It is fair to say that as long as we have existed as a species, we have had an affinity with stones and crystals. The use of talismans and amulets dates back to the beginnings of humankind, although we have no way of knowing how the earliest of these objects were viewed or used.

Crystals have been used for therapy for thousands of years. The earliest historical records of crystals being used in this way are from the ancient Sumerians (4500-2000 BC), and this usage continued; documents from around 400 B.C.E. contain reflections on the radiant powers of various crystals. During times of hardship, certain stones were used to counteract the negative influences.

So widespread is the history of crystal therapy and healing that the practice can be traced back to ancient cultures around the world including the Americas, Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Tibet, ancient Greece and ancient Rome.

Throughout these cultures and more, crystals were used to prevent and diagnose illnesses; they were also used in metaphysical practices for such purposes as protection. In Ancient Egypt, crystals were buried with the dead for protection, and indeed the tombstones we recognize now were born from this practice.

More recently, as humans have begun to understand the transmutation of energy, we also have begun to understand that crystals have the ability to access that energy and transmute it — in particular taking negative energies and transmuting them into positive.

One common way crystals have been used throughout these times was as amulets, or jewelry, with the dual purpose of offering healing and protective benefits and adorning the wearer with beauty.

It is in this ancient tradition that Violet Francesca offers you this jewelry that is both beautiful and functional, giving you the very personal protections and healing energies you need.