Your Down-to-Earth Guide
for All Things Crystals
Welcome! I'm thrilled to have you here. As a former skeptic turned crystal lover, I discovered my passion for guiding people through life and spiritual changes with crystal energy and spiritual tools. My mission now is to help folks create a purposeful and satisfying life with the support of gemstones and minerals. Let's get to know each other and spark something amazing together.
Crystalline Light is a crystal lifestyle company, your friendly guide on your spiritual and personal growth journey. You can explore a curated selection of beautiful crystals and gemstones whether you're a seasoned crystal enthusiast or a beginner, we're here to make your experience easy and enjoyable.
What sets us apart?
I started selling crystals "by accident" in 1999, when crystal seller friends said, "Here, you should sell these Danburite." Since 2001, I've been handpicking crystals and gemstones annually at the Tucson Gem Show in February, plus additional trusted suppliers throughout the year, ensuring you get the best in terms of energy and quality, all at a reasonable price. I've nurtured relationships with dealers and miners around the world to bring you a diverse range of crystals that might not be easily found elsewhere.
What's My Story?
I get asked all the time about how I even get interested in crystals. Growing up, I looked for rocks everywhere. Lakes, parking lots, beaches. It was a "family hazard", as my grandparents and my mom would collect rocks as well. My science teacher grandfather loved fossils, and when we cleaned out their house, you would not have believed how many rocks we found, in so many little boxes, my grandma's sewing baskets, every drawer. My cousins and I joke about the family rock collecting, because we all do it.
Around 1996, after getting kicked out of college (yep!) and struggling with depression, I was introduced to "energy healing." A college friend literally dragged me to an energy healing circle, where everyone 'ran' energy to whomever needed it. I was SO skeptical. But by the end of the 2 hours, I was all in. My hands hurt the next day, and I couldn't explain why. I kept going to this group for a few years, starting my journey of holistic healing modalities, Reiki, intuition, channeling, and, of course, crystals. I started going to the local crystal and metaphysical shops, soaking up whatever information I could and attending so many meditations, channelings, events.
At the time, as mentioned, I struggled with depression through high school and college. I was told it would be a forever thing and I'd always be on medication. The years of bullying, low self esteem, and general confusion about what to do in life really dug in deep. While I explored crystals and healing, I saw really great therapists. Over time, with deep inner work, meditation, learning, and using crystals, I eventually got off medication. My life was happier, I felt centered, and more importantly, I had found my purpose.
For the next MANY years, I dove in to all the things. I started selling crystals at expo's and events, helping people pick just the right crystal or stone for their specific needs. I intuitively 'knew' which crystals would work best for them. I LOVED doing events. I burst out of my shell with confidence and joy. As time passed, I added in offering Reiki, sound, and crystal healing. My business thrived. I opened an online shop using code for each and every item via PayPal, long before ecommerce was really a 'thing'. I collaborated with a friend to offer events and expo's in my area. I started a spiritual printed 'magazine'. I began offering business consulting and website building to other spiritual businesses. I was one of the first crystal sellers to do live selling on social media (I thought if LulaRoe reps could sell leggings, I could sell crystals!). There are so many more things that happened. It was a lot and I loved every minute of it.
And life happens. Eventually all of these things faded away. I wouldn't change any of it. I learned so much. And I am completely happy to now focus on selling crystals online, being with my husband and stepkids, and doing everything that I love.
Time and life has taught me that life REALLY is short, and it can be gone in a moment. Think Stage 3 Melanoma diagnosis in 2018, losing my dad in 2020, losing my mom suddenly just 10 months later, a Melanoma recurrence in 2021, multiple surgeries and now Stage 4 cancer, guiding a teen through major mental health challenges, and numerous other losses. This is the very short version, of course. All of this has made me stronger, more compassionate, and in many ways, much more open to all the amazing things life has to offer. I HOPE to share this wisdom and knowledge with others for their own inner and spiritual growth.
I strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, preserving the planet for future generations. That's why I've gone above and beyond to ensure that our practices prioritize the environment.
I reuse boxes whenever possible, wrap with honeycomb recycled paper or bubble wrap that was sent to us from other packages, and use materials that are as eco-friendly as possible.
Ethics and integrity are key. I aim to confirm that our crystal suppliers have a stable home and living necessities, have safe working conditions, and are paid a livable wage. Relationships with suppliers guarantees beautiful gifts from the earth and a synergy of connections.
- I am a big Doctor Who geek.
- Chocolate is my favorite thing ever, as well as pastries.
- I finds peace at Lake Superior and Tucson, Arizona, plus travelling anywhere.
- Our cat Celeste was a divine gift from my mom, Marilyn, who had passed away exactly a year to the date from when we picked up Celeste.
- I am a Melanoma Survivor, was diagnosed in May 2018, and after numerous surgeries and treatments, am cancer free as of June 2022. (Though I still get monthly treatments as preventative.)
- You'll find me playing lots of music, anything from the Beastie Boys, Chris Stapelton, Mozart, Frank Sinatra, and U2 really loud in my car.
- I married the love of my life, Thomas, in August of 2023! We've been together 7+ years, had an unofficial private backyard wedding in August of 2020 right before my dad passed away (our parents attended via video chat), and legally tied the knot with family and friends. You'll often see him carrying rocks for me or being my project manager to keep me on task.
Jennifer Salness, your friendly neighborhood Crystal Intuitive and Teacher, is the owner of a crystal lifestyle company. Her love affair with crystals started in her childhood, thanks to her science teacher grandfather who always had an array of rocks and fossils, and her own collection grew quickly.
In 1996, she was introduced to energy healing, despite being very skeptical about it. This introduction led to learning more about holistic healing, intuition, meditation, crystals, and more. She is certified as a Reiki Master Teacher, a Flower Essence Practitioner, and additional modalities. For close to 20 years, Jennifer exhibited at metaphysical events around the Midwest, offered workshops, private healing sessions, organized events and expos, wrote articles for publications, and has been a guest on numerous podcasts.
What sets Jennifer apart is her down-to-earth approach to teaching. Instead of delving into the mystical, she focuses on practical, everyday applications, making the world of crystals accessible to everyone. With a perfect balance of grounded wisdom and spiritual connection, she's here to guide you through the wonders of crystals.
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