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Enchanted Crystal December 2022 Variety Review

Kate Kemp
ByKate KempDec 26, 2022 | 0 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!

The first insert included in the box is a quick note from Adam, the owner of Enchanted Crystal, detailing things he’s grateful for, and asking subscribers to email (or send a DM through Instagram), with what fills them with gratitude. I think that it’s really special that Enchanted Crystal is constantly reaching out to their subscribers and engaging with them; it feels like a family!

These notes are nice and add a personalized touch, but I’m still desperate for an insert or QR code with a link to information about each crystal. Scouring the internet for facts on each stone is interesting, but incredibly time consuming, and can be very difficult with the rare crystals.

The Crystals

Epidote In Matrix


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

First off, I admit that I’m in love with this piece of Epidote in Matrix. I’ve never seen or even heard of it before opening this box, but it’s impossible not to be enchanted by it. The shiny black crystals (found jutting from the white matrix) are called Epidote.

I’m glad I did some reading because this stone is said to be just as powerful as it is beautiful. According to the research I’ve done, it’s one of the few crystals that should be used cautiously. The reason is that it’s an amplifier of energy. Considering that, it makes sense that the name “epidote” comes from the Greek word for, “increase.” It’s believed that carrying epidote will amplify whatever energy you’re manifesting at the moment: positive or negative. Because of this, it's thought to be unwise to carry it on a day when things are going badly. On the other hand, carrying it on a good day can attract creativity and prosperity.

Mexican Green Fluorite


I’ve often worked with Rainbow Fluorite (which contains shades of green, blue and purple), but this is my first chunk of Mexican Green Fluorite. It’s quite evocative. When I gaze at it, I’m transported back to my honeymoon, watching the frothy waves of the clear Caribbean ocean breaking on the shores of the Bahaman Islands.

It’s believed that Fluorite brings mental clarity as well as assisting with decision making. It can absorb the negative energy from your aura while activating all seven of your chakras. Green fluorite, in particular, is said to bring balance by uniting the heart and mind.

Lapis Lazuli


This deep blue stone is Lapis Lazuli, which I’ve seen for sale (in the form of beads), for many years. It has a surprisingly important and fascinating history. According to the Crystal Council:

“Numerous historical relics have been created from this stone such as the Pillars in Saint Petersburg Cathedral, King Tutankhamen’s Sarcophagus, and the eyeshadow of Cleopatra. Lapis Lazuli was ground into a pigment and used within paintings by famed artists like Leonardo Divinci and Michaelangelo. In the Old Testament, Exodus stood upon a slate stone of Lapis and saw the God of Israel.”

Many believe that lapis lazuli is tied to the third eye and throat chakras; increasing intelligence and insight. It’s also said that it can help connect your emotions with your intellect, helping you to control the vibration of your thoughts. Now that I know of its potential abilities, it makes sense why it would be such a popular and sought after stone.

Rose Quartz


This lovely stone is one you’ve probably seen before: Rose Quartz. I love the look and feel of this slice of rose quartz; it’s smooth and shiny on one side, rough and textured on the other.

Unfortunately, despite being carefully wrapped, my crystal arrived fractured. I sent Enchanted Crystal an email (to the address on the insert) with photos of the pieces and inquired as to what would be done for a subscriber in this situation. They replied that, typically, replacements would be sent (often) along with a bonus crystal. Despite assuring them that I only wanted to share the replacement process with MSA readers, they promptly sent new crystals as well as a stunning bonus. Be sure to read to the end to see it: it’s gorgeous!

As you might surmise from its soft pink color, rose quartz is considered a stone of love. It's said to contain a feminine energy that brings out feelings of compassion and peace. It’s also believed to help cleanse and heal your aura and heart, relieve tension and promote inner peace.

Agatised Carnelian Seashell Fossils (Rare)


These tiny specimens were once ancient seashells, but have become agatized. The label on the shells lists them as “Agatised;” but based on what I’ve found scouring the web, it’s mostly spelled “Agatized.” So what does that mean, anyway?

According to Fossilera, the largest retail fossil website in the world:

“The term “agatized” is generally used to describe a fossil that has been replaced with chalcedony, a microcrystalline form of quartz.This happens through a process known as permineralization in which mineral rich groundwater seeps in and replaces the organic tissues of the plant or animal with silica, forming a crystal cast.”

However, unlike most agatized fossils, the organic tissue in these shells was not replaced by ordinary chalcedony, but by Carnelian, an orangish-red version of the quartz crystal. That makes these fossils rare as well as beautiful.

In cultures across the globe, from the ancient Egyptians to the Iron Age Japanese, carnelian was used to adorn the deceased. It was worn by rulers (such as Napoleon I and II) as well as the Islamic prophet, Muhammed.

In meditation, carnelian is said to activate our lower three chakras (the solar plexus, sacral and root) which channel our sexual energy. It’s also believed that carnelian can unleash creativity as well as your inner child.

Shoushan Calcite Tower


Like the rose quartz, the Shoshun Calcite arrived damaged (the tip was missing). Despite that, this calcite tower is one of my favorite specimens from this month’s box. It’s pleasingly heavy, around four inches in length and has six smooth sides. Shoushan Calcite is a new-found form of calcite characterized by white and brown striations. This sedimentary rock was formed thousands of years ago and is primarily composed of calcium, carbonate and oxygen with impurities that give it a lovely swirling effect.

Some believe that calcite is a very spiritually significant stone: protecting you by defeating negative energies in your aura. As for its healing properties, I’m shocked by how vast and varied they are said to be. It’s claimed that calcite can help with everything from mental clarity, memory loss and neural coordination, to relieving major conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD. Many also believe that it can boost your immune system, help you maintain a healthy blood pressure and control your blood sugar.

While I’m not totally sold on all of the physical powers attributed to it, or to stones in general, I enjoy studying them and would love to believe in their ability to aid us! The more I learn, the more I respect and enjoy them.

Bonus: Zambian Hematite Quartz In Matrix


This specimen was sent as an apology for the broken crystals which was an incredibly kind, though unnecessary gesture. I love this box, broken stones and all; but it’s good to know that Enchanted Crystal takes the satisfaction of their subscribers so seriously. Seeing this stone, I’m a little glad that the other stones arrived broken because this bonus crystal is one of the most stunning pieces I’ve seen!

As was the case with the previous stones, I felt compelled to research it. I couldn’t find much under the exact name listed on the label but, from what I’ve gathered, it also seems to be known as Hematoid Quartz. Hematoid quartz is associated with water energy and it’s believed to enhance the energy of the space it’s placed in (especially one of calmness, prayer and meditation). Like hematite, it can ground you, remove negative energy and balance your body, mind and spirit. Hematoid quartz is said to combine the amplification power of quartz with Hematite’s grounding and balancing ability.

My favorite of its stated powers, though, is that it’s believed to increase self-worth and self-respect. Sign me up! I’ve actually purchased a lovely, rotating wood stand for it. And it lights up! I can’t wait to get it set up and display this beauty. Would anyone like to see photos of it when it’s in its new home?

Hand-Crafted Cloth Grid


Each month, a new grid design is hand-crafted onto a sturdy cloth. This month’s design is very intricate and reminds me of a lovely turquoise mandala. 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 my third Variety 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 dreaming of ways to display them. I truly can’t wait to see what next month brings!

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To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be January'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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