After Victoria Beckham opened up her handbag for the world to gaze upon its contents last week, we saw that Posh Spice herself is in fact a lover of crystals. So we’ve delved into the world of showbiz to see who else in Hollywood harnesses the power of stones.
1 Victoria Beckham
Giving Vogue UK a sneak peek into her bag, we couldn’t help but spot a skull-shaped black obsidian crystal amongst VB’s beauty wares. “I currently carry a black obsidian skull crystal – it’s for protection and strength. I’m really into crystals. I’m a real positive thinker. I believe in creative visualisation – the glass is always half full. I have no time for anything negative. I bought crystals for all my team, so they carry them too.” Black obsidian is a powerful cleansing stone in regards to psychic smog from within your aura, and is a strong protection stone − its properties will shield you against negativity.
2 Kate Hudson
Romcom favourite Kate Hudson is clearly a true romantic off-screen as well as on-screen, as she carries rose quartz around with her, given to her by mother Goldie Hawn. “I have a crystal my mom gave me for Christmas years ago and I take it everywhere with me. She’s really into energy and stones. It’s a heart-shaped rose quartz and represents love.” Rose quartz, renowned for it’s romantic properties is also used for compassion, peace, nourishment and comfort due to its soft feminine energy.
3 Sheryl Crow
The country songstress has been photographed many times with aquamarine and citrine around her neck, and is a self-confessed citrine enthusiast. Citrine is commonly referred to as “The Merchant’s Stone” as in times of antiquity, it was kept in traders’ moneyboxes to attract wealth. To bring citrine into your home, be sure to check out the November issue of Soul & Spirit as it’s next month’s birthstone and we have a page chock-full of must-haves!
4 Lady Gaga
One of pop’s biggest icons Lady Gaga uploaded a photo of herself to Instagram with her in bed with what appeared to be a large amethyst crystal. February’s birthstone is used in crystal healing to promote peacefulness and happiness, as well as bring emotional stability and inner strength. If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, holding the stone in your hand or placing under your pillow will help you enjoy a peaceful slumber.
Everyone’s favourite belter of ballads Adele has recently become enamoured with the more spiritual side of life. After being given crystals before a show in New York, she felt she put on a great performance (when doesn’t she, though?) and now swears by them. However, when she misplaced them before her Grammys set, she experienced a less-than-lucky performance and faced technical difficulties. Maybe she should add some clear quartz to her collection which can help aid memory so she won’t forget where she left her crystals!
About the author
Danielle Lett is a Soul & Spirit staff writer