At Uluna we hand select each of our crystals (with great joy), carefully observing their quality, crystalline formations, inclusions, interesting oddities and degree of sparkley-ness to bring you natural, authentic crystal specimens that you will fall in love with.
GEMMOLOGICALLY CERTIFIED CRYSTALS
Each crystal specimen has been gemmologically identified (using laboratory equipment and visual crystallography techniques) so you can be assured that what you are buying is the real deal. We believe in selling 100% natural crystals that are correctly identified including their formations and characteristics. It is important that you feel confident in what you are buying and the minerals you are setting intentions with or decorating your personal space with.
As each crystal possesses unique energies, it is integral that the crystals you buy are going to do what they are intended for. Some crystal specimens can look very similar in appearance, especially some of the lesser known minerals and obscure formations. As a gemmologist I never assume and always apply my own detective skills to correctly name and identify each stone, including common treatments and synthetics.
Common misidentifications are Tibetan quartz/Herkimer diamond, hemimorphite/chrysocolla, apophyllite/ zeolites, calcite/quartz as well as various treated stones.
We can provide a certificate of authenticity for a small fee of $50. Each certificate requires the crystal to be with our gemmologist to complete hand testing and identification notes for the certificate.
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.
General crystal housekeeping rules
- 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, away from flames and out of the freezer. 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. 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.
Learn more about each crystal by clicking on the links below: