If you ever wondered whether it is better to buy rough or polished stones, we would say that it is a bit like wearing clothes. Whether you are dressed or not, your innate energy should remain the same. So it is with rough or polished crystals. Neither the energy nor the beauty should be diminished just because the stone has undergone a polishing process.
There are some who would say that the healing properties of crystals are affected by polishing, but it is highly unlikely that polishing a stone will affect the core energy contained within it. In fact, without the practice of shaping and polishing stones we would not have as many healing tools at our disposal – wands, obelisks, pyramids, worry stones, and eggs, for instance.
The choice of polished or rough stones should be based entirely on personal preference and aesthetics.