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?
I do feel natural or rough is inherently more powerful due to a couple of reasons:
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![caption id="attachment_130" align="aligncenter" width="255"] Cut and polished rose quartz wands[/caption]
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.