I often get asked about different types of crystals and what they mean. During the next couple of weeks I will be adding different thoughts on various crystals. I am placing the wording in first and pictures will be added a bit later.


Barnacle Crystals are covered or partially covered with smaller crystals. The larger crystal is the “old soul” and contains the wisdom and trust, which attracts the smaller crystals. This crystal can be used in meditation to provide insights to family and/or community problems. This type of crystal is excellent for those employed by service organizations. It’s energy helps to stimulate a group cohesiveness and a willingness to work together. This crystal is a wonderful companion when one is experiencing the loss of a loved one.


Drusy appears as a “crystal dusting” on the clusters and points . This coating is actually an encrustation of minute projecting crystals, usually of the same material. Yes, these are natural in nature. Many times when we crack open a geode it will be filled with Drusy crystals. Not quite the “showstopper” as finding large quartz crystals in there or amethyst points but they carry their own charm.

I keep a wonderful medium sized geode on a lower shelf facing the front door, to the left of the checkout station. Not many even realize it is there. A few of its sister stones have been sold as people were drawn to them. This particular geode imparts a lot of gentle energy. I hope it stays here thru the summer.

Drusy Quartz Crystals are one of the best energy tools for working through any self-exploration. They stimulate the exactness of the energy of the mineral and help fortify personal strength. Drusy crystals encourage ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow.


Empathic crystals are damaged or flawed in some way.  Aren’t we all? They can be can be oddly shaped, unclear, and/or with chips or breaks and are often considered unattractive through no fault of their own. They promote understanding, compassion, kindness and empathy.  They open and heal the hearts of those who have closed them while also protecting the open-hearted from too much pain. As their name implies, these crystals permit us to grow in compassion for the suffering of others

Often times in our store I will set these aside. Most customers overlook these as “ugly, damaged, unsellable. I find great comfort in these stones. If you were to walk into my room at home you would see a large shelf of these. The jewelers bench in the back room of the store has a large mirrored disc that I place these on. They are wonderful teachers.


Aura Quartz Crystal:

Clear Quartz crystals that have first been heated in a vacuum to extremely hot temperatures, then electrically infused with other chemical(s), usually 24k gold, silver and/or a combination of other chemical elements, to produce a permanently bonded Color coating.

These crystals are known by a variety of names, such as: Aqua Aura, Opal Aura, Copper Aura, Flame Aura, Titanium Aura, Angel Aura, Rose Aura, Aurora, Tanzine, and others. These specialty crystals are known as intense auric cleansers.

This treatment is permanent. Over the past few years these crystals have become very collectable and sought after. But a retailer should disclose to the buyer that this is a treatment, it did not come out of the earth like this. As long as it is disclosed there is nothing wrong with this crystal.


Aurora Crystal or Titanium Crystal:

This crystal is a clear Quartz crystal that has been chemically enhanced with ionized molecules of pure Titanium. The molecules of Titanium adhere to the Quartz and will not fade or be removed by rubbing.

This crystal has the properties of both Quartz and Titanium. It is used during meditation and promotes movement towards self-change.

This treatment needs to be disclosed to the buyer. It is a man made treatment and did not come out of the Earth this way. This a very exciting and popular quartz. Highly collectable.


Curved Crystal or Bent Crystal

Produced during the developmental stages, this is a rare occurrence.  They emanate a gentle yet powerful energy and can be used to cleanse the aura, promote flexibility in ones attitude, and provide strength in decisions, among other things. Allows access to the interior of the physical body and provides for a continuous alignment of the nervous system.

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