Raw stones are just that, raw, untouched, untreated, and found just the way you'd find them if you were to pull them out from the Earth yourself. They can vary from small almost gravel-like size to large natural formations. Since they are raw they're slightly more fragile (especially softer stones) in this state. Some folks believe that raw stones have more of a pure energy, since they have been untouched and unchanged. They are my preferred state for crystals personally, especially when it comes to smaller ones. The rough texture and shape just gives me happy feels when I'm holding one. Seeing all the ridges, markings, colour variations, and simply the way they feel is so amazing to me. Seriously, this planet that we stand on is super rad.