Every advanced, ancient civilization makes reference to the healing properties of gemstones, whether carried in leather pouches, or worn as talismans or amulets. Gemstones were known by natural healers to strengthen those who wore them and protect them from evil spirits, sickness and disaster. From the very infancy of the human race, gemstones have exercised a powerful fascination. The therapeutic use of gems is not a new or alternative healing method, the art of healing with stones is thousands of years old. Evidence that gemstones were used to heal disease can be found from the most ancient civilizations. Shaman and medicine men harnessed the power of crystals in ceremonies and rituals. This ancient knowledge has been passed down to our day, where people still inactively and actively put into practice the energy of natural gemstones.