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.

https://www.healingcrystals.com/images/Hearts---Golden-Tiger-Eye-Heart-01.jpg

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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Sunday’s Gem — Aventurine

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

If you believe the metaphysical and healing powers attributed to Aventurine, you’d never be without this stone!

Thanks to Gems Basket (http://www.gemsbasket.com/aventurine-stone/) for this photo of Aventurine

Thanks to Gems Basket (http://www.gemsbasket.com/aventurine-stone/) for this photo of Aventurine

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Sunday’s Gem — Onyx

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

Do you travel at night? Do you need some help in focusing? Do you suffer from negative emotions like fear or anxiety?

Then, by all means, get yourself some Onyx.

Thanks to www.buzzle.com for this closeup of Onyx

Thanks to http://www.buzzle.com for this closeup of Onyx

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Sunday’s Gem — Amethyst

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

The word Amethyst comes from old Greek words for “not” and “intoxicated.”

Amethyst beads, 6 mm round

Amethyst beads, 6 mm round

This purple, lilac, or mauve quartz, you see, was supposed to guard against drunkenness and instill a sober mind. Ancient Greeks and Romans studded their goblets with Amethyst for just that reason.

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Sunday’s Gem — Turquoise

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

The name Turquoise comes from the French expression for “Turkish stone” in recognition of trade routes that brought this sky blue to blue- or yellow-green beauty to Europe from Asia via Turkey.

Reconstituted Turquoise beads

Reconstituted Turquoise beads (means they’ve been treated to eliminate the stone’s natural softness, brittleness, and porousness)

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