Crystalcore is an aesthetic centered around crystals and gemstones of any variety; clear or opaque, multicolored or monochrome, raw or polished. This can range from loose standing crystals, beads, embellishments, jewelry, and much more. Crystals have been found in many locations all over the world and are meaningful in different ways. Different cultures and communities vary in beliefs on the special properties crystal may have, for example diamonds are the crystal you give when proposing, rose quartz is symbolic for love and self love, amethyst for healing, etcetera. Communities and entities that utilize crystals for these meaning range from witches and pagans for use in practice to Karens' misguided claims they work better than medicine.
Crystalcore visuals focus, obviously, on crystals. It's one of the few aesthetics that, alone, can be very beautiful and magical, but it can only be accentuated by blending with other aesthetics, especially the more colorful aesthetics (given the variety of colors that can crystals can come in) or magical aesthetics (given the association of some crystals with the supernatural) though that's not to say it can't blend with aesthetics that don't fall under those categories. Crystalcore can also be seen very frequently in Icepunk, Seapunk, and Vaporwave in particular, given the ethereal nature of the three (and Icepunk in particular deals with ice, which can take on a crystalline appearance itself).
As for entertainment associated with Crystalcore, one can either watch the JTV channel on YouTube or Steven Universe on Cartoon Network
Crystalcore fashion follows the example of the crystal; bright, colorful, and shiny. Because of this, Crystalcore fashion can borrow very heavily from Raver and Y2K fashions, but also incorporate a lot of jewelry (or rhinestones, if you're on a budget) into the overall look. So if you own any shiny or shimmery clothing items you can wear Crystalcore fashion. Holographic items work just as well, as well as anything beaded or embellished.
A lot of Crystalcore music can have a "glittery" sound like you're walking through an ice cave or into a room covered in shiny jewels. A lot of Synthwave, Chillwave, Vaporwave, and Seapunk music can evoke this sort of feeling, as well as a lot of New Age music.
Here's a list of some of the most popular crystal varieties:
- Lapis lazuli
- Rose quartz