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Crystals for beginners

I have recently discovered the wonderful world of crystals. I am hooked. I even have an online shop selling them – that’s how much I love them. Today I thought I’d put together a simple post pointing out the ‘must-have’ crystals if you’re a beginner and don’t know where to start.

It’s ok if you don’t really understand crystals and don’t get what all the fuss is about. I didn’t either, but as my love for them grew I started to read more and more about them. Call it witchcraft if you like! I’ve always been a little bit nutty haha, but if nothing else, they create a very positive vibe from within when I look at them. And they do make me happy because they also look amazing!

I feel that energy creates energy. So if they make me feel good, and I believe, I shall receive.

PLUS, they are aesthetically beautiful and can fill an empty surface in your home. Pop them on a console, in your office, next to your bed, or on a tray on your dining table.

A Brief History of Crystals

Crystal use dates back to at least 6,000 years ago to many ancient civilizations — the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks, and Japanese. Crystals were used to promote healing, enlightenment, and fulfillment. Crystals have long since been believed to have metaphysical properties and to enhance psychic abilities.

The crystals can act as a vessel for healing by allowing positive energy to flow into the body, whilst providing a way for negative energy to flow out.


It is also beneficial to place crystals throughout your home, office and in a special space to constantly surround yourself with free flowing positive energy. From the large geodes to the small tumbled stones, each of these gemstones and their meanings have a balancing, positive effect on your body and mind. Healing crystals are not medicine, so you cannot rely on them to improve a medical diagnosis, but if you believe in them, they can improve your mood and mindset.

Must have crystals for beginners

I think you can’t go past these! They are affordable and all have unique qualities.

Clear Quartz

The most powerful healer and amplifier. Excellent for blockages. Works on all levels of self. Aids memory, excellent to program & store information. Heals immune system and brings balance to all.


Cleanses, purifies and forms a protective shield around the body. Buried, it promotes growth. Banishes feelings of being a victim. Attracts inspiration compassion and prosperity. Powerful mental healer, releases tension, removes blockages. Black: Protects against cell phones, strengthens immune system. Brown: Grounding, cleans aura, heals dysfunctional family  relations.


Unconditional love and peace. Purifies heart, calms and reassures. Attracts love to you and from you. Brings self-love and acceptance. Releases unexpressed emotions and heartache. Comforts grief. Encourages self forgiveness and trust.
Healing – Heart, circulation, kidneys, adrenals. Increases fertility, soothes burns. Helpful in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Smoky Quartz

Excellent stone for grounding and protecting, especially in time of stress. Eliminates & detoxes on all levels. Relieves fear lifts depression & brings calmness. Aids acceptance of physical body.
Healing – Excellent for treating radiation related illness of chemotherapy. Promotes pain relief. Good for ailments of abdomen, hips & legs, relieves pain, headaches. Dissolves cramps, strengthens back, fortifies the nerves. Aids assimilation of minerals, regulates liquid within the body.


Stone of Abundance. Powerful cleanser and regenerator, energizing, creative, opens intuition. Teaches how to manifest prosperity, all that is good and how to share. Helps to go with the flow. Overcome fear.
Healing – Stimulates digestion, spleen, pancreas, increase blood circulation, detoxifies blood, balance thyroid.


Strong healing and cleansing powers. Helps to overcome addictions and blockages of all kinds. Aids sleep. Dispels all negative emotions and brings positive responses.
Healing – Cleanses blood, immune system, skin conditions, cellular disorders, fine tunes metabolism and endocrine system.


Cleans and stabilises aura. Protects against computer and electromagnetic stress. Draws negative energies and stress from around you. Purifies and cleans on all levels. This stone overcomes chaos and brings calmness. Helps you to learn and increase concentration.
Healing – Powerful healer, good for teeth, cells, bones, repairs DNA, relieves pain, Shingles and nerve related pain.


Cleans electromagnetic pollution, good for computers. Dissipates negativity. Reduces stress and depression. A stone of transition, calming and supportive during deep emotional distress.
Healing – Strengthens immune system, relieves exhaustion, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Bipolar and anorexia.

Conveniently, you can buy these in my SHOP most of the time too! 😉 If you’re starting out, these would be a good collection to get you going. If they are sold out, I will always be getting more, so keep an eye out.

♥  KC.


  • Naomi Hoenig

    – just the prompt I needed to know where to start..
    Just placed an order on your website and look forward to seeing when your rose quartz comes back in stock and anything else to

  • Shelley

    Hi Katrina. Do you offer a beginners kit of crystals? I already have some of these that I purchased from you previously but I would like to purchase a set of the beginners crystals to give to a friend. Just wondering…
    Merry Christmas to you ?

    • Katrina (author)

      I sometimes do, but I don’t have any at the moment sorry. x

  • Santos Vanessa Williams

    Wondering if you have the beginners kit on crystals

    • Katrina (author)

      Not at this time, sorry.

  • Jessica

    Is cleansing and charging the crystals necessary?

    • Katrina (author)

      Periodically yes 🙂

  • Suzette Harnden

    Hi Katrina, How do I go about ordering the crystals

    • Katrina (author)

      Hi, normally I have some in stock to sell, but I am all out at the moment. sorry!

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