Transcending many cultures and centuries, the importance, mysticism, and power of crystals has long been a fascination for humankind. A term for ice, the word “crystal” actually comes from “krystallos”; a Greek word meaning “coldness drawn together”. Roman historian Pliny the Elder even described the origins and physical qualities of different precious stones in his ancient writings. In Western Christianity, crystals symbolized faith, purity, and perfection, and were frequently mentioned in writings. They were also used to decorate valued religious objects to manifest transcendence and the light of the heavens. Medieval troubadours used crystals and their qualities to describe the beauty of a main character’s love interest, often using the crystals as a way to represent carnal desire and love.
Whatever it is that you find attractive about crystals—whether it’s the metaphysical, the aesthetic, the scientific, or something uniquely personal—one thing most would agree on is that these are precious, ancient elements born from our vast universe. At the core of their purpose, we benefit from being reminded of the fact that we are connected to something vaster than we are able to comprehend.
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Founded by Anjanette and Dominic Sinesio, Crystals for Humanity was created to design beautiful crystal jewelry to nurture every wearer. With a mission to spread love and help heal the world through the magnificence of crystals, the pair began by starting Gem-Water.com, offering a collection of products to encourage the practice of mindful hydration. Now, the Sinesios’ intention is to inspire and support the mind, body, and spirit of the individual, all in the service of our collective wellness on this planet.
Designed in Los Angeles by Anjanette and Dominic, every hand-cut crystal in their collection is one-of-a-kind and crafted by master artisans of Jaipur, India. Natural variations in color and inclusions paint a picture of the way in which that particular stone was born from the earth.
The name, Crystals for Humanity, is a simple expression of this mission. Like each of us, every stone is filled with all the magic of the universe and is perfectly imperfect. And, with Jaipur’s reputation as a mecca for gemstone cutting and jewelry craftsmanship for over three centuries, the region provides a modern infrastructure and network for responsibly sourced, mined, and fairly-traded crystals—a priority Crystals for Humanity shares with all its suppliers.
Crystals for Humanity’s newest unisex necklace line, 528, is designed to be a companion piece for the spirit and a beautiful tool to raise your vibration and fine-tune your personal frequency throughout the day. The collection name is derived from what is known as the “love frequency”, 528 Hz—one of the six ancient solfeggio tones used for centuries in healing modalities.
Each piece in this line is designed for interaction. When a 528 necklace is worn, simply glide the crystal along the chain into the desired position and set your intention for the day. Then, whenever you’re feeling stressed, distracted, or in need of an energy shift, use the elegant sliding motion of the crystal to check in with yourself. Pause, touch the crystal, remember your intention for the day, and move the crystal to a point on your body that helps you breathe and reset.
Crafted on a forty-inch box chain, each necklace can be created with white or black rhodium plated on sterling silver, eighteen karat yellow gold vermeil, or eighteen karat rose gold vermeil.
Black and white rhodium are precious metals in the platinum family—favorite choices among male wearers—that help guard against scratches while boasting a beautiful reflective surface.
Vermeil is a special silver-plating process that must use a minimum of 2.5 microns of gold. (Most gold-plated jewelry on the market is only 0.5 microns.) But with your Crystals for Humanity 528 necklace, three microns of eighteen karat gold is plated for its purity, durability, and lustrous colour.
After you’ve chosen the chain, it’s time to select the crystal that speaks to your intentions and desires. Choose from rose quartz, amethyst, clear quartz, smoky quartz, tiger’s eye, lapis lazuli, black jasper, and amazonite. Rose quartz is known as the stone of love and is said to help raise self-esteem, promote positive energy, release stress, and curb jealousy. Amethyst is the stone of protection and is said to help us connect with higher planes of existence. Clear quartz is the master healer and can amplify the energy of other crystals. It is also said to help support intuition and connect to spirit guides. Smoky quartz is known as the anti-stress stone and is said to guard your home and possessions from damage, theft, and accidents.
Tiger’s eye is “all-seeing” and “all-knowing”. Ancients believed it gave its wearer the ability to fully observe everything around them and it is also said to help with courage and sharpen inner vision. Lapis lazuli is the stone of communication and is thought to help you speak your truth with grace and confidence, and it eases communication breakdowns. Black jasper is the supreme nurturer and is said to help with physical and mental strength and protection. And finally, amazonite is known as the stone of purposeful organization and is said to help with making grounded decisions.
Not only will your captivating 528 necklace serve as a beautiful statement and self-connecting tool, but you can also feel good knowing that, starting with 528, each Crystals for Humanity collection that is launched will have a charitable component. Every necklace purchased from the 528 line contributes $5.28 to non-profit organizations committed to making a difference in the world, starting with Together Rising.
Founded by Glennon Doyle, author of the number one New York Times bestseller, Untamed, Together Rising transforms heartache into action by partnering with a wide range of local activists and individuals around the world that share a desire to provide resources for worthy causes. Their mottos is LOVE WINS, and the group has raised over twenty-five million dollars since its inception.
Crystals for Humanity has designed and crafted purposeful jewelry that is sleekly beautiful, helps you tune-in to yourself, and gives back to communities in need. Every time you wear your 528 necklace, slide the crystal to the location that feels best for you, breathe in your intention, and remember all the good that it is doing—for your wellbeing and others’.