A General Guide for Buying Crystals

A General Guide for Buying Crystals

Crystals have been used by our ancestors for centuries.1 Crystal Therapy is the use of crystals either on or around the body in order to provide balance or to offer other beneficial changes.2 If you are someone that is looking to embrace crystal healing, you are likely interested in learning more about what crystals are available, where you can find sources of crystals, and how much you can expect to pay for them. While crystal healing itself might seem daunting at first look, getting started is much easier than you might think. However, you do want to try to look up the various options available to you because each crystal will come with their inherent healing properties that may or may not be beneficial for you. Below, we will be going over a complete guide to buying the right crystals for yourself.

Guide to Choosing the Right Crystals

It is said by crystal healers that you cannot actually choose crystals because they ultimately choose you. Because of this, you should be looking to purchase your crystal in-person. That way, you can allow your own intuition guide you towards the right crystal to get started with. By holding the different crystals in your hand, you should be able to make a proper selection based on which one ‘feels right.’ You could, in fact, decide to purchase a crystal online without ever seeing or experiencing it in your hand based off of its inherent properties, but it will always be a better fit to do it in-person.

That being said, no matter how you intend on purchasing crystals, you want to get a good idea of some of the more popular crystals and what they have to offer. That way, you know what to look for when you are looking at crystals and you have a good idea on what you can expect from each. As noted previously, the effectiveness of the crystals that you ultimately end up choosing will vary depending on the overall purpose of the crystal, your current state of energy, and what you are expecting from it.

Spirituality

Amethyst

This is one of the more popular crystals available to choose from primarily because it is known for its spiritual properties making it a great option for those that want to meditate with it. It is also a good option for those that are looking for a crystal that might help them clear and repel negative energy.

Love

Rose Quartz

This is a crystal for those that might be looking to enhance surrounding loving energy which makes it a good one for couples to use. While it doesn’t have to be used directly from boosting romance, it can be a good crystal to enhance positive energy and really embrace compassion. Whether you are going through relationship struggles or you are just starting a brand new relationship, it can provide excellent guidance and help you open up your heart.

Protection

Tourmaline

This is a good crystal for those that are seeking protection. This is a healing crystal that is used to help deflect negative energies and they can also help to extract negative energies already existing in your space. If you have constant negative energy surrounding you, this would be a good one to use to protect yourself from it.

Calming

Azurite

This particular crystal can be a great one to use if your life is extremely hectic and stressful. Those who are looking to boost relaxation might be drawn to azurite as it can provide soothing energy that will help you get rid of the nervous energy surrounding you.

Better Communication

If you are looking to open up and have better overall communication in your life, there are crystals that can assist you. Sapphire is a really good crystal to help open up your communication and allow you to reveal the hidden truths that you might have been burying.

Physical Healing

Those who are suffering from physical ailments can benefit from the balancing properties of physical healing crystals. A crystal healer believes that the sickness that is resulting is directly caused by an energy imbalance of some sort. Therefore, having a crystal there to balance out the energy flow should help to reduce the sickness and allow the body to repel the negative energy that might be manifesting. Emerald is a good crystal that is known for its physical healing properties.

Energizing

There are crystals that can provide you with energizing effects that can help those that are dealing with chronic fatigue or other energy-draining health or mental issues. The crystals that usually contain energy properties are those that are red in color. Therefore, you can anticipate getting energy from various red crystals like ruby and garnet. Both will help repel your energy drain and supply you with more energy to work with.

Where To Buy?

You should be able to find amethyst crystals at a local crystal shop. If you are looking to purchase it online, it would be wise to ensure that the crystal is ethically sourced and that it is the real deal. You will be able to find a lot of reputable options on various marketplaces ranging from Amazon to Etsy and even on private websites.

How Much Are Crystals?

Crystal healing doesn’t have to be too expensive. Believe it or not, but crystals can be purchased relatively cheaply. While you do want to try to find retailers and merchants that source ethically, you don’t have to spend a fortune to experience the many benefits from different uses that crystal healing has to offer. Depending on the crystal, size, and source, you should expect to pay anywhere from $5 to $30 on each respective crystal and its relative size. You can generally expect to pay around $5 per gram. Another factor that goes into a crystal valuation would be the condition of the crystal. Any damage present on the crystal will diminish its value. The main things that you should be checking for when you are buying a crystal would be the popularity of the crystal suggesting supply constraints, the rarity of the mineral itself, how big it is, and the condition it’s in.

In Conclusion

Overall, choosing the right crystal can dictate whether or not you are able to benefit from the crystal in question. You don’t have to spend a fortune on the crystals that you purchase as crystals can be purchased for a relative bargain compared to the benefits they offer. Crystal healing can be great on its own, but it can also be an excellent supplemental source for bettering your life by combining it with the benefits you can get from essential oils and even meditation. MONQ’s Vibrant R personal aromatherapy diffuser is a great blend for many crystals. Try it today!

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By Brooke Guarienti

Brooke is an aromatherapy enthusiast who’s favorite use of essential oils is through a portable diffuser created by MONQ. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying nature whether it be on a hike in the woods or relaxing on the lake.

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