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How to Use Crystals for the Home

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Crystals for the Home and How to Use Them

Learn how to use crystals in the home! Anyone can benefit from using healing stones in their living space, and you don't need any special skills to utilise their energy - just being around them is enough to experience their healing powers.

In the home, crystals serve two purposes - they look beautiful, and they help to balance and harmonize the energy in your house. From healing arguments to protecting the home from unwanted energies, inspiring creativity to boosting love, this page will explain how to use crystals in the home safely and effectively.

The article highlights, room by room, which crystals to use where, and for what. Explore the world of crystals and discover how crystals for the home can help bring you harmony and blessings of every kind!

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How to Use Crystal Energy to Balance your Home

Crystals work in two ways - they can give out energy, altering the energy of a room for beneficial purposes, and they can absorb energy, removing negativity and unwanted energy from the home.

Large clusters, geodes and spheres have a beautiful energy and look beautiful, too. Crystal points, meanwhile, can be used to charge, or to draw out, and can be used in grids to energise a room or to heal it.

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Crystals for the Eight Directions in Feng Shui

If you practice the art of Feng Shui, then you might like to know which crystals are associated with each of the eight directions, and the centre of the home.

NORTH - azurite, black tourmaline, clear quartz, hematite, iron, jet, obsidian and snowflake obsidian, smoky quartz, sodalite

NORTH-EAST - cream or beige stones

EAST - amazonite, amethyst, apophyllite, aventurine, calcite, celestite, copper, fluorite, rose quartz

SOUTH-EAST - green stones

SOUTH - carnelian, citrine, clear and rutilated quartz, fire agate, garnet, gold, Herkimer diamond, ruby, sunstone

SOUTH-WEST - rose quartz

WEST - aquamarine, blue chalcedony, blue lace agate, jade, labradorite, moonstone, opal, silver

NORTH-WEST - gold, rutilated quartz, white quartz

CENTRE - Use a quartz cluster or crystal sphere, such as rainbow quartz for energy or rose quartz for calm and serenity

Photo Credit: Bagua I use in my home

MORE FENG SHUI POSITIONING TIPS:

* Place a citrine geode in your Wealth area to increase abundance

* Place rose quartz in the Love area to attract romance

Learn about Using Crystals in Feng Shui

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How to Use Crystals in the Bedroom

* Place a piece of rose quartz beside your bed to attract romance

* Place amethyst under your pillow to bring good dreams and keep nightmares at bay

* Selenite attracts angelic energy into the home and can connect your soul to its higher purpose. It can be placed under the pillow, but it is such a beautiful crystal that a pillar of it on a shelf, chest or bedside cabinet will bring beauty to the bedroom also

* Orange crystals associated with the sacral chakra can help boost intimacy and libido if placed around the bed

* If you are experiencing strain or lack-lustre romance in your relationship, place a large piece of chrysocolla in the room to revitalise it

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How to Use Crystal Geodes in the Home

What are Geodes?

A geode is a rock with a hollow centre. Crystals grow into the hollow and can result in beautiful structures. The most commonly formed are quartz, amethyst, citrine and calcite.

Geodes protect the home and can change, clear or cleanse the energy of a room. They also aid communication, decisions, spiritual growth and communities.

Geodes can also heal anything that is placed inside them, so could be used to cleanse the energy of an object, piece of jewellery, magical tool or any number of other items.

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How to Use Crystals in Home and Life

I have many crystal and crystal healing books, but this one is particularly apt here. It is a beautiful book which focuses on living and the home, looking at the use of crystals and combining them with feng shui, prayer and blessing, and other natural and spiritual methods to create harmony and balance in your life.

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How to Use Crystals in the Kitchen & Dining Room

* Use clear or smoky quartz clusters and points to clear away background radiation from kitchen appliances

* Have rose quartz nearby when preparing food as it helps inspire extra creativity and brings special blessing to the preparation

* Use citrine in the dining area, perhaps a cluster as a table centerpiece, to aid digestion

* Place rose quartz or amethyst in the dining room to bring harmony at family meals

* Use zeolite to reduce unwanted cooking odors

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What is Electromagnetic Stress and How can Using Crystals in the Home Help?

Chemicals in everyday products and the radiation emitted from appliances such as televisions, computers, mobile phones, along with wireless technology, all take their invisible toll on our health.

Earth has a natural electromagnetic energy called the geomagnetic field, Having evolved in this field, if removed from it, living beings can suffer physiological problems. Man-made materials such as concrete, electric wiring and plastic reduce ambient earth energy by either shielding it or setting up stronger electromagnetic fields around themselves, interfering with natural ones.

In turn, every electrical item in a house creates an electromagnetic field around itself. If someone is particularly susceptible to energy, or is run down physically, the natural frequencies of the body can become disturbed by the unnatural frequencies of the objects around it.

In addition to electrical items, artificial lighting, air conditioning, nylon carpets and metal furniture can also wreak havoc on our energy fields.

Placing crystals on or around problematic objects helps because they absorb the negative energy and electromagnetic "smog". Crystals that have the ability to do this are:

* Clear quartz

* Amethyst

* Smoky quartz

* Black tourmaline

* Fluorite

To determine whether your body is being affected by electromagnetic stress, hold a magnetite or lodestone pendulum in front of you or a specific part of the body that is causing you problems. The pendulum, when held steady, is said to rotate clearly if the area is under any electromagnetic stress.

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How to Use Crystals in the Living Room

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Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, author Zack

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* The living room is generally the most-used room and inevitably can house conflict between family members. Use a cross-quarter grid of clear quartz points to bring balance and harmony (see next section on crystal grids)

* Radiate calm and protection with a high-quality amethyst cluster in the centre of the room

* Place a clear quartz cluster or point on top of your television to soak up electrical radiation

* Rose quartz in this room brings warmth, love and well-being

* Green fluorite continuously removes negative energy from a room, and also cleanses the atmosphere, so is the perfect crystal to place in a busy room like the living room, which sees a lot of interaction, as it settles the room's aura and dispels negativity after arguments

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How to Use Crystal Grids in the Home

Use crystal grids when you wish to use something more powerful than a single crystal in a room. A crystal grid focuses the energy into the room, and consists of a particular number of crystals of equal size, placed in a geometric pattern. A grid creates a clear, balanced energy field and can create a pristine space, as well as transforming any disturbance or imbalance.

A common crystal grid for the home is the cross-quarter grid, where four equally sized crystals are used, usually quartz points. One is placed in each corner of the room, pointing inwards, to focus the energy. If it is a clearing grid, with the intention of removing energy, then the points should face outwards.

A grid can be used in a whole room, or it can be used around a particular object, area, piece of furniture and so on.

Photo Credit: An example of a crystal grid using clear quartz points (author)

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How to use Crystals in the Hallway or Landing

* A labradorite sphere can ease transitions and add clarity to a chosen path. Placing it in the transitional places of your home can help symbolise this

* Hang a clear, faceted crystal from the hall ceiling to aid the flow of chi (positive and auspicious energy) in your home

* If you are trying to sell your home, a large citrine cluster or geode displayed in the hallway to increase interest in your property

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Where to Buy Crystals for the Home - Crystal Geodes and More

Find beautiful geodes, spheres, clusters and more for your home.

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How to Use Crystals in the Bathroom

* Use a bright, light-reflecting quartz crystal to energise the bathroom, as rooms with sinks and toilets tend to drain energy away

* Amber helps to clean your space, so is a useful crystal to have near the bath or wash basin.

* The bathroom can also be a place of healing - there is nothing like the restorative feeling of a salt bath, and scrapes and bruises invariably find their way into the bathroom for plasters and antiseptic. Have a crystal in the room that is closely associated with general healing, such as smithsonite or clear quartz

* Zeolite crystals can help reduce unpleasant odors. Make a grid around the source of regular odors, such as the loo!

* Quartz can help soften water in hard-water areas. Place crystals in the water tank or attach them to pipes

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Find Crystals for the Home

Choose beautiful colours and patterns to display in your home. Opt for quality over quantity.

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How to Use Crystals in the Office or Study

* Protect your quiet study or work space with a four square grid of quartz

* Place geodes, clusters or tumblestones on your desk of crystals that help focus the mind, aid concentration and boost creativity, such as amethyst, aquamarine, aventurine, celestite, citrine, moonstone, rose quartz, sodalite, tiger's eye or tourmaline

* Place a smoky quartz cluster or point, or an amethyst geode, on your desk or between you and a source of electromagnetic stress, such as a computer or photocopier

* If computers or their screens have a tiring effect on you, place a fluorite cluster or piece of lepidolite beside it - you will feel better and your computer will work in greater harmony with you!

* Common opal creates a better working environment

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Incorporating Crystals into your Home Décor

Crystals placed in water features or indoor water fountains create a beautiful energy. The flowing water energises the crystals, ensuring they stay cleansed and maintain a high vibration

* Combine quartz clusters with a glass bowl

* Place rose quartz in a slate or pewter basin

* Combine moss agate with water plants in a lined wood fountain

* Put a rainbow myriad of tumblestones in a bubble fountain

Other ways of combining crystals with home décor include:

* Crystal bookends

* Crystal tea light candle holders

* Tumblestones in a wood, glass or stone bowl

* Small crystals crafted into a photo or picture frame

* Crystals placed on a sacred altar or family shrine

* Crystal incense holders

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How to Use Crystals in the Garden

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Placing crystals in the earth near a plant can help it to grow stronger or revive an ailing plant. Here are some guidelines:

* Roses are boosted by rose quartz

* Citrine helps marigolds, sunflowers and yellow daisies (and they in turn brighten the crystal)

* Clear quartz and moss agate aid all plants

* Make a large batch of crystal elixir or gem water and use it as a spray in the garden

* Water a crystal elixir into the soil in an area prepared for planting, ideally 24 hours before planting anything

* Create a crystal grid of clear quartz, rose quartz or moss agate by placing a crystal point in each corner of a flower bed or vegetable plot, with the points facing inwards, to energise the plot

* Similarly, you could place a crystal point at either end of a vegetable row, or around a greenhouse

* To aid an ailing plant that is in need of a lot of help, use a clearing grid of quartz points (points turned out), ideally on a waning moon, to draw out negative energies. Then, on a waxing moon, cleanse the crystals and put them back, points turned inwards to re-energise

* Sphene encourages healthy development in plants, and should be displayed near your garden plants or on the patio

* You can also place small pieces of sphene, quartz, moss agate and the other crystals mentioned in your pots, containers, and houseplants

How do YOU use crystals in the home?

Do you use crystals in the home, or would you like to? Which room do you think would most benefit from some crystal TLC in your house?

General Ways to Use Crystals in the Home

Some crystals can be used generally throughout the house for a number of beneficial reasons:

  • Use amethyst or quartz clusters to energise a room
  • Moonstone creates a happy home and contentment, so place crystals liberally around the house
  • Onyx brings happiness to a home, so place in regularly used rooms or at the centre
  • Use kunzite in a room where there has been an argument, as it allows residual negative feelings to drain from the room. It is also effective if there has been death or illness in a room
  • Spirit quartz brings peace, harmony and organisation to the home and to family relationships, so place in all the rooms where the family is regularly together
  • Prehnite bonds people together, uniting them towards a common goal
  • For improved communication, perhaps as a family, between parents and children, or in business conducted from your home office, place schalenblende in a room to resolve arguments and boost communication
  • Place rose quartz wherever you wish to bring love, harmony and peace
  • Cerussite can help repel pests, like cockroaches, ants, mice and rats. You can also make a crystal elixir from the stone to wash any affected areas
  • If you meditate, place a focal crystal in your usual meditative spot
  • Keep a bowl of tumblestones by the telephone to prevent the draining of energy from difficult phone calls. Holding the stones will prevent you from getting over-involved or losing perspective. You could also use a particular favourite crystal

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Do you have Crystals in your Home? - Please Leave your Comments and Feedback Here

Nyxie on May 04, 2015:

Today I was planting flowers in my flower bed. I dug up what I believe to be a quartz type stone. My flower bed is round with a statue of a fairy in the middle. I found the stone about 3-4 inches deep and in what I think would be the south west side of the circle. I found it very strange and took the stone out. Why would somebody bury it in my flower bed?

Traci Turner on March 10, 2015:

I have been collecting crystals for a few years now. I have crystals in most rooms their energies are delicate . In my healing room I have crystal grids and some crystals I enjoy working with during healing . Crystals are a lovely part of my life and keep the energies clearer too. X

SteveKaye on June 21, 2014:

Wow! I'm amazed by how much there is to know about this.

Monique Flora on June 15, 2014:

Crystals are great, turquoise is my favorite

Lydia Workman from Canada on May 19, 2014:

I have been using crystals for many years. My favorite is my regular quartz crystal. It helps strengthen my aura.

oceanfaerygoddess (author) on February 12, 2014:

@sampangi: Hi there, it sounds as though the crystals might just have absorbed some heavy or negative energy - if you cleanse them with water, light, sound etc then it will clear them of any residual energies. Crystals absorb the energies around them which is why it is important to cleanse them regularly. Also program the crystals for the intended purpose you have for them. You can find information on cleansing and programming in my other article How to Use Crystals. Hope this helps!

sampangi on February 10, 2014:

Hello, I need guidance regarding Black Tourmaline I purchased last evening from a local feng shui store. We (Me and my husband) bought two Black Tourmalines (actually several other stones too at my insistence a large clear Quartz pointed and rough 5 inch and very heavy, a small Labrodite pyramid 1 inch, a small green jasper wand, a large rough Red Jasper along with the Tourmalines). The Tourmalines were 1 pyramid 2.5 inches and and one rough 2.5 inch by 1.5 inch wand shaped one. After reaching home we checked the energies of the cyrstals with a quartz pendulum. All were good except the Tourmalines which were exhibiting strange behavior. On checking them separately they were swinging anti-clockwise ie negatively but together they were swinging clockwise ie positively and that too literally going bonkers. What does this mean. Should they be kept together or should I return them...not sure, pls guide.

Regards

Seema

Mumbai, India

Ann from Yorkshire, England on February 09, 2014:

great article,

coco-de-mer on October 18, 2013:

Thank you so very much for a wonderfully informative article on Crystals in the home, I am very new to this world and find it extremely intriguing and love already what they have brought to my home, I caress my geodes and clusters every morning and evening. How beautiful is our natural earth.

ehomedesignidea1 on August 23, 2013:

I love things that are not only beneficial but decorative as well. Great tips on how to get the most out of such beautiful items.

anonymous on July 15, 2013:

Traci

Hi, I once saw a long time ago when I was looking at crystals a center piece that was created to help with healing the body mind and spirit. I didn't have the money to buy it at that time and now I am unable to find it again if anyone knows what stones are needed and how to arrange them please let me know I would really like to create one for my home and some other people that I know. Thank you and Blessed Be!!!!

anonymous on June 13, 2013:

@anonymous: It depends on what your intention is, both would be lovely a nice amethyst cluster will spread the energy out and geodes are very calming, perhaps more gentle and well rounded to have in a bedroom,lounge room etc , a point is usually used to focus the energy and can feel a little bit more intense,in healings it pointed into the chakras with specific intentions or pointed away from the chakra to help release ,send something out or keep something away. You can charge your geode in the same way, you can also use white sage smoke, sandlewood, a gentle cleansing spray or sun/moon and other methods depending on how big it is or how convenient it is to move around also you can use your geode to charge others crystals by sitting them on its points or by focusing the wand point towards your other crystals.

oceanfaerygoddess (author) on January 26, 2013:

@anonymous: Hi Mark! Any amethyst crystal is great to have in your room, but the specific difference between having pointed stones and clusters is that pointed crystals are used more for targeted healing, as they direct energy through the point. A cluster is great to have in a room as it is generally larger than a geode or pointed stone, however if you wanted to direct energy to a certain point of the room, then a pointed one would work well too. Another advantage of an amethyst cluster, particularly if it is a large bed, is that you can cleanse and charge other smaller crystals by placing them on top. With regards to charging, yes, amethysts are all cleansed and charged in the same way, regardless of shape (but don't place this stone in sunlight for cleansing as it will fade the colour).

oceanfaerygoddess (author) on January 26, 2013:

@anonymous: The living room is the perfect place for an amethyst cluster :) It is also good for the study, or if going by direction, the north east (for spiritual growth), the southeast (for wealth and abundance), or south (for success and reputation).

anonymous on December 31, 2012:

Hi,

I just bought a amethys cluster. I wish to put it in my living room. Do you know which fengshui place for me to put this cluster in my living room or my bedroom? Thanks

kabbalah lm on December 28, 2012:

Interesting stuff. I need to get some crystals

anonymous on November 26, 2012:

I am starting to learn about crystal benefits and found this site very helpful in both the informations and buying guide

anonymous on November 24, 2012:

I have a question about pointed crystals vs. geodes (crystal clusters). Every since I was a little boy I've been extremely drawn to amethyst. I'm wondering if there is a significant difference in having an amethyst geode (cluster) vs. a pointed amethyst crystal in my bedroom. A good friend of mine is a reiki practitioner & she has mentioned to me how crystals can be charged. Can a geode crystal be charged in the same way as a pointed crystal? Would I benefit equally from either? Any and all feedback will be much appreciated :) Thank you!

ProsperityFairy on November 18, 2012:

Really enjoyed reading your page and liked your use of 'blue boxes' ... lovely!

Vikki from US on November 15, 2012:

Yes, I use crystals in my home...and car...and luggage....and....ah, you get the picture ;)

anonymous on November 06, 2012:

Wonderful! Thank you for contributing this article to us :-)

oceanfaerygoddess (author) on October 10, 2012:

@anonymous: You are very welcome, sending you the best of wishes for your child's arrival! Love, Light and Blessings!

oceanfaerygoddess (author) on October 10, 2012:

@anonymous: So glad to have helped you begin your crystal journey! Blessings!

anonymous on October 08, 2012:

I found this website very interesting I didn't know Crystals had so many different energies. Thanks to this website I ordered my first Crystal also I'm sure I'll be ordering more soon. Thank's

anonymous on October 08, 2012:

@oceanfaerygoddess: Thanku OceanFaerieGoddess for ur reply, i will go read the links u suggested and have also put the cot up next to my bed with rose quarts under the cot, i feel much more assured about using it now, and it actually looks so beautiful! Her guesstimate is tomorrow so she should bless us with her presence any time now*

anonymous on October 08, 2012:

@oceanfaerygoddess: Hi OceanFairieGoddess, thankyou so much for getting back to me, i will go read the links you sent me, and feel more assured for using the copper cot. Blessings***

oceanfaerygoddess (author) on October 04, 2012:

@anonymous: Hi Heidi!

First of all blessings to you and your forthcoming baby! Copper actually has a very positive energy on the human body, and is often used in conjunction with other crystals. Children, especially babies, can be very sensitive to the energies of crystals, particularly those with a strong energy, so it is best to only use very gentle crystals such as rose quartz around or under the cot.

You can read more about the effects of copper here http://www.zoultier.com/gem-historical-metaphysic-...

and read about crystals and children in my other article here https://hubpages.com/health/how-to-use-crystals-wi...

I hope this helps you. Good luck!

anonymous on October 02, 2012:

I was just given a copper baby bed for my soon to be born little girl. The cot is a beautiful antique and so beautiful, but i am concerned about the negative energy of the metal in the copper. I love ur lens and found it very informative, and as i understand i must use clear and smoky quartz, black tourmaline, fluoride or amathyst to counteract the negative to positive. Am i correct? I was thinking of placing these crystals around or under the matrass so the cot does not negatively affect my baby. Please can someone give me some advice on this? or should i just not use the cot at all? My baby will bless us with her presence any day now and i have not yet put the bed up due to uncertainty about this. Looking forward to some advice, thanku and blessings*** heidi, south africa

JadaFuego on October 01, 2012:

Crystals are beautiful and enhance our lives. Everyone should take advantage.

meditationhowto1 on August 18, 2012:

My home has many crystals in. On my desk I have a beautiful, almost palm sized super seven elestial, it really helps my creativity and focus. Actually I have a few elestials, two of them are super seven, I just love the energy they give off plus their cleansing nature. I also grid out citrine, labradorite and rose quartz, the energy combination they create helps me to enjoy a beautiful peaceful energy within my home. Great article here, thanks! :)

jlshernandez on August 02, 2012:

Enjoyed this lens tremendously. Thanks for sharing about the benefits of crystals.

anonymous on June 07, 2012:

interesting, they spark like a rainbow. very nice

anonymous on June 01, 2012:

Fantastic info, I love it!

prosepine lm on January 05, 2012:

Beautiful!

Vallygems1 on December 22, 2011:

Great Lens very informative will recommend to my local clients

Warm Regards

Chris

Badgermedicinespirit on October 08, 2011:

Useful information!

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on May 02, 2011:

Really interesting. And they're so pretty! My grandmother used to have lots of crystals around her home. I have no idea where they went, come to think of it.

jlshernandez on April 01, 2011:

Wonderful lens. Lenrolled to Lucky symbols for the home.

Blessed.

GetSillyProduct on March 28, 2011:

another great lens, 2 more thumbs up and lensrolled :)

beckwong on March 23, 2011:

I love crystal~

resabi on January 23, 2011:

I have lots of crystals and they're already in most rooms. I'm a terrible cook -- will have to try some special crystals in the kitchen and see if it helps... Lensrolling to my Gem Cures and Gem Lore lenses.

Ann from Yorkshire, England on December 14, 2010:

lovely lens. I used to own a crystal shop and miss the crystals terribly, still have lots round my home though

grannysage on December 12, 2010:

Now I want to go buy some crystals. Actually I have been wanting a crystal skull. Maybe now is the time the right one will come to me.

grannysage on December 12, 2010:

Now I want to go buy some crystals. Actually I have been wanting a crystal skull. Maybe now is the time the right one will come to me.

Barkely on December 04, 2010:

I do have a few crystals, but I just learned quite a bit about the different types, and using them from this lens:-) I predict I'll have more crystals in my home soon!

Julia M S Pearce from Melbourne, Australia on November 28, 2010:

I love crystals and have them in many rooms.You have given me some more ideas where and want crystals to place more.

Lovely lens!

WhiteOak50 on November 28, 2010:

You did a Fantastic Job on this page! Very, very good!!

RinchenChodron on November 07, 2010:

Yes I have crystals in every room in my home. Very nice lens. I also offer a lens on crystal healing. It's something I'm quit fond of.

spritequeen lm on November 07, 2010:

This was REALLY COOL!! Very, very informative and enjoyable to read. I use a 'wand' made of several different crystals/minerals for pain relief, and I never would've believed it if I hadn't seen/felt the effects myself. VERY cool!!

pkmcr from Cheshire UK on November 07, 2010:

Very interesting lens and beautifully crafted - blessed by a passing Squid Angel :-)

VarietyWriter2 on November 06, 2010:

Great lens. Nicely done.

aishu19 on November 06, 2010:

I don't yet..but I might consider it after reading this

QueSea on November 06, 2010:

Nicely done. We have a collection of rocks, minerals, and crystals at our house. They're beautiful....and I swear some of them radiate forms of energy that tickle, others soothe, and still others influence dreams. I've added this to my favorites and liked it on Facebook too!

Elizabeth Sheppard from Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 06, 2010:

This is neat information! Thanks for sharing it. I think crystals are so beautiful.

Wendy Henderson from PA on November 06, 2010:

Lovely Lens. Thank you for teaching me about Crystals.

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