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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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