While spiritual healers tout crystals for their abilities to realign chakras, other less-spiritual folks might question their effects at all. Whichever side of the line you stand on, there’s no denying that, at the very least, crystals are appealing to look at.
It’s because of this, we believe, that jade nails are starting to circulate the ‘gram. While we adore jade stones and the appearance of these swirly green nail looks, we’d be lying if we said there are a million ways to create them. Sure, you can get creative with how you paint the design on—opting for full nails, negative-space designs, half-and-half alignment, and so on—but the pattern itself remains the same. So ahead, find out our favorite ways to wear the jade nails trend.
These pale-green nails make us feel calmer just looking at them. And it makes sense considering jade is renowned for cultivating feelings of harmony and protecting wearers from harm. While jade nails are definitely not the same as jade stones, we’re going to pretend that rocking this stylish crystal mani will be just as centering.
If you’re more of a neutral mani lover but want to get in on the crystal nail trend, consider these quartz-inspired nails. The simple milky white design requires sheer and opaque white polishes, as well as a lining brush or toothpick to bring the design to life.
Rose quartz is one of the most popular crystals on the market—and for good reason! It’s the gemstone of unconditional love and helps bring harmony to the heart and all relationships.
Dark Jade Nails
If you love the idea of a harmonious manicure but prefer a darker color palette, consider these dark jade nails. While we love the look of fully-painted nails, we can only imagine how chic this design would look with a little negative space added to the mix. Perhaps diagonal, half-and-half nails?
Fluorite is another stone known for reducing stress and promoting balance. Here, the look of the stone is copied for an artsy take on a classic French mani.
How stunning is this royal blue, lapis-inspired manicure? With dark and light blue swirls mixed with hints of rose gold, we simply can’t look away. Of course, such intricate swirls require extra patience to create, so be sure to set aside an ample amount of time if your goal is to recreate these on your own.
Rose Quartz Nails
These embellished rose quartz nails offer the nurturing nature of the love stone topped off with a bit more grit for a slightly edgier nail look. By layering black confetti and a rose gold star on each nail, it helps cover a bit of the stoned look which has its benefits if you’re having trouble perfectly recreating the marbled design.
Blue Calcite Accents
Here’s a pale mani that could pass for neutral. With light blue calcite tips and minimalist hints of gold layered over a milky-white base, it’s a dreamy nail look that goes with just about everything.