Size: The size of the crystal runes is fairly consistent. They are mostly between 20-25mm at their widest points. The weight does vary between different crystals, but on average are about 9 grams per stone.
Information: Set consists of 25 crystal runes, a beautifully made satin-lined velvet bag, (the same as we sell in our velvet bag category) and a double sided A4 information sheet, with a few sentences describing each symbol. The runic symbols are engraved into the crystal and there is one left blank. The engraving is then inlaid with gold paint.
We say: We believe the most important thing when choosing a rune set is primarily to pick one that appeals to you, one that you will enjoy touching and holding. We have provided below a description of the characteristics of each crystal though, to further enhance your selection:
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Ancient stone divination system
Runes are an ancient form of oracle used by those seeking advice. Runes have a long history, dating back to ancient use by Germanic and Nordic tribes, and are still widely used in today’s society.
To find out more read:
Rune Guide - An Introduction to using the Runes
- Protection, mystery, transformation
As a colour, black reflects no light in the visible spectrum, which is why it’s often had a strong association with the unknown, with magic and mystery.
Although black can be viewed as a dark, negative and forbidding colour, it also has very positive meanings too. Due to its deep, black and empty look, black can be viewed as restful and something which can transform ideas or possibilities. For example, used in meditations, you can drift into the black emptiness and emerge once more full of hope and possibility.
If you enjoy working with gemstones and crystals, then the black stones, such as jet, onyx, obsidian and black tourmaline, are excellent as grounding stones. They also have protective energies and can be used to help clear negativity and bad energy.
In the Western world, black is the colour of funerals, as people wear black and use black hearses to transport coffins. The commonly associated garb of witches is a black cloak, accompanied by a black cauldron, out of which they conjured up magic and mystery. For Native Americans, black was viewed in favourable terms, as it was the colour of the earth, out of which life and crops grow.
When worn as a colour, black can generate a protective feel, helping you blend into the crowd, yet when coupled with white for formal attire, it can also help create an air of elegance and sophistication.
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Reviews - rated 5/5 based on customer reviews5 out of 5 By Roxanne, LancsWhen I opened my runes and bag when they arrived this morning, I was absolutely suprised at the very high quality of the runes, and the bag. They are far, far better quality than you can imagine from the picture. Every stone is perfect in every way, no flaws or dents or chips any where. they have a deep shine and it is a pleasure to work with them. The bag is soft and feels like quality material. I am very satisfied with the runes and the bag and I must add that the pictures on here DO NOT do them justice at all. They are of a far higher quality than they look. So thank you for a very nice and high quality product, thank you for great service and fast delivery. I will be back for all my Holistic needs. Top class all round.
5 out of 5 By Ellie SouthportI bought these for my partner as he had expressed interest in the past, and just wow. They are stunning - jet black with gold lettering! As others have already said, the photos do not do them justice whatsoever. They are of different (but very similar) shapes and sizes which makes them really lovely to handle and the cheat sheet that comes with them (as well as the bag) are of great quality too. They are very informative and also fun to use, which is important. My partner loves them so much that he carries them around the house in his pocket! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I'm over the moon with the purchase and my partner is too!
5 out of 5 By RachelAnother superb item from the Holistic Shop. I am delighted with this set - beautifully crafted with stained engraving that will undoubtedly stand the test of time and repeated use. The Holistic Shop really embodies the spirit of customer-service excellence, I heartily recommend this item and the seller. Thank you.
5 out of 5 By Kate, East Looe, UKHi, I received my crystal runes last Saturday and have been reading them for people since. I am very happy with the product was worth the money, and only took a couple of days in the post. The black onyx crystals in black bag I can highly recommend. I have been spot on with the rune readings as well. So thank you for a lovely product. From Kate x
5 out of 5 By Lori, KentWhen these arrived they started communicating immediately giving me a message before I had even taken them out of the bag!?. Feels like I have had them ages. The material these are made of is supposed to be one of the most sensitive for Runes but this was super spooky. Fantastic quality the photos really do not do them justice with the symbols etched into the stone and painted on with gold that sparkles in the light. These are by far THE nicest Runes I have ever owned. Very well packaged to prevent damage. Top marks! :)
5 out of 5 By David ,LincolnshireI am a qualified rune caster and have worked with a set of runes I made as part of my qualification programme. For reasons beyond my control, I was recently compelled to seek out a new set of runes to continue my work. I spent many hours visiting outlets and shows, and "surfing the net". I kept returning to this set. As I have used this site for many purchases in the past and I find them trustworthy and responsible in all aspects, I had no real hesitation in making this purchase. The crystals are of the high standard I have come to expect from Holistic Shop.com, as is the bag. Delivery was next day, as promised. I am currently cleansing and bonding with the crystals and can already feel their energy. I recommend this product and this site to anyone interested in any aspect of crystal healing or divination, whether beginner or experienced, without reservation.
5 out of 5 By Roxanne, LancsI would like to say that the Holistic team are very honest, and true to their word. The Holistic team are a no nonesense, top profession team. They are polite, helpful and provide a first class service that is second to none. The Holistic shop is a shop you can trust, and shop in absolute confidence. Thank you so very much.
5 out of 5 By Iain, NewcastleI am very happy with these Rune Stones. The stones themselves are made to a very high standard, and come with a lovely velvet bag. The instructions/guide is very helpful and easy to follow. A very high quality product, I would recommend to both new and experienced users of Runes.
5 out of 5 By Kimberley, IpswichI bought the stones for my best friends birthday, we were both so impressed. The stones and the bag are of fantastic quality, the price is extremely reasonable and they were delivered the next day. I will DEFINATELY purchase all of my bits and pieces here from now on.