Interested in starting your very own crystal collection? Let’s start with the basics.
What are crystals?
In nature, crystals are elemental formations that form in a uniform, repeating pattern. While crystals are not rare, their striking, orderly appearance has made them objects of desire since ancient times. Since then, they’ve held spiritual, metaphysical, and technological significance. Crystal enthusiasts know that their variety of uses: ritual, technological, or otherwise, stem from the stones’ unique makeup and structure.
In healing, crystals are thought to absorb, store, and radiate personal energy that can help channel or diffuse intentions. Believers in their healing powers include holistic practitioners, laymen, and celebrities — the Hadids, Adele, and Victoria Beckham to name just a few!
Where to find them
You can find crystals just about anywhere: metaphysical shops, jewelry stores, your local farmers market, even Target! There are also reputable online retailers specializing in healing crystals, and you can even scope out great quality deals on Amazon. If you’re interested in learning more about crystals or handling them before buying, it’s best to visit a local brick-and-mortar crystal shop and chat with the experts. You’ll be surprised at the variety of options!
Crystals come in many shapes, sizes, and types. The options are endless and they’re available at all price points. Did you know diamonds are crystals just the same as your common quartz? While you can find amazing museum-quality specimens at high dollars, a small piece picked up for just a few dollars can be just as precious when it carries meaning for you. A crystal collection doesn’t have to be pricey or extensive, it’s all about how each one makes you feel.
How to choose your crystals
Crystal specialists will tell you that crystals choose you. As a beginner, the best crystals for you are the ones that draw your attention. But if you’re focusing on specific intentions or goals, you can start with basic research into the intrinsic characteristics of the most time-honoured crystals. Here are a few of our favorites:
Considered the master healer, this crystal is good for just about anything! It will focus and amplify your intentions and healing energy. Keep a tumbled stone with you, hold it in your hands during meditation, or even drop it into a bath and let the energy radiate.
This beautiful crystal is known to clear negative energies and provide spiritual protection. It works well as decor while emanating calm. Display it in your bedroom or office space.
This crystal comes in varying shades of yellow, from buttery gold to honey brown, and is known as the stone of abundance and manifestation. Its sunny look naturally gives off positive energies of optimism and motivation. We suggest letting your citrine crystal reflect the sun’s vibrant energy on your windowsill.
Rose quartz is known as the stone of universal love. It’s been associated with feelings of trust and balance and is the perfect stone to carry with you if you want to promote harmony and inner healing in all your relationships, even the most important one you have with yourself! Use some as decor or perhaps wear it close at hand with our new Loving Energy Beaded Bracelet.
Finally, start simple, start small. But we leave you with a word of warning -- collecting crystals may become your next addiction. Happy hunting!