How To Store Crystals: Tips and Organization Ideas

Welcome to my article about how to store crystals! Crystals are powerful stones that are known to provide several benefits.

Depending on the stones you have in your possession, they may provide energizing effects, promote healing, offer protection and so on.

In addition to being powerful, crystals can also be quite delicate. Many of them are fragile and can crack or break.

To keep this from happening, you will want to store them somewhere safe.

This article will provide suggestions on how to store crystals so you can keep yours in the best shape possible.

What To Avoid When Storing Crystals

Before we get into how to store crystals, let’s talk about how not to store crystals.

Certain crystals have properties that mean they should be kept away from certain elements.

For example:

  • Amethysts, citrine and carnelian will fade if exposed to sunlight
  • Lodestone and hematite will rust or oxidize if exposed to air
  • Selenite will dissolve in water
  • Lepidolite will fracture in hot water

These are not the only stones that are sensitive to water, light and air. Find out what your crystal can and cannot handle to ensure you are storing it safely.

How to Organize Your Crystals

crystals organised by color

Thinking about where to store your stones is important, but you will also want to consider how to organize them.

Organizing them in a predictable fashion will make them easy to find. And if you keep similar stones together, they can work off each other to maximize their power.

There are many ways you can organize your crystals and you must find which works best for you.

Here are a few suggestions:

By Color: One suggestion is to color code your crystals. Using this method, all whites will be grouped together, all reds will be grouped together, all purples will be grouped together and so on.

This method makes for an attractive array and provides an easy way for you to find your stones.

By Crystal Families: Different crystals belong to different families like quartz, selenite, amethyst, etc.

Grouping them according to their family will create a cohesive look and place similarly powered stones together.

By Intention: Every stone has an intention, and many have similar intentions.

For example, some energize, some heal, and some protect. Grouping them by intention will make it easy for you to grab the stone you need for that particular healing session.

By Delicacy and Shape: Some stones are more delicate than others. It’s advisable to group like with like when it comes to fragility. That way you can be sure your stones will be protected.

For example, if you have a group of stones that don’t react well with water, you will be sure to put them somewhere dry.

If your stones fade in the sun, place them somewhere dark.

Where Should I Store My Crystals?

crystals in a display case

Here are some suggestions for where crystals can be placed.

Inside a Drawer

A drawer is a good storage spot for crystals, but that doesn’t mean you should just throw them in a drawer and not look back.

You can purchase drawer dividers that will keep them within their separate compartments.

This will make them easy to find and it will prevent damage that may occur when they hit against the side of the drawer or each other.

Small jewellery boxes can serve a similar purpose.

Tiered Makeup Organizer or Jewelry Box

Makeup organizers and jewelry boxes are perfect for storing crystals because they already have their own separate compartments.

When you go this route, you can be sure your stones will be protected from the elements and from each other.

Rainbow Pill Cases

Rainbow pill cases are small, round containers that are translucent and come in a variety of colors.

They can be stacked on top of each other to take up a minimum amount of space on surfaces. They are also the perfect solution if you are traveling with your crystals.

Generally, the cases will hold one crystal each. They provide an attractive storage solution.

Custom Crystal Shelf

It’s not advisable to put your crystals on a random shelf where they are liable to fall and break or become damaged.

But a custom crystal shelf is different.

It is divided into small compartments that will keep crystals safe and it makes for an attractive piece of home décor.

In Your Pocket or Purse

If you like taking your crystals around with you, you can place them in a pocket or purse.

If you are going this route, it’s best to limit the number of crystals you carry with you to two or three. If you travel with more, they will weigh you down and may hit into each other and crack.

If you are taking them in your purse, store them in a side pocket or small storage space where they will be well protected.

Place Them on the Windowsill

A windowsill is a great place for stones. The sun will reflect off them, so they fill the room with color and light. The solar energy will also help them recharge.

When choosing stones to place on your windowsill, avoid those that are sensitive to light and moisture.

Put Them By Your Bedside

Some people like to have their crystals close to their bedside when they sleep. They feel that the stones’ energy helps them recharge for the day ahead.

While this may be true, you should avoid putting your most fragile crystals on a night table. You may also consider storing them in a safer place during the day.

In a Display Case

A display case is the perfect place to store your stones. The glass of the case will keep them protected from the elements and from damage.

It will allow you to see your stones every day without the risk of having them break, fade or dissolve.

Wipe the shelves down with a glass cleaner before placing your stones inside so they are free of dust and debris.

How To Store Crystals: Conclusion

Crystals are terrific for boosting energy, warding off negativity and providing healing vibes.  Storing them properly will ensure they provide you with benefits for years to come.

I hope this article has helped you gain some ideas for the best way to store crystals!

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