What are crystals? The more we understand crystals, the more effective they are. 

Crystals are solid bodies with geometrical shapes. Created with the formation of earth, some taking millions of years to form, crystals have been used for many centuries for metaphysical and healing purposes.

Crystals are known to be the earth’s DNA. They are formed under pressure, when liquid from a solution evaporates, deep underground, in layers, and dipped into being. This initial forming is called Nucleation. Nucleation affect the crystals’ properties, energy, and the way they function. 

Did you know that all crystals are born colorless? So what gives them color? When light interacts with different atoms as crystals are forming, it causes impurities in the atomic structure, which then creates color. 

While we describe all these magical crystals, we should know that not all crystals are crystals. Crystals are solid materials that have an internal crystalline lattice structure. A crystal lattice is an internal 3-Dimensional geometrical shape formed out of their method of formation. These include triangles, squares, trapezium, rectangle, rhomboid, parallelogram, and hexagon.

Minerals are a natural occurring solid material with a defined chemical composition and fixed structure being composed of more than one element. Perfect example is Amethyst. Amethyst is made of quartz with small traces of Iron. 

Rocks are a combination of one or more minerals made from the earth’s crust. Some examples are Lapis and Red Jasper.

Gemstones are crystals based on beauty, durability, and rarity. There are a total of FOUR precious gemstones; Diamond, emerald, sapphire, and ruby. Semiprecious gemstones are easier to access and typically less durable just as topaz and peridot.

Stones are members of Crystals, minerals, rocks, and/or gemstones with metallic minerals. Stones can be classified as copper, pyrite, and hematite for example. 

Fossils are rocks or stones that are preserved from ancient organisms. The most common being Amber.