Shipping Crystals and Other Fragile Items: A Guide

Ship crystals

Crystals are naturally occurring, solid, inorganic, objects that are formed by a regular repeated pattern of molecules connecting together. Because of this repetitive nature, crystals can take on strange and interesting forms.

For centuries, crystals have been considered valuable for their technological, decorative and spiritual qualities. They are also highly collectible for their healing properties. Some crystals such as onyx, obsidian, tourmaline, jet, apache tear, smoky quartz, or hematite are known to disperse negative energy while aquamarine, aventurine, moonstone, rhodonite, and rose quartz are popular for their calming effects.

While crystals differ in solidity, stiffness, reaction to light, acid, and temperature, they are all considered fragile and delicate and must be handled with utmost care. When shipping crystals, here are some tips on how to properly pack them to prevent damage during transit and ensure safe delivery.

Place the crystal in a bag made from soft fabric. If a bag is not available, simply wrap the item in a piece of soft fabric.

Cover the bagged or wrapped crystal with several layers of bubble wrap, ensuring that all parts are well cushioned and protected. Place the crystal inside an appropriately sized box with more bubble wrap on the bottom, top and sides to keep it immobile and suspended in the center of the package. Close and seal the box.

For optimum protection, double box the package with ample packing materials in between boxes to prevent movement. Close and seal the outer box.

Address and label the package and take to the post office or shipping company.

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