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This is a review for the $42.00 Crystal Variety box.
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!
The insert included in the box is an invitation to enter a giveaway by posting a photo of your crystal collection to Instagram. I love that Enchanted Crystal is reaching out to their subscribers and engaging with them; it feels like they’re forming a community of crystal lovers.
This was the first crystal I unwrapped, and I was in awe! It has a beautiful shine to it that I struggled to capture in photographs. It feels very heavy/dense and reminds me of Iron Pyrite (also known as “fool’s gold”) except that it’s silvery rather than golden. This is a super cool crystal; what a great start!
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. For a start, Galena is a commonly mined lead ore found throughout the world, but in large quantities in the United States–so much so that it’s the name of cities in Illinois and Kansas.
Galena is thought to be a strong grounding stone that works on the root chakra. It also recharges your “inner battery” and helps you achieve challenging tasks.
Shungite is 98% carbon (similar to pencil lead), so it’s not surprising that when you handle it, you’ll find black residue on your hands. I learned this the hard way: smudging up my shirt! Aside from that, it’s an interesting specimen. One side is shiny like glass, and one is chalky looking.
Shungite is said to be a useful stone because it can activate all seven main chakras and is used to detoxify the body and mind of negative energy.
Brazilian Kunzite Set (Rare)
These lovely crystals are some of my favorites. They have a soft, pinky-purple hue that I find irresistible. Kunzite is usually found in Pakistan and Afghanistan, so to receive rare (though small) pieces from Brazil is special.
Kunzite unlocks the heart, allowing it to accept love from nature, humanity, animals, and the Earth.
This crystal is just gorgeous! It really is reminiscent of honey; not just in color, but in its silky appearance. Honey Calcite is linked to the third-eye and can help someone with the most difficult part of a task: the start!
Amethyst is a gemstone I’ve used often; but always in jewelry. These are the first globes I’ve owned and they’re really neat; one is a bit cloudy and one is more translucent, but contains lovely inclusions.
As far as its use, amethyst is believed to help maintain physical energy and promote mental clarity.
The best for last? Definitely, in my opinion! I wish you could feel this stone! It’s in an egg shape and feels heavy, solid, cool and smooth in my hand. I also love the contrasting colors and stripes formed by the different layers.
From what I’ve gathered, aragonite is good for beginners and promotes confidence and self-healing.
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.”
This is all new to me and I find it absolutely fascinating!
This is my first variety box from Enchanted Crystal, and I’m so impressed! If you’re like me, and crystals are new to you, this is an awesome way to jumpstart your collection! After admiring my new crystals, I was excited to get on Amazon to pick out a crystal display shelf. I can see this becoming an addictive hobby!
My only suggestion to Enchanted Crystal would be to create a glossary on the website, where it’s easy to research the purpose of each crystal. I realize that a printout is probably not feasible each month, so perhaps, put a QR code in each box with a link to this information on the site. It would save subscribers a lot of time going all over the web to research how to use the lovely new crystals you’ve sent.
Overally, I really enjoyed the experience, and can’t wait for next month!
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To Wrap Up
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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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