With crystals does size matter for Crystal Healing? Will a big crystal work better than a small one? Which is more powerful? Find out what you should know…
I get asked this question quite a lot. People want to know with crystals does size matter? We have all been tempted by the huge display crystal in the Crystal Shop, when we just went in to buy a Tumble Stone. Would the large one be more effective? The answer to this question is not as simple as it seems, and actually depends more on what you need it for.
With Crystals does size matter?
So with crystals does size matter or make a difference? Most crystals carry an electromagnetic energy field. Like a magnet, a small magnet simply does not have the same power as a large one. Metaphysical energy does work on similar rules but there are exceptions.
If you are sensitive to energies and have got close to a large crystal you may well have felt the increased power. The same thing can be experienced in a shop filled with crystals. It can be overwhelming with so much energy. This shows the power of mass.
Small But Mighty Crystals
Now that being said there are some small crystals that pack a punch too. These are sometimes called ‘high vibration’ crystals. Also gem quality crystals or high grade stones do often have a stronger energy. So you can have a small gem quality ruby in a ring that is just as powerful as a large lower grade Ruby Tumble Stone.
“Increasing the size of the crystal does increase the power, but if it is already powerful small, you may not need a larger size”
All crystals are unique, but generally a larger crystal will have more energy than a smaller one of the same mineral. Now despite all this there is no need to start buying only larger crystals or investing in expensive gem quality stones. In Crystal Healing it is all about what is needed.
Large crystals with tones of energy may be too strong for your needs. Different sizes generally suit different purposes. Here is my guide to when a smaller crystal is more appropriate and when a larger crystal should be used:
Small to Medium Crystal Uses:
Smaller Crystal Points, faceted and polished Gemstones and regular sized Tumble Stones are the perfect size and ideal for personal use. You can use them to carry with you or wear them as jewellery. If you need the crystal properties throughout the day then wearing them as jewellery or carrying them in your pocket keeps them within your aura where they work best. If you feel you need more of that energy then by all means look for a bigger piece or wear more of that stone. You can also use smaller stones to make Crystal Grids or do Chakra Healing layouts for example.
Large Crystal Uses:
Medium to large Crystal Points, Clusters, carvings and polished stones are more suitable for your home environment and for creating a sacred space. You can benefit from their energy by placing them near you in places you spend time in or in a room you wish to add their energy. They can also be used for Altars and large or location based Crystal Grids. A medium Crystal Point or Crystal Wand can be used as a Crystal Healing tool or in meditations.