Minerals are substances that are naturally formed in the Earth. Minerals are usually solid, are inorganic, have a crystalline structure and are formed by geologic processes. We have explored quite a bit to discover several different types of minerals you may find interesting. Some gemstones are distant relatives of ancient trees and animals. Remains of these life forms can even end up stuck inside rocks! And while gems aren't alive, I'd like to consider a few beauties "living gems".
Our collection is new, and we have several working their magic in the rock tumbler, but the beauty and magic is really inside and totally fantastic.
Some of what we offer includes the following:
Amazonite: Beautiful, rare, blue-green variety the mineral microcline. As its name suggests, it was first identified in Brazil near the Amazon River. It is only found in a few places on Earth - Russia, Brazil & the U.S.A. Amazonite helps with physical ailments, emotional issues and balancing of the chakras. It may also filter out stresses, heal trauma and soothe energy in both the home and work place.
Amethyst: A purple variety of quartz. Amethyst helps to heal physical ailments and emotional trauma. It also is known to treat the nervous system, curing nightmares and insomnia; and amethyst is balancing to the crown chakra.
Crystal: Pure quartz crystal that is colorless and transparent. Clear quartz is known for its ability to clear the mind of negativity and to enhance higher spiritual receptiveness. Clear crystals are the supreme in magnifying healing clarity and magnification, amplifying positive vibrations of other crystals and minerals. It is the master of all healing crystals.
Malachite: Dark green in color with thin crystals, or fibers, that run through the mineral. Malachite is often coined 'the stone of transformation'. It has the ability to clear and activate all chakras especially the heart and throat chakra. It is a powerful stone used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to that whom carries or wears it.
Mica: Made from many layers of many flat, sheetlike crystals that make "books". The "sheets" can easily peel apart and often times are found in multi-sided shapes. A beautiful addition to any collection. Mica boasts reflective qualities, and is believed to help individuals reflect on individual qualities. It may also help us recognize flaws without self-condemnation so we are able to effectively address negative personality traits.
Pyrite: Also known as "fool's gold" because at first glance it looks similar to gold, but it isn't nearly as valuable. It is a common mineral, but in spite of its name, it is often found alongside real gold. Pyrite has long been valued as a stone protection stone that shields the wearer or carrier from negative energy as well as environmental pollutants. It, in turn, helps promote physical well-being enhancing strength of mind and will-power. Pyrite stimulates the second and third chakra.
Rose Quartz: Rose quartz gets its rose-red color from manganese and other metals. Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.
Smokey Quartz: Dark blackish, brown translucent to clear color that comes from radioactive damage. Smokey quartz is an excellent grounding stone. It gently neutralizes negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protection against radiation and electromagnetic smog. An excellent mineral for those who are sensitive to the ill-effects of wi-fi infiltration.
Turquoise: A very popular gemstone with soft bluish or greenish hues found in Turkey, which lends its name to the mineral's characteristic color. It is also found in Mexico, the Middle East, and the USA. Along with lapis, turquoise is one of the oldest-known gems to be traded long-distance. A stone that has reached rock star status, turquoise is considered a sacred stone by Native Americans. Turquoise invokes positive mental characteristics such as creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness and wisdom all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization
"Living Gem" collection includes Mother of Pearl, Pearls, Amber, Petrified Wood. Living things make many materials that people can use as gemstones or in jewelry. Sea creatures make pearls, while over many years, trees can become beautiful gemstones themselves. Did you know that amber is made out of fossilized tree resin? It often contains insects that were trapped in the sticky, liquid resin millions of years ago. Furthermore, did you know oysters and mussels make a natural substance called nacre, which forms shiny shells and beautiful pearls? The nacre that forms pearls contains the mineral aragonite and has a shiny luster.
We will soon have pictures up to display each of the different types of minerals and "living gems" available, but if there is something you are interested in right away, please let us know.. pictures, info and prices are available depending upon what you are most desiring.