Each crystal has its own unique healing properties. As a result, the effects certain crystal combinations can have on your emotional, mental, and physical well-being can often clash, especially if their properties have opposite effects. 

For example, wearing a crystal meant to calm you, in combination with a crystal meant to energize you, can cause you to feel frazzled, anxious, and confused. Likewise, wearing crystals to help you gain independence, in combination with crystals to help you build intimate relationships, can cause conflicting emotions and actions when dealing with others.

We will discuss what crystals don’t go together and, therefore, crystal combinations to avoid.

Rules for Combining Crystals

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When wearing crystals, the rule of the three chakras must be kept in mind. The chakras that the crystals rule over should be three chakras apart, at most . For example, wearing a crystal meant to balance the root chakra, bringing you stability and grounding, does not work well when worn with a crystal that is meant to balance the crown chakra, bringing you intuition, visions, and spiritual insight. 

If you wear crystals that rule various chakras, wear multiple crystals to help all chakras become balanced, not just one or two. When only one chakra is operating at its best, but the rest are out of harmony, it can overload energy in one sector of your life, causing you to neglect others. 

Seven chakra balancing earrings, necklaces, and rings work well, as they helps you remain in total harmony and alignment. 

Crystal Wearing Guide:

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  • If you wear a crystal aimed to heal the crown chakra, also wear crystals that heal the solar plexus, throat, and crown chakras.
  • If you wear a crystal to heal the third eye chakra, wear crystals that heal the heart and sacral chakras.
  • If you wear a crystal aimed to heal the throat chakra, wear crystals that heal the crown, solar plexus, and root chakras.
  • If you wear a crystal to heal the heart chakra, wear crystals that heal the third eye and sacral chakras.
  • If you wear a crystal to heal the solar plexus chakra, wear crystals that heal the crown, throat, and root chakras.
  • If you wear a crystal to heal the sacral chakra, wear crystals that heal the heart and third eye chakras
  • If you wear a crystal aimed to heal the root chakra, wear crystals that heal the solar plexus, throat, and crown chakras.
  • When wearing crystals, avoid wearing crystals that have ruling planets with opposing energies. For example, Venus and Saturn clash, as Venus makes you more loving and compassionate, and Saturn is meant to make you more serious, disciplined, and authoritative.

Which Crystals Should Not Be Worn Together

Clear Quartz and Malachite

Clear Quartz (connected to all chakras) amplifies and intensifies whatever you feel, which can be great if you feel joyful and at peace. However, Malachite (connected to the heart chakra) also can increase different kinds of energy. When worn in combination with Clear Quartz, it can super amplify negative feelings.

If you are depressed, stressed, or anxious, this crystal combination will not remove your bad feelings but make them more intense and overwhelming. Clear Quartz and Malachite can have disastrous effects, so this combination is essential to remember when considering what crystals should not be worn together.

Amethyst and Carnelian

Amethyst opens and balances the third eye and crown chakras, allowing you to receive intuitive visions and spiritual awareness. Carnelian balances the sacral chakra, which is responsible for sexuality, creative energy, and inner confidence.

Since Amethyst brings peace to your mind and Carnelian inspires and energizes you, wearing these two crystals will make you feel frazzled and confused. This combination can lead to sexual frustration, excess, and confusion about the values of the spiritual and material world.

Can Amethyst crystals touch other Carnelian crystals when being stored? It is best to avoid storing these crystals, or any that should not go together, even in the same room. 

Knowing what crystals should not be stored together is essential, as doing so can lead to adverse effects. 

Tiger’s Eye and Smoky Quartz

If you want to know what crystals should not be used together, avoid wearing Tiger’s Eye and Smoky Quartz together. Tiger’s Eye gives you boundless confidence, allowing you to be bold and assert yourself in any situation. Smoky Quartz is a protective stone that protects you from anything that can harm you. 

When wearing these two crystals together, the Smoky Quartz will deflect many things away from you, which can be counterproductive if you feel confident and keen to put yourself out there and engage with new things.

Blue Lace Agate and Red Jasper

When considering what crystals should not be paired together, it is essential to avoid combining Blue Lace Agate and Red Jasper. Blue Lace Agate is connected to the planet Venus and invites healing energy into the throat chakra, to help you be more compassionate and empathetic when speaking with others. Red Jasper is connected to Saturn and helps you build boundaries when interacting with others. 

Red crystals usually boost your energy and give you inner confidence, whereas blue crystals calm and slow you down. Unfortunately, wearing these two crystals in combination can cause you to flip-flop between your values, actions, and boundaries, leading to confusion in your relationships and interactions, and it will make it difficult for others to trust you.

Clear Quartz and Green Aventurine

Why can’t Clear Quartz and Green Aventurine be together? If you are in a high-pressure situation, or are dealing with something that causes you a lot of anxiety and stress, wearing Clear Quartz and Green Aventurine in combination is not a good idea. Doing so will lead to tiredness and confusion. 

Green Aventurine calms your mind and body. When worn with Clear Quartz, it can result in you feeling overtired and drained. This lack of mental clarity and energy can make it challenging to perform your best in stressful situations.

Rose Quartz and Sunstone

Rose Quartz is ruled by Venus and is connected to the heart chakra. This stone opens your heart to connect with others, be selfless, and make sacrifices for those you love. Sunstone is linked to the root and sacral chakra and is ruled by the Sun. It gives you inner confidence and makes you less dependent on others. Sunstone also prevents you from making sacrifices for others and lets you focus on what is best for you and actualizing your goal. 

When worn in combination, these two crystals have clashing effects and can cause you to be overly assertive and pushy when dealing with others.

Who should not wear Rose Quartz? Those who are overly compassionate and whose empathy causes emotional problems in your life should avoid wearing Rose Quartz.


Danelle Ferreira, also known as Ellastrology, has been working as an astrologer since 2018, bringing awareness to others about themselves and the true value of astrology and spirituality through her writing and YouTube videos. She believes everyone has the potential to improve their life, yet they do not have access to the information they need to do so. With astrology, we can unlock the missing clues that bring us greater awareness and understanding of ourselves, other people, and life. The Value Of Astrology Astrology acts as a link that can unite the conscious and unconscious parts of ourselves. Upon exploring astrology, we gain awareness about ourselves and our true purpose that can lead us to great success in life. In addition, we can incorporate the practice of astrology into every part of our lives, and through this, we can view life through a more awakened and informed lens.

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