10 Crystals to Have

Monday, December 13, 2021


For a few weeks now, I’ve been talking about crystals here on the blog. I’m sure some of you already have crystals and know all this information or some of the information shared here. Some of you are reading my posts and might want to start your very own crystal collection. In this blog post, I will help you do just that. We will talk about collecting, buying, and programing your crystals. I will also start with ten crystals you should have to start off with. The crystals that I will suggest to you are ones that are easy to work with and great for beginners in crystals. If you’ve already started your crystal collection, these will be great to add. Let’s get started, shall we.

Collecting Crystals

When collecting crystals, you don’t have to have every part of your home covered in them unless you want too. Some collections are small and some are huge. The goal is to select each crystal that connects to you. If you are drawn to one crystal and can’t stop thinking about it, add it to your collection. You want to be mindful of the crystals you want to add to your collection.

Crystals most likely will choose us before we even chose it. Some crystals may temporarily serve a specific need for a few weeks or months. Some crystals may be around with us for many years. There are many reasons why someone will collect crystals and it’s completely up to you on why you want to collect them. 

For me now, collecting crystals is more of a spiritual and learning experience. At the beginning of my path with crystals and stones, I just thought they were pretty and I had no clue that they have the properties to heal and to amplify energy. Now that I do know this, my crystal collection is based on what I need them for at that moment. I still buy ones that I love and drawn too, but I also want to learn about them as well. 

Where to Shop

You can purchase crystals any where. You can buy them online and in person. When purchasing crystals, I like to go to a shop where they sell crystals. I like to hold them in my hands and feel any connection I may have with that crystal. 

I know that there aren’t many Metaphysical or Crystal shops out there. And you may have to drive a bit to get to the one that’s nearest to you. I get it. It was the same for me when I lived in Louisiana and since we move all the time, I have to find new stores to shop at. Because of this, I’ve found a few shops I like to buy from online. They are high quality and genuine crystals. 

Mina Heal Store

Boutique Lovin


Declan’s Mining Co

Strong Healer

Blue Wynter LLC

10 Crystals to Have

If you want to start your own crystal collection or have already started it, you should consider starting with or adding these crystals to your collection. While all crystals have their own properties, some crystals are more powerful and/or versatile than others. Here are ten crystals that I believe are good starter crystals.

1. Amethyst

Amethyst will help you with tuning into your own intuition and guidance from higher realms. Amethyst will also help you with insomnia, safe travels, creativity, manifestation, stress, anxiety, and addiction.

2. Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is a protective and grounding crystal that will help keep negativity in check. This crystal will also help you with psychic protection, stress, cleansing, and negative emotions.

3. Carnelian

Carnelian will help you with setting appropriate boundaries and to have integrity. Carnelian will also help you with courage, safety, willpower, determination, focus, protection, and boosting energy. 

4.  Citrine

Citrine will help with your self-esteem and prosperity. It will also help with creativity, generosity, clarity, manifestation, and new beginnings.

5.  Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is a great starter crystal. I works with every type of energy and is a self-cleansing crystal. This crystal will help you connect to your higher consciousness, amplify energies, protection, purification, clarification, and concentration.

6. Hematite

Hematite is a protective and grounding stone. This crystal will also absorb negativity energy, balance energies, and relieving stress.

7. Rainbow Fluorite

Rainbow Fluorite will deepen your intuition and help you with having clear communication. It will also help you with balancing energies, body-mind-spirit connection, calming, and enhancing creativity.

8. Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a great crystal for any and all types of love. This crystal also helps with compassion, kindness, emotional healing, joy, and peace.

9. Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is a great manifestation stone that will help convert negativity to positivity. This crystal will help you amplify positive energy, grounding, balancing energies, and connect to the Divine.

10. Turquoise

Turquoise will help you with luck and personal power. Turquoise will also help you with prosperity, speaking truth, protection, calming, and harmonizing.

Learn about the 10 different crystals you should start with to grow your collection

Programming Your Crystals

When working with any type of energy, your intention plays a big role in it. Your crystals will have energy that you will have to cleanse and program with your intent. This isn’t really necessary but, I like to do this so I can be in tune with my crystals. Your crystals will be a working tool to help you. 

To program your crystal with your own intent, hold it in your dominant hand. You would want to close your eyes and picture or say your intent in your mind. You would want to know what the properties are for the crystal you are holding and create your intent around that. If you are holding a crystal that has the property of protection, then you would want to say ‘I am protected’. They same will go with any other properties that crystal may have. You can focus in on one thing or more than one. It’s completely up to you. 

If you would like to read up on my other posts in my Crystals ad Stones blog series, you can click on the links below to learn more about crystals. Over time, I will go over the many different crystals they have with all their properties.

The Power of Crystals

Crystal Shapes

Caring for Your Crystals

Crystals for Healing

10 Crystals to Have

Learn about the 10 different crystals you should start with to grow your collection