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3 Important Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Crystals

INSIDE: Want to purchase some new crystals to add to your collection or start a new one? Make sure you avoid these mistakes when buying crystals!


They're not just gorgeous; crystals have also been used for centuries for their healing properties. Wearing them has been shown to improve mood, energy, and general well-being.

However, there are some mistakes to avoid when purchasing crystals if you want to reap these and many other benefits. 

Avoid These Mistakes When Buying Crystals

Here are some mistakes people make when buying crystals online or in person, and how to avoid them...

Buying From Non-Reputable Shops

One of the most common mistakes people make when buying crystals is purchasing them from the wrong places. Many unscrupulous sellers try to take advantage of customers by overcharging for their crystals. Or worse, they sell cheap, low-quality crystals, and even fake ones.

How can you tell if a store is reputable?

Start by perusing their website. Not many fraudsters will spend the time and money to hire a web developer for a well-designed website or include detailed information about the crystals they sell.

Also, check for customer testimonials or reviews. These will give you a good idea of what other people's experiences have been like with the company.

Retailers like Cosmic Cuts are crystal experts who share information about crystals and minerals openly through their blog and when customers call in with questions. They purchase only the highest quality specimens and take great pride in making them available to their customers.

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Not Insisting on a Certificate of Authenticity 

Imagine spending a lot of money on what you think is a high-quality crystal, only to find out later that it's a fake. That's why it's so important to insist on a certificate of authenticity (COA) when you shop for crystals.

In fact, reputable retailers like Cosmic Cuts will automatically supply a COA with each purchase without you even having to ask.

If the seller doesn't have a COA or is unwilling to provide one, that's a major red flag. It's likely that they're selling fake crystals or lower-quality ones. In either case, it's best to steer clear and find a different seller.

For tips on how to tell if a crystal is real or fake, click here.

Picking the Wrong Crystal 

With so many different types of crystals available, it can be tricky to know which ones are right for you. The best way to pick the right crystals is to listen to your intuition. If a certain type of crystal catches your eye, research its properties and see if they match what you're looking for. Trusting your gut instinct will help you choose the right crystals for you and your needs.

Another way to pick the right crystals is to hold them in your hand and see how they feel. If you're drawn to a certain crystal but it doesn't feel good when you hold it, that's a sign that it's not right for you. Pay attention to your body's reaction to different crystals and go with the ones that make you feel the best.

Final Thoughts

Buying crystals can be a great way to improve your energy and well-being. However, people often make the mistakes listed above, which keeps them from being able to enjoy the benefits. Be sure to buy from reputable sources, pick the right crystals for you, and insist on a certificate authentication.

Learn even more about this topic by reading our Gemstone Buyers Guide.

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* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here. 

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Crystals

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