Stone of the month

April Stone Of The Month – Carnelian

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The carnelian (aka cornelian) comes in a variety of colors and belongs to the chalcedony family. The most powerful colors are red and deep orange. These gemstones are commonly sourced from India, Britain, Iceland and Peru. In ancient Egyptian times, the carnelian was placed in tombs as “magic armor” to protect the dead in the afterlife. The noble class were buried with this gemstone to show their stance in society.

The name carnelian is derived from the Latin word meaning “flesh” which is appropriate for the healing powers of this stone. It promotes balanced digestion, encourages the absorption of vitamins, nutrients and minerals in the small intestine and stimulates the metabolism. If a pregnant women is experiencing abdominal pain, she should place a carnelian on the pubic bone everyday for 20 minutes to reduce the pain. Additional powers include:

  • Protects against envy, rage and resentment
  • Helps one overcome abuse of any kind
  • Treatment for healing open sores, rheumatism and kidney stones
  • Prevents dark forces from entering or influencing one’s mind
  • Grounding energy for home or office in Feng Shui
  • Use with citrine for Feng Shui gem tree for wealth
  • Promotes self confidence

Chakra: Second, Sacral/Navel

Birthstone: May, July, August

Zodiac: Virgo. Also stone of Taurus. Promotes zest for Aries and Gemini

Element: Fire

Planet: Mars

 

Sources: About.com- Feng Shui, Crystal Cure, Shimmerlings, Crystal Vaults

 

 

 

 

 

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Stone of The Month – Moss Agate

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Did you know that moss agates are considered to be the most powerful of the agates? It was favored by warriors and believed to bring the wearer health, friends and riches. The Occult Living blog “Sacred to the heart and base chakra, it is wonderful for relieving blockages and energizing these sectors. The moss agate has a wonderfully receptive energy, with its guardian planet being Mercury, it makes it a great communicator stone, particularly concerned with communication of a more elemental style.”

Zodiac:  Virgo

Element:  Earth

Chakra:  Heart

 

Planet:  Moon

Typical colors – Green, blue, red, yellow, brown

 

Mythical powers:

  • Grounding stone that connects you with earth
  • Bring peace and stability
  • Speed up recovery and counteract long-term illnesses
  • Eliminates depression
  • Prevents hypoglycemia, dehydration, colds and flus.

 

 

Sources:  

Psychic Revelation

Healing Crystals

Occult Living

Stone Of The Month – Pearl

Image from Cami Manhattan Beach

Coco Chanel was never seen without a long string of pearls. Pearls symbolize what is best within us- you can walk with dignity if you wear this delicate piece! Pearls can stimulate your femininity, lift your spirits and can make you feel calm and beautiful. Who doesn’t want to feel this way?!

Different colors carry different meanings:

  • White- symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith
  • Gold & Black- prosperity
  • Pink- works especially with heart chakra.

The pearl is the oldest known gemstone. Freshwater pearls come from lakes, rivers, ponds and other fresh bodies of water where the weather is hotter or colder (ie. Scotland or China). Saltwater pearls are sometimes cultivated in protected lagoons or volcanic atolls.

For centuries, the pearl was known as the most valuable gemstone. Early cultures believed the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens to become the heart of the oyster. Astrologists sometimes link the gemstone to the moon.

Quick Facts:

  • Elements- water
  • Signs- Cancer & Gemini
  • Healing properties- solar plexus chakra (digestion, stomach, immunity and emotional stress.)
  • Words- purity, honesty, innocence, integrity, concentration, focus, meditation, serenity, tranquility, wisdom.

As stated in a previous blog post, the pearl has humble beginnings! A ragged, rough grain of sand transforms over time, slowly growing into a object or great value and beauty.

Sources

-gemstonegifts.com

-crystal-cure.com

Stone of The Month – Smokey Quartz

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  • Zodiac – Scorpio, Capricorn
  • Chakra – root (base), physical healing. One of 7 stones making super 7 “Melody’s Stone.”
  • Energies – grounding, removes negativity, relieves small pains & headaches, dissolves cramps, relieves tooth aches.
  • AKA – anchoring stone
  • Typical colors – brown & black

Found in Africa, Switzerland, Madagascar, Brazil, Australia and USA. Some not natural and are produced by unnatural irradiation.

The Smokey Quartz grounds one during meditation and helps settle or calm disagreements between people. It can bring one’s dreams into manifestation. The person in possession of this stone will benefit in group settings because it will help with creativity, prioritizing needs, wants and wisdom. Not only does the smokey quartz aid in yin and yang energy flows within the body but it also can treat depression, fatigue and radiation related illnesses(i.e. diseases involving chemotherapy.

Stone of The Month December 2012 – Jasper

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Quick facts

  • Zodiac – Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
  • Planet- Mars
  • Element- Fire (colors: brown, red, orange, yellow, green
  • Found in- Western United States such as California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Washington

The Jasper is considered a relaxation stone and encourages contentment, compassion, tranquility and healing. It is considered a variety of the chalcedony (microcrystalline variety of the quartz). We frequently utilize the Jasper stone in our designs because of it’s variety of colors. Variations include: Yellow, Red, Picture, Picasso, Ocean, Leopard, Mookaite, Kambaba, Green, Fancy, Dalmatian, Breccrated and Black.  According to the Bible this stone is considered a direct gift from God and would be the first foundation stone of New Jerusalem. Eqyptians used this stone to increase sexual energy. In Native American and some Asian cultures, the Jasper is regarded as a rain and healing stone and if often worn to promote mental progress. If you know someone who is thinking about doing something dangerous (and will potentially hurt someone) a Jasper stone can help retrain that person’s desire.

Healing powers

  • Known as the “Supreme nurturer”
  • Drives away evil spirits
  • Protects from spider & snake bites
  • Provides protection by absorbing negative energies
  • Balances Yin & Yang
  • Clears radiation & environmental pollution
  • Supports prolonged illness & reenergizes the body
  • Courage promoted to tackle any problems

Stone of The Month – Citrine

November 2012 Stone of The Month – Citrine

Oh the Citrine! We use this stone quite frequently because of it’s hue. The Citrine is a yellow gold member of the quartz mineral group and meshes well with warm and cool colors. It is a suitable substitute for the November birthstone Topaz because the deep golden variety found in Madeira Spain holds a striking resemblance.

Quick Facts:

  • 3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus
  • Planet- Jupiter
  • Energies- money, luck, protection and healing.
  • Promotes- success, prosperity, and abundance.
  • Sources; Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries & parts of Soviet Union.
  • Nicknamed “Stone of the Mind” , “Merchants Stone” & “Stone of Manifestiatio
  • Pop culture trivia! The Citrine is seen in various forms on the popular  massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft.

Ancient cultures believed that if merchants kept the Citrine in their cash box sales would come flowing their way! They also believed that they can increase psychic abilities of their elders if they placed this stone on their forehead.

The healing properties  of the Citrine can very well aid people who suffer from digestive problems, depression, and addictions. Because this stone protects from negative energy, men and women alike can carry this stone to ward off abuse. For those who have frequent digestive problems, the Citrine cleanses and purifies the endocrine & digestive systems from poisons and any build up in the body. By carrying it close to one’s body it will promote clarity of thought. If you were to ever feel self doubt, wear Citrine jewelry! It will give joy and love to the owner.

Sources:

  • crystalandjewelry.com
  • crystal-cure.com

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