How To Pair Your Crystals

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock (pun intended) then you’ve probably noticed the rising popularity of crystal gemstones. For the uninitiated, crystals are believed to contain numerous healing properties from alleviating stress to boosting creativity, and everything in between. Many believe that holding crystals during meditation, wearing them on your body in the form of jewelry, or placing them in your home will promote physical and emotional healing. 

If you’re just getting started with Crystals, check out our How to use Crystals post to get acquainted with these magical tools.

Crystals to pair together

We know that crystals are full of potent healing energy; they are powerful by themselves, but what happens when you start combining gemstones together? When paired correctly, you’ll get a mix of harmonious energies that can amplify the healing properties of each crystal. Here are a few combinations for you to try:  

Increase Energy & Creativity

If you are seeking more energy and enhanced creativity, Citrine and Carnelian are a fantastic crystal pairing to enhance vitality and promote natural, creative energies. 

Enhance Your Meditation Practice

Lapis Lazuli and Selenite are excellent crystal pairings to help you connect with your inner wisdom, heighten your intuition, and cultivate deep, inner peace. Labradorite and Clear Quartz are popular crystal pairings that work toward the same effect.

Find Protective Energy

There are plenty of crystal pairings that defend and protect against negative energy, but the triple threat of stones that ensure your protection are: Black Obsidian, Tiger’s Eye, and Hematite. This powerful combination shields and protects you, centers and grounds you, and transforms negative energy into positive vibrations!

Promote Unconditional Love

Rose Quartz and Malachite are crystals that help you connect to your heart chakra, working together to cultivate both softness and strength. Each stone simultaneously enhances self-love and attracts love from those around you. If you want to amplify the loving energy that Rose Quartz carries, pair it with Clear Quartz and hold these crystals during meditation to invite more love into your life.

I encourage you to play around with various combinations and consider what you need more of in your life – peace, connection, grounding, balance, stress relief, love, confidence, energy, etc – and then search for crystal pairings to support what you need. 

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Which crystals should not be paired together?

Conflicting crystals are when two or more crystals are paired together and cancel out the benefits of each stone, or amplify the wrong one. The good news is that conflicting crystals won’t usher in bad vibes per se; however, they also won’t work to their fullest potential when combined. Here are a few examples of stones that do not work well together. 

Clear Quartz and The Wrong Crystal

Clear Quartz is an amplifier, meaning it will intensify the power of any stone you pair with it. This is fantastic if you pair it with the proper stone; however, if you are feeling anxious and you pair Clear Quartz with Citrine, known to enhance energy, you may find yourself accidentally supercharging your anxiety. Not good. But if you need a boost of motivation and energy, then it would be an ideal crystal pairing to help you accomplish your goals. 

Tiger’s Eye and Smoky Quartz

Tiger’s Eye is great for confidence and Smoky Quartz aids in empath protection so it makes sense that this crystal pairing won’t yield any major benefits. One stone is trying to harness energy while the other one is trying to block that same energy, effectively canceling out one another.  

Tiger’s Eye and Amazonite

Another poor crystal pairing is Tiger’s Eye and Amazonite. Amazonite is a wonderful stone to promote sleep, but pairing it with Tiger’s Eye will cancel out the relaxing benefits and keep you awake.

With a little understanding of the purpose behind each crystal, you can likely avoid poor combinations. When in doubt, a little research can uncover the best rituals and stone combinations to help you achieve your goals. 

Erin Entlich is a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, holistic health coach, and writer. She believes doing good starts with feeling good, which is why she loves helping people weave movement, mindfulness, and healthy eating into their daily lives. Find out more at