It is possible to find natural crystals that have great clarity and that are perfect in their symmetry and form, and these will make very good natural healing wands or tools. You may also find cut and polished wands made from high-grade crystalline material (often types of Quartz), which if precisely crafted by an expert cutter will make a wand or tool that is suitable for more complex work, such as auric surgery and repair – such work should not, however, be undertaken by the layperson, as if you do not fully understand how to do this you may inadvertently cause harm or damage to the energy matrix. The best wands to use for this type of work are those designed by Marcel Vogel: these should be cut from the best quality material with extreme precision using the exact angles and dimensions laid down by him, which means that true 'Vogels' are never cheap (expect to pay at least £500 if you want one), as there are so few cutters that are able to meet these strict criteria today. (* see below for some recommendations.) Other cutters do however imitate 'Vogel' designs – but the grade of the material and the accuracy and skill of the crafter is key: a poor quality wand made will NOT do quality work! NB: the name Vogel has been trademarked by Rumi Da (Ron Carson - a former associate of Marcel Vogel) and others should not use this name without fuller definition.
In most general crystal healing situations, however, it is fine to use a 'bog-standard' wand – but do try to choose one that is clean and symmetrical to ensure the right energy flow: a wand does not have to be complex or fancy to do a great job of work doing general clearing and charging work in the aura, and a wand cut with one rounded end and one terminated end is the best tool to use for this. Fully rounded wands also make useful tools for working on the surface of the body in conjunction with pressure points, or localised massage. You may also find it useful to work with 'swords' – flatter, pointed polished shapes that are excellent for directing or moving energy into / out of / through the body / energy field in accordance with the termination. Selenite is especially good at this, as it can channel so much Light!
*We are familiar with Ray Pinto's work, and own 3 of his wands and 4 of his talismans: he is an engineer, and one of the original cutters Marcel employed at PRI. He has been cutting world-class healing wands for decades, and cuts and markets 'Vogel Stars' and 'Kabbalistic Cut Healing Wands' in conformance with the exact way that Marcel Vogel instructed, using the same angles and proportions. In addition, in the 1990s he developed a cut called the Dream Crystal, which came to him in a dream from Marcel Vogel, and is an evolved form of his designs. This cut is quite unique, unusually having several concave facets. Ray Pinto's brother Walber Pinto also studied directly with Marcel Vogel, and has also practiced crystal healing and precision cutting of Vogel tools and wands for decades. Drew Tousley of Luminary Studios also worked directly for Marcel Vogel, and has been cutting Vogel crystals since 1985. He hand-cuts his crystals, and also creates and markets a number of other crystal-healing tools and works of art. Bill Hurley of Crystal Wings studied and was certified by Marcel Vogel in the early 1970's. He cuts and sells 'Master Healing Crystals' in accordance with, and in total alignment with, the lineage and knowledge of Marcel Vogel's designs and teachings.