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Does repairing my crystal affect the energy?

Nail Polish on Crystals I Satin Crystals Healing Blog

Oh no! Do you any crystals that are crumbling, breaking, or peeling? This is natural and there's nothing to fear.

Repairing your crystals with glue, nail polish, or putty can keep the piece intact. But, does this affect its healing energies? Let's discuss. 

Does glue affect crystals?

The answer differs depending on what stone you're working with. Glue does not affect the crystal's energies. If you are working with polished and carved stones, you must realize that they have already been manipulated from their raw state. For example, a crystal skull carving has already been chiseled and polished several rounds.  A little extra glue is not going to hurt it.

However, if you are working specifically with the energy of raw, unaltered stones like clusters, 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.

What kind of glue should I use on crystals?

If you want to maintain aesthetics in repairing your crystals, you will want to use a strong clear glue. You can use a 2-part epoxy or  super glue and make sure to clamp it together tightly for the recommended amount of time. Depending on the weight of the stone, clear glues do not always work on natural crystals. They may hold for a short time before the weight wins.  

After years of working with heavy stones, I have come to rely on Sugru. This is more like a clay glue. It is very strong after it dries. I now use this on all of our crystals that are bonded to cufflink, ring, and earring metals. The downside is that you may see Sugru when you don't want to see it. 

What can I spray or paint on stones to stop them from crumbling?

Besides using glue, a simple yet effective method of preserving many crystals is to coat them with a few layers of clear nail polish.

Be gentle when applying the coatings and allow each coating to dry completely before adding another layer.

What should I do with my broken crystals?

Not in the mood to repair your broken crystals? Enjoy them as they are and discover more ideas on how to use them in their new formation in Broken or Lost Crystal Meanings

How should I care for my crystals?

Natural crystals are fragile and subject to fractures on impact so it is best to handle them with care. Some crystals are harder than others and are better suited for handling in healing. Others may be better admired behind clear glass or a plastic case.

For energetic cleansing, charging, and programming of your crystals, visit Crystal Care.  

Still have questions?

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Sheila Satin - May 10, 2021

Hi Robin, you can use clear nail polish on the back of your amethyst pendant.

Robin Petersen - May 10, 2021

Can I use clear nail polish on the back of an amethyst pendant?

Sheila Satin - April 5, 2021

Hi Sarah, yes, you can use nail polish on your Malachite.

Sheila Satin :)

Sarah M - April 4, 2021

Can I use nail polish on Malachite?

Sheila Satin - November 13, 2020

Hi Debra, yes, you can certainly use clear nail polish on Selenite, but it also depends on how flakey the Selenite is.

If the Selenite is raw and flakey, the polish may not stick well to the whole stone. In this case you may consider coating the whole stone in the nail polish.

Some polished Selenite you buy has already been stabilized or coated with a resin polish so that it won’t flake. This is essentially what you would be doing to the stone if you used nail polish on it.

Sincerely,
Sheila Satin

Debra S Marshall - November 13, 2020

Can I use nail polish on selenite?

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