Many naturally occurring minerals and rocks are crystals – the atoms and molecules repeat in the same arrangement throughout the entire material, from diamonds to salt.

A New Age belief is that an impersonal god exists as an energy force, that is vibrating everywhere in the universe and the wearing of these crystals are supposed to help a person feel better and use this energy for their benefit or to ward off evil spirits. These superstitious beliefs do not come from the Bible but are the product of fallen mankind taking what God has created and twisting it for an ungodly purpose through witchcraft. Not everyone who wears precious gemstone jewelry or possesses colourful rocks buys into this belief though.

See also: New Age, witchcraft.