Sensitive crystals

Sensitive Crystals

Crystal Types to avoid contact with water:

  • Azurite, Halite, Selenite – water soluble.
  • Lapis lazuli, Opal, Turquoise – porous, do not soak, dry after cleansing.
  • Malachite – use cool water only, dry after cleansing.

Light sensitive crystal types:

  • Amethyst, Rose Quartz – may fade.
  • Turquoise – may dry out.

Heat sensitive crystal types:

  • Amethyst – may fade in gentle heat, becomes colourless in strong heat.
  • Quartz – may fracture with sudden temperature changes.
  • Lapis Lazuli – avoid high heat.
  • Malachite – avoid sudden temperature changes.
  • Tourmaline – high heat alters colours.
  • Turquoise – sensitive to all heat.

Easily scratched crystal types:

  • Metallic crystals or minerals.
  • Calcite, Celestite, malachite, Fluorite, Rhodochrosite, Apatite, Lapis Lazuli.
  • Sodalite, Selenite, Turquoise, Hematite, Moonstone.

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