If you’re new to crystals and ready to start your collection, you’re probably wondering which crystals would be best to start with. There are a lot of choices, after all! And some of them can seem pretty pricey if this world is new to you. To help get you started, these three crystals are perfect for any beginner collection. Even though they’re common, they’re also powerful, versatile, and won’t break the bank. Not to mention they’ll look beautiful in your home or office!
Used as a love token as early as 600 BC, Rose Quartz is associated with attracting love and beauty with legends dating back to Ancient Greece and Egypt. Rose Quartz is a pink sister stone to the common yet powerful Clear Quartz with shades varying from soft and pale to bright and vibrant. A stone of the Heart Chakra, it opens your heart center and allows energy to flow, releasing negative emotions and promoting inner peace. Beyond creating a deeper connection between you and your romantic partner, Rose Quartz is also good for cultivating other relationships such as friendships and self-love.
A personal favorite, amethyst is good for more than a decadent decoration. Its vibrant purple hue is a symbol of royalty, and you’ll surely feel like a queen with it out on display in your home. Believed to prevent intoxication in ancient times, Amethyst gets its name for the Greek word “not drunken”. While it may not save you from having one too many, it’s commonly used in mediation to promote calmness and clarity of the mind and to strengthen intuition. Amethyst can also be a tool for attracting abundance.
Black Tourmaline is one of the most powerful crystals for protection and removing negative energy. It creates a shield to keep you grounded and positive, no matter what’s happening outside of your bubble. Also known as Schorl, Black Tourmaline has been used for centuries as a talisman for protection against curses and bad vibes. It also has special electrical and magnetic properties and conducts electricity no matter how small it is, even when crushed into a powder.