With the rise of online shopping, it’s become easy to gain access to nearly anything online, including crystals, minerals and rocks. Whether it's for your own use or as a thoughtful gift for a loved one, there are many crystal shop options from which to choose.
Knowing what you want—or at least having a general notion of it, is a good idea. There may be a lot of confusion due to the abundance of possibilities, but typically a quick google search will lead you on the right path.
We'll talk about some important tips for online crystal shopping in this post.
Shopping online is highly convenient. Unlike retail locations, you can find everything you’re looking for by accessing different online stores and websites. If there’s a crystal shop that you’re impressed by, you could easily buy from there again.
Being able to do your crystal shopping from the comfort of your home and in your PJ’s is an added benefit. You can also create your own shopping carts or wishlists, which you can pay off when you’re ready. Some even offer payment plans so you can split payments. An then within a short space of time, your package is delivered to your doorstep or local post office, just with a few clicks!
A great benefit of buying crystals online is that you are not limited by your geographic location. You could be living in Arizona and still be able to buy crystals from a store based in New York. This allows you to have a wider variety of options to pick from and more opportunities to score great deals. Just keep in mind not every crystal shop will ship internationally. Keep in mind these are typically small businesses of no more than 1-3 employees.
With online crystal shopping, you have the option of ordering them for your loved ones. These can be shipped directly to their location, regardless of the distance. Look for a crystal shop that shows their packaging and see if you can find one that packs them up with cute additions so it will be even more special when the box arrives.
It’s a great way to show your loved ones that you’re thinking of them, and gifting them with crystals is a great way to send them positive energy. Crystal jewelry is an excellent gift idea for birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day, or as a small token of appreciation. Some shops even have gift sets with crystal magic.
Find the Rare & Unique
Typically common crystals and rocks you’ll be able to find at just about any crystal shop both online and in your area, but the benefit of searching online is being able to locate rare crystals that are much harder to locate or just stumble upon! Be this unique crystal combinations or a crazy cool formation, online shops are going to be your best bet!
You’ll really need to pay close attention to the images and descriptions that each store displays. The difference with online shopping is that you need to be more careful since you can’t see or touch the crystals before making a purchase. Therefore, it would be wise to take your time while reviewing each crystal. Also take a look at shop policies to make sure you are comfortable.
If the website offers video clips for the crystals, that’s even better. Depending on the store, you might not have the option to get a refund, or it might be a great inconvenience to send it back. So it's best to be careful when making your crystal purchases. This refund policy is not exclusive to online shops as crystals are fragile and one of a kind, so even a small breakage in your possession could change the value drastically and therefore not something a small business can risk.
I do love free shipping as much as the next person, but this doesn’t apply to buying crystals online. Crystals are quite heavy and fragile, so you’ll need to pay a small shipping fee, but it’s totally worth it! Remember, crystal shops are typically small businesses, they don’t have the shipping capabilities that Amazon does… nor do they get any big discounts from shipping companies. Typically crystal shops lose money on every shipment they send out, so don’t think they are taking advantage of you.
Shopping for crystals online is highly convenient. However, as with anything, it’s necessary to be very careful and observant of the order you place. But don’t worry if you buy from an established online crystal shop, the benefits will likely always outweigh any concerns or pitfalls. And once you find a great shop, you can always purchase from them again with even more trust!
It will be quite beneficial to have a basic understanding of the many crystal varieties, colors, and sizes. Such details are widely accessible online. That is another benefit of shopping online, you can take time to research the crystal while you are looking. So if you are unfamiliar with crystals and their meanings you can do a quick online search to see if it is the right fit. Or the shop you are looking at may also list helpful crystal tips on the website too. You can’t do that in stores! The shop owners of physical stores may know a good deal about crystals, but shop employees may not be as knowledgeable.
I hope this article helps and inspires you to have your first online shopping experience with the awesome world of crystals.