Aside from being beautiful to look at, people love crystals and gems for the energy they bring. What better inspiration for a baby name than something that is stunning to the eye and heals the soul at the same time?
Collecting rocks has come a long way since those 1990s rock tumbler days. Gems and crystals used to be considered “New Age” or “alternative,” but are now a very mainstream interest. According to the Pew Research Center, 42% of all adults in the U.S. believe spiritual energy can be found in physical objects. Crystals and gems are often collected for their healing power or for meditation purposes.
Gems are beautiful stones that are used in making jewelry—like birthstones, for example. Crystals are pure substances that have molecules arranged in a regular geometric pattern (fun fact: Salt is actually a crystal). This means a gem can be a crystal, but a crystal can’t always be a gem—though your baby may just be both!
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Geology rocks, as Ross Geller would say. And all of these gemstone and crystal-inspired baby names are utterly magical.