Mary-Lynne Williams (she/they), founder of Buffalo Firefly (left) & Tay Jiyoon (she/they), our Studio Coordinator (right)

Buffalo Firefly is a Crystal Tones® Partner located in Richmond, VA. We have a retail showroom that you may visit by appointment, in-person or over Zoom. Our team is made up of full-time energy healing practitioners and lifelong musicians. We have one of the largest online inventories of Crystal Tones® Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls® in the US and are one of the few shops found in the mid-Atlantic and the East Coast. We ship all over the world. If you are in the US and you spend more than $5000 on bowls, your shipping will be free. International shipping does not include VAT or customs charges, so keep that in mind when you are planning.

We are committed to making sure you adopt instruments that play well together. If you already have sound healing instruments or crystal singing bowls, we consult with you so that your purchases from us are in the same tuning when possible, so they will play harmoniously together.

We are currently offering free 60 min consultations to find your perfect bowl. We hope the free sessions allow you to get the info you need to make a decision. We will help you narrow down when you are considering multiple bowls and can answer any questions you have. Book your free session here!

Review the entire inventory in our shopping section of the site where you can see descriptions, photos and videos.

It is suggested that you have a budget for one bowl plus shipping and insurance to begin your consultation. The lowest cost bowls available on our site at this time are $749+ a minimum of $50 US Shipping - payment plans may be available for up to 3 months through us, or customizable payment plans through Shopify Installments —our site has now qualified to offer 12 month payment plans to qualified buyers at 0% interest through. If your payment plan is through us, we ship after final payment. Payment plans through Shopify can ship right away!

You will receive a form to fill out after you book your session to give us all the information we need to prepare to meet with you.

About Crystal Tones® Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls®

What are Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls®?

Sound healing with Crystal Tones® Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls® is a unique and memorable experience. The tones are incredibly pure and powerful.

These bowls are smaller and lighter than the more conventional frosted white crystal singing bowls you might see on the market. They are composed of 99.995% pure quartz crystal and are infused with alchemies that include precious gemstones, metals, and minerals. Crystal Tones® patented fusion technology allows them to meld these elements together to enhance their inherent energetic properties and adds an additional beauty and unique artistry like no other crystal singing bowls.  

Components of an Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowl®

The name of the bowl will always include:

  1. Size
  2. Note
  3. Cents
  4. Alchemy

For example, let’s look at a 7" F+20 Morganite, Platinum Bowl.


The first number is the diameter of the bowl in inches. Generally, the larger the diameter of the bowl, the deeper/lower the note will be. Bowls that are 4”, 5”, 6”, or 7” will play notes in a higher range/octave. Bowls that are 7”, 8” or 9” will play notes in a middle range/octave. Bowls that are 9”, 10”, 11”, or 12” will play notes in a lower range/octave. The frequency/note of each bowl is only determined after it is created, so the size is not necessarily a definitive way to know what range/octave the note will be in.

In our example, the bowl is 7” in diameter and plays in the 4th octave (middle-high range).


In standard Western music theory, there are 12 different notes: C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, and B. On a piano, the black keys are the sharps (#): C#, D#, F#, G#, and A#. The white keys are: C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. It is said that the sharp notes (#) correspond to different parts of the endocrine system, and that the seven notes (C to B) correspond to the seven chakras.

In our example, the bowl plays an F note, which is associated with the heart chakra.


The cent value is the positive (+) or negative (-) value that follows the note in the bowl’s name. Standard tuning is based on a 4th octave A-note tuned to a frequency of 440Hz, also known as “True Tone”. There are 100 cents between every note (ex. A and A#, A# and B, etc.) and the cent value tells you how far from standard tuning the note of the bowl is.

In our example, the bowl is an F+20 cents. This means that this bowl is 20 cents higher in pitch than a True Tone F-note.

Cent value is an important consideration when matching bowls to create a set. We recommend keeping the cent values of bowls in a set within 15 cents of each other (ex. +15 to +30 cents).


Crystal Tones® infuses the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls® with different crystals, minerals, and metals. The energy of the alchemies enhances the other qualities of the bowl and adds a uniquely beautiful appearance.

In our example, the bowl is infused with two alchemies: Morganite and Platinum. The Morganite alchemy brings the energy of the love frequency and the Platinum alchemy has a calming, grounding effect.

Book a Consultation

If you are looking for more personalized, in-depth insights to help you find your Crystal Tones® Alchemy Singing Bowls®, book a consultation session! These sessions are available in-person at our studio in Richmond, VA as well as online over Zoom.

Mary-Lynne Williams (Buffalo Firefly Founder) and Tay Jiyoon (Studio Coordinator) bring together Mary-Lynne’s experience as a Reiki Master, Meditation Teacher, Sound Practitioner & crystal expert with Tay's experience as a classically trained musician to offer a holistic approach to bowl consultations.