crystal digging in ArkansasI’ve had this question more than once, so thought I would address it here… What do you do when you buy a crystal online, but when it arrives, it is much smaller than you expected? Will it still work?

Obviously if you are looking for a crystal for jewelry or to fit in a certain place (say a desk or coffee table), size might matter. In this way, convenience and use play a part in the question of size. But, energetically speaking, is bigger really better? Does a large point put out more energy than a small point?

Certainly, by mass alone, a 500-pound single crystal point is going to exude more energy than a tiny jewelry point, but this is not to say that the smaller points don’t have comparable energy or enough energy to matter. Comparatively speaking, a small crystal might have the same energy as a large point.

does size matterFor example, an ant can move ten to fifty times its body weight. Using that gauge, you can see that ants are stronger than humans, ounce for ounce. A small point may be stronger than a large point in the same respect; some very small points are deceptively powerful, meaning that bigger in size doesn’t always mean better. Also, it is easy to put a small point around your neck or in your pocket. Wheeling a 500-pound crystal around in a wagon would get tiring after a while, don’t you think?

Depending on the crystal, its use and your need, a small point can be every bit as helpful to you as its larger cousin. The old adage is true about not judging a book by its cover (or an item by its size). So if you can get around the notion that bigger is better (we’re a society of bigger! and more!), and connect with your new crystal without preconceived ideas (no matter the size), you may find that it has much more to offer than you expected.

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About Genn

Genn John has been acting as the legs for the Crystal People as the Keeper at Arkansas Crystal Works, an internet-based source for crystals and crystal knowledge, since 1995. Having accepted the honor to be their voice as well, she is the author of Understanding The Crystal People: A Handbook for Lightworkers; a crystal reference book for people who desire to fully understand their connection to the crystal kingdom and who wish to enhance their working knowledge of these majestic beings. Genn has also published a 4 part series of coloring books which are a useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning the anatomical structures of quartz crystals. It features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn designs crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Find the store and more at, or her blog at To connect: email -, facebook -, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.


  1. Karen S says:

    With me, it’s all individual. Some beautiful points I ordered on line, are just that, beautiful! Whereas others, well, they “resonate” more to me. Finding a right crystal match is trial and error. But, certain crystal that don’t seem to connect to me, I will pass them on as gifts to other crystal lovers or for commemorative occasions, weddings, funerals, new home, birthdays…..after I bless them with the intent…… hopes, that a crystal that is nutral to me, will find its proper home with a new “landlord”…. Or it will keep going round robin, until it ends up where it is suppose to be! It is really all about the energy of the crystal and its handler…..size only matters to me with crystal spheres. A tiny point I got from Genn John has more energy that a water clear lumerian I ordered else where! Go figure!

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