A Dessert of Rocks, and I have an Impression there is a Sale

Ah, modoms et monsieur! Zo good to see you again. Zis week – we have more stones for your dining pleasure, and a sale, BUT, ah must hasten to add, NOT a sale on the stones. Ah just wanted to clarify that up front. 😉 I zink you will find the sale, riveting and it will make an impression … But first, dessert. Because life is short – we must eat dessert first, no? Can I interest modom in zome icy Rutile Quartz rounds? A zesty blend of frosty quartz and delicate inky rutile inclusions? Or perhaps zome of ze …

Holiday Quiet

I hope you had a lovely holiday, merry and bright, or silent night, depending on your taste. I personally spent it learning to install insulation and drywall – which is considered a family activity around here. Picture me at my computer right now, half of my office is missing a ceiling, and the other half is the old ceiling, which is a world contender for ugliest ceiling ever – daggerous stalactites and pseudo-tudor fake black beams. The kind of room that makes you say – “we’ll have to renovate that.” Note to everyone: Do not move into a room in …

Stoney Stuff

Old Stoneface has struck again and we have some of your favourite stones on deck this week. We have tourmaline – which is tourmalicious. Tourmaline means many-coloured, and from cream to butterscotch to strawberry to berry to licorice – tourmaline is many-flavoured too. Labradorite, labradorite, can’t get enough of that labradorite! Also classic – Amethyst! Dog Tooth Amethyst, with it’s distinctive jagged bands of white and cream, and the classic purple amethyst too. But, with either one, remember to not store them in sunlight – UV light will fade your amethyst. (I found this out the hard way – I …

Fun Facts about Gemstone Chains

With the new gemstone chains that arrived, it got me thinking about the meanings behind some of the gemstones and crystals in the chain and how by wearing assorted chains at the same time, I could tap in to different metaphysical healing theories. Here are some fun facts and beliefs about some of the gemstones in the chains. Aqua Chalcedony Chalcedony is derived from the name of an ancient Greek town in Asia Minor known as Chalkedon. With the exception of sticks, bones, rocks, and animal skins, Chalcedony is believed to one of the very first raw materials used by …