A crystal is a solid whose atoms are arranged in a “highly ordered” repeating pattern. These patterns are called crystal systems. If a mineral has its atoms arranged in one of them, then that mineral is a crystal.
I just arrived back home from High Point Market with 2 new quartz crystals. We met two women from a company that makes crystal bowls, lamps, votive holders and a lot of cool custom products. The ladies connected with us, and we with them, and they gave us crystals for good luck and health.
Do crystals “work?”
In Feng Shui, crystals represent the earth element and the metal element. I need both of these in my life to balance my chi. For some people, crystals represent Choi, or wealth, for others, they may represent creativity or strength. They are organic minerals, and are generally considered to be healing elements.
I think they can bring calm, healing energy to a space. They are beautiful and complex in structure, and each type of crystal has different positive properties. If you’re drawn to crystals, then you probably need them.
Take a look at these beautiful pieces: