Tourmaline Basics

Geological: Schorl, more commonly known as Black Tourmaline, is the most common member of the Tourmaline Group. It may account for 95% or more of all tourmaline in nature. Schorl…

Grounding

Becoming grounded and staying there is often a challenge when living in a world filled with fast paced, rush rush, chaotic, hurry up energy. Your physical body may often feel…

Old Rocks, New Names

From Kristi's book, Old Rocks, New Names ~ Synonyms, Trademark and Marketing names for Old Favorites and New Finds. Of course, new crystals are discovered or made up every day.…

Smudging 101

Negative energy can make your home feel dense and heavy. Smudging is the practice of using an herb or combination of herbs to create a cleansing smoke that will allow…

Breaking Down Aventurine

Aventurine, also called Aventurine Quartz is a "feebly translucent, fine-grained to compact variety of Quartzite, the surface of which has a speckled, metallic sheen, usually of a reddish-brown color, but…

Crystal Effects & Phenomenon

Adularescence(Ad jewel er essence) is an optical phenomena often called the “moonstone” effect. The phenomenon is applied to feldspar, usually orthoclase that, when cut as a cabochon, exhibits a floating,…

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