Finding That Perfect Crystal

by Ron & Sue Windred on October 21, 2014

Finding the Perfect Crystal can indeed be a hard task and sometimes you just have to settle for second best or find a way around a potential problem.

A case in point: One of our customers is greatly taken with a green Agate slice; it’s the right size, he loves the colour, especially this particular shade of green and it’s the right price.

But it has a slight imperfection, as he sees it, with a small hole or indentation on one side, though in every other respect it is perfect, just what he is looking for. However, he won’t buy it, instead holding out to find a faultless one, which I have tried to point out to him, may never happen. 

agate slice 19.5

If it were me, I would buy it and enjoy all of its pleasures, overlooking this small perceived imperfection, whilst watching out for the perfect specimen I would like to own.

In fact, this is the advice that is at the heart of this article – take advantage of the best crystal available at the time until you get your hands on the perfect crystal you are looking for. More often than not, you will get many years of pleasure and healing service from this stone until you eventually acquire the crystal that meets all of your criteria.

Realistically the healing benefits of crystals relate more to their intrinsic properties, rather than their value, quality and looks. It is better to make use of what is available at the time.
You may even find that you never do find that perfect specimen and think of all that you would have missed out on whilst waiting.

Fortunately for us, this was one of the best bits of advice we received from our teacher when we were starting out on our journey as healers, resulting in lots of wonderful stones making their way into our collection. Many have also been moved on as they have been replaced with better quality crystals or stones with greater personal appeal.

It’s also worth noting that from Mother Nature’s position all crystals are perfect.

Getting around a potential problem can be achieved with a little bit of ingenuity as explained in this story from another customer.

She saw this particular Clear Quartz cluster, that for her had some sort of magical appeal and she said it also had an inner glow that was obvious to her, but not noticed by me. She loved this crystal, but again it had a perceived flaw – it wouldn’t sit down flat like she wanted, as it didn’t have a flat bottom, so she passed it by.

A week later she was telling me she was still very attracted to this crystal cluster, but she was disappointed that it didn’t sit right for her. I pointed out that she could have someone grind it flat, but she didn’t like that idea as she felt it would be interfering with the energy of the crystal. It was suggested that she could get a wooden base made that would allow it to sit and be displayed well, but she wasn’t sure.

Clear Quartz cluster

Fortunately, the suggestion of sitting it in a bowl of sand, satisfactorily resolved the problem, allowing her to enjoy the crystals beauty and meet her requirement for it sitting down firmly on the surface. 

Perfect crystals are somewhat rare and difficult to procure, not to mention a lot more expensive than their less than perfect and easier to find cousins, but with a little bit of compromise, and the use of your imagination and inventiveness, you should be able to find a crystal that is more than suitable to your requirements. 

© Written by Ron and Sue Windred

Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties outlined in this website are for inspiration and reference. These alleged properties are gathered from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. In no way are they meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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