When selecting a crystal product, there are a lot of factors to consider. For example, you might want to think about the healing properties it possesses and whether they will benefit you. However, you might also want to think about whether the crystal was treated with chemicals. Many people don’t understand how this process works. So, let’s look at why some companies do this and the effects it can have on the crystals.
Let’s start by talking about what the chemical treatment process is and why some companies do it. Some crystals are hard to cut because they are prone to breaking.
By adding chemicals, they make the crystal softer and easier to cut. You can measure how many chemicals were used by determining the grade of the crystal. For example, grade A crystal, like the kind sold by White Locus, is produced without any chemicals. Grades B and C crystals have been chemically treated to make them easier to cut.
Different crystals have different levels of hardness, which is measured on a Mohs scale. For example, jade is rated around 6 on the scale, which makes it easier to cut than a crystal like amethyst. The harder the crystal the more skill that you require to cut it correctly, especially if you want to cut it into a difficult shape.
For this reason, high-quality Grade A crystal tends to be expensive. Because many companies don’t reveal that they’ve used chemicals it can be hard to tell, you can use the price as an indication of the true grade. For example, if you see crystals advertised for less than $10, they have been cut using chemicals. In addition, you should consider the reputation of the company selling the crystals and whether you can trust them to deliver grade A crystal.
Now that we a little more about why some people might chemically treat their crystals, let’s look at the effects this has on the crystal.
Crystals have long been believed to have energic abilities. The properties ascribed to the gemstone will vary based on the type of crystal. For example, amethyst can help rejuvenate skin that is tired and dry while rose quartz is believed to bring unconditional love into your life.
These spiritual qualities are one of the biggest reasons why people want to purchase crystal products. For this reason, White Locus only uses Grade A crystal. That’s because many people believe that chemical treatment will weaken or erase the energic abilities of crystal. Because of this, people should avoid crystal products that have been treated with chemicals. Though there are more difficult to cut into shape, White Locus are committed to keeping the spiritual properties of the crystal intact.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of why some companies use chemicals when cutting crystals into shape. We also discussed why White Locus avoids chemicals, selling only high-quality grade A crystal products. So, the next time that you want to purchase a crystal comb or roller, you know why you should avoid one that has been chemically treated.
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