While crystal jewellery may have had a long history that stretches back to the time of ancient Egypt and China, these decorative adornments with semi-precious stones and minerals are having a moment right now.
Whether you believe in their healing powers or the shamanic energy they purportedly possess, you can’t deny the wave of interest in jewellery crafted with materials like quartz, obsidian and citrine among millennials and Gen-Z who are more attuned to wellness in their lives today.
Just have a scroll on TikTok to see designs by small businesses like Illa Nocte and Soleil Crystal getting plenty of airtime. Or swipe through the Instagram feed of celebs like Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner to catch them flaunting their crystal jewellery pieces.
Other brands which have found a cult following include independent label Jiajia. Its founder/designer Jia-Jia Zhu creates artisanal-meets-hippy beaded necklaces and bracelets made from the likes of amethyst and quartz and has found Net-a-Porter knocking at the door.
The luxury e-tailer took the emerging brand under its wing as part of the Vanguard mentor programme and is today the exclusive stockist for the brand which is sought after by the fashion-conscious set for its raw and untreated crystal pieces.
If you’re keen to dip your hands into this trend, we have curated some buys below that will add a bit of magic to your outfits.
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