack contains one of each Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Blue Aragonite, Amethyst, Green Fuchsite & White Howlite.

Competition open to Australian residents only. Competition closes 11.59pm Friday 1 July.

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

Comments (36)

  • I’ve always been fascinated by crystals, but haven’t spent a lot of time around them. The celestite definitely resonated with me, and I’d love to keep something like this on my desk at work, to help diffuse office politics & and keep me feeling calm and stress-free when deadlines are looming!

  • I have wonderful memories of my Nanna (90 years young this year) and her enormous quartz crystal, most probably found on one of our fossicking trips through the gold fields north of Adelaide. It would sit atop the television box to direct good energy towards us all. How lovely to fill your home with such natural beauty. It’s nice to see them comingback into vogue.

  • Penny White

    Hi Chris
    I just love your posts as they don’t discriminate in any way what road anyone chooses to go down when it comes to interiors. You embrace everything. Crystals aren’t everyone’s cup of tea however I have a huge collection that fills a decorative glass jar with a lid on my bedside table. Call me a bit of a looney, but I also put them outside when it’s a full moon to ‘recharge’ them as it is said that it strengthens their properties. I need all the help I can get… Lol. Once again this is why ‘TLC’ is my ultra favourite blog. Thx Chris

  • Belinda Merrick

    I think I need to have a Celestite crystal in my house! With health issues with Cohen and times of stress, this would be great x

  • Amber

    My favourite crystal by far is rose quartz, I have a few pretty pieces by my bed side table and I also hang one around my neck at times. I have total belief I the energies of crystals and would love to further my education and understandings of these little beauties ✨✨✨✨

  • Siobhan Marie

    The celestite stone appeals to me the most, as I am in a place where my body and soul need restoration and rejuvenation. I believe this stone would be perfect to take with me wherever I go, to help me remain calm and peaceful, and to enhance the cleansing program I am currently going through. I think the other stones would complement the celestite stone beautifully, and are very much in keeping with my spirituality.

  • Rachel

    I have recently found that I am drawn to both the clear and smoky Quartz. With so many overwhelming moments each and everyday, having that added clarity and focus is so wonderful and having the quartz by your side is comforting.

  • Katryna

    My love for crystals is the delight they bring when given as a gift . I like to add a little note with the meaning of the crystal I have gifted so they can relate/understand that crystal and just the beauty and calmest they bring to my home xo

    • Katryna

      I can’t choose a fav crystal but if I did have to choose just one it would be clear Quartz . It is just so beautiful in both meaning and looks xo

  • Lauren

    Would love to win this beautiful pack the rose Quartz for me stands out to bring love and protection over my small family and amethyst to help relieve stress as I have been overcome with anxiety the past few months which would help

  • Sarah manning

    I’m always drawn to amethyst. It’s calming, and I feel centered and balanced as soon as I hold it or am near it. Love it.

  • Julia

    Rose quartz! I recently discovered rock & co thanks to theyallhateus but haven’t actually had the chance to bring crystals into my home yet! The rose quartz and self love is something I would welcome as life has been challenging lately and I’m focusing on staying loving and positive

  • Mel

    Loved this post! I am becoming more & more obsessed and intrigued by crystals and their properties. I always thought it was purely because of their beauty but am starting to really deeply feel their power & support. I am so grateful that you love them too and are educating everyone that crystals can be used as beautiful styling pieces and well as for their impressive properties because I think that too and love that my 2 passions are merging.

    In terms of my favourite of this list they are all top of mine too but I am drawn to the Celestite today for it’s beautiful calming hue and properties that I could certainly use.

  • I love all these crystals, clear quartz, amethyst, celestite, citrine -ahh the warmth from the sun xx. What a beautiful gift it would be to share with another xxx

  • Bec

    Rose Quartz really stands out to me…as a mother of two girls (one toddler and a newborn) there is a softness to the rose Quartz that demands your attention and is instantly calming. I have always dreamed of being a mum and love my role being a mama to two beautiful girls, and though there be plenty of joy, there are also times where you can’t go wrong with an extra love energy in the room. An energy that can help you focus and remind you of the love you have for those around you, but also a love for yourself. I’d love to win this pack to bring these beautiful energies to my home as well as sharing with a new man friend in a similar situation to mine x

  • Mel Champion

    I’m really keen to add Celestite to my budding collection. It feels me reads like a relevant crystal to me right now, if love to be able to cruise through stress with ease! I’d also be interested in how I can match this with essential oils as #rockandco explains in her blogs!

  • aimee thannhauser

    For as long as I can remember I’ve been attracted to crystals, rocks and gems. When I was a child I dreamed of being a geologist in hope I could dig for and play with crystals! I still have my childhood collection kept in a glass pyramid in my home. Whilst not on your list, I’ve always been drawn to moonstone, I keep it close by to aid in my artistic self-expression and hope it brings good fortune. It grounds me to this magical earth and verifies my love for the moon. It also happens to be my birthstone!

  • Liz Fleming

    This is like picking your favorite chocolate! I love rose quartz for its ability to offset negative vibes and digital transmissions like wifi, but amathyst is just SO pretty!

  • Sue Baylis

    Recently going through a recovery I used an amethyst crystal to give me strength to believe that all would be OK. It was a great comfort to me. I feel we all can benefit from the power crystals can give us. 🙂

  • Emma Dovile

    I’m drawn to celestite due to its calming powers for stress. With 4 kids and a crazy day to day routine, being able to come home and feel at ease would be bliss.

  • Angella

    My 6 year old loves collecting crystals. I’m drawn to Amethyst, she has a little amethyst heart she keeps under her pillow to encourage sleep. Sleep is a huge issue for her, so anything that helps!

  • Hannah

    Rose quartz. Because we all need more love in our life <3

  • Brenda

    Celestite stood out for me in this article. I recently lost my precious Nan and I think Celestiite would be perfect for my Pop, who is feeling extremely lost in his grief.

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  • Dimity

    Rose Quartz is such an important stone, we all just need to promote a bit more love in this world. Love of self and a love for others. Imagine if we all appreciated our self worth, practiced more forgiveness and grew tighter bonds with those we love. What an amazing life we could lead. ✌️

  • Lisa | amethyst enthusiast

    I have always loved amethysts! I bought my first one when I was 12 years old. Now I know it was enhancing my creativity and helping me to stay balanced; which makes me smile!

  • Sharna Richardson

    I have always been drown to crystals and try to use them in my everyday life. I find amathist Most drawing as it helps me to keep my self calm when I am feeling anxious.

  • Lisa Stephens

    I love crystals and have many in my home, but a girl could never have too many. I am drawn to clear Quartz crystal, it’s so clear, your really looking into the middle of a mineral and all those years it took it to form, it’s unreal, and if your really lucky and your crystal is happy you’ll see a rainbow.

  • Kerry Neill

    My best friend in Germany is really into crystals which made me look at them and I found myself personally drawn to the Clear and the Rose quartz, and since I’ve been sick for a long time I see now from the explanation of them that they’re for healing and love! So it makes sense that I loved them the most, and if I were lucky enough to win I’d send the second gift set to my best friend for telling me about crystals and for all the love she sends me to make me feel better! xo

    • Hi Kerry. Can you please respond to my email. It may have gone to your junk folder. Thanks, Chris

  • Tracy siek

    Drawn to Rose Quartz love the coor always have good energy when i work with

  • Michelle

    Celestite – productivity in my office is always welcomed, this crystal allows my inner creative mind thrive. Oh and of course it’s a interior stylists delight!

  • Robert SHeridan

    I’d love to gift mum Clear Quartz, she taught me patience. It would sit on her windowsill and remind her of the gratitude I have for her care.

  • christine smalley

    Celestite with its dark inky blue colour and delicate sparkle! The juxtaposition of powerful and soft with confidence and peace is a winning combination. I would wire wrap that beautiful stone and adorn myself every day with it! It would become my embellished mantra.

  • Sara

    I’ve been following Rachel from Rock and Co on Instagram and I really like all her easy to read/understand crystal meanings. I have been looking at adding a wellness pack to my life so this comp is perfect! The citrine is resonating with me the most at the moment, have a dream project I’ve been procrastinating on and a piece of citrine placed on my desk would give me that little bit of a push that I need.

  • Courtney

    Clear Quartz, to me it’s so pure, raw and beautiful, it makes my heart skip a beat.


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