What is the difference between crystals and tumbled stones? Are they both same? Can I use tumbled stones in the same way as I use crystals?
Thank you for contacting Healing Crystals with your question about tumbled stones. Tumbling is just a type of finish for the crystal that smooths out and shines up the raw stone. It is done by putting the pieces in a barrel and tumbling them for days, or even weeks with varying types of gritty materials. What makes a crystal a crystal is the crystalline formation of the mineral itself as it changes from a liquid to a solid. So there can be tumbled crystals. The basic essence of the crystal's energy is unchanged by tumbling, but energy-sensitive people would say it has a smoother vibration than a raw crystal's energy.
I hope this information has been helpful to you. And of course, if you have any further questions regarding crystals or crystal healing, please feel free to contact us again.
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I am not a medical professional and can neither diagnose illness nor prescribe medical treatments. Crystals should not be used as a replacement for medical care, but rather used as a complimentary therapy along with the treatment prescribed by your licensed medical professional.