Cracking the Code…Cut Crystal vs. Natural Crystal: Which is better?

Hibiscus Moon Crystals, energy work 17 Comments

This is a question I often get:

Is a cut, man-made crystal point, drilled crystal bead or other shaped form, higher in energy or lower in energy than a natural wand, point or rough crystal?


Cut and polished crystal pieces

Cut and polished crystal pieces

I do feel natural or rough is inherently more powerful due to a couple of reasons:

  1. The natural direction that the crystal molecules have grown affect the flow of the crystal energy so a natural point will always direct that energy direction (We delve more deeply into this in my Certified Crystal Healer Course. So once a crystal that had a natural point has been cut & polished, it’s harder to determine which direction that energy is actually flowing.
  2. Secondly, the very act of cutting, tumbling or polishing can somewhat dampen the energy of the stone.


But lots of times we need a certain shape to do certain work!

For instance, a point directs energy in a certain direction (even polished ones do this, just not as powerfully as a natural point or wand would). So, perhaps we need a rose quartz point to direct energy or to activate a crystal grid. Rose quartz very rarely grows in a point so, you can purchase a cut & polished rose quartz wand. And it works very well!

Cut and polished rose quartz wands

Cut and polished rose quartz wands

Cutting & polishing isn’t the only way that a crystal may be altered. Many times, after stones are removed from Mother Earth, they may be given an oxalic acid wash to clean them up; makes them more visually pleasing.(as I show you here)

Then, further, many crystals may go through the lab heating process: often done with amethyst to deepen their color or change them into citrine.

Some may even be dyed.

Yeah, so all this diminishes their energy a bit.

You can rectify that by giving them a proper initial re-tuning to reset their base resonant frequency when you 1st get them.

This is my fav. way to do that!

Keep in mind, the cutting or polishing does not change the crystal on a molecular level so that tells me that the energy, although may be a bit dampened; I feel it’s not completely altered. So their ability to do energy work is still intact.

Hope that helped to clarify that point. hahahar! Pun intended. Did you get that? I’m a dork.

Crystal Blessings!



Comments 17

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  2. Greetings
    I recently joined a Gem Club in my retirement and I have started polishing some of my own rough stones such as Lapis, Fluorite and Garnet. Although no way an expert, I feel like I am putting my heart and soul into this and the few I have done are feeling so amazing. The energy is bright and lively and they are large enough and the perfect shape to hold in my hand, and they give me luscious goose bumps. Just me of course but before I never looked at polished crystal friends now I do and love them.
    Bright Blessings.

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  3. I love the natural stone. I was very fortunate to have lived in Namibia. My stone collection is mostly natural specimens picked up in the desert, and some from the mines. My points are as nature made. I wouldn’t have it any other way…I love the feel, of the stones and minerals ( the orphans) that have been weathered by nature. I love the colours as they flow into exquisite designs that nature can only conjure up. I do have tumbled stones, ( Like three stones I have which is Hematite intermingled with Yellow Tiger Eye) and small chips that have been tumbled, which i use basically for decoration, and some specimens of stones and minerals that are not native to Africa….

  4. I like the sound frequency retuning process, and I recently went around the house with my chimes (Tibetan) in every room and over all my crystals as a new year clearing and preparation. Thanks and Namaste.

  5. I may well be influenced by my past training, but as a past Rock doctor (geologist) I do have preference for a natural crystal. The energies are as they are meant to be and not disrupted by tumbling etc. I have no time for naturally clear coloured geodes being dyed purple or such. That, in my eyes puts a negative energy to and changes the natural crystals energy. I use natural crystal pendulums for different issues in life and find them to be more accurate to the man made shapes. Having said that, a man shaped crystal is still better than nothing. I will close by saying, that regardless of what crystal pendulum you may use, if what you wish for, clashes with what you are meant to achieve in this lifetime, it will not be allowed to happen. Shanti.

  6. I enjoy reading all about the HB crystals..but the demo of the re-tuning your crystals was exciting…not only mentally but for me…physically . You see as I was watching the demo & when you got to the 3rd eye bowl & struck the sound against the bowl..I could literally feel the sensation of healing in my chest. You see, I’m a heart patient & use healing crystals but the sound was amazing…not sure why but it was. ..THANKS..(ps.. has anyone ever had similar situations from the demos..? )

  7. Wise choice; not to put the crystal in the singing bowl. I know someone who cracked a very nice large bowl that way when the vibration caused the crystal to tip over and hit the base of the bowl.

  8. Hi Hibiscus, I have a quick question for you. I love the idea of resetting the crystals in the way you have suggested in this video. Which “notes” are the third eye sing bowl and tuning fork? Thanks so much.

  9. Stones and precious gems have majority of the characteristics of the planet it signifies. They attract more of those characteristics from the environment and when worn, touching the skin, they transfer those characteristics to the body and the aura. This in turn helps change the influences on the brain and mind of the person, thereby changing his thought patterns his activity and thus the final outcome.
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