Crystal Q & A: Electrical Properties?

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, Crystals, energy work, science 6 Comments

I recently received this interesting question: “I was wondering about something for a while now & concluded that you are the best person I know of to ask 🙂 I have read that amber, jet & some other stones possess electric properties that can create an electrical charge? I don’t really understand this so it may be all wrong, but would you be able to explain it to me please & maybe how I can utilise this property?”

Now, this answer could get painfully boring but I’m not about that. I’m into getting the science across while making it as painless as possible & somehow find the FUN in it!

Jet & amber both have the unique property of becoming electrically charged when rubbed with wool (inducing a negative charge) or silk (inducing a positive charge)…TRY IT!: the turboelectric effect. I love saying that! 

They can also become statically charged when they come in contact with your body. Then can be discharged simply by running under water.

This is also a great way to tell the difference between copal, “Colombian amber” & true-blue Amber. Copal will not be turbo-electric. Not, that there’s anything wrong with copal…just don’t get suckered into paying a high amber-like price for it!

Oh yeah, notice up there that I wrote “stones”. That’s b/c neither of these are technically stones nor are they crystals. They have organic origins meaning they come from living things. Amber is fossilized tree resin & jet is the result of decaying wood under intense pressure. Cool, huh?


Amber is a wonderful confidence-booster, metabolism-booster, a happy stone, aka “solid sunlight” making it PERFECTO for those who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) during the winter months. Shout out to those of us in the N. Hemi.!!


This stone is great for protection b/c it transmutes negative energy while also an excellent grounding stone & purifier. Great for those who need to detox their liver & kidneys. 

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Unpolished Jet. Photo credit: Geni.

So, both jet & amber are good transmuters of negative energy. Could it be due to this turboelectric  property? Interesting to think that it might be, huh? Have you tried working with jet or amber? I’d love to hear your experiences!!

Crystal Blessings,

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  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE amber! My Mom started selling Baltic Amber jewelry in her business about 7 years ago…just a couple of small pieces here and there. It started flew through her inventory – she couldn’t keep it in stock. So, about 4 years ago she and my Dad went to Poland to buy directly from the source and make connection. Well, that’s all it took…they brought home STUNNING pieces including raw ‘stones’. I tell my Mom that she didn’t pick amber it picked her and it has done well for her. She had MAJOR surgery 18 months ago and when I reminded her to put on her necklace, it’s large gumball size beads, within minutes the pain she had felt simmered down. It was a turning point for her. Currently, she is trying to import raw Baltic Amber from her vendors because I use it all the time in my Reiki sessions and several friends in my Reiki Circle want pieces for themselves. It is beautiful to work with as well as fun to wear, (yes I have a few pieces of jewelry). Thanks for the additional info. I’m forwarding to my Mom because she has found that Crystal Cohorts have been drawn to her more and more lately and ask her questions she doesn’t always have the answer. This may help! 🙂 Blessings!!

  2. I use amber on both myself and on my baby boy for its healing properties. I think it helps – my son certainly seems to have a good response to it.

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