How do I use the necklace?
Start by inhaling slowly and deeply through your mouth or nose to fill your body with air. Do not strain to inhale more than feels comfortable. As you inhale, focus on the moment and the feeling of the air filling your lungs.
As you are completing your inhale, start lifting the tip of the crystal necklace to your lips. As soon as your inhale is complete, start exhaling slowly and gently into the tip of the crystal. Make sure not to hold your breath; it is ideal if you breath flows smoothly back and forth without pause.
As you exhale, focus on the moment and the feeling of the air leaving your lungs and flowing through your crystal necklace. Relax your arms, face, jaws and shoulders as you exhale and feel your stress and anxiety melt away.
Continue to focus on the moment and the feeling of your breath, while putting aside any thoughts or worries.
Repeat as long as is required to bring you into a relaxed state. Once you have finished breathing with your crystal necklace, try to maintain the same slow and relaxed breathing. Over time, you will find that you are able to maintain deep breathing without the use of the crystal necklace.
How long should my exhale be?
The ideal length of your exhale is dependent on a number of factors, including your age, lung capacity and health condition. In general, any exhalation which is longer than your average, day-to-day exhale will be an improvement which provides the health benefits of mindful breathing. Ideally, you should strive for an exhale that is between 5 and 10 seconds long. However, make sure you do not feel strained when you are exhaling. It should feel comfortable and relaxed.
How long does it take to have an effect?
While everyone is different, you should generally start feeling the immediate benefits of mindful breathing within 60 to 90 seconds of use. In particular, you should feel an increased sense of calm and relaxation and your heart rate should start to decrease. As you train yourself to engage in mindful breathing over the long term, you should also notice more pronounced health effects, including decreased anxiety and improved mental health.
Does the necklace make a sound during the exhale?
Depending on the speed of your exhale, your necklace may make a soft noise which sounds like a quiet whisper. The slower the exhale, the quieter the sound of the air flow, which makes the gentle sound a great reminder to try to slow your breathing even more!
What are the benefits of mindful breathing jewelry?
Great question! Please check out our detailed list of the top ten reasons why using mindful breathing jewelry can change your life!
What does exhaling through the necklace feel like?
It feels great – smooth, relaxing and uplifting! Although some people expect the exhalation to feel labored, uncomfortable or constrained, it does not. The air channel has been specially designed to help slow your breathing but not constrict it in an uncomfortable way. Our customers generally love the sensation of exhaling through their necklace and find that it helps them develop the habit of maintaining the same deep breathing practices even when they are not wearing their necklace.
Are your crystal necklaces made with real crystals?
Yes, all of our crystal necklaces are made with 100% pure high-quality and ethically-sourced crystals. All of our crystals are of exceptional quality.
We are sorry to say that some sellers of crystal necklaces (particularly some who sell on Amazon and Ebay and manufacture their products in China) falsely claim to sell real crystal necklaces that are actually ordinary glass which has been painted to look like crystal. The paint will start to rub off these necklaces after only a few months of use. Many of our customers came to us and bought one of our real crystal necklaces after having a bad experience with one of these sellers. While these sellers are able to offer their necklaces for sale at a lower price than ours, beware – they are not the real thing!
I don't need this necklace to breathe mindfully, do I?
That's right, you don't need any fancy tools to breathe mindfully! For those that prefer not to use a mindful breathing tool, you can train yourself to slow your exhales naturally. For those that have trouble slowing their exhales naturally but do not want to invest in a mindful breathing tool, you can use a straw to achieve the same goal. In fact, straws have been used and recommended for many years by those working to slow their rates of exhalation for therapeutic purposes. In order to achieve the rate of exhalation, you may need to experiment with straws of different widths and lengths, and you may need to cut them shorter to ensure that they work for you.
Some people enjoy having a piece of jewelry which is beautiful and also functional when it comes to mindful breathing. In addition, some people enjoy having a physical reminder of the importance of mindful breathing. However, it is perfectly fine to use a straw for the same purpose, and we highly recommend it for anyone that does not wish to invest in mindful breathing jewelry! All that matters to us is that you are breathing mindfully and enjoying the health benefits that come with it.
Is the crystal fragile?
Our necklaces are built durably and made to last. However, as a 100% natural crystal, our necklaces do need to be treated with care. Although we select only the strongest and most resilience crystal pieces of our necklaces, they are 100% natural products which are not indestructible. In particular, the crystals may crack, chip or break if they are dropped or exposed to extreme temperatures.
Should I clean my necklace before using it for the first time?
Your mindful breathing necklace will be ready to help you breathe mindfully as soon as it arrives. You may choose to polish or wipe the crystal and stainless steel pendant with a soft cloth before using the necklace for the first time.
How do I clean my necklace?
Your crystal necklace is delicate and is not intended to be submerged in water. We recommend polishing the crystal and stainless steel pendant with a soft cloth as needed. You may also rinse the crystal and air channel with warm water ensuring to thoroughly dry the crystal and stainless steel pendant afterwards.
Are your necklaces handmade?
Yes, all of our necklaces are handmade. As a result, every necklace will be unique and may have some imperfections which add to the character of the piece.
Do your crystals have a lacquer coating?
Our crystals do not have a lacquer or other coating. While the crystals are carefully polished, we do not add any lacquer or other coating because we want to ensure that the crystals are 100% safe to hold to your lips.
Is your logo or company name stamped anywhere on your necklaces?
As proponents of product minimalism, we are happy to say that our necklaces are not stamped or marked with logos or text of any kind. We've worked hard to offer a beautiful and unique product with a minimalist design because we believe that products should be designed to complement your unique personal style. Each of our mindful breathing necklaces is a unique handmade creation, and we want each of our customers to make their crystal necklaces their own. In short, we don't want to turn you and your necklace into a walking billboard!
Are your necklaces patented?
Yes, the design of our mindful breathing necklaces is patent pending.
What are the dimensions and weights of your crystal necklaces?
Our crystal necklaces are approximately 1.97 inches (5 centimeters) long, 0.40 inches (1 centimeter) wide, and 0.40 inches (1 centimeter) in diameter. Each crystal comes with a stylish stainless steel necklace with box chain style and a lobster claw closure. The necklace is approximately 75 centimeters long. Each crystal necklace weighs approximately 0.15 lb / 70g.
Where do you ship from?
We ship all orders from the USA.
Where do you ship?
We ship to every country, worldwide!
How much does shipping cost?
Please enter your mailing address at checkout and the shipping fees to your destination will display.
How long does shipping take?
We know how excited our customers are to receive their new orders, so all orders are packaged and shipped within 1 business day. Delivery time varies by destination:
Shipping within the USA:
- Standard: 3-5 business days with tracking.
- Expedited: 1-3 business days with tracking.
- Express: 1-2 business days with tracking.
Shipping outside the USA:
- International Standard DDU: 9-22 business days with tracking, delivered duty unpaid.
- International Expedited DDP: 2-5 business days with tracking, delivered duty paid.
Learn more about our shipping policy.
How are your items packaged for shipment?
All of our products are safely packaged in an individual box that is then shipped and sealed in a bubble mailer or shipping carton. Because our products are individually sealed, none of our products are ever touched by shipping or delivery staff. Items are shipped from our warehouse in the USA that is cleaned and sanitized daily.
Will there be any additional charges (such as duty or taxes) on international orders?
As noted in our Shipping Policy, all international orders (outside of the USA) may be subject to customs fees and inspection in the destination country which may result in a charge beyond our control. Please check with your local customs office before ordering to determine if there are any additional costs.
Do you sell through any online marketplaces?
We do not sell through any online marketplaces such as Amazon or Ebay. We are sorry to say that some sellers on Amazon and Ebay falsely claim to sell our necklaces. You can purchase our necklaces exclusively online through our website healingcrystalsco.com. Please contact us if you find a listing claiming to sell our necklaces.
How can I update my order?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you would like to cancel or change your order. We ship orders quickly, but we’ll do our best to process your request. Once an order begins processing we are unable to cancel or make any changes. Please note we are not responsible for any errors made by the customer when entering their address at checkout.
How do you give back?
We are very proud of the fact that Healing Crystals Co. is a social enterprise.
What does that mean? Well, in short, it means that our goal isn't to make our bank account flush, but, rather, to do our part to make the world a better place. We achieve that goal by donating 15% of our profit to several non-profit organizations that work to provide health care to children with respiratory diseases in developing countries.
As a result, your purchase of one of our products will help create significant positive impact for some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
Enjoy the crystal karma!
Cool product! How did you come up with this?
We’ve always been passionate about the idea of wearable wellness that helps people stay fashionable while improving their physical and mental wellness, and that passion took us here! We’ve worked hard to ensure that our crystal necklaces are of exceptional quality.
Our hope is that our customers will fall in love with our crystal necklaces and spread the word about the benefit of mindful breathing.
What is your return policy?
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Learn more about our return policy!