Crystal Color & Shape Basics

Crystal Color & Shape Basics

There are endless combinations of crystal types, colors, shapes, and sizes. Because of this, each individual crystal has unique properties and traits that can bring in certain intentions better than others based on their vibrational frequency and overall form. Every crystal is different, but shape and color are a good indicator of the type of intention that the gem has. Outlined below are the basic colors and shapes that most crystals possess, which can guide beginners and knowledgeable crystal owners on what crystals they are in need of.



BLACK: If you have been feeling unstable and desire a sense of control in your life, you will benefit from adding more black colored crystals in your collection. These crystals will also help you feel protected from negative energy you may encounter.

ex) Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Onyx, and Shungite


BROWN: Many of us struggle with change and transitions and crave a sense of stability in our lives. Often, these periods of time are best met with instability and a lack of support during these times can be best combated with brown colored crystals.

ex) Bronzite, Stromatolite, Brown Jasper


RED: For those struggling with a lack of confidence and passion, energy renewal through red hued crystals may be your best bet in providing animation and stimulation.

ex) Red Jasper, Carnelian, Ruby, and Vanadinite


ORANGE: Continually feeling inspired to continue with creative endeavors when you are lacking a sense of direction and inspiration can be tough. Orange colored crystals are great for bringing vitality and heightened enthusiasm.

ex) Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye, Goldstone, Orange Calcite


YELLOW: Yellow crystals are perfect for those in need of a confidence boost. They provide optimism and joy needed to help with both daily activities and long-term endeavors.

ex) Pyrite, Citrine, Amber, Bumble Bee Jasper


GREEN: When we are feeling down on our luck, green crystals can be the perfect pick-me-up. They additionally help with confidence during transitional periods by helping us balance new energies.

ex) Green Aventurine, Fuchsite, Emerald, Malachite


PINK: Most of us are in need of some intense emotional healing. Pink colored crystals are great for not only helping us heal some emotional wounding, but they can also provide us with heightened sense of self appreciation and confidence.

ex) Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Pink Aventurine

BLUE: Blue crystals often carry immense calming energy with them. For this reason, they can calm our minds during anxious and stressful situations. They also bring with them patience and acceptance of our existing situations.

ex) Amazonite, Blue Apatite, Blue Kyanite, Sodalite


PURPLE: During our spiritual journey, energy that helps us manifest and aids our intuitive side is a necessity. This inner wisdom can be amplified with purple-colored crystals.

ex) Amethyst, Super 7, Charoite, Lepidolite

CLEAR/WHITE: Like purple crystals, white and clear colored crystals are associated with those on higher spiritual journeys. They help us during this time by bringing in clarity and allowing us to purify our spaces and environment.

ex) Clear Quartz, Selenite, Scolecite, Moonstone



Raw: Raw crystals send out higher vibrational energy and are perfect for bringing in heightened optimism.

Clusters: Because of their multi-directional abilities, clusters are great at spreading their frequencies throughout a room, therefore protecting surrounding environments.

Palm/Worry Stones: The shape of palm and worry stones are perfect to hold during meditative and other intention setting practices.

Double Pointed: Double pointed crystals are great for healing emotional wounds by bridging our reality to our desires.

Spheres/Pyramids: Both crystal spheres and pyramids can neutralize surrounding energy and are therefore perfect for balancing the vibrations of their environment, surrounding crystals, etc.

Towers: Crystals with one point will amplify the energy of other crystals and allow focused energy in any room they’re in.

Hearts: Heart shaped crystals are perfect for harnessing self-love through the heart chakra.

There is a crystal out there for everybody, so make sure you use your intuition to guide you towards the right shape and color for you!

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