Our crystal singing bowls are beautifully crafted, with wonderful, powerful sounds. Our crystal singing bowls are made of pure powdered quartz crystals that are heated to several thousand degrees. The heating integrates the individual particles of the quartz powder and a bowl is formed. They are then individually tuned to a specific musical note.
The size of the bowl affects the pitch: a small bowl produces a much higher pitched note than the note produced by a large bowl. In general higher pitches have an uplifting, cleansing effect whilst lower pitches tend to be more relaxing and grounding. We all respond differently to particular sounds, and so the effect on individuals of the same bowl can be quite different.
Our advice is to buy different kinds of mallets and learn how it sounds exactly with each of them, like rubber, leather, felt or woollen mallets. (Attention: NEVER use wooden sticks with these vulnerable bowls!)
Each mallet will give a different sound with a specific vibration, so trying will say much more than saying. After this test you will know exactly which mallet you need to create a specific vibration of your choice. When you order any one note bowl you may receive a flat or a sharp sound in that note. Very few true notes are ever available. It is a rarity.
A particular size of bowl may be available in more than one note or tone. This varies with weight, wall height, and wall thickness. The notes assigned to bowl sizes vary according to the manufacturing process, availability, and precision of tuning.