Crystal Forms and Shapes

Crystals come in all shapes and size with each form has its own attributes and significance. Some occur naturally, others are artificially cut to a precise shape.

Along with the properties of the stone, the shape and formation bring additional benefits. Here are some of the most commonly used shapes- 


Raw stones retain their natural forms and shape and haven’t been polished or changed. No two stones are similar in shape and size. Though they are more fragile but have great spiritual and healing qualities. Best to keep them in office, home or place of your choice. Some raw natural stones like Black Tourmaline cleanse the surroundings and bring positive vibes.


Pyramids have been shaped into a point with four equal faceted sides and a square base. These formations are great for warding off negative vibrations. Pyramids enhance and focus the inherent properties of the crystal. Some stones like Amethyst and Jade are popular as their properties and the shape manifest in each other for greater effect.


The sphere emits energy in all directions. As the shape is even from all angles, it is believed that light, energy and time pass through it beyond the effect of normal laws and have far reaching benefits.  



These are open and naturally broken pieces of a very large rock. They reveal a hollow cave with sparkling crystals within. Due to the cavelike shape, goedes have the ability to hold energy within and soften it, allowing it to naturally flow out and dispense evenly. Widely available goedes are of Amethyst and Citrine and are used for calming, meditation and protection from negative energies.



Stones that have been rounded by endless hours of turning are called tumbles. They are not carved into any specific form but are small. They are widely used as they are easy to carry, maintain and are usually used by beginners. 

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