Water Safe/Unsafe List

Water Safe Crystals:

  • Clear Quartz
  • Rose Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Smokey Quartz
  • Citrine
  • Agate
  • Moonstone
  • Carnelian (though NOT safe in salt water)
  • Rutilated Quartz
  • Jasper
  • Tiger's Eye
  • Aventurine
  • Black Obsidian (FYI: can break in EXTREME cold or hot water temperatures)

The crystals listed above are a great place to start and are especially safe when in polished, or tumbled form. Always double check when it comes to salt water, because salt can be corrosive!

Water Unsafe Crystals

  • Fluorite (NO SALT water)
  • Selenite
  • Apophyllite
  • Tangerine Quartz
  • Gypsum
  • Lepidolite
  • Opal
  • Azurite
  • Apatite
  • Halite
  • Malachite
  • Turquoise
  • Ulexite
  • Labradorite (only in short time periods)
  • Celestite
  • Pyrite
  • Hematite

Many of the crystals on the unsafe list will completely dissolve when place in water, or they will lose their shine. Either way, play it safe when it comes to these minerals