The significance of gemstones and crystals can be largely subjective depending on the people and the types. For example, sapphire is a precious material for many reasons and people ascribe different meaning to it, from their birth stone to their favourite gem. In the case of healing crystals, deciding on which you will use for healing or as ornaments can be a little like deciding which Amsterdam Top Sightseeing spot to visit first.
Fortunately, the practice of using crystals for the purpose of healing has been around for millennia, so there is a fair amount of information with regards to this subject. There can be some differences depending on the sources and the cultures involved, but the basic ideas can be the same.
If you are someone who doesn’t even have a lick of knowledge about healing crystals, all of these stones might seem the same to you. In fact, you may not even recognize some of the different types of healing crystals as crystals if they are staring you in the face.
Just so you know, healing crystals don’t pertain only to colorless, transparent materials with straight, pointed edges. They can be of various shapes, can have two or more colors, and can look like pebbles you would find on the streets.
Unlike healing crystals, crystal ornaments can actually be more familiar to most people simply because this is what they are more commonly used for. Everything from accessories to furniture make use of ornamental crystals, mostly in the form of the pointed, straight-edged and straight-sided variety with only one or no color. Funnily enough, some healing crystals can actually be used as crystal ornaments.
So, with this being the case, how do you know which is which when you finally go crystal shopping? To be sure that you’re actually getting what you need, visit the appropriate stores. If you need crystal ornaments, furniture shops and the like would suffice. For healing crystals, find alternative medicine stores. Specialty shops often have Special Discounts to go along with the products that they offer, as well.