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This is a review for the $16.00 Crystal of the Month subscription.
How cute is the crystal covered tape that wraps this sturdy box? Such a lovely presentation! The crystals were carefully packaged: they were nestled in several feet of white paper and enclosed in bubble wrap. It’s not surprising, then, that they arrived in perfect condition.
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!
The other insert includes some great information that makes me truly appreciate this month’s crystal.
Madagascar Amethyst (Bonus Crystals)
Each month, Enchanted Crystal includes a small collection of bonus crystals and stones. I look at these extras as an appetizer; a little taste to get you hungry for more!
The bonus crystals I received are three pieces of Amethyst from Madagascar. Two are a rich purple and one is a lovely pale shade. Most Amethyst is purple in color because the iron impurities within the stone are naturally irradiated over time, and irradiated iron shows up on the purple spectrum.
Amethyst is a common variety of quartz and is thought to be an excellent stone for those who are beginners in the metaphysical use of crystals. It’s said to be easy to work with and it will cleanse one’s aura of negative energies. It can maintain mental clarity and promotes physical energy. Also, it can awaken intuition and amplify any latent psychic ability that one might possess.
I’m excited to receive such useful crystals, especially since I’m a beginner. What a great start! Now, on to the main event!
December’s mineral is Ishpeming Hematite from the upper peninsula of Michigan. According to the fact sheet included with the specimen, hematite has been by our side from the beginning. It has been used as a pigment to make cave paintings, some from more than 100,000 years ago. Today it’s our primary industrial ore.
Interesting fact: In 2001, NASA, using an infrared spectrometer, found hematite on Mars! Even more remarkable is that hematite requires water for it to form. So, finding the presence of hematite is one way that scientists are able to prove the existence of water on Mars. Which means Mars might have been, and might once again, be capable of sustaining life! Call me a dork, but I think that’s incredibly fascinating.
This is my third month with Enchanted Crystal, so I’m still new to the metaphysical aspect of crystals and minerals. I did some searching online and found that Hematite is thought to be one of the most powerful grounding minerals. It can root your mind and body back to the Earth; like a magnet, it pulls excess energy from your environment, channeling it to help you stay present and grounded in the moment. It’s a stone that is balancing and can help calm anxiety and irrational fears.
Hematite sounds like a very useful stone to work with! And this particular specimen is incredibly sparkly! I’ve seen hematite before in jewelry; it's always been smooth and shiny but a little boring. Luckily, this piece isn’t; it’s downright gorgeous! I wish I was better able to capture its brilliance in my photographs.
Now that I’ve started my collection with Enchanted Crystal, I don’t want to stop collecting or learning about crystals. I really look forward to receiving this box each month!
If you’re interested in crystals, this is a great place to start your collection. As for the value, considering the fact that shipping is included in the $16 cost, I feel that the subscription price is a very good deal.
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