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Crystals are having a moment. We won’t deny, crystal-infused beauty products are our favourite beauty buy of late. But crystal or crystal-infused products are very much a thing in Singapore, and it goes well beyond the realm of jade rings and salt lamps. Whether you believe in their healing properties on a Gwyneth-grade level or just think they look damn pretty, take a peek at our guide to the meanings of crystals and crystal shops in Singapore…
A guide to crystals and their meanings
Rose quartz is a popular choice and an easy crystal to start with if you’re on your way to curating a collection for yourself. There’s something about its signature soft pink colour that captivates us every time. This stone represents love and compassion, which isn’t limited to just romance. The affection stretches into familial ties, friendships, and even self love. It’s said to even be a fan favourite among pregnant ladies as they believe rose quartz protects both mother and unborn child.
Anyone can spot an amethyst stone from a mile away thanks to its vibrant violet colour and classic hexagonal crystal system. This stone is synonymous with spirituality and protection. It helps with channelling clarity, boosting your immune system, and encouraging sleep. The presence of amethyst is said to create a calming air within a space because it cleanses the room it’s in.
Decked out in gorgeous swirls of green, malachite is a distinctive crystal with its shiny banding and deep colour. If you’re in the midst of big life changes, getting malachite will aid in times of transformation. It channels strength for growth and new beginnings and keeps negative energy away. It’s also used as a stone of protection and helps with embracing change.
Named after the moon goddess Selene, selenite is all about shifting energy blocks. Selenite is a soft stone that can be easily scratched and comes in a variety of colours, but we love going with a shimmery white or translucent one. You’ll often find selenite in the form of slabs or wants because it’s often used to cleanse other stones. Simply place your crystals on top of a selenite slab or wave the wand and it will clear all that bad juju.
Quartz comes in many forms, but the clear stones are one of the most helpful, we find. This is another easy add on to any collection because clear quartz has a multitude of perks and properties. Not only can it be used for protection and cleansing, it also amplifies the effects of other crystals. Pair it with any crystal and you’ll have love, prosperity, and even luck multiplied tenfold.
Where to shop for crystals and crystal products in Singapore
1. Glace Crystals
We can’t stop scrolling Glace Crystals’ Instagram page because every photo is like a work of art. You’ll find crystals here in the form of spheres, palm stones, towers, and unique carvings. Or get wearables like bracelets, pendants, and rings so you can carry positive energy with you everywhere. You’ll pay a pretty penny for some of the pieces here. But once you see the quality of the beauties it has in stock, it’s all worth it.
Glace Crystals, available online
Founded by Glenn Poh in 2013, Gemstory is all about spreading positivity through the power of gems. As a wellness practitioner and coach, he hopes to combine holistic wellbeing with crystal energy to create an accessible healing journey. Browse the online catalogue and get yourself a small herbal pouch filled with gems that put the power of gemstones and aromatherapy together in a handy baggie. You can also get raw and tumbled crystals that are perfect to display in your home.
Gemstory, available online and at #02-05, Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street, Singapore 180231
3. Love for Crystals
You’ll find a huge selection of crystals available at Love for Crystals. This spot carries beauties hailing from the likes of Brazil, South Africa, Texas, Pakistan, India and more. Not only do the gems here go through a strict selection process, but they’re cleansed deeply with incense and sound clearing before being displayed. Now that’s commitment to the craft.
Love for Crystals, available online and at 228A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574360
4. Secret Crystals
We love the aesthetics of crystals and how they shimmer in the sunlight. But if you’re looking to focus on the healing energy these gemstones have, we definitely recommend popping by Secret Crystals. The staff here are incredibly knowledgeable and are always happy to share their knowledge. You can also shop crystals by their purpose, from concentration and focus sets to stress relievers.
Secret Crystals, available online and at #04-27, The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street, Singapore 179803
5. Tamza Crystals
Sourced mainly from South America, Tamza Crystals stocks its shelves full of ornamental and rough minerals. And thanks to its wholesale distribution, you can get crystals for some of the most competitive prices here. If you’re new to gems, Tamza Crystals happily welcomes you! Step into the store, ask all the questions you might have and curate your first collection.
Tamza Crystals, #01-61/64, Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189652
6. Covet Crystals Jewelry
Crystals are great but crystal jewellery can sometimes look outdated or stand out like a sore thumb from your ensemble. Well, until now at least. Singaporean jewellery shop Covet Crystals creates chic, stylish jewellery pieces such as bracelets, earrings, necklaces that incorporate 100% natural gemstones and crystals. The choices are endless with over 50 gemstones to select from. You can also shop by your chakra, intention, favourite gem or colour and collections. Not sure what to get? Designer (and founder) Shu will put something together for you. It’s definitely going to be tough to choose just one item from her massive collection!
Covet Crystals Jewelry, shop online
7. Nine Wicker Ave
These small-batch 100% soy wax and vegan candles are made with a blend of fragrances, botanicals and gemstones that’ll immediately turn your day around. You’ll notice bits of spices, dried flowers and fruits, as well as gemstones like magnesite, amazonite, ruby epidote and spodumene in your candles. They make a great home accessory and smell amazing. These lovelies sell out quick, so fastest fingers first!
Nine Wicker Ave, available online
8. VitaJuwel water bottle
The idea behind the VitaJuwel is that the crystals encased within the glass dome energise your drinking water. They are believed to help oxygenate, alkalinise and positively affect the structure of your water. Pick from 18 combinations of gems: we went with the ‘Five Elements’ combo to encourage balance. Does it work? We think it’s a beautiful way to stay hydrated. And that’s what wellbeing is all about, no?
VitaJuwel, available online
9. Balipura Auric Spray
Balipura sprays are like an aromatherapy spritz (they smell divine). But they’re seriously next level. Made with volcanic spring water and essential oils, these are infused with crystal energy. They’re even blessed by a Balinese priest under the full moon. Yes, we’re into that. Our pick: the Let Go spray, infused with clear quartz, amethyst and sodalite. Plus, it smells like cinnamon. Give in, take a deep breath and just enjoy it.
Balipura, available online
Shop for crystals in Singapore and channel your best energy.