A new store focusing on metaphysical elements from crystals to incense opens in Hutchinson
Krystal Zeferjahn enjoys gems and stones of all kinds, including crystals. Her new store features all types of minerals, from amethysts to rose quartz to turquoise. Featuring shelves full of pyramids, globes and small stones on display, this lilac-colored storefront opened a couple of weeks ago.
Krystal Emporium also carries jewelry, incense, handmade journals and metaphysical specialty objects.
"My goal is to help people," said Zeferjahn, the store's owner. "I want people to be able to say, I am me, and be comfortable."
Having just opened two weeks ago at 2610 N. Main St. in Hutchinson, Zeferjahn is continually adding to her inventory. Currently, the hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Zeferjahn is adding services and classes. A specific tarot and rune reader will offer scheduled reading sessions. Tarot cards represent symbols that can be interpreted to pertain to someone's life. There will also be an upcoming class on runes.
Long ago, runes were used as an alphabet for Germanic peoples, including the Norse. This non-Latin alphabet was painted or carved onto stones or wood. In addition to representing a letter, each pictographic is said sign holds a meaning.
Zeferjahn will also offer classes on stones and quartz-crystals - including one on the top 10 stones. She believes that customers can be interested in many facets of a stone, including its beauty, its healing abilities, or both. Having worked with crystals for years, Zeferjahn feels comfortable answering questions about each stone's historic healing capacity as well as the most popular locations they can be found in.
"I want people to come here and admire the stones for their beauty," Zeferjahn said. "They can also come here and understand their metaphysical properties."
Zeferjahn said it is important for her to make sure others have a place to be. She hopes to create a place they feel comfortable in.
"I want people to love who they are," she said. "I want them to not feel that they have to be put in a box."