Collecting crystals can truly enrich your life, but it shouldn’t put you in the poorhouse. Here’s some helpful tips for building a mineral collection on a limited budget:
1. Start small.
Consider getting an assortment of tumbled stones, then buying larger specimens of the ones that are the most useful or appealing to you. (That Amethyst cathedral can wait!) If you don’t have a crystal shop nearby, you can often find gemstone assortments and build-your-own bins in museum gift shops and other attractions. As you acquire larger pieces, you can pass your smaller stones on to friends, or use them in crystal grids, spellwork, or arts and crafts.
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