Is There A Difference Between Rough & Smooth Crystals?
This is a question that’s been asked over and over again and to date I remain unsure of the answer…
Many people say that they receive a more intense vibrational energy from the rough stones opposed to the tumbled or polished stones. On the other hand some would say that they have a preference for the tumbled stones for the same reason. The majority however, like myself cannot tell the difference.
The people who believe that the rough stones are more powerful, generally believe the the tumbled stones have lost some of their power due to the tumbling/polishing treatments they have been through and nothing you say to them will change their views on the subject. These people often forget that a rough stone has gone through a certain amount of processing itself.
The people that favor the tumbled stones believe that some tumbled stones are more powerful than the rough stones and they are more pleasing on the eye and in the hand.
My view is that a stone reflects the the mood of the user. The energy it will omit will differ from person to person because no two people will experience the same mood therefore their personal experience with any stone will differ.
I believe that the only criteria for choosing a stone is to ensure that you have a natural instinctive pull towards the stone you choose. You will know when you’re holding the right stone that it is for you for and it won’t be dependent on whether it is rough or smooth.
I would be very interest know your experiences, views and preference.