Although we love to have our crystals out on display, it’s not always possible to have everything out. Especially as our collection grows! If you keep small, large, polished and unpolished crystals together they can scratch and chip. When storing crystals, they are also shielded from other energies in the environment. It also makes it easier to find what you are looking for!
I hope this post will give you some ideas and inspiration to store your crystals so, let’s find out some wonderful ideas to do it!
The first thing you have to do is decide how you are going to organize your crystals. There are many ways your crystals can be divided so I am going to list the main ways you could separate them:
Main Groups To Separate Crystals:
- Tumble Stones
- Unpolished Crystals
- Polished Crystals
- Very Fragile Crystals
- Crystal Carvings
Different Ways To Organize These Main Groups:
- Small, Medium & Large Crystals
- Types of Crystal
- Chakra Association
A combination of these methods should work for different people and different crystal collections. There is no one size fits all.
First of all, you have to make sure your crystals are separated into the main groups below. Then depending on how many crystals you have, you can further divide the main groups of crystals up into smaller groups. So now that you have some ideas about how to organize your crystals, let’s look at the different ways to store crystals:
Bags & Pouches
You can get drawstring bags and pouches made of velvet, cloth or leather. The thicker the material the more protective it is. Drawstring bags are best for storing small groups of crystals such as those for a Crystal Grid, your Chakra Crystal Set or organizing crystals by color or type.
They are better for Tumble Stones or medium sized Crystal Points. The downside of the drawstring bags is that you can’t see inside the bags so you will have to remember how you organized them.
Small Chests & Boxes
You can use a jewellery box which already comes with sub dividing sections and may be lined. You can also try any type of wooden trinket box. I use a few wooden chests for my medium sized Tumble Stones and carved crystals such as Crystal Skulls.
You can get really nice hand carved nested wooden boxes to store crystals.
Drawers & Chests of Drawers
You may already have storage in the form of chests of drawers. The good about drawers is that they have more space to lay your crystals out. You can divide your collection up so crystals are easy to find plus the space allows for storing of your more fragile crystals.
You can add card boxes and sub divide some larger boxes later. This way you can separate different types of crystals and protect the most fragile. Some come with a cotton wool layer which protects and stops movement. What is also good about this tip is that you can customize it for your needs and change it as your collection grows or changes.
You may find some rustic chests of drawers somewhere that sells handmade items or antiques. Like small handmade wooden Mandala Drawers, suitable for smaller collections of crystals. They are made for jewellery so you already have dividers to get you started.
Some other wonderful ideas to store your crystals and your gemstones (you probably already saw on Pinterest or Etsy), are the below images. They will be the perfect way not just to store them but also decorate them in your home. You may find them in a craft store or in online shops, such as E-Bay or Amazon.