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Crystals

Crystals have captivated human culture for centuries with both their beauty and suggested symbolism. From a talismanic charm to a celebration of nature's remarkable wonder, crystals are a coveted collector's item for the geology enthusiast.

The study and collection of stone specimens began in the days of ancient Babylon, when early natural historians first noted the difference in mineral properties. This examination, in many cases coinciding with a large collection of mineral specimens, developed into the field of mineralogy by the 1500s with the work of Georgius Agricola. Agricola's contributions paved the way for a scientific understanding of crystal structure, which arrived in the early 19th century.

Alongside greater scientific understanding of crystals and their structure, enthusiasts and amateur mineralogists began seeking out superior specimens to add to their own collections. Commemorating the beauty of crystalline structure in its organic form, antique and vintage crystals capture an ideal blend of history, science, and splendor.


Quick Facts

  • Some of the world's largest crystals have been discovered in the Cave of Crystals in Mexico. Measuring more than 30 feet in length, the crystals are made of the soft mineral gypsum and began forming more than 500,000 years ago
  • The name geode comes from the Greek word for earthlike
  • One of the most unusual crystal creations is the British Museum skull, most likely dating to the pre-Columbian era. The piece was created with a substantial chunk of quartz crystal

Recommended Items at Auction

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2 crystal carved obelisk motif ornaments
Mar 11, 12:00 PM PDT
2 crystal carved obelisk motif ornaments
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $30- $100
$102 Bids
A Group of Crystals, Stones etc.
Mar 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Group of Crystals, Stones etc.
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD202 Bids
AGATE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 12, 1:00 PM CST
AGATE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1001 Bid
ELLENSBURG AGATE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
ELLENSBURG AGATE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
ELLENSBURG AGATE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
ELLENSBURG AGATE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
QUARTZ DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 10, 1:00 PM CST
QUARTZ DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$61 Bid
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 08, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$81 Bid
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 10, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$41 Bid
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
4-Iceland Spar/Viking Sunstone Crystals-Calcite
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
4-Iceland Spar/Viking Sunstone Crystals-Calcite
by Old Stuff For You
Est: $10- $15
$101 Bid
Iceland Spar-Viking Sunstone Calcite Crystal
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
Iceland Spar-Viking Sunstone Calcite Crystal
by Old Stuff For You
Est: $10- $15
$101 Bid
AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Mar 04, 2:00 PM CST
AMETHYST DISPLAY ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Rose Quartz
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
Rose Quartz
by Old Stuff For You
Est: $10- $20
$101 Bid
1-lb 2in.to 3in. Selenite Wands
Mar 02, 9:00 AM CST
1-lb 2in.to 3in. Selenite Wands
by Old Stuff For You
Est: $14- $20
$141 Bid
8.28ct Beautiful Baby Blue Hemimorphite Druzy Crystal
Mar 04, 9:00 PM EST
8.28ct Beautiful Baby Blue Hemimorphite Druzy Crystal
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $400- $600
$1700 Bids
AMAZONITE CRYSTAL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMAZONITE CRYSTAL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 21, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Crystals


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Old Stuff For You

Old Stuff For You

TimeLine Auctions

TimeLine Auctions

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures