Credit: Eric Rejman

On the Rocks

When friends first started gushing about the healing power of crystals, I brushed it off as New Agey nonsense. But after stepping into On the Rocks, I realized how easily the interest could snowball into obsession. The store stocks a large variety of sparkling, visually mesmerizing crystals; the pleasing sight of moldavite and tourmaline is enough reason to start a collection. If you care to explore the stones’ potential beyond their beauty, the staff is extremely knowledgeable about spiritual practices and the energies ascribed to each piece, and classes in tarot reading and Reiki are regularly offered. While I don’t fully subscribe, I do keep a small piece of smoky quartz in my pocket to rid my life of negativity—just in case it’s all true.