Crystal Controversy: What’s the Best Way to Store Your Crystals?
If you have a growing crystal collection, you might want to consider storing some of them to avoid damage or even loss. With lots of crystals friends to keep track of, it can be easy to misplace one or to have mishaps that cause damage to them. A great solution for this issue is a storage system. While many crystal experts have opposing viewpoints on what’s the best way to store crystals, you can decide what works best for you and your stones once you’ve researched the options.
There are may differing points of view on the best way to store your healing stones. This debate can sometimes get heated between healers as each person has their own preference. Ultimately, there is no basis on which to prove which storage method is actually best.
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Storing your crystals in individual pouches or containers will help them avoid chipping and other damage. Most healers recommend natural materials for this as they are said to act as natural energy shields. This should keep your crystals free from negativity and other outside energy.
However, in my experience, I have found natural materials to be fairly good conductors of energy. Therefore, I recommend storing your crystals in inorganic materials, such as plastic. This should keep them relatively clear from outside energy. I prefer using plastic bead boxes with divided compartments. I also cushion each section with a small bit of cloth so that the crystal has a soft place to rest within the container.
When storing your crystals, it is good to consider the Mohs’ Scale of Hardness.
You do not want to store very soft stones with hard stones as the soft stones may get scratched. However, hard stones are not necessarily durable. For example, Diamonds (the hardest stone of all) are very hard, but they are also very brittle and will fracture easily. You should use caution when storing brittle or easily cleaved crystals. Fluorite and Calcite are also easily broken for this reason.
If placing your crystals on display to store them, it is best to keep them out of direct sunlight. This may cause some their color to fade. This is especially true of transparent color stones like Rainbow Fluorite, Celestite, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Smoky Quartz, and similar stones. It is also advisable to avoid storing your crystals in places of extreme temperature change as this may cause them to crack.
12 responses to “Crystal Controversy: What’s the Best Way to Store Your Crystals?”
I’m a “Bead box” man primarily – I do have a few special wood presentation boxes that i use for some display items.
Hi Doug, that’s great to hear! Thanks so much for you comment, crystal blessings!
I keep my crystals on flat glass plates for the most part or sitting out free … as if they didn’t care. 🙂 I don’t relish petroleum products so try to avoid plastic when I can.
Stones are in the earth everywhere so I’m not too worried about them picking anything up. However, I clear stones daily with sound and essences. I like to leave my crystals out in the fresh air where I can see and interact with them.
Hi Fay, those are some great ideas! Thanks so much for your comment. Crystal blessings!
I am a strong believer of natural fiber, especially 100% wool. This tradition goes back to very ancient times in India. I always sit on a wool rug when meditating because, energetically, I can really tell a difference. Natural fibers definitely offer a shield of energetic protection. Wool is the fiber I recommend.
Hi Tamela, thank you for sharing about your use of natural fibre for storing your crystals. Many crystal blessings to you!
The huge plastic egg trays at Costco are what I use
Hi Laura, thanks so much for your comment! Crystal blessings 🙂
LOL–Store crystals? Mine are all over the house, car, office, etc. I do take care to keep the delicate colored crystals (amethyst and such) out of the sun and protect the softer stones. Much like Fay, I cleanse with sound daily, and use Reiki to clean & charge before, during and after working with specific specimens. When I do store them I am partial to velvet-lined jewelery boxes.
Hi Bobbie, thank you for your comment! It is nice to have your crystals scattered about and surrounding you 🙂 Crystal blessings to you!
If it’s just a few, ie for travel or a weekend away, I LOVE to use a small silk drawing string jewelry organizer pouch. It’s round w/ 6-7 small pockets and a pillowed base. Each of the stones stay separate so not to scratch (or not play well together), then I can put a larger crystal, ie quartz generator or a flat square of selenite in the center.
Ashley, Lucy, Lauren…let me know if you want me to send a pix to you of the bag
Hi Karen! Thanks so so so much for your comment- we would love to see a pic of the bag! <3 Crystal blessings!