About Crystals

“What is a crystal?”

Well, a crystal is, generally, a naturally occurring mineral whose atoms form a regular ordered, or structured, pattern.  This regular atomic structure gives rise to a particular shape or shapes.  They are often found in clusters or indeed geodes.

 

The shapes of crystals are naturally occurring, unlike the shapes of a lot of gemstones that are minerals (including crystals), rocks, and even some organic material (such as Amber) that have been cut into particular shapes for use in jewellery.

A lot of people are interested in their properties.  Throughout time individuals and societies have believed that certain minerals and crystals have beneficial effects and have vested meaning in these beautiful things.  Many people to this day purchase stones because of that.  A range of healing and other therapies, such as Reiki, indeed rely upon particular minerals and crystals.

I stock a lot of crystals in my Online Shop which some people buy just because of their natural beauty but others buy them because of their interest in the properties.  As a matter of interest, for those who might wish to know a little more about it, I have listed, below, some of the properties ascribed to a few of the more popular crystals that I have for sale.

I also have a selection of Gifts, including a number of pendants, if you are just looking for something small.

So, what are some of the properties ascribed to popular crystals ?

 

AgateAgate - Whole Condor Geodes Split

Harmonising, soothing, stability, and balance

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AmberAmber - Pendant with Inclusions

Technically not a crystal but often referred to in this context
Said to absorb negative energy

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AmethystAmethyst Geode Segment

Tranquility, focus, and sobriety

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ApophylliteClear Apophyllite Crystals

Intuition – linking the physical and spiritual realms

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Azurite and MalachitePolished Slice of Malachite and Azurite

Clearing stress – it is also said to help with phobias

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CarnelianCarnelian Pendant

Motivation, and vitality

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Celestine (Celestite)Celestine (Celestite) Geode

Creativity, and harmony

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ChalcedonyNatural Unpolished Chalcedony

Said to help dissipate negative thoughts and emotions

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CitrineDouble Terminated Citrine Crystal

Said to help promote generosity and smooth discord

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Iron PyriteIron Pyrite Crystals in Natural Matrix

Confidence, and memory

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Labradorite (Spectrolite)Labradorite (Spectrolite) Pendants

Mystical, and protective

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Lapis-LazuliPolished Lapis Lazuli Ornament

Inner knowledge, and protection

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MalachiteMalachite Pendant

Believed to be powerful and said to soak up plutonium pollution

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Olivine (Peridot)Slice of Pallasite Meteorite (Olivine)

In ancient times used to keep evil spirits at bay

The only Olivine I have in stock is actually in a slice of meteorite

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OnyxOnyx Bowls

Associated with personal strength and vigour

The only Onyx that I have in stock are these lovely bowls

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OpalNatural Seam of Opal in Matrix

Spontaneity, loyalty, and faithfulness

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QuartzCandle Quartz Cluster

Allegedly the most powerful

Dispelling static as well as storing and releasing energy

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RhodochrositeRhodochrosite

Dynamism, positivity, love, and compassion

I don’t have any crystals but I do have a lovely polished slice

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RhyoliteRhyolite Geode Book Ends

Self-esteem, and self worth

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Rose QuartzRose Quartz Slice

Infinite peace, and love

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Smokey QuartzSmokey Quartz Obelisk

Equanimity

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SodaliteSodalite Orb

Companionship, and intuition

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StilbiteApophyllite and Stilbite

Said to be a support in endeavour

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Tourmalinated QuartzTourmalinated Quartz

Said to encourage healthy crops

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ZeoliteHeulandite Stalactite (Zeolite)

Believed to absorb toxins

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Many more attributes are suggested for a whole range of crystals and minerals a lot of which are used even today in crystal healing.  There is abundant material written on the subject so I have just listed these few here for general interest.

Do have a browse through my Online Store and see if there is something there that you may want to buy – it doesn’t have to necessarily be for its properties it could be that, like me, you just think that these are very beautiful pieces.

Charlotte

© Copyright Charlotte M Bailey 2013

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