Looking to start your crystal collection? Or want to get small tumbled stones or polished rocks you can use for crystal gridding or take them on the go? Hello pocket crystals! These tumbled crystals and stones are the perfect size! I've also included small raw crystal points because many people use these along with tumbles to help direct the energy in crystal grids. Read more about tumbled stones at the bottom of the page!
Tumbled stones are brightly polished, small and rounded pieces of minerals. Tumble stones are the easiest way to get a taste of different kinds of crystals and minerals.
They are also known as “polished stones” and “baroque gems”. Tumbled crystals are used as décor and crafting different objects such as jewelry. They are also great souvenirs, collectables and stones with plenty of healing properties.
Tumbled crystals are created by doing, as the name suggests, tumbling stones in a tumbler hehe. They start out as raw crystals and chunks and are put into this machine which slowly grinds down the rough edges and eventually ends with a polishing stage. The last step is the polishing using aluminum oxide to produce a bright and shiny surface. The best materials for making tumbled crystals are colorful minerals with a Mohs hardness between 5 and 8 because they are durable and accept a good polish.
They are small in size and easy to work with, plus they are very affordable crystal option! Polished rocks and crystals can be used in crystal gridding in a specific crystal healing manner, they can be kept in pockets or purses so you can keep their energy with you, you can put in small cages and make into keychains or necklaces, and many people like tumblestones for travel sets.
The History of Polished Rocks
Tumbled stones, also known as polished rocks or crystal tumbles, have a long and fascinating history that dates back thousands of years. The practice of tumbling stones to create smooth, rounded shapes began in ancient civilizations like Egypt and Mesopotamia. These early lapidaries used sand and water to manually polish stones, resulting in the first tumbled gemstones.
Tumbled stones held significant cultural and spiritual importance in various ancient societies. They were often used as amulets, talismans, or for decorative purposes. In some cultures, these polished stones were believed to possess healing properties and were used in rituals and ceremonies.
The popularity of tumbled stones continued to grow over time, and in recent decades, it has become a mainstream practice in the world of crystal healing and metaphysics. Today, people use tumbled stones for various purposes, including meditation, energy work, and as beautiful additions to their crystal collections. The art of tumbling stones has evolved with modern technology, making it easier to produce polished gems with consistent quality, but its roots in ancient traditions continue to inspire those who appreciate the beauty and metaphysical properties of tumbled crystals.
How To Use Crystal Tumbles
They can also be used while meditating because of the calming effect of the smooth surface. It’s good to carry them in pockets and purses as they increase clarity, prosperity, happiness and feminine energy. Tumbled crystals help with chakra balancing as well. Depending on the chakra, you can use a specific crystal. Often times the color of the crystal corresponds with the chakra.
If you aren't into the healing properties or meanings, tumble crystals also just look beautiful in a crystal bowl, or scattered around the home or in plant pots! Crystals of all shapes and sizes make great additions to home decor.
We offer a huge variety of polished rock options from the most common like rose quartz, clear quartz, amethyst, aquamarine, pyrite and smoky quartz, but we also have more unique and rare tumble options like apache tears (obsidian), UV ruby feldspar, prasiolite (green amethyst), natural citrine and way more!
We also have a 'Crystals for Beginners' tumble stone giftset for those who are looking to start out with the essentials! It has two different options as well. Or grab a bunch of different kinds of tumbles and build your own crystal gift sets.
An easy centerpiece can even be some pretty tumble stones laid out in a jar or on a plate with candles added to them. You can choose tumble stones that match your theme or color scheme to really make it pop!
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