A brief history of powerful gemstone amulets | V&A

Bewitching and beautiful, spiritual and sparkling – colourful stones, crystals and gems have been used throughout human history for devotion and decoration. For centuries, these natural curiosities have been gathered from the landscape and crafted into intimate objects which often have amuletic (protective), or healing properties when worn, carried, or held..

Watch: A brief history of powerful gemstone amulets | V&A

A concise history of the use of gemstone amulets of various kinds, for various purposes. If you want to know how crystals started to be a thing, and what different kinds were popular for in the past, this is a good watch.

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