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Enchanted Crystal Variety Review February 2024

Kate Kemp
ByKate KempApr 15, 2024 | 0 comments

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

This box was sent to us free of charge for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This is a review of 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 sturdy paper and (separately) enclosed in bubble wrap. Unsurprisingly, the crystals arrived in perfect condition!

Enchanted Crystal includes an insert in their variety subscription box. On it are several QR codes that link to various letters on their blog. One links to a letter to new subscribers, another to their Crystal Library and one to the current month’s newsletter. In the February blog post, Enchanted Crystal shared that they returned home from the Tucson Gem Show (one of the largest gem and mineral shows in America). They’re busy cleaning and preparing the stones for shipment in future boxes, but they suggest you follow them on Instagram and TikTok for sneak peeks!

The Crystals

Bonus Crystals - Quartz Points & Tumbled Carnelian

Each month, Enchanted Crystal includes a small collection of bonus crystals and stones in their Monthly Box. In February, they also included bonus crystals in their Variety Box. The bonus crystals I received were two quartz points and two tumbled pieces of carnelian. 

The carnelian pieces have a lovely orange hue and are tumbled smooth so they're not just beautiful to look at, they feel good in your hands.

According to Enchanted Crystal’s Crystal Library, “Metaphysically, carnelian is associated with vitality, courage, and creativity. It is believed to boost energy levels, motivation, and drive. Carnelian is known to enhance physical stamina and endurance, making it an ideal stone for those seeking an extra boost of energy or embarking on challenging endeavors.”

Though I’ve received quartz points in several past boxes, I’m never unhappy to add more to my collection. They’re beautiful to look at and they’re great for my jewelry making and decorating my mom’s fairy garden.

According to the Crystal Library, “Metaphysically, clear quartz is highly regarded for its amplifying and purifying properties. It is believed to enhance energy, clarity of thought, and spiritual connection…. It is also believed clear quartz can cleanse other crystal varieties. By placing a clear quartz inside, below, or on top of another variety it's thought that the larger stone's vibrations will remove the inharmonious energies found in the resting stone.”

A great start. Now, on to the main event!

Smokey Quartz Points

The first set of crystals that I received are smoky quartz points. They’re the same shape as the clear quartz points from the bonus crystals, with long smooth facets, but they have a rich brown color. They’re both really beautiful, but I particularly love the one that is smoky brown on one end and fades to clear on the other. The Crystal Library states that, “Metaphysically, smoky quartz is known to absorb and transmute negative energies into positive ones, making them excellent tools for clearing and purifying the environment. Smoky quartz is said to facilitate spiritual growth and transformation. They are believed to assist in releasing old patterns, fears, and blockages, promoting personal growth, and helping one embrace change.”

Madagascar Grenatite Palm Stone (New Find) 

I received a Grenatite palm stone in January’s Enchanted Crystal Monthly Box. Before that, I’d never heard of it. At first glance, I noticed deep red, Garnet-like sparkles. 

According to Enchanted Crystal’s Crystal Library, “Grenatite, a rare and captivating stone, is essentially a rock composed largely of garnets, the well-known silicate minerals that are often prized as gemstones…. In the case of grenatite, this process results in the development of a densely packed array of garnet crystals.”

I love garnets. They’ve been one of my favorite stones since childhood. I own many garnet rings and a few pendants so I was surprised to learn that there was a stone that was composed of many, tiny garnet crystals. I have no idea why grenatite isn’t commonly used in jewelry, because it’s really beautiful. Plus, the stone included in this box is smoothed and shaped to comfortably rest in your palm. 

Enchanted Crystal adds that, “Metaphysically, grenatite inherits much of its attributes from its primary component, garnet. Garnet, in various cultures and metaphysical traditions, is regarded as a stone of passion, energy, and health. It's believed to enhance creativity, bring out a person’s inner fire, and boost energy levels. Grenatite, with its intense concentration of garnet, is therefore often associated with revitalization and the recharging of energy fields.”

Spanish Pyrite Set

These unusual looking stones are Spanish pyrite. Pyrite is sometimes called “Fool’s Gold” because of its resemblance to actual gold. Spanish pyrite is special and sought after by collectors. On their website, Enchanted Crystal explains that, “These Spanish specimens often emerge as singular cubes or as groups of cubes showcasing their geometric beauty. The precise conditions in these regions, such as the specific chemistry of the surrounding rock and the temperature and pressure of the forming environment, contribute to the uniqueness of the Spanish pyrite.”Also, according to the Crystal Library, “In metaphysical practices, pyrite is revered for its symbolism of abundance, prosperity, and potential. Spanish pyrite, with its striking and precise crystalline structure, is believed to embody these qualities even more potently. It is often used as a talisman for wealth, attracting financial success and material abundance. Beyond its associations with prosperity, pyrite is also seen as a stone of protection and strength.”

Moroccan Calcite (Old Find)

This next set of stones is Moroccan calcite, and they’re labeled by Enchanted Crystal as an “Old Find.” I always love getting rare or unusual stones, so I’m excited to add these to my collection. These specimens contain countless beautiful crystals that sparkle in a way that I found difficult to capture in photographs. The listing for Moroccan calcite in the Crystal Library explains how those crystals formed; I found it absolutely fascinating. “The cavities, often formed within limestone or as volcanic bubbles, provide the perfect mold for calcite crystals to deposit and grow. Over millennia, these crystals layer upon each other, creating intricate, calcite-lined interiors of geodes, or prominent stacked crystalline formations.” The idea of those crystals growing over millennia is staggering. 

The Crystal Library adds that, “In the realm of metaphysical properties, Moroccan calcite is regarded as a powerful cleansing and rejuvenating object. It is believed to amplify energy within a space, clear negativity, and promote renewal.”

 Malachite (Rare)

Wow. This stone is gorgeous. Innumerable tiny green crystals sparkle from every direction. I’ve used malachite beads to make necklaces, so it’s not new to me, but I’ve never seen it in this raw crystalline state before. It’s stunning. I haven’t seen anything quite like it, which makes sense, considering Enchanted Crystal has labeled this specimen as “rare.”    

Interestingly, the Crystal Library explains, “Metaphysically, malachite is associated with the heart chakra and has been noted to provide a wide variety of protection. It is said to absorb negative energies and pollutants, bringing balance and harmony to the environment. Malachite is also thought to enhance physical vitality, strengthen the immune system, and aid in detoxification processes.” 

 Amethyst Cluster

Last but certainly not least, my favorite specimen in the box is an amethyst cluster. It looks almost like it’s a tiny section of rock, pulled straight from a cave deep in the earth. And perhaps, it is. Enchanted Crystal sources their amethyst from a mine in southern Brazil. 

Amethyst has a fascinating story. The silica-rich crystals get their color from iron impurities and natural irradiation. According to the Crystal Library, “This natural irradiation is typically caused by gamma rays emitted from radioactive elements in the surrounding rock or from the earth's natural background radiation. Over millions of years, these gamma rays penetrate a quartz crystal formation and interact with trace amounts of iron present in the crystal lattice. The irradiation process causes the iron atoms to undergo electron transfer, creating color centers within the quartz crystal. These color centers absorb certain wavelengths of light, resulting in the purple color that is characteristic of amethyst.” I told you, absolutely intriguing! The Crystal Library adds, “Metaphysically, amethyst is widely regarded as a stone of spirituality and inner peace. It is associated with the crown chakra, which is located at the top of the head and is connected to higher consciousness. Amethyst is believed to enhance spiritual awareness, meditation, and intuition. It can help quiet the mind and facilitate access to higher realms of understanding. Many individuals use amethyst during meditation or place it in their living spaces to create a harmonious and peaceful atmosphere. It is a popular stone among energy workers, healers, and individuals seeking spiritual growth, balance, and protection.” So it’s not just gorgeous to view, it’s also a powerful and useful stone to keep close to you.

Hand-Crafted Cloth Grid

Each month, a new grid design is printed onto a sturdy, hand-sewn cloth with water-based, PVC-free ink. The grid came with a QR code with a link to its backstory along with suggestions on how to best use it. January’s grid was delayed, so it was included in the February box as well. If you’re curious about the January grid, you can read about it here.

According to the blog post about February’s grid, “The Tree of Life symbol in sacred geometry is a universal representation of interconnectedness, balance, and harmony in the cosmos….The Tree of Life is typically depicted as a series of nodes or points connected by lines, often resembling a tree in structure. Each point and the connections between them can symbolize different aspects of life, the universe, or consciousness.”

The points can represent: Unity, Duality, Creation and Manifestation, Balance and Harmony, Wisdom and Knowledge, Connection and Interdependence, Growth and Development, Diverse Aspects of Existence, Foundation and Stability, and Physical and Spiritual Worlds.

To get the best use of this grid, Enchanted Crystal explains, “Though without a central most point, the Tree of Life structure should be utilized to template your crystal intentions with consideration for the above point explanations. The top most point being your focus crystal, resting atop other crystal placements to amplify the intentions and properties of your crystal choices.”

If you’re fascinated, there is more information on this unique grid in their blog post. I’m so happy that Enchanted Crystal explains each grid. I now have an understanding of their design, the significance behind them as well as how to use them effectively. Fantastic!

The Verdict

February’s variety box from Enchanted Crystal was incredible. There was an amazing variety of minerals. Every single one was beautiful. I love the fact that, because of Enchanted Crystal, I can hold and admire beautiful stones from all over the globe! All I have to do to travel the world is to admire my crystal collection.

I’m so elated by the Crystal Library that Enchanted Crystal has created (and continues to update). The crystals themselves are beautiful, but the story behind them is equally fascinating. I’m particularly intrigued by the explanation of how amethyst is formed. It’s a crystal that I’ve seen everywhere, and have always admired for its beauty, but I had no idea how it was formed. Thanks to the Crystal Library, I now do, and have found a new appreciation for it.

Though I’m still not a firm believer in all of the metaphysical powers attributed to crystals, I really do enjoy admiring and studying them. I love learning about how they’re formed within the earth, their historical significance and how they’re currently used throughout the world.

I’m always excited to check my mail and see a new box from Enchanted Crystal!

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To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today?

No, your first box will be April's box. However, Enchanted Crystal does have an online store that you can visit to browse and purchase specimens that are in stock.

Value Breakdown: This is the Crystal Variety box that costs $42 a month. That’s only $7 per specimen (not counting the cloth grid)! When 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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