At the moment we have a large stock of all types of quartz crystal singing bowls with a good range of diameters and notes of frosted bowls, clear quartz bowls and practitioner bowls.
Frosted bowls range in size from 10 inches diameter to 18 inches (25 to 45cm). Clear bowls range in size from 130mm to 202mm (about 5.5 inches to 8 inches). The price of frosted and clear bowls include a rubber ring and a suitable rubber ball playing stick. Practitioner bowls range in size from 150mm to 180mm diameter with a clear quartz handle. They are supplied with a playing stick – no ring is needed as they are hand-held.
We have earlier posts that may interest you with advice for Choosing Crystal Bowls and another on Using Crystal Bowls
We now have hand-beaten Tibetan bowls from around 400g to over 4kg (about 14 oz to over 10 lbs). The diameters of these bowls range from 17cm to 35cm (7 to 14 inches). There are too many Tibetan bowls to list them all individually on the web site. If you have a particular requirement please email us.
Machine made bowls are sold in box sets. There are three different sizes of bowls including a playing stick and quilted mat in handmade boxes. We also have two larger sizes of machine made bowls that are sold unboxed but with a playing stick.
This post has more details about different Types of Tibetan Bowls
We have been lucky enough to get a limited supply of highly polished and very beautiful crystal pyramids in a variety of stones. Some of the pyramids we can easily identify as rose quartz which is pink, unakite which is pink and green and rhodonite which is pink and black. Others we are not so sure about, but they are all very beautiful. These pyramids have a base about 37mm square (about 1.5 inches).
There are around forty crystal pyramids in all.
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Unakite is named after the Unakas Mountains in the USA which is the place where it was first discovered. It is a form of altered granite. The pink portion is feldspar, the green is epidote and occasionally there is also a clear quartz portion.
Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate. It is normally pink with veins and patches of manganese oxide running through it.
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Rose quartz has an attractive colour because of traces of titanium, iron or manganese in otherwise clear quartz.
We also have a stock of onyx pyramids. Onyx is a banded form of chalcedony which is silicon dioxide also known as silica. These pyramids have very attractive banding in a range of creams and browns.
There are many others in stock – please look in our On Line Shop
We are uncertain of the exact crystals used to make some of our crystal pyramids. If you can help by identifying any of them from the photos that would be much appreciated, please leave a comment or get in touch. Thank you in advance!
We are often asked about choosing crystal bowls so this seems a good topic to start off our new blog.
There are three types of crystal singing bowls – frosted, clear and practitioner. All are made from pure quartz. To some extent the choice is down to personal preference but there are several factors you may like to consider when choosing a bowl.
Choosing Frosted Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls
These are the most popular and probably the best known type of crystal bowl. The quartz is smooth on the inside and textured on the outside which gives them their frosted appearance. Larger bowls tend to have deeper notes and a longer resonance although any size of frosted crystal bowl will be very resonant.
These are the easiest bowls to play as the soft rubber bowl playing stick is very forgiving. Some people choose to play frosted bowls with suede-covered wooden sticks, but we feel these are more difficult to use and make a scraping noise as they go around the bowl.
If you want to have a frosted singing bowl that is easily portable we suggest that you choose a bowl 14 inches or less in diameter. Larger bowls can be very heavy and awkward to carry around.
We stock bowls from 10 inches to 18 inches in diameter (about 25 to 38 cm). We avoid 8 inch and smaller frosted bowls which we find are often disappointing compared to the larger ones.
These bowls are smaller than frosted bowls and are made from quartz tubing which is completely clear. We stock bowls from 130mm to 202mm in diameter (about 5 to 8 inches). Like frosted singing bowls they are placed on a rubber ring to make them easier to play using a hard rubber ball playing stick.
There is a knack to playing these bowls, similar to the method of playing metal Tibetan singing bowls, and they are not quite as simple to play as frosted bowls. The stick needs to be kept at an even pressure on the surface of the quartz to avoid clanging noises. After a bit of practice you will be able to play these well.
Most clear bowls play fairly high pitched notes although larger bowls, such as 180 or 202mm diameter, can play surprisingly deep notes. Some larger clear quartz bowls can play more than one note or sound. Some play two distinct notes according to where the playing stick is placed, while others sound as if they are playing a chord.
Clear singing bowls make a sound that is more direct than that of frosted bowls. Some people are attracted to this quality of sound while others prefer the gentler quality of sound produced by frosted bowls. This is where personal preference will guide your choice.
Practitioner bowls are clear bowls fitted with a tubular handle. They can be moved around easily as you play them with the same kind of hard rubber playing stick that you use for clear crystal bowls. The quality of sound is exactly the same as clear crystal bowls. It is possible to put small crystals inside the handle if you wish. You will need a cork or something similar to hold these in place. We stock them in various sizes from 150mm to 180mm diameter (about 6 to 7.2 inches).