Which Are The Best Crystals?

By Mary Ancillette |

Want to learn how to harness the power of crystals to improve your life? In this section, I’ll help you choose the best crystals depending on your goals or desired outcomes.

Crystals have been used for thousands of years for spiritual growth, self-improvement and as part of healing rituals. Our ancestors knew the unique energy of crystals, when used correctly, can be harnessed to release spiritual blockages and improve our lives. Sadly, this knowledge has often been overlooked in recent decades. 

The good news is that many people today are rediscovering the transformative benefits of crystal healing. Science has shown that healing crystals have a uniquely ordered chemical structure that resonates at specific frequencies, which has rekindled interest in what was becoming a lost art. 

Getting started with crystals can be confusing for newcomers though. Each type of crystal has a unique frequency, energetic properties and purpose, so it’s important to choose the right crystal for your desired goal.

This isn’t always easy, as there are hundreds of crystals available and they can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, popular healing crystals such as amethyst, peridot, malachite, rose quartz, turquoise, and topaz all have different properties, which can be overwhelming.

You’ll also need to learn how to properly storecleanse (including cleansing with selenite), combine, and charge your crystals. Caring for your stones might not be as exciting as choosing and using them, but it’s just as important!

That’s why I’ve put together lists of the best crystals for specific intentions. Whether you want to shield yourself from electromagnetic energy, release negative thought patterns, relieve stress or improve your wealth, there’s a crystal that can help. You may also want to read my crystal healing guides section and crystal care section.

A guide to crystals and stones

Best Crystals for Spiritual Development

This section contains guides for using crystals to achieve spiritual growth in a variety of areas. Whether you’re an empath who needs shielding from the emotions of others, or want to enhance your astral projection skills, our guides can help.

Crystals for astral projection and travel
A guide to crystals for manifestation
A guide to crystals for empaths
Crystals for meditation
A guide to crystals for protection
A guide to crystals and stones for grounding

Best Crystals for Chakras

Each of the seven chakras is associated with specific crystals, so choosing the right crystal depends on its colour, energetic frequency and various other characteristics. Our crystal Chakra guides teach exactly which stones are linked with a chakra, along with how to use them.

A guide to Crown Chakra stones
Best crystals for the heart chakra
A guide to the best crystals and stones for Root Chakra
Stones for the Third Eye Chakra
A guide to crystals for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Crystals for throat chakra
Crystals for the Sacral Chakra

Best Crystals for Health & Wellness

Crystal energy is believed to affect our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. By being near the right crystals, we can improve our mental state and maybe even affect the healing process.

There are many crystals that can have a positive impact on our health and wellness. We’ve created guides for some of the most common mental and physical health goals, which you can access using the images below.

Crystals for Anxiety
A guide to the best crystals for safe travel
A guide to crystals and stones for nightmares
A guide to crystals for sleep
Crystals for headaches and migraines
A guide to the best crystals for energy
Crystals for fertility
Crystals for peace

Best Crystals for Self Improvement

Are you struggling with writer’s block? Want to improve your memory? Or could you use a little more courage to tackle an upcoming dilemma? Crystals are brilliant for self-improvement, as their unique frequencies can improve almost every aspect of our lives.

In each of the guides below, I provide a list of the best crystals for specific aspects of self-improvement. The guides also contain tips for gaining the most benefit from your crystals.

Crystals for creativity
A guide to crystals for money and abundance
A guide to crystals for communication and speaking truth
A guide to crystals for focus
A guide to the best healing crystals for lucid dreaming
A guide to the best crystals for memory
Crystals for Courage
A guide to crystals for confidence
A guide to the best crystals for self-love and self-acceptance
A guide to the best crystals for positivity
A guide to the best crystals for new beginnings and fresh starts
Crystals for success
Crystals for Luck
Crystals for friendship
A guide to crystals for grief and loss
A guide to the best crystals for anger
A guide to crystals for motivation
A guide to crystals for patience

Best Crystals for Zodiac Signs

Some crystals are associated with one or more zodiac signs. These can either enhance the positive traits of your zodiac sign, or reduce the aspects that hold you back. 

In the guides below, I list the top crystals for all the zodiac signs, along with the effects you can expect from each crystal. You’ll also learn where to place crystals in your home depending on your goals.

A guide to stones for Aries
A guide to crystals for cancer zodiac
Crystals for libras
A guide to crystals for capricorn
A guide to crystals for taurus
A guide to the best crystals for Leo Zodiac sun sign
Crystals for scorpio
A guide to the best crystals for aquarius
Crystals For Gemini
Crystals for Virgo
A guide to the best crystals for Sagittarius
A guide to crystals for Pisces

Guides to Individual Crystals

Along with guides to specific intentions, I also publish in-depth articles about individual crystals and stones. Here’s a complete list of my current crystal meaning guides:

Just Getting Started With Crystals?

If you’re new to crystal healing, our best crystals for beginners guide is a good place to start. Aside from helping you choose your first crystal, it also contains tips for gaining the most benefit and avoiding common mistakes.

For those in a hurry to choose a crystal, however, here are ten of the most popular options, along with a brief overview of their characteristics and strengths. Whether you want to boost your energy, ward against energy vampires, or improve your self esteem, there’s a stone below that can help.

Citrine jewel


Citrine is a lovely crystal for boosting finances and attracting good fortune, particularly in business. It improves stamina and health, and may lessen symptoms of depression and anxiety. Citrine is a highly creative crystal and can strengthen mental resilience.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is the stone of love and compassion. It can nurture self-love, love for others, or unconditional love, and emits feminine energy that can heal emotional trauma. A rose quartz crystal may also assist you in forgiving yourself or others.



Amethyst is a highly spiritual crystal that protects your energy field, amplifies dreams and clears your mind of negative thoughts. It also boosts psychic ability and intuition. It’s a natural de-stressor and has a calming energy. Like opal and blue chalcedony, it’s also associated with improved memory.

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is a powerful protector against negative energy. It enhances well-being whilst providing support through stressful periods. It can also absorb electromagnetic radiation and ease anxiety. This is a good stone for keeping you grounded and secure.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli has a strong manifesting energy, which enhances creativity and psychic insight. It teaches you to trust your intuition and promotes self-awareness. Lapis Lazuli is also great for providing an auric overhaul and promotes honesty when speaking or writing.


Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is the Master Healer with strong amplification properties. It can be programmed for any purpose and is great for setting intentions. Clear Quartz also protects against negativity, opens your mind to higher guidance, improves focus and energises all the chakras.



Carnelian inspires confidence and trust, giving you the courage to face difficult decisions. It’s a calming influence on anxiety and stress, and has a powerful energy for stimulating creativity and overcoming apathy.  Carnelian may also boost fertility and promote sexuality.

Green Jade


Jade brings luck and prosperity, by encouraging you to take responsibility for your own happiness and finances. It’s an all-round balancer of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self. Jade is also a stone of friendship and serenity, and supports achieving goals and targets.

Smoky Quartz

Smokey Quartz

Smokey Quartz is a powerful grounding stone for releasing feelings of fear and insecurity. It transmutes negative energy and encourages letting go of unwanted emotional baggage. Smokey Quartz is also used for electromagnetic stress and has a powerful cleansing effect.

Tiger's Eye

Tigers Eye

Tiger’s Eye is both stabilising and grounding. It’s powerful for releasing fears, particularly surrounding creative projects, and will protect against negativity. Tiger’s Eye can also help you move forward with life, achieve goals, manifest money and maintain a positive attitude.

The crystals above are just a few examples of popular healing stones. There are hundreds of other gemstones, each with a range of metaphysical properties and healing energies. Here are a few more examples:

  • Bloodstone – Associated with courage, bravery, and grounding.
  • Sodalite – Great for focus and memory formation.
  • Garnet – A courage-boosting gemstone that’s linked to the Root Chakra.
  • Fluorite – Linked to the Third Eye. Also a protection stone.
  • Onyx Often used to protect against negative energies.
  • Pearl – A popular choice for jewellery and also linked to the Cancer zodiac sign.
  • Blue Sapphire – Associated with focus and wisdom.
  • Coral – A crystal that provides protective healing properties.