The Surprising Secret Behind Crystal Alchemy Bowls

We love playing our quartz crystal alchemy singing bowls. Steeped in history dating all the way back to 1980s Silicon Valley, the sounds they emit are so… hold on a minute! Did we just say 1980s Silicon Valley? Yep, that’s right, the beginnings of the humble crystal singing bowl actually stem from modern day manufacturing when quartz crystal crucibles – or bowls – were used to grow crystal ingots from silicon quartz and combined with sand (silica) to make silicon computer chips! Sometime during the process, it was discovered that these crucibles produced a resonant tone when struck and the rest, as they say, is history.

While crystal alchemy singing bowls are predominantly made of pure quartz crystal, you’ll discover clear and frosted versions, each using slightly differing manufacturing processes. Moulded and shaped to extremely high temperatures, frosted bowls have a smooth yet ironically ‘rough’ exterior to the touch, and clear bowls are created using a pure quartz tube through which hot pressurised air is blown until the desired size is achieved. Crushed gemstones such as rose quartz, amethyst and citrine can be added too, and each bowl creates its own vibrational note depending on its size, thickness and properties.

Pure quartz crystal singing bowls are often used by practitioners to promote better health and wellbeing, and with good reason. Our bodies not only benefit from natural silica (the building block of collagen – think stronger nails and bones, anti-ageing and anti-inflammation to name a few) but the vibrational sounds are thought to stimulate our circulation and immune system, too. If you’re suffering from insomnia or stress and are looking for a way to relax and switch off, the soothing and calming vibrations and tones that crystal alchemy singing bowls emit can help take you into the relaxing theta state, enabling stagnant energy to be released and our chakras to stabilise and flow again. 

Our sound baths harness our collection of both the original frosted glass singing bowls and the very special and unique alchemy singing bowls from Crystal Tones, the world’s premier crystal singing bowls stockist. You can learn more about the healing powers of our sound baths here. We are also distributors of Crystal Tones bowls, so if you have any questions, or are considering getting your own special set, please get in touch.


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