Leiija is a contemporary jewelry brand that connects semi-precious stones with fine silver. We gather our gems from all around the world, mostly from the mines of Brazil and Africa. Each stone or crystal is carefully selected to fit a certain collectivity. All of the pieces are handcrafted in Kapali Carsi, Istanbul by our expert artisans.
Our aim is to merge the power of these crystals and stones with a contemporary design and the handcrafting of master artisans.
All quartz crystals have 6 primary properties. They are able to structure, store, amplify, focus, transmit and transform energy. They can have an impact on frequencies that effects thoughts and emotions.
History of their use goes back to the beginning of human kind. Chinese, Native Americans, Tibetans, Egyptians were only a few of the civilizations that used crystals for spiritual reasons and believed in their healing properties.
Our ancestors used them as;
Ancient Sumerians used crystals in their magic formulas.
Egyptians used blue topaz in their combat nights, and also used crushed crystals cosmetically.
Ancient Greeks attributed a lot of properties to crystals. The word ‘crystal’ comes from the word for ice, because they believed that clear quartz is actually water, but it was frozen so deeply that it wouldn’t ever melt.
The word ‘amethyst’ means ‘not drunken’ and was worn as an amulet to prevent drunkenness and hangovers.
Today’s healers agree on their special metaphysical properties. These ancient minerals are produced in the womb of mother earth which then rise to the surface and become healing crystals.
Please check our crystals page to get more information about them individually.