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Yellow Citrine: The Merchant's Stone

Yellow Citrine: The Merchant's Stone

  Citrine, the yellow variety of quartz, ranges in color from the pale golden yellow to a deep honey amber. Named after the Greek word 'citron' meaning citrus, due to the yellow coloring, Citrine has a colorful mythology.  Known as the Merchant's stone, Citrine is an amazing crystal for manifestation. This variety of quartz helps you turn your dreams into reality.  Citrine helps you magnify your intentions in order to manifest your dreams. It also enhances your will power to help you stay in the game when things get tough. This stone insists that we continue on our path, regardless of the adversity,...


Gem Shows are for Artisans

Gem Shows are for Artisans

I did a lot over the weekend. I had a couple of pieces on my bench that I wanted to finish. I created these earrings from a pair of dinosaur jasper cabochons that I found online. I love the interesting pattern within these teardrop cabochons.    - Dinosaur Jasper Earrings I also finished two pendants this weekend; a chevron amethyst and a scenic jasper. You can see both pendants below.   -Chevron Amethyst  - Scenic Jasper   When I speak to customers at shows, I usually get asked where I find my stones. The answer to that is "a variety of places". Some...


Russian Birthstones

Russian Birthstones
Societies and cultures around the world have associated specific stones with the month someone was born. Today we are going to look at the Russian Birthstones. 

Amazonite: Meaning, Powers, And Uses

Amazonite: Meaning, Powers, And Uses

Amazonite's Meanings and Powers.....

Amazonite is known as a stone of harmony. The stone's energy works to promote both harmony within oneself, and harmony within a social situation. Amazonite assists one in speaking their personal truth, without allowing emotions to rule. Essentially, it helps you speak your truth as an indisputable fact. 


Moonstone: Meaning, Powers, and Uses

Moonstone: Meaning, Powers, and Uses

Prized from the ancient Orient, through the Roman Empire, moonstones really came into their own during the "Art Nouveau" period of jewelry design (1890-1910).  This feldspar mineral has transfixed observers with its spectacular display of adularescence, an optical effect where the light seems to flow over a stone. This amazing effect is the reason that moonstones are such intriguing natural art! Moonstone was knows as the Traveler's stone, as it was thought to protect those who traveled at night by helping to light their way.  It was also considered especially lucky for lovers. Legend says that when two people wore moonstones, when the...

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