Founder of Stoned Crystals, @AshleyBellino was raised in the inner city suburbs of Melbourne and comes from a modern family and home. Crystals became a progression for her interest in yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
“I am a very tactile person and crystals are beautiful organic objects that when picked up or gazed into release the mind from the more mundane and automatic reactions we have to almost every object we pick up these days. I try to reflect every morning and have a moment of stillness before starting my day- I use my crystals to concentrate on my intentions for that day and what I choose to manifest into this world.”
Ashley’s first startup was a jewellery label that led her to the discovery of crystals. Ashley felt like crystals had so often been boxed in as ‘hippie’, misunderstood and undervalued by the mainstream. When I started my journey there were no modern websites that demystified crystals; how they work or how they could be incorporated into a modern-day lifestyle.