I have been carrying citrine for most of my life. It is one of my most favorite stones. I have always been drawn to the beach, enjoyed being out in the sun and I am guessing this is why I love citrine’s golden color so much.
Citrine is known as the “success stone”. Citrine promotes success, prosperity and abundance. It particularly promotes success in business, earning it another nickname, Continue reading →
Hello, my name is Aqua Aura. I am a gold-treated quartz crystal. I have been created by a process, which allows molecules of pure 24 karat gold to adhere to top grade quartz crystals. As a result I have Continue reading →
Carnelian is a translucent, reddish orange variety of chalcedony. The chalcedony comes in a variety of shades and hues, each one as beautiful as the other. Carnelians texture resembles milk glass. Its color ranges between red, orange and rusty brown. When tumbled or polished, carnelian looks and feels like glass. It is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage.
Ancient Egyptians carried it on and about their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality. It is also said in the Egyptian Book of the Dead that carnelian used to be placed in tombs as Continue reading →
The chrysanthemum stone is named for its unique flower patterns embedded in the stone that resemble chrysanthemums. It is usually a black and white rock made up of gypsum clay, dolomite and limestone, with internal crystals of calcite, feldspar, celestite or andalusite. It can be found in Japan, Canada, China and the USA.
Selenite (a form of Gypsum) is a natural mineral found throughout Europe, Mexico, and in the southwestern United States. The mineral is created from landlocked salt water that has evaporated.
The word Selenite comes from the Greek “selenites”, meaning “moon stone” with “Selene” meaning “Moon” and also being the name of the Greek Goddess of the Moon. Selenite is a nearly transparent and colorless crystal with a pearly luster that glows and can resemble Continue reading →
This royal gemstone has been favored among royalty worldwide, worn by Kings, Queens and Priests throughout history. The ruby has enjoyed a most regal position in myth, legend and lore for thousands and thousands of years.
We’ve already told you of our affair with crystals and minerals. Our main affair is with the beautiful Emerald. Prized since ancient times, a fine emerald can be more expensive than a high quality diamond of the same carat weight. Emeralds are green members of the popular beryl family of minerals. The green color occurs when pure, clear beryl contains either chromium or vanadium.
Egyptian emeralds were introduced to the world about 4,000 years ago, but Continue reading →
Peridot is the most well-known gem variety of olivine, a species name for a series of magnesium-iron rich silicate minerals. Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive green. The intensity and tint of the green, however, depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow- to olive- to brownish-green. The most valued color is a dark olive-green. It is sometimes mistaken Continue reading →