In 1895, Daniel Swarovski I, a Bohemian inventor and visionary invented a machine for cutting and polishing crystal jewelry stones. Swarovski has grown to be the world’s leading producer of precision-cut crystal.
Before that time, the use of crystals has a long documented history and has been present in practically every culture and religious tradition.
The healing uses of crystals are documented as far back as 1500 B.C. in the Egyptian culture.
The ancient Egyptians believed in the healing and protective power of crystals. Many pharaohs wore crystals on their headdresses and many crystal amulets have been found in their tombs. The pharaohs wore masks lined with crystals which they believed that crystals helped to make them more powerful rulers. Many pieces of crystals were found in King Tut’s tomb and Amazonite (in the family of crystal) was one of the stones on his famous gold mask.
Crystals are referred to over 200 times in the Bible.