I would like to just ask...is there a difference in the effectiveness of a smooth stone as opposed to a raw crystal? This is all new to me. Thank you.
Thanks so much for your question about the difference in energies between natural (raw) and tumbled crystals. This is a question that a lot of people ask - even ones who have been working with crystals for a long time.
Tumbled or Polished crystals have been processed by hand and/or machine and Raw or Natural crystals have not - they are pretty much as they came out of the ground. Of course any time a person or machine comes into contact with a crystal (or any object for that matter) it will alter the energy of the crystal. If you really think about it though - as soon as a Raw/Natural crystal is dug from the ground then that crystal's energy is also altered.
Both Tumbled and Natural crystals are effective healers and protectors. They offer different energies however they are both positive and effective. My suggestion is that you see for yourself by getting a Tumbled and Natural form of the same crystal see if the energy feels different to you. Clear Quartzis a good one to try since both forms are cost effective. Often you will find that Raw/Natural crystals tend to be higher in price that the Tumbled variety.
Personally I use both and strongly suggest to everyone that they do the same. I believe that it is more important to work with the crystal that speaks to you rather than whether it is Natural or Tumbled. I was once with a group of people who all chose a Raw Rose Quartzsince they believed it to be more powerful while I went for the Polished one - because it spoke to me and I really felt it's energy. It is one of my favorite crystals! Another positive about Tumbled crystals is that they are easy to carry and hold.
I hope that I was able to help and I would love to hear back from you about whether you felt a difference in the different crystals. Thank you for your support of Healing Crystals.com and please feel free to let us know if you have any other questions.
Wishing you lots of Love and Light!
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