im new to the whole crystal magic thing. i was just wondering if it was Fluf or not, because none of the other practitioners in my town do it. and i was seriously thinking of starting practicing it but i dont want to waste my time if it wont work
Working with crystals/gemstones/stones (they're really the same meaning) isn't fluff at all. I've been working with them for a little over two years now. Maybe more, I don't remember. There are a ton of things you can do with stones. Use their energy, build crystal grids (my favorite), and use them in spells.
Working with crystals is definitely not fluff. You can charge them for a specifiic use or just utilize the stones natural properties. A good book for describing their qualities is "Love is in the Earth" by A. Melody