What are the First 8 Crystals to Collect? Which crystals are good for beginners?

If you’re just starting out collecting crystals it may be a bit confusing knowing where to begin. If you were to only have one crystal most people would recommend you start with Clear Quartz. Considered to be a 'master healer', Clear Quartz can be used to stimulate the immune system. It also amplifies the energies of other crystals that are placed next to it, making their energy more intense. Below are our favourite crystals for beginners starting on their crystal journey!

Our top 8 crystals for beginners

Amethyst – Stress Reliever

Amethyst crystal tumbles
  • Amethyst is a natural stress reliever
  • Calms the mind and soothes the emotions
  • Assists with a peaceful night’s sleep and prevents nightmares (great for placing in a child’s bedroom!)
  • Can help with alcoholism, compulsive behaviours and addictions (eg smoking)

Black Tourmaline – Protection

Raw Black Tourmaline crystals

  • Black Tourmaline is excellent stone for protection
  • Can be used for grounding
  • Works like a vacuum cleaner for negative energy – soaks it all up (and therefore needs cleansing regularly)
  • Great for blocking electromagnetic energy from computers and phones

Carnelian – Confidence & Courage

Carnelian crystal tumbles

  • Carnelian boosts energy
  • Brings out your creative side
  • Helps with confidence and courage
  • If you are a procrastinator, Carnelian will help you make decisions
  • Can cleanse other crystals

Citrine – Prosperity & Abundance

Citrine Crystal tumbles

  • Citrine attracts prosperity, happiness, wealth and abundance
  • Use Citrine to manifest dreams and success
  • Citrine is a great crystal to have on you if you find it difficult to express your thoughts and feelings
  • Citrine never needs cleansing

Clear Quartz – The Master Healer

Clear Quartz crystals

  • Known as the ‘master healer’, if you only have one crystal, this is the one to have
  • The immune system is stimulated with Clear Quartz
  • Clear Quartz is the best energy amplifier, it will amplify the energies of other crystals if placed next to them
  • Is great at motivating
  • Provides clarity to your life
  • Clear Quartz helps with concentration

Moonstone – Balances Emotions

Raw Rainbow Moonstone

  • Moonstone is emotionally calming (for both men and women)
  • Enhances fertility and is wonderful during pregnancy
  • Creates new beginnings
  • Helps with intuition 

Rose Quartz – Unconditional Love

Rose Quartz crystal tumbles

  • Rose Quartz is all about love – love for yourself, your family and your friends
  • Brings a sense of peace
  • Rose Quartz promotes compassion
  • Encourages patience
  • Rose Quartz is a reassuring stone

Smokey Quartz – Grounding

Smokey Quartz crystal tumbles

  • One of the best crystals for grounding and anchoring is Smokey Quartz
  • Connects you to nature, great for when you don’t have time to wriggle your toes in the grass or sand
  • Helps to overcome depression and stress
  • Useful for positive thinking
  • Dissolves bad moods and negativity
  • Can help lift your spirits
  • Helps with nightmares

Shopping for beginners

Our crystal healing kits are great for anyone starting to collect crystals as we've taken out the guess work of crystal healing for you. Crystal tumble stones and raw crystals are also perfect for beginners as they are more affordable than larger pieces.

Crystal books are a great source of information for anyone just starting to collect crystals, as well as those who have been working with crystals for a long time. Our favourite authors are Ashley Leavy, Philip Permutt, Nicholas Pearson, Jennie Harding, Heather Askinosie, Sarah Bartlett, Cassandra Eason and Judy Hall. These authors explain crystals in a really easy way to understand and we regularly stock their books in our Crystal Bookshop.

Continue learning about crystals

If you'd like to find out more about crystals take a look at some of our other blogs such as how to spot fake crystalswhere did crystal properties come fromA Crystal Guide for Beginners and how to create a crystal grid.

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