Certain crystals were reserved for use by spiritual leaders and were believed to be closely linked to the gods. Other crystals and stones were used as part of day to day living, enhancing fertility, promoting good fortune, and protecting against evil spirits. Crystals were worn as jewelry and carried as amulets.
AMBER amulets were worn to promote fertility.
AMETHYST was worn by Egyptian soldiers in battle so they would not loose their courage.
AZURITE was considered very sacred and only worn by priests. They used it to determine the will of the gods.
BLOODSTONE was believed to halt bleeding and was carried by soldiers.
CARNELIAN was believed to ensure the soul’s passage into the next world.
EMERALD (beryl) was highly prized by royalty. It was believed that emeralds were the gift of Thoth, the god of wisdom. The legendary Emerald Tablet is said to have all the secrets of magic and alchemy.
LAPIS LAZULI was called “sapphire” by Ancient Egyptians because it was considered to be the most precious stone. It was a symbol of the heavens. Lapis Lazuli is associated with Isis, goddess of magic and wisdom. This stone was so prized by Egyptians that it was used for the eyebrows on the funeral mask of King Tutankhamunand.
MALACHITE was used to make green paint in Ancient Egyptian artwork. Green represented life and growing things. The pharaohs often lined their headdresses lined with malachite for greater wisdom.
TIGERS EYE was used as amulets to channel the power of Ra, the sun god. Tiger’s Eye was believed to contain the power of the sun and of the earth.
TOPAZ was considered a projective stone. It was the stone of royalty. Golden topaz was found only on certain islands and it was said it could only be seen at night, when they shone brilliantly.
Ancient Egyptian Crystals References: Cassandra Eason’s Healing Crystals 2015 and Setjataset