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7 Must Have Crystals for Beginners

7 Must Have Crystals for Beginners

7 Must Have Crystals for Beginners

Not sure where to start? Begin your Crystal Healing journey with these Must-Have crystals for beginners. Seven essential crystals NOBODY should be without.

 

So Many Crystals, Where Do I Start?

The Crystal Kingdom is vast and with many newly discovered and rare crystals catching our eyes in the shops, or on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. If your new to Crystal Healing it can be overwhelming.
Perhaps you’re not sure where to even start? Maybe you have been distracted by some of the more exotic crystals and your crystal collection is lacking some of these core crystals. This article should help.

 

Why These Crystals For Beginners?

I recommend these crystals for beginners firstly because they are must-have crystals. I do not think your crystal collection would be complete without these stones. Their properties and uses are so valuable yet they will not cost you the Earth! Affordable, easy to find and all with uniquely different energies.

 

“These are crystals you will be working with for a lifetime and keep going back to over and over again!”

 

Tumble Stones or Crystal Points?

Please note that all you need if you are just starting is a Tumble Stone which are easily available everywhere. These polished crystals are easy to carry on you and place on your body or Chakras. To learn more about Chakra Balancing with crystals check out my beginners guide  Crystal Healing For The Chakras.
Some of the crystals on my list such as Quartz and Amethyst are also available as natural, polished or cut Crystal Points. These will cost a bit more. They are worth it later on as you progress and start to learn and sense how the form of a crystal affects its energy.

 

Crystal Healing Properties and You

Although I include my take on the main properties of these crystals for beginners below to start, never ignore how you feel. Try the stones out and see how they work for you. Meditate with them. You will over time build your own relationship with each crystal.

 

Crystals For Beginners: Begin your Crystal Healing journey with these Must-Have crystals. Seven essential crystals nobody should be without!

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Clear Quartz crystal is an energy amplifier and highly programable. One of the essential crystals for beginners

Clear Quartz Tumble Stone

 

Clear Quartz: The Master Healer

An essential crystal healing tool and a good choice for your first crystal. Do not be fooled into thinking this crystal is boring. Clear Quartz crystals are probably the most versatile crystals and can be programmed for any purpose. They can direct energies and enhance the energy of other crystals. It is cleansing, helps bring clarity while also keeping your energy and aura bright and strong.

 

Amethyst Crystal Point for spirituality and psychic protection

Polished Amethyst Crystal Point

Amethyst: The Psychic Powerhouse

It may be suitable for beginners but it can still blow your socks off. Super spiritual Amethyst connects you with your spiritual power. Deeply cleansing, this violet crystal purifies negative energies. You can also use Amethyst for protection and developing your natural psychic abilities.

 

Tigers Eye for confidence and protection

Tigers Eye Tumble Stone

Tiger’s Eye: The Confidence Builder

This banded golden brown stone carries a more masculine energy. An ideal crystal for helping build confidence and self belief. You can also use Tiger’s Eye for protection. This golden stone connects us with the Earth, making it a good choice for grounding yourself.
Rose Quartz is good for self love and very comforting to hold or wear

Large Rose Quartz polished stone

 

Rose Quartz: The Earth Mother

Possibly the ultimate comfort crystal. Rose Quartz is the Mother of all crystals. Gentle and soothing, it helps heal emotional pain. Opening the Heart Chakra it allows you to feel compassion for others and yourself. The is the self love stone.

 

Hematite is highly protective and grounding

Hematite Egg

 

Hematite: The Bouncer

This dark grey metallic crystal shields you from psychic attacks and negative energy. Hematite strengthens your aura while defecting harmful energies, pulling them into the Earth for healing and transmutation. Hematite is the bouncer of the crystal world.

 

Polished Smoky Quartz Crystal Point. Grounding, protection and absorbs negative energy

Polished Smoky Quartz Crystal Point

 

Smoky Quartz: The Negativity Buster

This form of Quartz crystal can be brown to smoky black in colour. Smoky Quartz absorbs negative energies from around you or those created by our own negative thought patterns. Also another good crystal for grounding and protection. It works with the Earth Star Chakra.

 

Citrine Crystals are good for attracting wealth and abundance

Small Polished Citrine Crystal Point

 

Citrine: The Prosperity Magnet

This golden crystal is renowned for its ability to draw prosperity and abundance into your life. Citrine is also good for self confidence as it opens up the Solar Plexus Chakra. This crystal can also be used to detoxify negative energies from the aura and encourage a more positive state of mind.
If you’re interested in learning more about Crystal Healing do check out my free Resources section by clicking Here. There is also a Beginners Guide series there you may wish to explore.
What was your first ever crystal? I would love to hear from you in the comments below (Please keep any questions you have on topic if you want a response).
With gratitude,
Ethan
www.ethanlazzerini.com
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68 thoughts on “7 Must Have Crystals for Beginners

  1. Abril

    Ethan thank you so much for the effort you put into writing these posts. I am completely new at this and love the way you explain things 🙂

    When I was like 11 I bought a rose quartz, I had no idea why, it was just pretty…I think I might still have it, but today I purchased my first crystal with a clear intention. It was Flourite, I did it because I read your book Discover Your Guardian Stone. I’m excited to start this new journey

    Thanks again and best wishes

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Thank you Abril, that means so much to me. I was seriously considering adding Fluorite to this list but had to keep things short. Fluorite is a great crystal which I think you are going to love. Glad you read the book 😀

  2. Lisa

    I am 63 years old and have a long relationship with all kinds of stones. My father was with the State Department so I grew up in Asia but travelled with family to many places. My love of stones apparently began when I was 5 years old. We had visited the Parthenon in Athens and I picked up a small piece of marble that I stashed it in my pocket. Totally aginst the law but I couldn’t read yet. I picked up rocks everywhere we went and still do. Crystals have been a huge part of my life for 35 years. I enjoy reading your work very much. One can never stop learning, right?

    Lisa

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Yes I think I started as a child with stones on the beach and other places though I do not have a piece of an Ancient Greek Temple! Glad you are enjoying my writing Lisa and yes I am learning all the time too and don’t think I will ever stop.

  3. Chrissy Robinson

    Thank you for this great post! My first crystal was so many years and stones ago but when I asked myself the question Malachite came to mind ☺

  4. Cyndee

    I very much enjoyed all your articles. I was never interested in crystals, until I had a strange experience very recently, and was drawn so strongly to a stone called Rhodochrosite. I could not stop thinking of it, and it started a whole area of study for me.
    Your articles are straightforward and fun to read.

  5. Shawnna

    My first was amethyst. I closed my eyes and the vibrations from it, made me but it! Makes a lovely pendant and makes my day easier.

  6. Lisa

    My first was an heritage ring with three amythest stones in it. Then there has been so many. I just love all the colours. I love them all
    Lisa

  7. Susie

    Thank you Ethan for such easy to understand instructions. I absolutely love crystals, my first was Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Lapis Lazuli. I’m grateful that I came across your as it’s so clear and concise advice. Have a lovely day from Susie

  8. PMC

    My first real crystal was a lovely Amethyst generator. My best friend had just passed away and I was devastated. I came across the Amethyst at work and brought it with me as I traveled across the country to attend the memorial service. That Amethyst took very good care of me and opened me up to the whole world of crystals. I constantly study and learn and collect and have included them in a daily meditation. It also prompted me to start to make crystal jewelry. In other words crystals changed my life for the better. I just happened to stumble onto your site today and wanted to say thanks for sharing your knowledge of crystals. I have grown so much and will continue to grow and learn with the wonderful energies of crystals.

  9. Lucee

    My first crystal was my amethyst. I love it. I do have an array of tumbled crystals that I purchased at Earthbound store at the mall. I haven’t actually sat to study each one as of yet, but I do own the little crystal bible book. I will look into your tabs on another day. I was glad to read what these beginning crystals are used for. On a personal note, I gave my daughter in law a bracelet with rose quarts and i ended up having a grand baby 9 months later. Made for a happy grandma.

  10. mary

    My very first was a gift from my godmother. a little pink quartz. Very disappointed, (I was about 6 years old) I put it in a box and forgot about it! More than 30 years later, I read your articles , read your e-book and I remembered this little stone and found it !!! Today, I made my own grid , thanks to you, and I love it! I have so far about 20 stones chosen one by one! Thank you again for sharing such knowledge with us .

  11. Amanda

    Tiger’s Eye is probably the crystal that I’ve been drawn to more than any in my life. I feel that it does help me build confidence when I use it. I’m also a Capricorn, being an Earth sign would naturally draw me to toward a crystal with high levels of Earth magic.

  12. Melody

    My very first remberance was of ring that my dad got me at 4 of an emerald, I wore it all the time, unfortunately I lost it when playing outside and never did find it. I cried and cried. I still physically hurt when I think about that ring.
    All of your pictures appear to have very large crystals in them, as a stay at home care giver for my disabled husband, I don’t have a lot of spending money, and therefore many of my crystals are much smaller, much much smaller, does that make a difference. That being said I have always been drawn to rocks and crystals, have several, but am just now learning about them. Your articles are great and easy to read and have good, concise information in them Thank you for your great insight Melody

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Hi Melody, thanks for the feedback. I use close up photography to capture detail of my crystals so they often appear bigger than they are. Most the pics are just 3cm tumble stones, even the standing points are only about 3 inches high. For personal use and jewellery you only need small stones. The larger crystal can have more impact but are best for the energy of your Home.

  13. Tamra

    I have grown children. When they were young all 3 of them loved The Rock store! They have many stones and can identify most stones and fossils. Of course my kids over the years have given me some NICE gem stones.. They tell me to buy or accept the ones that talk to me. 2of my kids make and sell jewelry.

  14. Danny Olvera

    My first crystal was a gift from a friend. It is a clear fluorite. When I look into the crystal, there is a wave of purple inside. Then I got a small magnetized Hematite.
    I am so glad i came across your site.

  15. Amanda

    Woah. I just learned what my Guardian Stone was… turquoise. I’ve always been drawn to it, and never knew why, other than it’s just so pretty. And I swear, I’m not just saying that!! I’m blown away…

    Thank you for this discovery! And thank you for the information above, as I’m just starting my journey with crystals. 🙂

  16. Brendaliz

    Though I just started collecting and gathering crystals recently I do remember my first one was a few years back and at that moment I believe it was an amethyst I have always been drawn to them. When I recently started really looking into crystals this time around my first stone was at Garnet. Thank you for making these reads so clear and easy to just take in!

  17. Jodi

    My very first one was actually a geo-stone that was whole with a large crack in it. When I finally got it apart it was purple and white crystals. The most beautiful sight to my eyes that was back when I was 5 years old I had it all the way up to my first marriage were it disappeared. For the past 1 year where ever I go I find heart shaped stones I am drawn to them and really have no idea as of yet why. In the past year I have gathered everyone of them and have a collection of them going.

  18. MInerva

    Hello,
    I purchased my first amethyst point crystal in a small shop in Bethany DE back in the late 80s. I was drawn to the beauty and the feeling. I realized that I had collected other stones over the years just because. I would like to take the time to lean more and work with my crystal. Thank you for reviving my interest with a wonderful article.

    Minerva

  19. Megan

    Thank you for this post! I have just recently gotten into crystals and your articles are very helpful in guiding my journey. Crystals were recomended to me by my massage therapist and I went into the crystal store with the intentions of learning more before purchasing. However I had a very strong response (ears popping/fizzing, warm hands, etc.) to an amethyst bracelet. I’ve purchased about 6 or 7 crystals since then! I’m really excited to delve more into their healing properties 🙂

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      By carry I mean place crystals in a soft bag and carry them in your pocket. You can also put them in a purse or something more suitable. Needs to be close toy uour body for best effect. If better to use jewellery use that.

  20. Kelsey

    This was a great article to read as a newby in the crystal game. I have no clue where to even buy them and know that they’re real. Do you have any online stores you can recommend to buy the real thing ?

  21. Jayce A Bedal

    I got a chakra stone set from my wife a few months ago. The stones were red jasper, carnelian, citrine, aventurine, sodalite, amethyst, and crystal quartz. I have learned to love them all but I was very attracted to sodalite and it was the first one I grabbed and held. I love using the chakra cleansing stone set but I much prefer using the stones for other uses.

  22. jan

    I have loved crystals and stones since a small child.i have always been drawn to them.the first tumble stone i bought was a carnelion. I couldnt resist it even though it was only small.i liked the feel of it in my palm.years later when studying it i discovered it had an eye inside. What does this mean?and what can i use it for?

  23. Kris

    My mother and aunt had several crystals. I think my mom got them at my aunt’s advice after she got cancer. Unfortunately both are passed away now. I had my mom’s crystals, clear quartz, amethyst and a green one I dont know, for years on a windowsill until my 17 yr old daughter became interested in crystals and asked to keep them in her room. Since I heard the sun and moon cleanse them, I gave them to her. My own first crystals were rose quartz earings and necklace which I also gave to my daughter. Now I am interested and curious and bough a few tumbled stones. Garnet, my birthstones which I love and citrine which ive become attracted to and carnelian. I will add. Your recommendations to my collection soon. Im happy to have found your site because I know almost nothing about crystals but have become very interested recently

  24. Sandi

    My dad was a tile/marble setter. He would take me to his shop, and I would pick pieces of marble. He brought me a piece of Onyx that broke off a coffee table.. I then picked rocks and fossils everywhere they could be found.

  25. Cassandra

    My first stone was the rose quartz. My step mother gave it to me in 2001 when her and my father got married. It came in a sterling silver dolphin pendant. Also the dolpihins where positioned around the stone in the happy position. I loved it so much. Then after my eight year abusive relationship I had left it at a friend’s house and for some reason I can’t get our schedules to match up so I went out and bought a rose quartz rubbing stone and a few others. I began to go to a mental health clinic to heal my brain from the abuse and because friend’s with many people. I ended up giving my rose quartz to one of them because she was always anxious in class and I knew it had helped me before. She says she still has it and uses it often. I need to get more of every stone. Today I have my clear quartz on me. Since I have been away from my abuser I have become more spiritual. And I love it. I love the way I can feel so much more of the earth and the way I can feel the negative and positive energies from people.

  26. Anastasia Vincent

    Hi I was enjoying this article took notes . Got on with chores .I live in a camp ground in southwest WA state. We are just coming out of a huge snow storm. My yard has been covered with snow for a week and a half .Today the snow melted. On the top of the bare ground I just found the biggest agate I have ever seen it got to be at least7inches by3and a half. .Makes me wonder how did it. Get there? No way I missed it before my area is is maybe 30ft ,by30ft. Is there something I need to be made aware of. ? What powers do agates have I know some don’t remember what right now. Just a little Awe-inspiring and thanks for the informative article on stones for beginers

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Yes that sounds an amazing find and possibly holds a message for you. There are lots of propeties of Agate but one of the ones I feel is important is inner strength. They are also grounding and banded Aagtes can be very protective.

  27. Renata

    Hi Ethan, my first stone was a Rose Quartz I found at an artisan market last year. I lovedit and it opened me to the world of Crystals. Unfortunately it fell and broke and I buried it just today. I bought a new one today (along with others), and I’m gifting this new Rose Quartz to my little daughter, so that will be her first.

  28. Pam

    Thank you for this article and this website! I just stumbled upon it and looks like there is a lot to discover! I do not remember what my first crystal was…. maybe a quartz?? Ever since I could walk I had stones clenched in both hands .. mostly things I found in a garden etc … growing up I collected crystals, rocks and stones but never explored their meaning until recently. I don’t even know what most of them are .. I collected them for their beauty. I am excited to bring my collection back into my life and discover what treasures I have! Ps I started this collection in my childhood – 20s … I am now in my 40s ….. better late than never!

  29. Jessica Walker

    What crystals do you recommend for in the bedroom? For a restful, peaceful, pleasant dream night. I sometimes cannot shut off my brain, so I do not get a very restful night. Any suggestion(s) would be helpful. Thanks!

  30. Charul

    Thank You so much for all the effort if your beautiful easy to understande written blogs and explantains. I and very grateful to have come and cross your pin and then your Web page.

    1st crystal I found when walking along a river bank was Pyrite but didn’t know at the time what it was. I was 5 years old. I liked it and held on to it till I got my 1st job at 18 years and then it seemed to vanish.

    I was given as a present a pair of earrings with Ruby on my 16th birthday but again lost it when I started my job at 18. Was also given hematite bracelet and necklace which to date I have it but at the time I didn’t know what it was. Just loved wearing it.

    At the age of 26 I came across a shop called mysteries and bought my crystals again not knowing anything about them but liked it n felt I needed something to let me carry on in life. Bought Clear Quartz pointed one end, rough geod form Amethyst, Cirtrine and Labradorite. Have since learned Reiki. Aromatherapy and Crystals and never looked back. I am ever so more hungry to learn more and always looking to increase my knowledge.

    Love and light to all

  31. Lucy

    Thank you for this article! I’ve always been attracted to Amethyst, I’m going to buy one and Hematite, do you recommend any stones that help with pressure and stress, such as Exam stress? Thank you!

  32. Libby

    I’ve been reading a few of your posts as I am just starting out with crystals. I’ve been interested in learning about crystals healing and where to start so I haven’t purchased any yet. After reading some of your posts, with how clearly and easily you spell it out for people I feel so much more confident.

    I can’t wait to read more and finally go out and find some stones that speak to me!

    My question to you Ethan is would you recommend purchasing a few crystals starting out or starting with the one that speaks to you most and working with that for awhile first?

    1. Ethan Lazzerini Post author

      Thank you for your great feedback, glad to be of help. With the crystals it is up to you. If you feel drawn to one stone you could just go with that. Otherwise I think it is a good idea to get a few of these crystals and get to know them 🙂

  33. Megan

    Long before I was drawn to crystals and stone they were drawn to me. That may seem strange but for some reason people were always gifting me with them. I was probably 10 when my younger sister gave me my first crystal, an amethyst I still have, and from then on I seemed to get a new stone from someone several times a year. A couple years ago I was drawn to a crystal in a powerful way. It wasn’t labeled but I got it anyway and only a few days ago did I come across what I think it is. It appears to be a piece of baked amethyst and I was wondering if the properties would be the same as regular amethyst. Also I’m wondering why I was draw n to it so strongly. I have never felt that drawn to regular amethyst before. Any ideas?

  34. KC

    I don’t remember what my first stone was, as I was always picking up rocks as a kid and when I was in middle school my parents and I had a small jewelry business with semi-trucks stones. We had a lot of Native American Indian friends and we were invited to public pow-wows for several years, socially and with our jewelry. I was extremely attracted to the gems, especially malachite and amethyst.

    That was 20+ years ago now. I never used the stones for anything other than decoration or jewelry. But I’ve always had a strong attraction to them. I’ve continued to pick up rocks wherever I go, even though I’ve lost a lot of them over the years now. Recently I’ve been called back to the stones, in an even stronger way than ever before! And in a different way now, for healing! Emotionally and physically.

    I never looked into them for that in the past, but I knew they were used for that. So, here I am, at a new stage in my life, using knowledge I’ve always had in a new way and adding to that knowledge. I pulled out my small collection of stones recently and laid them out next to the new ones. I found it interesting that my older ones were mostly grounding and amethyst.

    Thank you for this great article! I have 2 to add to my collection; tigers eye and rose quartz. I can’t wait to take a better look through your website for more information.

    Namaste
    ~K~

  35. ruth

    My first stone was a onyx, then I purchased a obsidian for my step father who was terminal ill, then years later I had a dream about red and gold I felt a need to go and buy 2 stones of these colours , A strange thing happened while in the shop purchasing these the lady assistant asked if I wished to feel the crystal spears in the window, I was given a smoke quartz to hold my hand and arm started to tremble , The lady reassured me it was ok and the crystal was connecting with me, I had the crystal put to one side and purchased it a week later, when I got home and looked at it I found it had the two colours I had dreamed of in it red and gold I love this crystal and feel it choose me . Thanks for all your great work much appreciated

  36. Mary

    Hi Ethan,
    Just finished reading all about the beginning 7 must have Chrystal Stones. Were do I purchase all of the stones?
    The article sounded interesting.

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