Sunday’s Gem — Moss Agate

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Want more creativity in your life? Less stress? More abundance?

Then get some Moss Agate.

Thanks to healingcrystals.com for this photo of Moss Agate

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Sunday’s Gem — Hematite

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Derived from the Greek word for blood, Hematite is one of the most abundant minerals on the Earth’s surface.

Hematite (and Magnetite) are mined to produce nearly every bit of iron and steel in use today, from paper clips to locomotives, bicycles to skyscrapers.

The state mineral of Alabama, Hematite is found throughout the globe … and has even been found on Mars!

Polished Hematite chunk — maybe the perfect “worry stone”!

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Sunday’s Gem — Sodalite

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Not discovered until 1806, Sodalite really isn’t a gemstone at all. It’s typically a rich blue mineral stone named from the Greek for “salt stone” because of its sodium content.

Sodalite also appears in gray, purple, orange, or yellow — often with white veining from traces of calcite.

Thanks to crystaldictionary.com for this photo of tumbled Sodalite

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Sunday’s Gem — Smoky Quartz

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Ancient Romans carved intaglio seals with it. The Chinese used it for making snuff boxes and an early form of sunglasses. The Swiss, Germans, and Austrians used crucifixes made from it to protect against bad luck and evil.

What is “it”?

Smoky Quartz.

Photo courtesy of Mid-Georgia Gem and Mineral Society

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Sunday’s Gem — Rose Quartz

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to discuss Rose Quartz, also known as the love stone.

Rose Quartz elephant

Elephant carved in Rose Quartz. Image in the public domain.

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Sunday’s Gem — Tiger’s Eye

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Anyone who loves and admires felines will appreciate our next healing gemstone, Tiger’s Eye.

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Thanks to Healing Crystals for this shot of golden Tiger’s Eye hearts

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Sunday’s Gem — Carnelian

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Need some help getting motivated? Perhaps a dash of courage/confidence to move forward? Or a spot of oomph to clarify your goals in the first place?

Then you need some Carnelian.

8 mm round Carnelian beads

8 mm round Carnelian beads

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Sunday’s Gem — Jade

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Since prehistoric times, man has used Jade for tools, weapons, jewelry, religious ornaments, and other purposes.

Wealthy ancient Chinese people used jade burial suits (https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-significance-of-jade-in-Chinese-culture)

Wealthy ancient Chinese people used jade burial suits (https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-significance-of-jade-in-Chinese-culture)

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Sunday’s Gem — Howlite

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Trouble falling asleep because your brain is working overtime? Feeling angry and out of sorts? Having tooth or bone issues?

Then grab some Howlite and prepare to be amazed!

Round 8 mm dyed Howlite beads

Round 8 mm dyed Howlite beads

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