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July 28, 2023 6 min read

Crystals, minerals, rocks, and gemstones all have metaphysical qualities that are aligned to what is known as their vibration. Each specimen holds slightly different energies, and these vibrate at different frequencies. All things in the known Universe have a vibration, as everything is in constant flux and motion, so it should come as no surprise that the waves of energy coming from crystals have been noticed and harnessed by humans for thousands of years.

In this article we will look at the five best crystals for Protection, whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual, so that you can make informed choices about the stones you want to wear as jewelry, place around your home or workspace or carry in your pocket or purse. 

Clear Quartz 

Clear Quartz is the most powerful crystal on the planet in terms of its qualities and properties. It is a master healer, an energy amplifier, and a super cleanser stone. Fortunately, Clear Quartz is also one of the most common crystals and you may be able to pick up specimens from the beach or during your walks in nature, depending on where you are. Clear Quartz can be found throughout the globe.  It is inexpensive to buy, and you can find it in many shapes and sizes, making it extremely versatile and an absolute must for any crystal collection. 

As a healer, Clear Quartz can be used for any condition. It stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. It offers protection against many illnesses and diseases by setting up an “early warning” system in the bio magnetic field so that you are alerted to the possibility of an oncoming illness or condition. As you may be aware, all dis-ease begins first as a disturbance in our subtle bodies and then goes on to manifest (or not) as a physical condition. 

Clear quartz offers protection against illness and disease by aligned the subtle bodies and harmonizing the chakras. It heightens intuition and allows us to access our insights and wisdom so that we take excellent care of our health. 


Clear Quartz also offers protection against negative vibrations in the atmosphere around you. It blocks negative energies before they reach your biofield and absorbs unwanted thought forms that may be projected onto you by others. It clears the atmosphere of electromagnetic smog and blocks geopathic stress, so you may find it useful if you spend a lot of time under artificial light or working with electronic devices. 

Black Onyx

Black Onyx is strength giving and offers support during times of extreme stress, confusion, and trauma. It is a highly protective stone that offers the comfort of connection with Higher Powers, should you choose to use it this in way. 

If you feel the need to increase your stamina and overall sense of control or power over your circumstances, this stone is an excellent choice. It promotes steadfastness and courage, helps us to learn valuable lessons from others, and also from our own mistakes, and encourages us to be at ease with our surroundings. 

Black Onyx is described as a secretive stone. It helps to protect your emotional and mental bodies form unwanted influence or intrusion from outside forces by help you to keep your own counsel when appropriate. It is said to hold the memories of all that has happened to the wearer, making it a useful healing tool for past life injuries and traumas. 

Mentally, and emotionally, Black Onyx is a fine protector against anxiety and fears. It promotes self-confidence and courage, soothes the mind, and brings a sense of peace and serenity. It also coneys the invaluable gift of wise decision making. 


Citrine is a member of the Quartz group of crystals and occurs both naturally, in shades ranging from pale primrose to deep yellow, orange, and gold, and also as a form of heat-treated Amethyst. 

One of the most valuable aspects of the protection offered by this crystal is its quality of bringing in abundance, especially an abundance of wealth. It is known as the “merchant stone” because of its reputation for aiding commerce and financial matters in general. 

Citrine is a protective stone for those who are not adept at managing their finances. If you wear a Citrine ring and place a small piece of Citrine in your wallet or purse you will be in a much better position to resist those impulse buys the next time you go shopping! 

Citrine also has other protective qualities. It is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. It carries the power of the sun within its crystalline structure and is warming, energizing and highly creative. It promotes imagination and creativity in the wearer, bringing in insights and solutions to problems that may be causing you distress or uncertainty. 

Citrine has excellent properties of absorption and “mops up” negative vibrations and energy from your aura and environment. It absorbs, transmutes, grounds and dissipates negative energy, clearing your magnetic field and cleansing all of the chakras. 

On an emotional level, Citrine offers protection from anger and fear. It helps to balance the emotions and to promote joy in life, releasing negative traits and behaviors that no longer serve you.   

Citrine became a popular choice for gemstone jewelry during the art deco period, when designers dressed Hollywood stars in bold statement pieces of this attractive stone. 


Amethyst is a member of the Quartz group of crystals and shares with them the power to offer protection against a wide range of undesirable influences. It is an excellent stone for blocking geopathic stress and for dispersing electromagnetic smog. Many people like to place a chunk of raw Amethyst next to their computers for this reason, as it clears and cleanses the air and atmosphere of unwanted electronic emanations. 

Amethyst has a high spiritual vibration and effectively blocks psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love. It is a natural tranquilizer, possible due to the fact that it contains lithium within its structure, and brings in feelings of serenity and peace wherever it is placed. 

Wearing Amethyst jewelry in the ears and around the neck is beneficial for both the Throat and Third eye chakras.  Amethyst can be used to gently open the third eye and allow you to access your latent psychic gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience.   When used in meditation, Amethyst helps you to connect more easily with your guides and celestial support teams and to hear Divine wisdom more clearly. 

Amethyst clears, cleanses, and activates a blocked throat chakra, allowing you to speak your truth with confidence and without fear. It protects you from the damaging criticisms of others and frees you from the fear of judgement. It promotes self-esteem and self-confidence. It also encourages compassion and understanding in your relationships with others.

Traditionally, Amethyst was believed to prevent drunkenness, and is still referred to a stone of sobriety. It is said to support moderation in all things, and to aid in overcoming addictions and tendencies towards excess.  

 Black Obsidian 

Obsidian is molten lava that cooled so quickly it did not have time to crystallize, leaving a smooth, reflective, shiny glassy stone that ranges in color from brown, black and red to lighter shades of blue, green, and silver. It has a distinctive mirror-like sheen that is unmistakable. 

This is stone without boundaries or limitations. It is highly protective and powerful against deception, manipulation, and dishonest dealings. Obsidian points out our flaws in a merciless way, but this is a positive effect as it also shows us how to overcome destructive or disempowering traits and behaviors.

Black Obsidian hold up a mirror in which we can see our true potential. It impels us to grow and to develop, quite often at a fast pace. For this reason, Black Obsidian should be used with care, and if you wear black Obsidian jewelry it is best to wear it occasionally rather than all the time. Its vibration is extremely powerful and can be overwhelming for more sensitive souls.   

Under skilled guidance the cathartic qualities of Black Obsidian can be very beneficial, allowing trauma, wounds, and old negative conditioning to come to the surface for transmutation. 

Black Obsidian is strongly protective and forms a shield against negativity. It absorbs negative energies from the environment and boosts spiritual development. It also promotes self-worth and self-esteem. This stone is perhaps the best at soaking up negative vibrations, but it must be accepted that sometimes its powers of revelation will bring unpleasant and uncomfortable truths rushing to the surface, where they will need to be accepted and dealt with. 

Black Obsidian needs regular cleansing to rid it of the high amounts of negative energies it absorbs. 

One way to use Black Obsidian is for grounding and the release of fears or anxiety. You can wear it as jewelry for this purpose or carry a small piece in your pocket during the day. Be sure to remove the stone at night as it has a way of drawing out mental stress or tension during sleep, leading to disturbing dreams. 

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