Although crystals have survived hundreds of thousands to millions of years (wow) in our earth they are still delicate and must be treated with TLC.
- Do not soak or leave your crystals in liquid solutions. (A quick dip in some ocean water, filtered water or for a clean/cleanse is ok) NOTE: Pyrite & selenite don’t like water, so keep them dry at all times.
- Keep your crystals away from extreme temperatures and rapid temperature changes. Store them in a moderate environment. Due to the atomic structure of some crystals any sudden and extreme change in temperature may cause them to crack or break.
- Some crystals may fade in direct sunlight, so keep the following stones off window sills that attract intense sunlight or they may begin to fade or change in colour. Coloured quartz varieties (amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, smoky quartz), spodumene varieties (kunzite), fluorite, topaz, opal (precious opals may lose their play-of-colour), some tourmaline varieties, some beryl varieties.
- Crystals should be dusted with a soft microfiber cloth once or twice a week to ensure their shiny surfaces stay lustrous.
- In the event of major dusty and dirty situations, most (not all) crystals can be lightly scrubbed with a super soft bristled toothbrush and some lukewarm soapy water (an all-natural dishwashing liquid is ideal).
- Always treat your crystals with gentle hands. Clusters are generally more delicate as they have small crystals attached to one another and can come loose or break off if not handled with care. We recommend keeping crystals out of reach of small children, playful pets and bulls in china shops.
- Rubbing crystals together can be damaging to their surfaces; this includes tumbled stones. Their different hardness’ means that at least one of them will be scratched and damaged from the friction. Keep your stones bagged separately if you carry them on you/in your handbag and place them gently if displayed touching each other.
For any further or more in-depth information about your crystal please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns.