Enchanted Crystal Subscription Review – January 2018
Enchanted Crystal is a monthly subscription for crystals, hand-picked and uniquely curated to offer a truly enchanted crystal experience.
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This is a review for the $16 Crystal of the Month subscription.
About Enchanted Crystal: Crystal of the Month
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The Cost: $16 for the Crystal of the Month subscription or $58 per month for the Crystal Variety Box.
The Products: The Crystal of the Month subscription includes a crystal or mineral specimen, plus educational information and bonus mini crystals or minerals. The Crystal Variety Box includes 4 – 8 crystal or mineral specimens, a hand-printed cloth grid, and bonus mini crystals or minerals.
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January 2018 Enchanted Crystal: Crystal of the Month Review
First, you’ll see a greeting from Adam of Enchanted Crystal with an update on what he’s got planned.
Next, there’s an info sheet all about the featured Crystal of the Month! January is the Lemurian Amphibole Quartz!
Lemurian Amphibole Quartz – Estimated Value $16.00+
This month’s crystal comes to us from Bahia, Brazil. The info sheet tells me that the brown, red, and tan colors seen in the quartz are due to amphibole being present inside while forming. An amphibole is a group of minerals composed of tremolite, actinolite, tourmaline, and hornblende. I found a similar quartz here that doesn’t look as large as the one I received for $16.00.
Here you can see how cool the reddish hues look, swirling inside of the otherwise clear two-inch l0ng quartz.
The amphibole was slowly deposited into the quartz solution as it was cooling inside the earth which suspended these waves as it crystallized. The info sheet reminds us how rare and special this occurrence is!
Enchanted Crystal also includes a few other kinds of small crystals in each package. Let’s see what I got this month!
Matchstick Quartz Shards
I got these in my first shipment back in November but still think they are pretty cool. There is quite a handful here, so I can easily share these with fellow crystal collectors. Each one is so thin and delicate, just like their namesake, the matchstick. I like to look through them and see how the coloring, size, and shape differs in each.
The next bonus crystal came in the form of four small black tourmaline specimens. The more popular cuts of these seem to be solid black and longer, with defined ridges. These look to be more rough and unpolished. However, you can still make out black flat spots and ridges throughout, among the rust color.
Fluorite comes in many colors (so much that it’s been called “the most colorful mineral in the world”) and this pale green is one of the more common colors found. I received a good 1.25-inch long specimen that is cloudy with a few different green variations within.
The most unique of this month’s batch is the pearlesque thin and flaky lepidolite mica. Normally found in pink and purple hues, mine is typical, thin enough to read through, and almost looks like a piece of shell found at the beach. This one could easily be snapped in half, so I’ll be sure to keep good care of it.
Verdict: Enchanted Crystal delivered a larger “crystal of the month” along with four other smaller specimens to my door for $16.00. It’s of course hard to place a value on each since every crystal and stone is unique in size and color, but seemingly similar (yet smaller) versions the lemurian amphibole quartz look to be going for the price of the subscription on Etsy, plus I got all of the bonus minerals as well!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: For $16, I received five different stone or crystal types which breaks down to $3.20 each.
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Do you have a favorite crystal from this month’s Enchanted Crystal?