Someone new to the crystal world might think the way a crystal is cut or shaped is purely aesthetic, but there's a little more to a crystal's shape than meets the eye.

The carving of crystals into different symbolic shapes and forms is ancient. If we look back at the history and origins of crystal healing we will see that ancient civilisations like Egyptians, Mayans, Romans and Chinese all carved crystals & gemstones. Crystals were clearly considered sacred objects.

While the shape of a crystal won't change the type of energy that a crystal gives off, the way a crystal is cut can affect and even enhance how you experience that energy.


If you have a specific intention in mind about what you will be using your new crystal for, then considering the right shape is important. The crystals shape can amplify your intention and your experience with it.

But how do you know which shape you need?

The following is a guide to the energetic meanings and uses of the crystal shapes available at GaiaWorld today.


This is the most common cut, and surely for a reason; it is practical! Tumbled stones can easily be carried with you wherever you go, in your wallet, your purse, your pocket - even in your bra, if you wear one 😉

Don’t be fooled by the size of these stones. Their practicality is actually what makes them so powerful! Having one or more of these crystals always with you helps you in connecting with their energy, all day long. Having them so close, and maybe even touching you directly, can act as a reminder of your intention.

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STANDING CRYSTAL POINTS (also called towers)

The shape of carved standing crystal points direct and focus energies out the termination point. These stones are excellent for raising the vibration of a location. Place the crystal point on your altar or within any sacred space to release its healing power.

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A Crystal Wand is a solid piece of crystal that is cut into either a faceted Crystal Point or rounded. They come in various shapes and sizes, and are mainly used to direct the energies of the crystal into the aura or chakras.

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Double terminated crystals have a termination on both ends. This shape provides a connecting bridge between two energy points, making the crystal radiate or absorb energy simultaneously at both ends, channeling it in two directions at once.

Double terminated crystals promote psychic ability and dream recall. They are also useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions.

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These are, as you’d expect, clusters of crystals in their natural form (and aren’t they oh so pretty to look at with all their sparkle and mystical vibes 😍).

Crystal Clusters healing energy is the most powerful one, and their ability to elevate the high vibes of their surrounding is a constant. They are great for bringing unity to a space where people come together; dining rooms, living rooms or conference rooms in an office.

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There are also many other shapes, which are not (yet😎) available here at GaiaWorld. These include PYRAMIDS, EGGS, SPHERES, CUBES, HEARTS, ANGELS, SKULLS, etc.

As soon as some of these shapes become available in the shop, will their meanings and uses be updated here in this blog.

So stay tuned!

Sending best crystals vibes your way!