When I was little and went to the markets with my mum I was always attracted to the crystal shop. At the time I didn’t understand there was meant to be a healing power behind them, I just liked the pretty colours. I continued to buy crystals sporadically throughout my teenage years and early adult life, always buying different stones for different reasons that I felt were compelling at the time. It wasn’t until Easter 2012 that I started taking notice of crystals again. I was in Melbourne in an Antique store and was attracted to a citrine ring that I bought, later I looked up the meaning of citrine.
“Citrine is well known in crystal work as a success and prosperity stone to the point that it is called the “Success Stone.” It is said to promote and manifest success and abundance in all areas, and in many ways.” –crystalsandjewelry.com
At the time I had just come out of a long relationship and was feeling lost. I was stuck in a job I didn’t like, had been partying too much, I was in debt and unhealthy. It was quite fitting that I had unwittingly purchased a stone to promote and manifest success. Somehow the next time I was in Melbourne the stone fell out of the setting. I couldn’t find it and was pretty disappointed that I’d lost crystals.
That same year for my birthday, my girlfriends asked me what I wanted and I asked for a purple ring. They chose the perfect one for me, it was a princess cut amethyst and I adored it but I was at work one day and I got my ring caught on the printer, it yanked the setting and the stone came out. I was able to keep the stone but the ring was ruined so there was no way I could wear it again.
I went into a crystal shop shortly afterwards to buy another citrine ring and told the lady about how I had lost the stones. The woman told me that crystals aren’t always meant to stay with us forever, sometimes when they have done their job they disappear and I should consider getting a different ring. I decided on a smokey quartz for business success and a rose quartz bracelet for my relationship. It then occurred to me that after all the years of collecting stones I have a very limited amount in my possession, I always lost crystals!
The citrine ring disappeared when I was happy in a successful relationship (with my now husband) and had made the decision to quit the job I hated. The amethyst which can be known as the sobriety stone was with me until just after I had decided to stop drinking alcohol and commit to a healthy lifestyle. A crystal I bought to make a fair decision when I did Jury duty had disappeared shortly after, a crystal I bought to help with communication fell out of my lap at the petrol station and I couldn’t find it under the car. There are many stories like this but the best one is that the rose quartz bracelet broke when I was taking it off, the small crystals flew everywhere and my partner proposed two days later! True story.
Has anyone had any similar experiences with Crystals?