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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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Large Smokey Quartz Crystal Specimen
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Large Smokey Quartz Crystal Specimen
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$355 Bids
(12) Healing Crystal's, Mineral Specimens
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
(12) Healing Crystal's, Mineral Specimens
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
Healing Crystal's, Amethyst, Quarts, Tourmaline
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Healing Crystal's, Amethyst, Quarts, Tourmaline
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
AGATE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 06, 1:00 PM CST
AGATE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1102 Bids
(15) Bismuth Crystal Specimens In Displays
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
(15) Bismuth Crystal Specimens In Displays
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
(7pc) Healing Crystal's, Quartz, Meteorite
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
(7pc) Healing Crystal's, Quartz, Meteorite
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Healing Crystal's, Quartz, Rainbow Quartz
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Healing Crystal's, Quartz, Rainbow Quartz
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
(20+) Healing Crystal's, Quartz,
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
(20+) Healing Crystal's, Quartz,
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Assorted Healing Crystal's, Quartz Crystal's
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Assorted Healing Crystal's, Quartz Crystal's
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
Collection Of Healing Crystal's, Quartz Prism
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Collection Of Healing Crystal's, Quartz Prism
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$252 Bids
Smokey Quartz Crystal Specimen On Oak Stand
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Smokey Quartz Crystal Specimen On Oak Stand
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Large Selenite Crystal Specimen / Lamp
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Large Selenite Crystal Specimen / Lamp
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 16, 1:00 PM CST
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Lot of 3 carved natural quartz types including amethyst, citrine and rock crystal.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Lot of 3 carved natural quartz types including amethyst, citrine and rock crystal.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €20- €40
€101 Bid
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Oct 12, 1:00 PM CDT
AMETHYST ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$61 Bid
Large amethist, h.64 cm.
Oct 10, 7:00 PM CEST
Large amethist, h.64 cm.
by Van Zadelhoff Veilingen en Taxaties
Est: €200- €280
€1501 Bid
(15) Bismuth Crystal Specimens In Displays
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
(15) Bismuth Crystal Specimens In Displays
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Healing Crystal's, Meteorite, Copper Cluster
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Healing Crystal's, Meteorite, Copper Cluster
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
(15) Bismuth Crystal Specimens In Displays
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
(15) Bismuth Crystal Specimens In Displays
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Assorted Crystal's, Bismuth, Magnesium, Cluster
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Assorted Crystal's, Bismuth, Magnesium, Cluster
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
(20+) Bismuth Crystals
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
(20+) Bismuth Crystals
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Quartz Healing Crystal's, Yellow Quartz
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Quartz Healing Crystal's, Yellow Quartz
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Healing Crystal's, Amethyst, Quartz, Tourmaline
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Healing Crystal's, Amethyst, Quartz, Tourmaline
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Large Druzy Quartz Crystal Specimen
Oct 08, 10:00 AM MST
Large Druzy Quartz Crystal Specimen
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Crystals


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Turner Auctions + Appraisals

Turner Auctions + Appraisals