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Enchanted Crystal November 2022 Variety Review

Kate Kemp
ByKate KempNov 28, 2022 | 2 comments

Enchanted Crystal Subscription Box
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Enchanted Crystal is a monthly subscription for crystals, hand-picked and uniquely curated to offer a truly enchanted crystal experience.

My Subscription Addiction received this box free for review. (Check out the editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This is a review for the $42.00 Crystal Variety box.

First Impressions


How cute is the crystal covered tape that wraps this sturdy box? Such a lovely presentation!


The crystals were carefully packaged: nestled in several feet of white paper and (separately) enclosed in bubble wrap. It’s not surprising, then, that they arrived in perfect condition. Opening these mysterious little parcels felt as exciting as Christmas morning!

Included is a quick note on the loveliness of their headquarters (in the Pacific Northwest) and a request for subscribers to share a photo of their world. I think that it’s really special that Enchanted Crystal is reaching out to their subscribers and engaging with them; though this is only my second month with them, I’m feeling a sense of community. I just love that!

The Crystals

Arizona Azurite (Rare) 


As the meanings and uses behind crystals (other than as sparkly jewelry) are new to me, I’ve done some research and found interesting things about each.

This is a piece of Azurite from Arizona. The predominant color of Azurite is a strikingly vibrant blue; fitting, then, that the name Azurite comes from an ancient Persian word for “blue.” Azurite is found around the world, but some of the rarest and most prized specimens come from a famous copper mine in Bisbee, Arizona. I’m excited to know that I own a piece of this special stone!

Azurite is believed to activate our crown and third eye chakras. It’s associated with psychic abilities, intuition, patience, and provides calming.

Black Kyanite


This beauty is Black Kyanite. I’ve been making gemstone jewelry for 18 years and I’ve always loved blue kyanite. But in all those years, I’d never even heard of Black Kyanite. Last month, however, I was excited to receive a small piece of it as a bonus in Enchanted Crystal’s Monthly box. It’s quite unusual; it almost has the appearance of delicately charred wood. But with a sparkle.

Kyanite crystalizes in fan-like blades. Most specimens come from Brazil, though it can be found throughout the world. Kyanite is considered to be a strong protection stone that can help with stressful situations. It’s also believed that Kyanite activates the entire chakra column, helping to realign the body and spirit.

Spanish Pyrite


This unique stone is pyrite; also known as “fool’s gold” because prospectors often mistook it for actual gold. Pyrite is named after the Greek word, “pyro” meaning “fire,” because striking two pieces of it together can start a fire.

It's often believed that pyrite possesses healing powers; some even believe that it contains pure magic. It’s a strong determination stone that resonates with the solar plexus chakra which activates personal will. Some even keep a piece of pyrite nearby when exercising because it helps them stay on track.

Apache Tears


These stones are called Apache Tears. They looked vaguely familiar so when I read that they’re a form of black obsidian that crystallizes in the form of small, indented pebbles, it jogged my memory. When I was a child, I had a black obsidian arrowhead; I thought it was the coolest thing.

Geologically, Apache Tears are formed from Silica-rich lava embedded within perlite. Water absorbed while cooling, creates concentrations of obsidian, which are referred to as Apache Tears. The name comes from the American Indian war of the 1870s during which a group of Apache soldiers, having become outnumbered, decided to ride their horses off of a cliff. The tears shed by their wives were believed to be turned to stone.

Apache Tears, being a form of obsidian, are strongly tied to the root chakra. It can cleanse the aura of negative energy and assist in psychic protection. Obsidian is also associated with heightening creativity.

Orthoceras Fossil


This specimen is an Orthoceras fossil and it’s absolutely beautiful. The information I found on it is incredibly fascinating!

According to the Crystal Council, Orthoceras:

“...is a genus of extinct nautiloid cephalopod. Its name is derived from the words “straight horn”, referring to its long, conical shell. These creatures roamed the seas during the Ordovician Period (485 million - 443 million years ago). They are the ancient ancestors of ammonites and squid that can be found in sizes ranging from a centimeter to over 14 feet long.”

I was thrilled to hold this fossil in my hands. I immediately recognized it as the same fossil found all over my bathroom counter! The previous owners of my home chose a stone countertop containing ammonite and this Orthoceras fossil. The final photo here is of the fossil given by Enchanted Crystal, sitting on my bathroom counter.

In meditation, the Orthoceras fossil is tied to the root chakra because it can ground us to the Earth. It is said that meditating with the fossil can increase our connection to the ancient Earth and all of the knowledge that it contains. Some even believe that wearing it daily can increase your lifespan.

Patagonia Pink Amethyst (Rare)


Just like last month, I’ve saved my favorite stone for last. I’ve seen amethyst often, but never in the pink variety.  Pink amethyst is a relatively new find in the gem world, only entering the market in 2019! Found only in Patagonia, pink amethyst differs from the traditional purple, in that it contains inclusions of hematite within it. This hematite within the crystal structure creates a beautiful pink color. Though it’s pink, scientists have concluded that it’s closer to amethyst than rose quartz.

Pink amethyst can balance your emotions, keeping you calm and offering comfort. Unlike purple amethyst, which is tied to psychic power, pink amethyst brings a sense of love and healing. It relieves stress, calms anxiety and, when worn daily, can reduce headaches.

Hand-Crafted Cloth Grid

Each month, a new design is hand-crafted on a cloth grid. I love this month’s design; it reminds me of a combination of a mandala and a dream catcher. But what, exactly, is a grid? After searching a bit, I found a great explanation. According to a blog from the Healing Crystals Company:

“A crystal grid involves the physical act of laying out one’s crystals in a pattern that is recognized in sacred metaphysics. This layout, combined with the user’s genuine intention, is thought to amplify the properties of the stones quite significantly, bringing greater benefit to the user or more successful outcomes.”

I’ve spent hours happily reading about these crystals, their meanings and uses. This is all new to me and I find it absolutely fascinating.

The Verdict

This is only my second box from Enchanted Crystal, and I’m totally addicted. If you’re like me, and crystals are new to you, this is an awesome way to jumpstart your collection! I’m really enjoying researching all of these stones and I feel especially lucky to possess a piece of Patagonian Pink Amethyst. All of the stones sent in this Enchanted Crystal box are interesting and beautiful, but the inclusion of Arizona Azurite and (especially) the pink amethyst, are valuable and a true treasure.

Opening the box is like opening a mysterious Christmas present that you know will contain something beautiful. Overall, I really enjoyed the experience, and I truly can’t wait for next month!

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To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be December's box. Order by the 5th of the month to receive the current shipment. Also, Enchanted Crystal does have an online store that you can visit to browse and purchase specimens that are in stock.

Sign up on or before the 5th of the month to get the current month’s box! All orders processed after the 5th will ship the following month. We ship between the 5th and 8th of each month.

Value Breakdown: This is the Crystal Variety box that costs $42 a month. That’s only $7 per specimen (not counting the cloth grid)! If you consider that shipping is free, that’s a surprisingly good value! Want to start small? Enchanted Crystal also offers a smaller box, containing one crystal (and a bonus baggie of small crystals) each month for $16.

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Great review! Your enthusiasm shines through your words and makes me want to subscribe. Thank you for doing the research and going into detail about where the crystals come from, and their benefits to the mind, body and soul.

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Kate K

Thank you! You’ve absolutely made my day!

I’m new to this subscription box but I’m having so much fun with it! And while it took extra time to research each crystal (thank you for noticing!!) I found it absolutely fascinating!

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