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Hi. I happened to find some beautiful jewelry made of tumbled stones, and I was attracted and bought them. When I came home to find out what crystals they were, I discovered that they were dyed tumbled stones. Can you please guide me - are they still useful for healing or not? Thanks for your advice.



Dear T,

Thank you for contacting with your crystal questions. First, let me share the standard disclaimer that I am not a medical professional and can neither diagnose medical problems, nor prescribe medical treatment. Crystals, whether natural, or manmade, are best used as complimentary therapy along with treatments recommended by your medical professional.

As many crystals and gemstones become harder to find, there is much interest in manmade or synthetic crystals. If the healing properties of crystals were caused solely by their crystalline structure and the elements that compose them, they would have the same properties. However, much of what makes natural crystals excellent healing tools is that they have recorded the history of the earth and the events and energies surrounding them for millennia. This cannot be recreated in a lab. So, while they will have some of the same healing properties, most crystal healers find the energy of natural crystals to be far more intense, refined and predictable than that of synthetic crystals.

Here is a link to an article on our site with more on the topic.

The jewelry you found must have attracted you for some reason! Without seeing or touching the crystals, I can neither confirm nor deny your identification of them. Even enhanced crystals—crystals that are dyed, heated, stabilized have some healing properties. While they will vary from completely natural crystals, some crystals do not hold up to repeated touching or use without being sealed or stabilized, so sometimes crystals like turquoise, are almost always enhanced and the healing energy is still substantial.

If you find the jewelry beautiful and enjoy the energy you feel from it, then it is likely that the crystals in the jewelry have healing energy that is beneficial for you. As with all crystals and crystal jewelry, it is important to clear the jewelry before wearing it and as often as you feel is necessary with regular wear.  Here is a link to some articles on clearing and programming your crystals.

I hope this information has been helpful to you. Please contact us again if we can be of any further assistance.

Crystal Blessings!



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Posted on February 11, 2013

  Thank you for this information.  (Submitted by: Medha Mhatre on August 01, 2020)

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