Once dismissed, healing crystals and gemstones now grace catwalks and many fine jewelry collections. Said to help clear negative energies and promote positive ones, their powers are not science-backed, but the appeal of these totemic jewels can’t be denied.

Welcome to the new stone age.

Dragons symbolize strength, while jade has long been viewed as protective: Consider this cuff the perfect amulet. David Webb Carved Jade Dragon Cuff; Marissa Collections, marissacollections.com.

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Illustrations by Bil Donovan

Photography by Craig Hildebrand