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HOW CRYSTALS ARE FORMED

According to author of The Crystal Bible Judy Hall, crystals are the earth's DNA, containing records of how the earth has developed over millions of years.

She states that...

"Some have been subjected to enormous pressure, others grew in chambers deep underground, some were laid down in layers, others dripped into being - all of which affects their properties and the way they function."

Crystals form as a result of boiling lava that is below the earth's mantle, but they all develop in different ways. Below we have outlined some of the various examples:

Quartz is a type of crystal that is created when gases released from the molten lava rise to the surface as a result of the movement of the earth's plates. When the gases combine with the solid rock on the earth's crust, they cool and solidify into quartz.

This can occur quickly, causing the crystals to be small, or it can occur over thousands or millions of years, in which case the crystals can grow rather large.

Amethyst Geodes are formed when gas cavities occur in lava beneath the earth’s surface. The cavities become filled with liquid that contains silica (quartz) and a small amount of iron.

Over thousands of years, the liquid forms into amethyst crystals.

Garnet is a metamorphic stone that forms when its chemical structure has been reorganized as a result of its minerals melting and recrystallizing under incredible heat and pressure.

Calcite is a sedimentary stone that forms when rocks on the earth's surface erode, allowing mineralized water to drip through the rocks.

TYPES OF HEALING STONES

Healing stones are formed by minerals, but it isn't the minerals they are made out of that classifies them.

Each species contains its own internal geometric structure that can be identified under a microscope.

Two crystals can look very different from each other in terms of their colours or external form, but the internal structure is identical, thereby classifying them in the same crystal system.

WHAT GIVES CRYSTALS THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES?

Each crystal resonates at a certain frequency due to its composition of vibrating atoms. It is the resonance of those frequencies that encourages healing to take place in the body.

Much of the healing properties of crystals has to do with their ability to work with the vibrations of the chakras to balance the body's energy system, thereby improving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health all at once.

HOW TO CHOOSE A HEALING STONE

There are several ways to go about choosing a healing stone:

GENERAL HEALTH APPROACH

For general health and well-being, choose a crystal that speaks to you. Browse through our selection of crystals at here at Cut Price Crystals, we have many tumble stones and raw and polished pieces. 

Choose one that you feel drawn to based on colour, appearance, and healing properties.

Just as we are all unique, each crystal is unique, and the relationship we have with our crystals is unique as well. Therefore, using your intuition to guide you to the crystal of your choosing is often the best way to go.

SYMPTOM APPROACH

For specific symptoms, choose a healing stone that has shown to improve those symptoms.

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LIFE TRANSFORMATION APPROACH

For transforming your life, choose a healing stone according to the positive qualities it brings out.

We hope that by sharing this information with you that you may be able to find that special piece that calls you from our range at Cut Price Crystals.