Which Are The Best Crystals for Focus, Concentration and Mental Clarity?

A guide to crystals and gemstones for focus

Are you struggling to keep your focus? If there aren’t enough hours in the day, or your mind flits from one thing to another, these nine crystals may improve your attention span.

The ability to focus is crucial to your success. This is true whether you want to progress your career, learn new skills, be a better parent, or any other endeavour.

When your mind wanders, mistakes are made and your quality of work suffers. Problem solving becomes more difficult and a lack of progress can become frustrating.

This is where crystals can really help. By working through the upper chakras, crystals enhance your mental processes to give a sense of calm. The result is improved attention and focus.

Which are the Best Stones for Focus and Clarity?

Flourite

1. Fluorite (Stone of Discernment and Aptitude)

Colour: Rainbow of Colours
Chakra:
Heart, Throat, Third Eye
Origin:
Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Norway, USA, Britain, China, Peru

Fluorite is said to be the best crystal for mental focus. Born out of fluorescent minerals, this crystal has the unique power to bring order to chaos.

If you're struggling with day-to-day activities and find you're getting distracted, fluorite will help to improve your concentration. It heightens mental abilities and removes mental or creative blocks that can often be the cause of lack of focus.

When you're studying, doing research or giving a presentation, fluorite will aid clear thinking and allow your mind to work effectively in stressful situations.

Quartz

2. Clear Quartz (The Master Healer)

Colour: Clear
Chakra:
Crown
Origin:
Worldwide

Clear quartz is all about clear thinking.

It's a powerful healing gemstone used for centuries to enhance the energy of other crystals. But in its own right, clear quartz is wonderfully harmonising and can keep the mind balanced, focused and less distracted.

If you need focused attention on a project, want to decrease mental chatter, or sharpen your intellect to absorb and retain information more effectively, clear quartz is the crystal to use.

Tip for Buying Clear Quartz: When buying clear quartz to improve concentration, look for a crystal that’s clear rather than clouded.

Tiger's Eye

3. Tiger’s Eye (Stone of the Mind)

Colour: Brown/Yellow/Red
Chakra:
Solar Plexus, Root
Origin:
Mexico, USA, South Africa, Australia, India, Brazil

Most of the crystals in this article are linked with the upper chakras. However, tiger’s eye, The Stone of the Mind, is also an important crystal for clarity and focus.

Tiger’s eye is affiliated with the Solar Plexus and Root Chakras. It has the unique ability to filter mental distractions and boost determination and attentiveness. Much like a tiger that never loses it focus when hunting, this crystal grants the wisdom to stay focused on your current task.

If you need confidence to reason through a decision and ensure your train of thought remains on the task, tiger’s eye is a good choice. 

Sodalite

4. Sodalite (Harmonising Stone)

Colour: Blue with white flecks
Chakra:
Throat, Third Eye
Origin:
Greenland, Brazil, Romania, France, Canada, India, Namibia

Sodalite is my go-to crystal when I need to improve my memory, focus and organisational abilities. It’s known as the Student's Stone for exactly these attributes.

But Sodalite is also good for enhancing intuition and personal perception of a project. This leads to increased understanding and keeps the mind free of distractions.

Additionally, sodalite can help you stay calm and focused during long meetings. Its ability to combine logic with intuition enhances your analysis or observations.

Tip for Using Sodalite: Take this crystal into meetings or place on your desk to improve concentration.

Amazonite

5. Amazonite (Stone of Hope, Abundance, Courage and Truth)

Colour – Turquoise Green
Chakra –
Heart and Throat
Origin –
Brazil, Russia, India, USA, Madagascar

Named after the Amazon river, amazonite carries the force to enhance focus and success.

It has a loving energy that empowers you to speak the truth, whilst encouraging compassion to accept different viewpoints. This can be particularly useful when facing deadlines or wishing to get your point across in a clear, kind and succinct manner.

By dissolving stress, which affects cognitive ability, amazonite’s soothing energy promotes relaxation that can also improve concentration, problem solving abilities and attention span.

Tip for Using Amazonite: Combine amazonite with fluorite for the benefit of clearer thoughts and communication skills.

Smoky quartz untumbled

6. Smokey Quartz (Stone of Cooperation)

Colour: Light to Dark Smokey Grey/Brown
Chakra:
Root and Crown
Origin:
Worldwide

Smokey quartz combines the power of mother nature with the elevating effect of higher consciousness.

As the Stone of Cooperation, smokey quartz helps to dissolve contradiction. It stabilises confusion and removes negative energy, which often hinder focus and concentration.

This is a wonderful stone for calming mental chatter that can keep you from performing at your best. 

7. Hematite (Stone for the Mind)

Colour: Silver, Black, Red with Metallic Sheen
Chakra:
Root
Origin:
Italy, Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Brazil

This interesting crystal is linked to the Root Chakra, but can also have cognitive effects.

Through the removal of negativity, whether that’s emotion, thought or energy, hematite can clear confusion. It focuses your mind on moving forward with clarity, vitality and optimism.

Hematite will also ground you should you be feeling drawn in several directions at once. This will help you to remain focused on your current project.

Blue Sapphire

8. Blue Sapphire (Stone of Wisdom, Abundance and Uniformity)

Colour: Blue
Chakra:
Third Eye and Throat
Origin:
Afghanistan, India, China, Tanzania, Australia, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Czech Republic, Brazil

Sapphire comes from the Greek ‘sapphiryus,’ meaning blue stone. It epitomises wisdom in a crystal.

By aligning your physical, mental and spiritual aspects, sapphire eases mental tension and encourages self-discipline. It reduces unhelpful thoughts that can interfere with your concentration and gives a new sense of inner knowing and calmness. This will aid your progress and success.

Blue sapphire is a wonderful crystal if you want a single-minded focus on a project.

9. Blue Scapolite (Crystal of Support)

Colour: Blue
Chakra:
Throat and Third Eye
Origin:
Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Canada, Brazil, Norway, Italy, Madagascar, USA, Mexico

Blue scapolite is the stone for self-discipline.

It overcomes inertia by ensuring a good flow of energy between the chakras. This allows clarity and focused attention to shift any stagnation, leaving you mentally balanced and awake to new challenges.

If you aren't achieving your goals but are stuck in the wishful thinking stage, blue scapolite will focus your mind on mental planning and problem solving.

BONUS CRYSTAL: Zoisite

Zoisite is understood to be the crystal for idleness. But my interpretation is somewhat different.

What if you want to move forward but are feeling hampered?

Idleness implies compliance. But with zoisite at your fingertips, you don’t need to feel weighed down by other people's comments and judgements. You can move forward to make your own path in life without worrying about what society expects.

This slow acting crystal works at unimaginable depths. It brings your attention back to your objective, lights your creative spark, and focuses you on what you really enjoy doing.

If you want an additional boost, combine zoisite with ruby to create an altered state of consciousness. This promotes individuality, creativity and concentration on your objectives.

Crystals by a book

Other Tips for Using Gemstones for Focus

With all the distractions of modern life, mastering your attention has become increasingly important. Healing crystals, with their unique affinity to improve concentration, can help you.

Here are some tips for using stones for focus:

  • Use crystals for clarity when meditating to achieve deeper mental focus. Either place your chosen crystal on your forehead, or surround yourself with a crystal grid prior to starting. Try to meditate daily to develop a healthy routine.
  • Crystal mindfulness can switch off mental chatter. Gaze into the crystal you have chosen with a soft focus. It can be helpful to take a few deep breaths first, before allowing your breathing to return to normal. Allow the energy of the crystal to surround you, as you focus your awareness on the gemstone. I like to carry a palm stone of the same crystal with me, so I can ‘top up’ through the day.
  • Crystal essences or crystal drops are a wonderfully effective way to benefit from the energy of the crystals. Either put drops in a glass of water or directly onto the tongue. You can also rub it on your pulse points or chakras.
  • Good quality sleep is important for improving focus - and crystals can help with this. Place crystals aligned with relaxation either around your bed, under your pillow or create a crystal grid. See my article about crystals for sleep for more information
  • Gemstone affirmations are another great way to enhance focus.
  • Wear focus crystals as a necklace or earrings. A Clarity Bracelet can also help you to gain a clear mind.
  • Rub a crystal across your forehead or hold one either side of your head to increase concentration.
Angel Icon

Which Angels are Associated With Focus?

Angels want us to develop spiritual wellbeing and happiness. Invoking the angels below can bring renewed focus and concentration to your chosen intentions. 

The ones I most associate with focus are:

  • Guardian Angel Sealiah - This is the angel to invoke if you need to rediscover willpower, motivation and concentration.
  • Archangel Raphael - Archangel Raphael’s name means ‘God has healed’ and is a wonderful angel to invoke for improving concentration. This angel resonates on the green ray - particularly malachite and emerald.
  • Guardian Angel Yeialel - Yeialel is the angel of mental power. This angel will help you relearn how to concentrate.
  • Archangel Zadkiel - Archangel Zadkiel is the angel for memory and mental study. However, this angel is also wonderful for helping us to focus on any aspect we ask for - whether that is forgiveness, confidence or improved concentration. As Archangel Zadkiel’s aura is a deep indigo blue, use any of the blue crystals such as sodalite or lapis lazuli to connect with him.

Summary

Focus is an essential skill. It allows you to complete tasks to a better standard, achieve your goals and reduces stress as a result.

Healing crystals are a unique and effective way to achieve this. These nine crystals, each with their individual personality, can calm your mind and help you to remain focused.

My favourite crystal for focus is sodalite. It enhances my concentration and organisational ability, allowing me to be far more effective and relaxed as a result.

Mary Ancillette

About the Author: Mary Ancillette

Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and therapist from the UK. She's passionate about helping others improve their lives through harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Hi I need a crystal just for focus and concentration which one would that be so far I am thinking the Clear Quartz would be good is that right.

    • Hi Nina, thank you so much for your question.

      I agree, clear quartz is a good crystal for focus and concentration, as it covers all the bases. If you’d like a couple of other suggestions, I’d use Fluorite, as it’s great for mental focus and to improve concentration. Also, Sodalite will boost confidence and lessen stress around a situation, which will help you to maintain focus and improve attention.

      If you put Clear Quartz with either of these crystals, it’ll enhance their energies and bring you further energetic healing and powers of concentration.

      All the best x

  2. Hi, I have heard that certain quartz attract emf’s.I am very confused with what to wear. I was told to wear shungite or black tourmaline on my left and a quartz on my right to let that flow out. Can you please help me? Thanks. Also I as well as my two boys have adhd/executive skills deficiencies. What crystals can help or be incorporated with other modalities I’m doing for us? Thanks again.

    • Hi Michelle, thank you for your comment and I do appreciate it can be confusing.

      Black tourmaline is a powerful crystal for all round protection and is a good choice, as is smokey quartz. Shungite neutralises the effect of EMF’s, so again would be perfect. Also try stones containing iron or copper. Place the crystals on your desk, carry in your pocket or wear as jewellery (don’t put magnetite near your computer of mobile phone though).

      With reference to ADHD, I’d use a combination of lepidolite for reducing stress and easing negative thoughts, green tourmaline to bring out the essence of nature – thereby enhancing patience and relaxation – and amethyst, a highly spiritual crystal that can help induce a calming environment and assist with improving sleep.

      Love and blessings,
      Mary

  3. what stones to wear to improve concentration n memory power I don’t have concentration in any of the work I am doing please help me

    • Hi, thank you for your comment.

      Fluorite is great for mental focus. Sodalite is also one of my favourites for memory and focus. You can combine these with clear quartz to amplify the effects.

      Meditating regularly with the crystal of your choice will also help.

  4. Hello Mary,
    Would the group of crystals in this article be good for an elderly person with mild to moderate dementia/Alzheimer’s. My mum has had slowly declining memory, focus and cognition for a number of years now and was officially diagnosed yesterday. She lives on her own, still has good energy, sleeps well and is always cheery. She is on a couple of meds for her heart and blood pressure. She also suffers from vertigo. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Susan 🇨🇦 🙂

    • Hi Susan, many thanks for your question. Yes, these crystals would be fine for your mother. Blue chalcedony, fluorite, rose quartz and moss agate can also be good for Alzheimer’s. You may find that your mum favours one or another, and then trust her instinct.

      With regards to vertigo, smokey quartz, malachite and lapis lazuli could be helpful. And for high blood pressure, lapis lazuli, bloodstone and sodalite.

      Obviously I’m not a doctor and none of these are meant to be used as medical treatment. I hope this helps.

  5. Hi Mary,
    Please, I was told that when I purchased a crystal, I need to cleanse and activate them before using it. What is the best way to cleanse and activity a crystal? And thank you for your site it was informative.

  6. Hi i just started making stone and Chrystal bracelets and the more i search for different healing stones the more intrigued i get, i came across your page and i love the way you describe each stone, there are so many some even work for many different things.
    2 major thing i want to help people with are: mental health, and physical health!
    What are the best stones to help with this?
    Thank you
    Connie

    • Hi Connie, thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, indeed, healing crystals are fascinating the more you learn about them.

      For mental health, you could start with crystals such as black tourmaline, lepidolite, amethyst, rose quartz, tiger’s eye, orange calcite and unakite. For physical health, crystals such as red jasper, bloodstone, jet, garnet, pyrite, citrine and clear quartz.

      If you have specific conditions or area of the body in mind, then it’s a good idea to start with crystals aligned with the associated Chakra.

      There are so many wonderful crystals you can work with. So, play around with different stones and let your intuition guide you.

  7. I am looking for crystals to improve my communication, presentation skills, confidence, intelligence and luck. Please suggest best suitable for me.
    Praahant

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