How to Choose Crystals and Stones - Which ones are right for you?

Posted by Janet Blades on

It seems that everyone has a growing Crystal collection. The Mineral Kingdom has so much to offer but there are SO many to choose from.

How do you know which ones are right for you? 

There are so many different ways to choose crystals. The good news is that there is no wrong way- just listen to your intuition and go with what feels right. If you want Mystiques Enchantments to help select for you, please contact us.

Metaphysical Associations

Another common way to search for stones is based on their metaphysical associations. Common associations people often look for include everything from cleansing and protection, to peace and abundance and more! Here are some popular associations and some crystals for each:

Abundance: Citrine, Pyrite, Clear Quartz

Acceptance: Aragonite, Rose Quartz, Turquoise

Anxiety: Labradorite, Lepidolite, Lithium Quartz

Business: Citrine, Pyrite, Smokey Quartz

Calming: Aquamarine, Calcite (Blue and Green), Rose Quartz

Centering: Black Kyanite, Smokey Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Black Tourmaline

Change: Malachite, Jasper, Tiger’s Eye

Cleansing: Clear Quartz, Himalayan Pink Salt, Selenite, Amethyst

Clumsiness: Jasper, Aventurine

Creativity: Citrine, Orange Calcite, Pyrite, Tiger’s Eye

Decision Making: Citrine, Fluorite, Topaz

Determination: Red Jasper, Ruby

Detoxification: Calcite, Amethyst, Emerald, Turquoise

Dreams: Blue Kyanite, Lithium Phantom Quartz, Peacock Ore

You can create your own collection of stones based on their associations by combining several and programming them to work together toward a common goal (i.e. cleansing, detox, etc).


Sometimes when we are ready for a certain stone, it will grab our attention and ‘call’ out to us. This is a strong energy and should be respected. When you feel that you need a piece of labradorite (for example), worry less about what that stone can do for you or why and just go for it. It is the perfect stone for you at that point in your life. Or it may be that you are meant to deliver the stone to someone else (loved one, friend, etc).

Try not to focus on possibly choosing the ‘wrong’ stone. I don’t think there is such a thing. You never know where the path of Crystals and Stones may lead but if you follow your inner voice, chances are you won’t be disappointed.