How to Gift Someone a Crystal from Your Collection

Heather Askinosie|December 08, 2015

There comes a time when a crystal you were so fascinated with, no longer holds your attention. You may no longer be attracted to its color. Possibly, its energy doesn’t seem to be calling you like it used to. Maybe you even lost it for a while. Whatever the case may be, there comes a time when you know the crystal has taught you what it needed to teach you and its time to let it go.

We often get asked if its OK to give someone a crystal you’ve used and our response is yes of course! Crystals are teachers and they move in and out of our lives, simply stopping by to help guide us in one way and then it is time for them to move on. This cycle means that they are working—that you’ve learned, transformed and grown with the energy of the crystal.

When you gift someone one of your healing crystals, you’re being guided by the universe to give them the energy they need at this point in time. You intuitively know which friend you feel needs the energy. This is a sign that your friend needs the energy more than you do at this point in time and you have the ability to give them this powerful tool to help them. You may not know exactly why, but having the crystal come into their life is their sign from the universe that it is time for growth.

The holidays are the perfect time to sort through your crystal collection and see what crystal no longer excites your spirit. Sit with each of them and see if they have any last minute lessons to teach you, or if you’re ready to move on. As you discover which ones you can move on to, ask the crystal who it needs to go to, and let your intuition guide you.

Before giving your crystal to someone else, be sure to cleanse it using sage or by placing it in the sun for a few hours, which will give it a boost of energy before it moves on to its next student.

The best part about giving you’re crystal to someone else is that you make room to bring more energy into your life. You can now recognize that you no longer need the energy of one crystal and instead need to invest in a different energy to guide you at this point in your life. This is a powerful cycle of transformation, releasing and growing, which is what healing crystals are created to do.

If you’re in need of new crystal energy, browse our crystals for sale and find one that calls to you. 

    Heather Askinosie

    Heather Askinosie

    Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at

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