Choosing and cleansing crystals in your collection should be done with a positive feeling.
My first advice when choosing crystals for your personal collection is to aim for quality rather than quantity.
Purchase stones that attract you and that you feel happy with...
A good quality quartz crystal that you can use for different purposes is a good place to start.
When selecting crystals, keep in mind the purpose of the stones...
If you want to place the stones on a relaxed, prone body, whether yours or somebody else's, avoid stones that are too heavy or too small. Flatter stones stay in place better than round ones. Try to aquire two stones from each colour of the spectrum.
Small natural clear quartz crystals are often needed, so try to aquire some of these.
Small crystals of smoky quartz, amethyst and citrine also have many uses.
A small, hand-sized crystal cluster of clear quartz or amethyst is useful for cleansing and charging your stones.
Larger single stones and tumbled stones are good to hold and also for meditating with crystal.
New stones should be cleansed before you use them. Cleansing crystals removes unwanted energy from the crystals and restores them to their original clarity. Cleanse your crystals every time you use them for healing...
Try the following crystal cleansing methods:
Remember to handle your crystals carefully. Some are soft and can get scratched, while others are hard and brittle and can break.