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Broken or Lost Crystal Meanings

sheila of satin crystals holding a broken rhodochrosite massage wandHave you ever lost or broken a crystal? When you physically lose or break a crystal, it can be emotionally distressing.

By understanding the metaphysical meaning of why this happened, you can overcome the sense of loss more quickly. You are about to learn that there's nothing to fear. In fact, breaking or losing a crystal opens the door to a new world of opportunities. 

What does it mean if I lose my crystal?

There are three different metaphysical interpretations regarding lost crystals:

1. Some people believe that a lost crystal means that you no longer need the energy of the crystal and it has gone to another person or place that needs it more.

2. The other interpretation is that you need more of that stone's particular energy and the piece you had was too strong or not strong enough for your purposes.

3. The third interpretation is that the energy of the crystal was not compatible with your vibrations. 

If your crystal has disappeared, wish it well on its journey. Hope that the person who finds it will benefit from the crystal's positive energies. We are all connected; spreading the healing crystal love is much needed right now. Your crystal was a blessing, and now you pay it forward. 

If you do find the crystals again, it means that you needed a little break from the crystals' energy and you are now ready for its good vibrations once again. 

How to Replace your Lost Crystals

Your crystal is gone, and this is the Universe's way of telling you to get another one right away.

But how do you know which new crystal to pick? Here is a quick way to decide what crystal could give you the greatest advantage right now:

Close your eyes and quickly as yourself these questions. Answer without thinking: "Should I replace my lost crystal with a similar one or a different one?"

If your Higher Self answered that you should find something similar, you can go ahead and start your search right away. Check out the grand selection at Satin Crystals and Shop by Stone to find your perfect piece.

If your Higher Self said you need a different crystal, you want to find out what kind of energy you need right now. Is it time to focus on Love, Abundance, Calming, Happiness, Spirituality, Protection, or something else?

Close your eyes again and ask this question: "What aspect of my life do I need to work on in this very moment?"

Now that you have a better idea of what you want, you can search for a crystal that helps with your intention. Shop Crystals by Intention and find your perfect pieces.

What do broken crystals mean?

When your crystal breaks, the spiritual significance is similar to that of the lost crystal. You either no longer need its energy, you need more of the energy or you were not on the same wavelength as the crystal. 

Instead of mourning broken crystals, transform them into something useful. 

holding up two broken crystal animals known as wounded warriors
What can I do with my broken crystals?

If your crystal is broken, chipped, or scratched, it can still be used for healing. Depending on the severity of the injury, your crystal may be perfectly fit to continue on its metaphysical mission.

We called these imperfect crystals "wounded warriors."

Just like we humans get bruised and hurt along life's path, crystals get dinged and scarred as time goes on. That doesn't mean they are useless, they have just endured hardships and come out stronger. 


Here are some ideas for your broken crystals: 

If you don't want to use your broken crystals for healing, you can transform them.

  • Add them to your chakra plate

  • Place them in pots and gardens (your plants won't care what the crystals look like)

  • Add them to a clear vase and let them build up into a colorful display

  • Press them into a sculpture, stack them up, glue them with other materials to create intriguing art pieces

  • Make them into magnets for your fridge

female holding two chakra plates up
Can I glue my broken crystals?

Yes, you can glue your broken crystals together. If you think about polished and carved stones and beads, they have already been manipulated from their raw state. A little glue is not going to hurt them.

However, if you are working specifically with the energy of raw, unaltered stones, you will not want to add glue to the chipped areas. In this case, you may just want to keep working with the remaining crystal as-is.

I like to use sugru to repair my crystals. Read more about repairing your crystals

Your Crystal Intuition

Only you hold the answer to your specific metaphysical interpretation of your lost or broken crystal.

If you have trouble accessing your subconscious mind or listening to your intuition, we would recommend meditation or learning how to open the third eye chakra

sheila of satin crystals with a broken moqui marble
Replace your Broken Crystals

Everything comes and goes in your life. If your crystal has gone off to another adventure or it has broken in exhaustion, replace it with fresh energy. Shop the Satin Crystals Collections and find new vibrations for your aura. 

Still have questions?

We are happy to answer them. Comment below. 

We also invite you to join the Satin Crystals VIP club and stay updated on all the latest answers from the metaphysical world. 

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Sheila Satin - August 22, 2021

Hi Harold, we do not sell glue, but you can find it easily online or in your local hardware shop. Here is more information about gluing your stones and the energy effects:

We put our shards of crystals in our potted plants, but you can use them however you see fit!

Sheila Satin

Harold Gray - August 22, 2021


Thanks for the response concerning the broken crystal.

Concerning the recommended glue:
1. May it be purchased directly from you?
2. Will the glue disrupt natural energy flow or alter it’s flow of energies?

Also, I’m in the process of creating designs from crystals on a tabletop…how do you dispose of shards of broken, or no longer useful, crystals?

Much appreciated,


Sheila Satin - July 7, 2021

Hi Bri, as long a you cleanse it of previous energies, you should be fine. But, you also have to be okay with it in your mind. Instead of feeling guilty, look at it as a gift from the Universe. It’s your turn for the crystal’s energies!

Bri M - July 7, 2021

Is it safe to keep a crystal that was found? I believe it belonged to someone else, my boyfriend found it and gave it to me.

Sheila Satin - June 17, 2021

Hi Tracy, wow, it sounds like the Universe is giving you clear signs! I’m glad you can pick up on it. Cherish the crystals you have and let the others go or return them to the earth :)

Thanks for sharing!

Tracy - June 17, 2021

Hi Sheila,
This is my story about lost and then broken malachite.
I have a moldavite I’m going to set in a pendant and at the top of the piece is a triangular empty area, I had a really special piece of malachite that was a 3 rd eye pattern and would have sat well in that area with the moldavite in a pendant.
I was on holidays at the beach and had all my crystals & moldavite with me to cleanse in the ocean, while doing this at the waters edge a large wave came out of nowhere and the ONLY crystal swept into the ocean I couldn’t save in time was the 3rd eye so special to me …… well then your parcel arrived at my house ( dolphin malachite/ some Libyan desert crystal) my daughter was coming up to were we where holidaying, I asked her to bring it all with her so I could cleanse & activate it all for my healing work I do…… 3 days go by and she arrived with my parcel, so I carefully took all of them to the ocean this time being VERY mindful not to lose any this time all goes well … so I thought.
That night I left them on my amethyst heart in the bathroom (carpet throughout the flat except bathroom / kitchen) the next morning I got up thinking I will put them all away before something goes wrong ……. WELL had all the different crystals in my hand walking out of the bathroom and dropped ONE crystal the dolphin malachite 😫😫😫
Not meant to have the malachite

Sheila Satin - May 29, 2021

Hi Sophia, as mentioned in this article, it depends on your personal preference as to what you do with your broken ring. If you are not happy with thge stone, you should return it to the vendor you bought it. If you are okay with it, it will work perfectly well with your vibrations and you can find a lot of happiness in the Moonstone’s energies.

Sophia Ornela - May 28, 2021

What if I may have purchased a broken moonstone ring?

Sheila Satin - November 22, 2020

Hi Jean, we do not have a book, but you can find our current crystal meanings at:

And videos at:

More in-depth articles are being added every month.

If you have questions about a particular crystal or energy, just ask!

Sheila 😊

Jean - November 22, 2020

Do you have book for the crystal meanings?

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