Finally Starting Your Collection? Here Are 8 Crystals That Are *Perfect* For Beginners

by Lea Briones   |  May 15, 2023
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Apart from how cute and cool they are, crystals also have healing properties that could help you during bad days. In fact, I first started gravitating toward crystals during the pandemic as a way to cope with stress and isolation. Apparently, it worked well for me as I began using it more to focus and feel grounded for school.

Explanation? Since crystals are minerals with energy, we can utilize their energy to bring stable and harmonious energy to our body, mind, and soul. While crystals are made up of different compounds, our bodies can react differently to each type of crystal. So, it’s important to know which crystals you need to help you in every aspect of your life. Whether you wear it as jewelry or simply use it as a decoration on your study desk, crystals could offer you a boost of energy to get you through the day. 


Disclaimer: Although crystal healing has been a practice in many ancient cultures, it is still important to note that there are no scientific explanations that support crystals’ healing capabilities. They are not medical replacements! If needed, seek professional help from qualified doctors. However, of course, there is no harm in trying them and seeing if they work or not.

If you want to start your own collection, here are eight basic crystals that are great for beginners:

1. Clear Quartz

You could never go wrong with Clear Quartz. It isn’t called the “master healer” for nothing. Aside from stimulating our immune system, this colorless stone could amplify energy as well as the effects of any surrounding crystals. It is great for balancing and revitalizing your body, mind, and emotions. Most of all, Clear Quartz is super helpful when you need to concentrate and memorize for a test!

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2. Obsidian 

Obsidian has got to be my favorite protective crystal ever, and that’s why I’m including it in the list. This black stone strongly shields you against negativity by removing and absorbing any emotional blockages and mental stress. Others also consider this as the “stone of clarity” as it clears away confusion and stimulates growth and exploration. I love bringing my Obsidian everywhere with me to avoid any evil eye and lessen stress due to deadlines. 


3. Amethyst

Every crystal girlie has at least one Amethyst in their collection. This popular purple stone is known for relieving anxiety, stress, and irritability. It’s a calming crystal that could aid your insomnia and improve your focus. Moreover, it could protect you from negativity and transmute it to love and wisdom. Aside from its glittering beauty, Amethyst benefits anyone who is easily overwhelmed by their chaotic environments. That is also why this is everyone’s favorite crystal.  


4. Rose Quartz

Attract love with the magical powers of Rose Quartz! Beside Amethyst, Rose Quartz is another popular crystal that everyone loves to use and wear. It is known as the “stone of universal love” as it centers on healing the heart. Other than manifesting your crushes, this light pink stone also promotes self-love and deep inner healing. For those who are dealing with a breakup, Rose Quartz could give you the right comfort by allowing self-forgiveness and acceptance. 


5. Carnelian

Are you struggling with your self-confidence? Then this orangey-red crystal might just do the trick! After the long pandemic break, I began feeling far more anxious during class recitations. Opening my mic literally made me ~shiver~ in fear. For a while, I had to hold on to my Carnelian as I visualize a successful presentation. In the end, it helped me regain my courage in public speaking. 

Aside from promoting confidence, Carnelian also stimulates creativity and positivity. It is an emotionally warm crystal that motivates you to be productive. Therefore, it’s a great crystal to have if you want some energy boost! Just bear in mind that it won’t do well with any calming crystals since it will just confuse their energies. 


6. Citrine

Every time I hold a Citrine, I almost always receive good news or opportunities. Whether it’s magic or fate, this yellowish-brown stone attracts positivity, abundance, and success in your life. Just like a Carnelian, Citrine also promotes productivity and creativity. It’s an amazing crystal to have if you need to revitalize your mind and energize throughout your hectic day. It literally just screams ~joy~ every time you see it!


7. Sodalite

Sodalite is another calming crystal that aids panic attacks and brings calm to your mind. It does best in balancing emotions and encouraging clear communication. What I love about this rich royal blue and white stone is how helpful it is in revealing the truth and promoting objectivity. I, personally, loved using this when I was still writing my thesis. If you’re also having trouble writing your research papers or any kind of essay, Sodalite should be your ideal crystal!


8. Labradorite

I’m not kidding when I say that Labradorite is one of the prettiest crystals I have ever seen. Just look at that colorful iridescent sheen! But aside from its beauty, this stone is also known for being the “stone of transformation and courage”. So, if you need help handling changes or are tired of being stagnant, having a Labradorite might make a significant difference. 

Other than that, it is also a great crystal to ignite your imagination and creativity! While it dissolves fears and insecurities, it also relieves anxiety and stress. This is because Labradorite does well in stabilizing your mood and keeping your thoughts grounded. It actually does a lot, and we love an all-around crystal! 


As you receive your crystals, remember to do your own research on them. Keep in mind that crystals have to be cleansed and charged with your intentions in order for them to work properly. Nevertheless, enjoy your little collection of beautiful rocks and good energy! 

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