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Brief History of Copper

Throughout history, healers have understood the value of copper in obtaining and maintaining optimum health. Whether topically applied or ingested, many forms of copper and copper compounds (such as copper carbonate, copper silicate, copper oxide, copper sulfate, copper chloride, etc.) were used throughout history for the treatment of disease. Copper has been used for medicinal purposes as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as in the ancient Aztec civilization.Copper in the 21 CenturyCopper jewelry worn directly on skin has been used for a hundred years or more as a remedy for many ailments, including arthritis. N... » Read More

The Healing Powers of Natural Gemstones

Crystals & Gemstones About Healing Stones Healing stones, crystals and semi-precious gemstones come from one unified source - Mother Earth. Created from the magma or Earth's inner core, healing stones have gone through a geologic process of heating, cooling and displacement on their way to their present form. The energy field of different gemstones is influenced by geometrical form, color and subtle vibration. Each stone is made up of minute crystals which are in constant motion thus emitting an energy signature or frequency. The gemstone's color also plays a dynamic role in the stone's healing energy. The play of light and color... » Read More

A Look at Jade

       Most common is Green, but also comes in white, lavender, yellow, purple and multi-colors The term jade is applied to two different metamorphic rocks: Nephrite and Jadeite. Jadeite is a pyroxene which is part of a rock-forming silicate mineral group associated with metamorphic rock, while nephrite is an amphibole, a variety of that is part of the rock-forming insilicate minerals containing ions of iron and/or magnesium. Both were used from prehistoric periods for carving.Jade is said to have a host of different meanings, depending on the mind-set of the person wearing it. Jade helps with seren... » Read More

A Look at Amethyst

  Pale lavender to deepest violet. (Purple is the color of Spirit) The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek word meaning "against drunkenness." This was perhaps due to a belief that amethyst would ward off the effects of alcohol, but most likely the Greeks were referring to the wine-like color of some varieties of the stone. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz and is a popular gemstone. Amethyst can occur as elongated prismatic crystals which have a six sided pyramid at either end. They can also form as druze which are crystalline encrustations, typically within geodes, that only show the pointed termi... » Read More

A Look At Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli, or is an opaque semiprecious stone that is characterized by its deep violet-blue color. Lapis was the source for a vivid blue pigment known as "azzurrum ultramarine," or "genuine ultramarine" which was used in fine-art oil paints until its synthesis ( or ) in the 1928. The finest color is intense blue with small flecks of golden pyrite. Stones with no white calcite veins and only small pyrite inclusions are the most prized. Patches of pyrite help in identifying the stone as genuine and do not detract from its value. The first part of this gem's name "Lapis" is Latin for "stone." The word "Lazuli" is the ... » Read More

A Look At Goldstone

Yellowish brown with gold flecks Goldstone is often mistaken for or misrepresented as a natural material. The most common form of goldstone is reddish-brown, due to the presence of tiny crystals of metallic copper. Goldstone is used to draw money, especially through commerce or the collection of monies owed, and is often used in money spells. It is said to stabilize emotions, and revitalize and energize the entire body. By attracting positive energies, Goldstone encourages a positive attitude and reduces tension. Goldstone is said to protect the center of the body and it stimulates you phys... » Read More

A Look At Tiger's Eye

Tiger's-Eye & Hawk's-Eye used in Jewelry   Brown and yellow with shiny gold bands Tiger's Eye is primarily composed of silicon dioxide and is colored mainly by iron oxide. It exhibits a changing luster from light reflection. Tiger ‘s Eye gems are generally cut as cabochons, but are also used as round beads in jewelry. Tiger’s Eye is said to help convert anxiety, fear, and obsession into practicality and logic. It increases confidence and is an aid to achieving clarity. It is beneficial when working with groups. Tiger’s Eye is used for protection when traveling, and for protec... » Read More

A Look At Rhodolite

Rhodolite (Ceylon-Ruby) Rhodonite is one of several gemstones that draw their name from the Greek word for rose ("rhodon"); the others are rhodolite garnet and rhodochrosite. Rhodonite, however, is rarely entirely red; it is usually rose pink to red with black dendritic inclusions of manganese oxide.Rhodonite is an emotional balancer especially love emotions. It is an emotional healing stone. Rhodonite clears out emotional wounds form the past. It also clears away festering resentment and anger and helps find forgiveness. It builds up confidence and love. A rhodonite necklace is good to wear in times of stress. Most of all rh... » Read More

A Look At Jasper

      Reds, Browns, Yellows, and Blues Jasper is known to have been a favorite gem in the ancient world; its name can be traced back in Hebrew, Assyrian, Persian, Greek and Latin. The name means "spotted or speckled stone". Jasper awakens the mind and heart to new ideas and allows one to be flexible with others. All the jaspers have some properties of enhancing emotional balance, nurturing, and protection. It is a stone of gentleness and relaxation.  It helps promote openness to new ideas.  Jasper makes a powerful protection against unsettling ideas or people and it eases stress, making... » Read More

A Look At Turquoise

Bluish green to sky blue, sometimes  with dark veins. Turquoise was among the first gems to be mined, and while many historic sites have been depleted, some are still worked to this day. Turquoise is often recovered as a byproduct of copper mining operations, especially in the United States. It has long been prized by Native Americans and holds strong symbolism for them.  Mt. Taylor in New Mexico, also known as Turquoise Mountain, is called “Tso odzil” by the Navajo. Legend says that this sacred mountain was fastened to earth with a stone knife and covered with a bl... » Read More

A Look At Sodalite

Deep blue with white patches Sodalite is a beautiful deep royal blue and usually contains white or grayish inclusions of Calcite. It is very similar to Lapis Lazuli and is often used in place of it. The name sodalite reflects its sodium content. Sodalite is a powerful healer for the nervous system. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony, psychic development and clairvoyance. Sodalite is a good stone for oversensitive and defensive people as it improves courage and self-esteem. It balances and stills the mind and helps promote logical and rational thought. Sodalite can be used to lower blood pressure... » Read More