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Is it true that semi precious and precious stones have healing powers?

Is it true that semi precious and precious stones have healing powers?
There are many books about this which tell you what to do and how to use the stones etc. But is there an element of truth in this because I don’t want to invest a lot of my time (and some of my money) in this for it to turn out to be useless.
Also they say to ‘channel’ your crystal by saying out loud what you want it to do and creating a vision of this, but doesn’t that sound a bit easy? And what different would it make if you say it or think it?