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Ultimate Crystal Necklace Guide

three women wearing crystal necklacesWhat better way to make a statement than wearing a bold gemstone necklace around your neck? Impressive, attractive, and healing, these crystal jewels have a lot to say.

Let's learn about the types, lengths, styles, meanings, and healing properties of crystal necklaces. 

Not just pretty trinkets, necklaces can be a valuable addition in your crystal healing practice. Find your perfect jewels in the Satin Crystals necklace collection and watch the video on live examples on how to layer your crystal necklaces for your manifestation goals, law of attraction intentions, and chakra balancing. 

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For those of you who prefer the vibrancy of voice and visuals, click on our Youtube video to watch our overview of Crystal Necklaces. Stay to the end where we will show you our crystal necklace display in the Satin Crystals studio!

While you are there, catch up on all of your A-Z Satin Crystals Meanings video, where we answer your questions on the most popular crystals. You can also add your questions and stories directly on the Youtube comments. 


Can crystal necklaces benefit you?

If one or more of these statements rings true, crystal necklaces are for you: 

  • You want to balance your chakras

  • You want to gift a symbol of love and friendship

  • You want to show off your confidence

  • You want a signature everyday necklace 

  • You want to keep your law of attraction goals in focus

  • You work with your hands and rings and bracelets get in the way
sheila of satin crystals holding and wearing crystal necklaces

What do necklaces symbolize?

Necklaces symbolize your personality and the things that are dear to you. They used to (and can still) symbolize social status. For example, choosing to wear genuine Pearls, Diamonds, and Rubies will say something different about you than wearing plastics, glass, and resin necklaces. Necklaces also have religious affiliations. When gifted, necklaces symbolize love and gratitude. 

What are the meanings of healing necklaces?

When choosing crystal necklaces for healing, you are hugging your aura in the stone's properties. They can be charged and programmed with your intentions and worn on you throughout your days as a reminder of your manifestation goals. 

Here are popular healing intentions and click through to find the necklaces in each category.

sheila of satin crystals wearing emerald, jade, aventurine necklaces for abundance

Abundance Necklaces: For those of you seeking to attract abundance into your life, wear these healing crystal necklaces. Whether it is an abundance of health, money, or friendship you seek, your Law of Attraction ritual could use a boost with these prosperous gemstones. Wear one or layer them up and keep your manifestation goals within your aura throughout your days. 

Calming Necklaces: When the outside world is out-of-control, soothe your anxiety with calming necklaces. Feel the stress deflate as your calming gemstones fill the space with a sense of peace and relaxation. Change your whole outlook on life with a single strand of calming crystals. 

Grounding Necklaces: If you often find yourself stuck in the past or dreaming of the future, ground yourself in the present moment with a Grounding Necklace. These necklaces align your aura to your physical body so that you can appreciate what is going on right here, right now. Connecting with earth energy, your grounding crystals have you living life fully without regrets. 

sheila of satin crystals wearing jasper sun, selenite, citrine necklaces for happiness

Happiness Necklaces: Not only will these necklaces brighten up your day, but they put a smile on every face you encounter. Happiness necklaces are all about replacing the wonder and joy you have lost along the way. If you've found yourself in a state of depression, wear these happy crystals and let your spirit fly high. 

Love Necklaces: Whether you are looking for self-love, unconditional love, or true love, Love necklaces are the answer. Wear your intention around your neck and the Universe will know what you seek. Open your Heart chakra to the highest and purest emotion with the help of your Love necklaces. 

Meditation Necklaces: Surely there is more to this world than the everyday doldrums. Shake up your perspective with the help of Meditation Necklaces. Access your spiritual self and the higher realms with the help of the healing crystals whose sole purpose is to raise your vibrations. 

New Beginning Necklaces: It's always a little nerve-wracking when you come to a crossroads in your path. Change can be both scary and exciting. With New Beginning Necklaces you can make the transition with confidence and ease. Wear these gemstones when you are starting a new career, a new relationship, or a new chapter in your life. 

sheila of satin crystals wearing obsidian, shungite, tourmaline necklaces for protection

Protection Necklaces: Keep those unwanted psychic vampires, bad spirits, and constant complainers from sucking your energy dry. Wear Protection Necklaces and keep your personal space free from negativity. Protect your aura and your positive thoughts with these defensive gemstone jewels. Create a whole shield of protective crystal necklaces! 

What does a necklace symbolize in a relationship?

When given in a relationship, necklaces symbolize love and devotion. This applies to all relationships, platonic and romantic.

Gift a necklace to your partner, your friend, or your family member when you want to remind them that you are always close to their heart. Wear matching crystal necklaces to match your vibrations. 

two ladies wearing obsidian shungite necklaces

What does a friendship necklace mean?

Friendship necklaces are very popular and can be shared with a best friend or a group of friends. Matching styles and designs, these necklaces show the world that you are a united front. Choose the crystals that have special meaning to your friends. Wear them during your events. When you are apart, you can look down fondly on the positive memories infused in your friendship necklace. 


Sheila's personal experience with crystal necklaces

Necklaces are my favorite crystals to wear in jewelry form. Because I type and bead a lot, rings and bracelets are not as easy to wear as necklaces. The best are long necklaces that I can slip over my head without fumbling with a clasp.

I have a large collection of crystal necklaces visible on my wall rack. Depending on the day, the mood, and the energy sought, I can slip on whichever one calls to me. I never leave home without it! 

Another thing I love to do with crystal necklaces is to make friendship necklaces. For decades now I have been creating matching necklaces for friends and family whenever we have a special event. For a milestone birthday, an anniversary, or an international trip, depending on the theme of the occasion and who is part of the group, I'll come up with a custom design for everyone to wear.

Sometimes the designs even make it to the Satin Crystals collection! The Malachite Emerald Island Necklace which was created for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday and first trip abroad to Ireland and the Peridot Fish Necklace was created for a group trip to my mother's home of Thailand, aka the country of smiles!

sheila of satin crystals holding two bunches of beaded necklaces

Lisa's personal experience with crystal necklaces

Lucky for me, Sheila makes all kinds of necklaces so I have a constant supply of styles at hand. Back when we had a store and classes, I wore different statement necklaces that matched my mood and outfit. They were large and catchy pieces. After we transitioned to a fully online business, I had fewer people to impress. I still love to impress myself, of course, but I drifted to daintier styles.

I now wear crystal necklaces that give off the energy I am most in need of or that call to me loudest. Back when I was working on my feminine self, I would wear a Moonstone necklace almost daily for a whole year. 

One of my favorite pieces that is a Satin Crystals design is the Tigers Eye Bear on Obsidian necklace. Not only does it look unique but it provides double protective energies.

Other current favorites include my Moldavite Moon Necklace and my Libyan Desert Glass Necklace, both assembled by Sheila as well. I've always been attracted to space and the great beyond, so these are perfect for me. They are lightweight and easy to wear.

What styles do you love?

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What is my perfect necklace length?

Here are the necklace style names followed by the length and the approximate location the necklace will hang. However, since everyone's body type is different, your necklace may fall differently than another's. Watch the necklace video to see how these lengths look on Sheila Satin!

Collar 12-14 inches: Middle of Neck

Choker 14-16 inches: Base of Neck

Princess 16-19 inches: At Collarbone

Matinee 19-24 inches: Below Collarbone

Opera 28-34 inches: Long strand or double it over

Rope 34+ inches: Long Strand or doubled over

Lariat 48+ inches: Wrap in various formations

Shorter necklaces are great for displaying your style front and center. Longer necklaces can be worn under clothing when you need to be discreet. Ones that are wider than your head can be slipped over without fumbling with a clasp. 

You won't find many gemstone beaded necklaces in Rope or Opera lengths because of the weight of natural stones. 

What is the most popular necklace length?

In general, the most popular necklace length is 18 inches. At Satin Crystals we have found the 16 inches and the 24 inches to be the most popular. Depending on your style preference, your favorite length may vary from the average!

sheila of satin crystal holding animal crystal necklaces
What types of necklaces are there?

Here are some types of necklaces you find at the Satin Crystals: 

  • Animal Necklaces: Connect with your spirit animal through jewelry! Shop for crystal healing animals and animal charms on a variety of handmade necklaces.
  • Beaded Necklaces: We are forever busy with natural stone beads, placing them together in an endless array of designs for your fashion and healing needs. Satin Crystals necklaces feature genuine crystal healing beads on professional beading wire secured with crimps, wire protectors, and sturdy clasps.
  • Cage Necklaces: Cages allow the energy of the crystal to flow while keeping the stone secure in your necklace. You can also choose to switch out your stones in the cage pendant depending on your healing needs of the day. Another bonus, you can add aromatherapy strips and written affirmations to your cages along with your gemstones. 
  • Chain Necklaces: Metal Chains to wear with your pendant collection. Chain necklaces bring the element of metal into your crystal healing jewelry. Choose from chunky to delicate chain necklaces featuring a variety of natural stones and unique charms.
  • Choker Necklaces: Display your crystal healing stones boldly with choker necklaces. Choker necklaces are short necklaces that fall at your Throat or Upper Heart chakra.
woman wearing three gemstone heart necklaces
  • Heart Necklaces: The ultimate symbol of love, wear and gift heart necklaces to achieve ever-lasting feelings of joy, friendship, and harmony. Spread the warm fuzzy feelings among your family, friends, and lovers. Radiate the energy out into the world to counteract the negativity. 
  • Knotted Necklaces: Necklaces knotted with silk and nylon threads keep each precious bead separated so that they will not rub up against each other. Another benefit of knotted necklaces is that if the strand rips, all of the beads will be saved!
  • Moon necklaces: Connect to the Moon Goddess wearing your crystal necklaces. The moon is constantly cycling through new phases and wearing your moon necklace is a reminder that you too can transition smoothly with the ebbs and flows of life. Besides moon-shaped crystals, choose from Moonstone necklaces for all lunar events, Selenite for Full Moon, and Labradorite for New Moon rituals. 

two women wearing crystal necklaces
    • Multi-strand Necklaces: Provide a stunning layered look in one crystal healing masterpiece jewel.

    • Pendant Stone Necklaces: Display focal charms and pendants on a cord or chain. Like the stone on your necklace, you are the center of the universe. Stone necklaces feature natural crystal healing stones on a variety of cords and chains for easy, everyday wear.
    • Spiritual Necklaces: Spiritual necklaces feature a symbol from the metaphysical world, may it be a revered Deity, a lightworkers Cross or a beloved Angel.
    • Statement Necklaces: Live each moment loud and proud. Statement necklaces show off your funky crystal healing style through chunky stone creations. Choose from our fresh collection of one-of-a-kind, handmade necklaces and empower your aura with bold confidence.  

    gemstone necklaces organized on a display rack

    How do you keep your necklaces from tangling? 

    Dainty chain necklaces are notorious for getting tangled up. The most obvious way to keep them untangled is to keep them stored in their individual Satin Crystals gift boxes.

    If you want to have a visual display, hang each necklace on a jewelry rack. Not only will this keep them untangled, but you'll be able to rotate through your collection without leaving any choices behind! 

    Chunkier beaded necklaces aren't easily tangled, but the gemstones can still be scratched by harder materials, so keep them separated just the same! 

    Learn more and watch the necklace in Crystal Jewelry Care

    woman wearing snake chain necklaces

    How do you clean your necklaces?

    Most metals will naturally antique, tarnish, oxidize and change colors over time. You can either enjoy the urban-decay look or try to clean them back to their original shine. 

    If your necklace has precious metal components like sterling silver or karat gold, you can use a liquid cleaning solution or cloth created for the specific purpose.

    If your necklace has copper components, you'll often see vinegar cited as the cleaning solution. This is fine for the copper, but keep in mind that the gemstones on your necklace may react to acid. 

    If your necklace has plated or base metal components, you could use the toothbrush method. This method involves scrubbing the necklace's metal parts with a toothbrush topped with a little toothpaste and water. Scrub the components for around 30 seconds before rinsing and drying completely. Beware, this method may be dangerous to some softer gemstones that are beaded on the necklace! 

    As for your gemstones, the cleaning methods will vary depending on the hardness of the stone. For softer stones like Angelite, Selenite, or Pyrite, you want to use a gentle cloth and the slightest pressure. With harder stones like Quartz, Aventurine, or Tigers Eye, you could use soap and water or even a mineral oil polish. We recommend looking up the properties of each crystal before deciding on a cleaning method. 

    If you do decide to use water on any of your necklaces, keep in mind that this method may wear down the clasps and wire, and other components of the jewel. Learn more in Crystal Jewelry Care

    As for energetically cleaning, charging, and programming your crystal healing necklaces, visit our Crystal Care page for instructions. 

    Can you sleep with a crystal necklace?

    Theoretically, you can sleep with your crystal necklace on. Practically, the necklace may cause discomfort if you move during sleep. The necklace components may get tangled or come loose. If you are wearing a crystal necklace with softer stones, the stones may break. 

    For a better option, place your crystal necklaces under your pillow or at your bedside while you sleep. You could even hang them from your ceiling or on a lamp over your bed. 

    Depending on what type of sleeper you are and what kind of crystal necklace it is will determine if it's a good idea to sleep with it or not!

    green emerald necklace on woman

    What is an everyday necklace?

    An everyday necklace is one that you can wear for every occasion. These are usually simple necklaces that become part of your signature look. Whether you are wearing it 24/7 or putting it on in the morning, your everyday necklace is a beloved part of your outfit. 

    The everyday necklace can be layered with other necklaces in your collection or worn on its own. We recommend choosing a simple crystal healing necklace like the Jet Sweetheart Necklace or the Moldavite North Star Necklace to focus your everyday energies. 

    woman wearing a crystal necklace in a mirror

    What crystal is best on a necklace?

    The best crystal for a necklace is the one you need today. Depending on what energy you are seeking from your crystal will determine which crystal you will choose. For example, if you are seeking spiritual energy, you may choose an Amethyst necklace. If you are seeking a high vibrating transformational energy, you may choose a Moldavite necklace. If you are seeking a protection crystal, you may choose a Black Tourmaline necklace. And, the list goes on...

    To learn more about gemstones and their healing properties, visit Crystal Meanings

    woman holding chakra necklaces

    What necklace should I wear for my chakras?

    Choose the stone necklaces that correspond to the chakras you are working on. For example, if you want to open your Crown chakra, you could use Clear Quartz or Howlite necklaces. If you are balancing your Heart chakra, you could use Malachite or Rhodochrosite necklaces. Find out which crystals correspond to which chakras in the Chakra Guide

    Just wearing the chakra necklace in your aura is beneficial, but to enhance this energy, have the crystals as close to the chakra vortex as possible. You can do this by wearing the necklace at the appropriate chakra; for example, wear an Angelite necklace that falls at your Throat chakra or a Citrine necklace that falls at your Solar Plexus chakra. Or, lie the necklaces across the chakras in a crystal layout. 

    For a chakra necklace crystal layout, you will lie in a comfortable position. Place the corresponding necklace strands over your chakras, from your Crown chakra down to your Root chakra, and relax into a meditative state. Follow a guided meditation or just breathe and relax as the crystals work on balancing your blocked chakras. 

    What is a necklace without a clasp called?

    When you think of a necklace without a clasp, you may think of a lariat necklace. This is a very long necklace that can be looped over the head a few times.

    However, any necklace can be clasp-less as long as it fits over your head. Just make sure you know the circumference of your head if you are buying a clasp-less necklace. 

    What type of chain is best for pendants?

    When choosing a necklace chain for your pendants, make sure the material is sturdy enough to carry the weight of your charm. You don't want a delicate chain holding a chunky gemstone. 

    You may wish to match the color of your chain with the pendant's bail or you may want to mix it up for an eclectic style. Keep in mind the width of your pendant's bail opening. This will help you determine if the chain you are choosing will fit the pendant. 

    The wonderful thing about creating your own pendant necklaces is that you can switch out your collection whenever you desire. You can also layer them with your beaded necklaces and everyday necklace. 

    two woman looking at two others in mirror all wearing crystal necklaces

    What is the history of necklaces?

    Here are some historical facts and interesting references to necklaces through the ages: 

    • Since the dawn of mankind, necklaces were created out of organic materials like shells, vines, and bones. 

    • Many nomadic cultures used necklaces as a form of currency

    • Gold and silver necklaces were worn as symbols of wealth and as an assurance of money in many cultures

    • Necklaces took over the popularity of brooches in the late Gothic period

    • Gemstone necklaces distinguished wealth and social status

    • The 18th century saw the necklace become more of a feminine accessory than masculine

    • The hippie culture brought back the flair of necklaces to men's fashion

    • Pearl necklaces gained popularity in the mid-twentieth century as a 16th birthday gift in America and Britain

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    Shopping for Crystal Necklaces

    The unique necklaces you find in our boutique are either handmade in our California studio or hand-selected during our global travels.

    Collect the whole series of Satin Crystals Necklaces, layer them up and gift them to friends to spread the crystal healing love:


    Related Links and Articles

    Now that you have an idea about crystal necklaces, here are some helpful links for your jewelry adventures: 

    Necklace Reference Guides

    Necklace Shopping Guides

    Helpful Crystal Resources

    Contact Us

    If you have any crystal healing necklace questions, stories, experiences, or comments, we'd love to hear them. Write to us below and we'll get back to you! 

    Disclaimer: Crystal healing information is for fun and entertainment only. It is not a replacement for medical treatments.