Budget crystals – are they worth it?
Yes! Crystal healing needn’t be an expensive hobby. There are many, many beautiful and expensive stones, but you can great results with a collection worth less than £20.
Here are my favourite budget crystals, and where I source them from.
Where to Source Stones
Obviously, you should be looking for ethical companies to stones from. But here are some tips to getting cheaper crystals.
- Buy from museums or science shops. I went to a bunch of jewelry and science stalls when I was in Germany, and got crystals half the price they are in the metaphysical shops. A crystal is a crystal is a crystal. Yes, there are some shapes that are better for a certain purpose than others, but a raw or tumbled stone will serve you just fine.
- Secondhand stones are perfectly fine. You should be cleansing any stone that comes into your life anyway, so don’t feel odd about buying them secondhand.
- Check out jewelry shops – sometimes they sell of old stock that has gone out out of fashion, but are still perfectly usable. You can also get carved or shaped stones cheaper than in other stores too.
- Buy from me! My handmade crystal jewelry is simple, elegant and affordable. Prices start from just £5.00, and I ship worldwide.
But which ones should you buy? Here are my Top Ten Budget Crystals…
(Links in this post may be affiliate links.)
Buy here: £2.10
Rose Quartz Chunk Approx 2 inches by Geofossils
If I had to pick a favorite stone, it would be Rose Quartz all the way. I just love it. It’s one of my favourite stones to make into jewelry, too.
Rose Quartz is the best emotional healer available, and works in conjunction with just about any other stone.
It promotes love of all kinds – self-love, friendship, family, and romance. Rose Quartz helps ease the pain of abuse and sexual trauma. Healing heartbreak, it is a gentle stone that is suitable for jewelry and other forms of daily use.
You can also use it to ease tension in a room, and give a calm loving atmosphere.
If you suffer from headaches or migraines this not only eases the symptoms, but can help prevent attacks.
It can help reduce the symptoms and effects of degenerative mental conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and also helps you recover from addictions of all kinds.
Physically, it heals the heart, lungs, chest, and eases burns and blistering.
Buy Here: £1.05
Amethyst Tumble Stone (20-25mm) Single Stone
Amethyst is a Master Healer, yes, but also one of the most common elements on Earth, so if you’re asked to pay large sums for small stones, some bugger saw you coming.
Being a Master Healer, there isn’t much Amethyst can’t do, but it does have specialties where it’s powers are amplified.
It helps sobriety of all kinds, healing addictions and self destructive behaviors. Amethyst also helps the memory, and improves neural links, making you sharper and cleverer, also easing the symptoms of memory related disorders.
Buy it Here: £2.75
Clear Quartz Crystal Natural Rough Point
Another Master Healer, this one specialising in burns, radiation and chemotherapy side effects and other similar ailments. It de-toxifies the body and brings the organs into balance.
Quartz is good for diagnosing illnesses and indicating where energy blockages and disease lie in the body and aura field.
Buy It Here: £3.90
Tumbled Blue Apatite Tumble Stone
Apatite is a balancing and calming stone, making it great to ease emotional overload associated with autism, ADHD, panic disorders and similar conditions.
It is also useful for bones, cartilage and teeth, and disorders within those areas of the body, including motor skills and exhaustion.
Black Tourmaline is great for chronic and/or terminal diseases and conditions, especially good for pain relief, and conditions related to the lungs and immune system.
Also useful for arthritis, hand-eye coordination and back pain.
Buy it here: £1.07
Tiger Eye Tumblestones – Medium
Tiger’s Eye is great for mental illness, and deals with issues of self-worth, self-doubt and blocked emotions. It encourages the correct use of power and assertion.
Buy it here: £1.08
Red Jasper is another good one for chronic conditions and the isolation therein, but is great for fevers, cleaning the blood and liver, and protecting against electromagnetic and geopathic stress.
Buy it here: £1.85
Tumbled Green Aventurine Tumble Stone
Green Aventurine is a great all around healer, good at balancing most aspects of the body.
Particular illnesses and conditions eased by Green Aventurine include migraines, stuttering and other speech impediments, high cholesterol, acne and intrusive negative thoughts.
Buy it here: £1.10
Carnelian Tumble Stone (Brazilian) (20-25mm) Single Stone
Usually known as the business success stone, Carnelian has many healing properties as well, which is why I chose it for my jewelry, too.
Specifically it’s good for nosebleeds, wounds, ovaries and the womb, depression, neuralgia and helps the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Buy It Here: £1.07
Sodalite Tumble Stone (20-25mm) Single Stone
Sodalite is good for balancing the shadow with the light, and so it great for hypochondria, panic disorders, depression and anger issues.
It also works on the throat and vocal chords, can lower blood pressure and increases the absorption of fluid.
What I’ve give you here are just a few properties of each crystal, and specifically just a few for crystal healing. Add the witchcraft uses for crystals, and you can do anything you want with these ten budget crystals.
This is a perfect basic toolkit, and also a good gift for the budding healer in the family.
But which budget crystals are your favourite? Let me know in the comments!