I’ve had many of you ask me about my crystal collection recently so I thought it would be a great idea to introduce you to the owner of Rock & Co. Rachel is the go to rock guru and below she shares her knowledge and love for crystals and how she came about opening her beautiful online store…
Tell us about your first crystal purchase and your new online store:
Rock & Co started as a side project while I was on maternity leave with my second child, Louis. At first I was drawn into crystals and minerals purely from an aesthetic point of view – and once I started to see positive changes in my own life I began becoming more and more interested in the metaphysical side of things.
My first crystal was a Citrine cluster (one of the crystals known for increasing wealth) and within the week our little household had three financial wins in various forms and in totally unexpected ways – I was hooked!
I began reading and educating myself on everything to do with crystals and minerals that I could get my hands on. That said I don’t claim to be an expert – I think you could work with crystals and minerals for 20 years and still not know all there is to know about them.
I tend to source based on instinct, beauty and colour first and foremost. Once I get the beauties home then I give them a cleanse – I always start with sage, and then depending on the type of stone then I might use some salt water, or sunlight.
If I’m not familiar with the type of stone I’ve sourced then I always try to live with it in my home or on my desk for a bit, so that when I write its meaning on the site I have my own opinions and intuition, rather than just what I’ve read.
I like to put a positive intention into the crystals before I send them. I’ve had quite a bit of feedback about the wonderful energy from the crystals received, which has been so exciting!
The positive emails from customers have been the single most thrilling thing since starting Rock & Co! From a little girl whose night terrors stopped after receiving her Rose Quartz, to a couple who said they got the house of their dreams and won two new contracts for their small business after they bought a Pyrite Matrix – everytime I get one like this it just brings a smile to my face and reaffirms that I’m on the right path.
My crystal dream is to do a buying trip to the annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show one year!
Have you got a favourite?
My favourites tend to change depending on what I’m working on – personally or professionally. At the moment as I’m doing lots of creative work for my business and I’m finding myself really drawn to my Citrine piece.
I have a lot of Clear Quartz around the house – with two young children, my advertising job and Rock & Co I need as much mental clarity and calm surrounding me as possible.
I’m also finding myself really fascinated by Apophyllite at the moment – it has been around the house a lot since starting Rock & Co and I love the way it mixes with so many other stones so beautifully.
But my ‘sweetheart’ crystal is my piece of Celestite. It seriously has my heart. I find it so calming and soft that I keep it on my bedside table.
What do crystals do?
Crystals & Minerals have been used for healing, meditation and manifesting for thousands of years. They have been used in many ways from clearing blockages in the body, providing greater mental clarity, releasing suppressed emotions to increasing energy.
In the most basic terms – due to their crystalline lattice structure, crystals are good at holding a consistent vibration. We, on the other hand come in contact with negative energy from other people, our own negative thought patterns, we suppress emotions – we are complex little balls of vibrations! It varies based on each individual person and the crystal, no two people (or crystal) are the same.
Personally I think that by setting a clear intention for your crystal it has a two-fold effect; not only do you visualise that intention coming true and put that positive energy into your stone but you also reinforce positive thinking every time you look at, touch or meditate with that crystal. These two things combined are a powerful combination!
What would you recommend for crystal beginners?
I think Clear Quartz is the perfect start to any collection. It’s the most versatile crystal due to its energy clearing and protection abilities, as well as its healing influence. Fantastic for any room of the house.
What rock is good for…
Love + self-love + confidence : Rose Quartz
Negative energy : Clear Quartz & Hematite
Calming : Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz & Amethyst
Creativity : Malachite, Citrine & Amethyst
Abundance : Citrine, Pyrite & Green Aventurine
To celebrate the launch of my new website + Rachel’s new online store Rock & Co, we are hosting a giveaway well worth entering me dears.
Head on over to my Instagram to find out how.
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