Immersion is not required for activating or "charging" water, and should be avoided as impurities such as iron in the water can cause oxidation on the magnets and result in staining the quartz.
Avoiding immersion means that you should not place your ARK crystal directly into the material you wish to activate. The coherent field emitted by the ARK crystal enables the user to place their crystal in proximity to any material to be activated. If you take your ARK crystal for a quick swim, or are caught in the rain wearing your ARK crystal, the quartz should be fine!
ARK Crystal, LLC is NOT responsible for damage as a result of immersion.
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