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Stone of The Month – Smokey Quartz

  • 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


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- Moonstone

Fine Silver & 14k Gold filled crochet wrapped Moonstones

A stone for “new beginnings”,  Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength.  It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness.  Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters. (2)

The Moonstone is characterized by an enchanting play of light. Indeed it owes its name to that mysterious shimmer which always looks different when the stone is moved and is known in the trade as ‘adularescence’. In earlier times, people believed they could recognize in it the crescent and waning phases of the moon. Classical moonstones are always cut as cabochons, the most important thing being the correct height of the stone. The cutter must also align the axes of the crystal precisely into the zenith of the stone, for that is the only way in which he will bring about the desired light effect. (1)

Chakras – Third Eye ChakraSolar Plexus Chakra
Birthstone – June
Zodiac – CancerLibraScorpio
Planet – Moon
– Water
Typical colours –
 cream, yellow, blue, grey, peach/pink (2)

(1) International Colored Gemstone Association


Stone of the Month: Jade

Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity.  It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility.  It is considered to be a lucky stone that offers good health, wealth, and love.     It stabilizes and helps lift stuffed-down emotional issues and bring them to light for resolution.  A “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams, soothes the mind, releases negative thoughts, and stimulates ideas.  It aids emotional release, especially of irritability.  Jade encourages you to become who you really are.

Stability – Longevity – Wisdom – Balance – Harmony – Balance

Jade is a 12th Anniversary gemstone

ChakrasHeart Chakra
ZodiacAries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra
Typical colours – Creamy white, pale green to emerald green, blue, lavender-mauve and pink.


Healing with Crystals: Jade By , Guide

Miriam Jewels wire wrapped and crochet Jade donut in 14k Gold Fill Wire. Please inquire for pricing.

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Allow us to share this little jem with you! Ruche Modern began as an after work hobby for Mai & Josh Olivio.  This online retailer was inspired by Mai’s desire to find unique and affordable clothing.

From their website: “Everyday after work, we came home and played with Ruche until the wee hours of night, slept a few hours and went back to our day jobs dead tired hehe. Ruche took over our living room, bedroom, garage, and eventually the kitchen counter. We sacrificed much and finally took a risk, Mai left her job as a web developer and Josh left his engineering management position to run Ruche full time.

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January 2011 Stone of The Month

Considered the mystical birthstone for the month of October,  jasper is an opaque variety of chalcedony quartz that can be found in California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Washington. This mineral comes in multiple colors due to it’s impurities. The mystical powers and energy omitted by a jasper vary depending on color. Below are a few of the most common colors used by Miriam Jewels.

Red Jasper: (Energy: Protective, Planet:Mars, Element: Fire) Brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. Promotes beauty and grace if worn by young women.

Brown Jasper: (Energy: Receptive, Planet: Venus, Element: Earth) Boosts the immune system and aids in centering and grounding oneself. Wear this color stone if you tend to relive your life in the past.

Ocean Jasper: helps one accept responsibilities, nutritional stabilization, improve digestion and assist in detoxification, develop patience and help with circular breathing during meditation.

Fancy Jasper aka Green Jasper: (Energy: Receptive, Planet: Venue, Element: Earth) Used primarily for healing. Halts hallucinations and promotes restful sleep. Enables one to become more sympathetic to others.

A jasper is most effective when used for long periods of time with the Root chakra. Generally, this stone promotes mental awareness and protects one against physical and nonphysical hazards. Carrying the mineral during childbirth is believed to alleviate pain!

Sources: & Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic.