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Here is a Question from One of Our Customers:

I am very new to crystals and its healing properties. I was wondering: Is there a difference in the healing properties of an amethyst gemstone and an amethyst quartz crystal? I read some articles talking about irradiation and how once a crystal is polished it will lose its healing properties, is this true? What are your recommendations?


Dear A,
I must share the standard disclaimer that I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals for healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.

It does not matter if a stone is natural or cut and polished. All crystals still have that healing vibration. As far as irradiation of the stones, almost all stones are irradiated to enhance or change its color. Even natural stones are known to be irradiated.
They will still retain the properties of its color and vibration. Tanzanite is an example. They are irradiated to give them that lovely lavender that is their signature color. Unless specified most citrine is irradiated to give them a sunny lemon yellow.
So my opinion is they are still wonderful healing stones whither cut and polished or natural.

Roslyn Bohanan
Master crystal Healer

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Posted on June 10, 2011

  I want to mention that rough rose quartz has a little bit different vibration then tumbled rose quartz. My friends and I noticed that rough one brings to the surface sexual desires, sex in dreams, etc. Tumbled one brings that loving, gentle vibration (the true rose quartz vibration)  (Submitted by: schteck on June 10, 2011)

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