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Tucson Gem Show Review 2015

February 20, 2015

Every year for the past 60 years, the city of Tucson Arizona welcomes in thousands of people to the largest gemshow in the world. Dealers from across the planet descend on the town, exhibiting at over 20 different locations. More than 4 thousand dealers come selling their precious stones, jewelry, crystals, minerals, fossils and so much more. Looking for a Persian rug, you’ll find it there. How about a Tibetan Buddhist Thanka yes, you can purchase authentic deity paintings at the Gem Show too. It is like strolling through a world market all without ever leaving the country. I hadn’t been out to the Tucson show in many years and much has changed since I was last there. I set out with a long list of stones I’d hope to find. Much to my delight, I found most everything on my list and so much more. My very first purchase […]

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Auralite, a Stone of Balance and Blessings

February 18, 2015

 Auralite-23 is a newly discovered powerful healing stone I recently brought back from the Tucson Gem Show. At first glance this gemstone looks like shards of Amethyst and could easily be overlooked as just another form of Amethyst. The very first time I held this stone I could sense it was much more.  Auralite contains many minerals as many as 23 different minerals, thus its name Auralite-23. The crystals themselves are structured layers of phantom chevrons composed of, Amethyst, Citrine and a rare form of metamicted green quartz. The minerals Auralite-23 contain reportedly include Titanite, Cacoxenite, Lepidocrosite, Ajoite, Hematite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Goethite, Pyrolusite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Nickel, Copper, Iron, Limonite, Sphalerite, Covellite, Chalcopyrite, Gialite, Epidote, Bornite and Rutile. Auralite-23 crystals are about 1.2 billion years old, and are now hand mined in the Boreal forest of the Canadian Shield, far north of Lake Superior. These natural crystals were formed during […]

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Be Your Own Cupid- Choose Rose Quartz, Rhodonite or Rhodochrosite

February 2, 2015

  Looking for love this Valentine’s day? Start with loving yourself. You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.-Deepak Chopra  With Valentine’s day being on February 14th, February is known as the month of romance. But for many who don’t have a romantic partner in their life, Valentine’s day can be a  lonely or even depressing holiday. Rather  than close your heart  to the pain of love lost, open your heart to yourself this Valentine’s day. Whether you are in a relationship or not, flow loving energy to yourself. When we first learn to truly love ourselves we can open our hearts to receive the love of others. There are many gemstones […]

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Getting To Know Amethyst, The Birthstone For February

January 29, 2015

In my 25 plus years of selling crystals and stones I’ve found that most people are familiar with the Gemstone Amethyst. Those lucky enough to be born in February can claim Amethyst as their birthstone.   Amethyst has long been admired for it purple color and beautiful crystal formations. Amethyst is one of the more popular stones in the mineral kingdom. Amethyst is found in many places around the planet, most notably Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia and the USA. My research showed me that not only is Amethyst a popular stone for our modern times, but it was also prized as far back as 25,000 BC where is was found in Europe and ancient Greece. Early Roman and Greek cultures were known to regard the energy properties of Amethyst as special. The name Amethyst comes from the Greek word meaning “Not To Drunken”. The Greeks believed that Amethyst would […]

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How to mend a broken heart- Rose Quartz

January 23, 2015

As Valentine’s Day approaches not everyone is feeling romantic. If you find yourself wishing you were in a wonderful relationship but are still feeling the wounds of a past love, seek out the heart soothing gemstone Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is connected to the Heart or 4th Chakra and is a heart-nurturing stone, bringing love, joy and acceptance. Rose Quartz  is known as the Stone of Love. It is a stone for the heart as it opens the Heart Chakra. It teaches us about love on all levels, self love, romantic love, love for all humankind. It can help draw in new love or relationships. It can strengthen a bond that already exits. It encourages self forgiveness. It can help to heal a “broken heart.” Pink and green stones are known to open and heal the heart. I combined Green Aventurine with Rose Quartz to create “Heartstones” a heart chakra […]

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The Birthstone for January is Garnet

January 3, 2015

Vibrant, rich, red. Those words describe January’s birthstone: Red Garnet. Garnets are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue Garnet. The  Red Garnet is the most common and known as the birthstone for January as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. Garnets were used ever since the Bronze Age.  They were used in Ancient Egypt. They were also found in ancient Greece and Roman civilizations. Even today, Garnets are still a popular and much loved gemstone. Garnets are known as a feminine energy stone.  Over my 20 plus years of selling stones, I have witnessed over and over the strong appeal Garnet holds for women.  Some women just seemed drawn to its feminine energies and find it difficult to wear any other stone but Garnet! Garnet stimulates the Root Chakra and the Heart Chakra, making it a useful stone to […]

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Crystals & Gemstones To Help You Set Intention For The New Year

December 30, 2014

Do you like to set intentions for the new year? I’ve come up with a list of gemstones to help you manifest your intentions with gemstones & crystals. How to set a New Year Intention: Gemstones for Healing Write down your intentions, goals, aspirations, desires on paper. Perhaps you’d like to keep a journal for this or express your intention to someone else. It is helpful to speak your intention as well as write it down. Words carry vibration so when you speak your intention you put that vibration out into the universe.  Before you even begin to write down your intention, get really clear and focus on what it is you intend. Say it in a positive way. Never say what you don’t want, always focus on what you do want to bring into your life. Say it in the present tense as if it is already occurring in […]

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Gifts To Inspire & Delight-Spirals of Light 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

December 10, 2014

Choose gifts that up lift, inspire, balance and bring meaning into the lives of your loved ones. Chakra Jewelry, Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings and Chakra Rainbow Suncathers The Chakra Gemstone Jewelry Collection was created to help people learn more about the healing qualities of gemstones and how different gemstones can facilitate opening and balancing the chakra energy centers. Our Gemstone Chakra Bracelets, priced under $20.00 are the perfect gift for Yoga teachers, Yoga students, Bodyworkers or Energy Healers. Wear the bracelets individually or stack them together, these bracelets not only look great but are for chakra healing and color therapy. Each Chakra Bracelet has a different color pattern which corresponds to one of the seven Chakra Energy Centers within the body.  We have matching Chakra Necklaces and Earrings to pair with these gemstone bracelets. Jewelry’s not for everyone, consider the Rainbow Chakra Suncatcher, priced at $18.00, made with Swarovski faceted Crystal. […]

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Take The Stess Out Of The Holidays With Crystals

November 17, 2014

The holiday season is fast approaching. While this festive time of year can be filled with joy and celebration, many people experience feelings of overwhelm, apprehension, challenges and stress. There is assistance from the Crystal Kingdom that can help us feel supported, balanced and centered. Gemstones have been used for throughout the ages to help relax us into a space of well being. Stones are gifts from the earth and offer their blessings to us. Crystals and gemstones can help us navigate through the many types of inner and outer stresses that often come at this time of year.   Exactly what happens when we carry, hold, meditate with a stone is not scientifically proven. But many of us “know” that the vibration of gemstones help us feel calm, centered, rested, and vibrant. All the qualities needed during the holidays. By taking some time out to be with Crystals and Stones […]

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The Crystal Cottage in Big Pine Key, FL is now open for the 2014-15 season

November 10, 2014

The Crystal Cottage is THE place to buy Crystals, Gems, Minerals, and Gemstone Jewelry in The Florida Keys. Located on the island of Big Pine Key, The Crystal Cottage offers a vast array of hand selected, high vibrational Crystals and Stones from every part of the world. The Crystal Cottage specializes in healing jewelry, pendants, necklaces, Chakra Balancing Jewelry, Goddess Jewelry, One of a Kind handcrafted jewelry and tools for personal and spiritual development. Open during the winter months Nov-April by appointment only. The Crystal Cottage is more than just a place to buy Crystals and Stones in The Florida Keys. The Crystal Cottage is a place to gather for classes, workshops, movies, healing energy sessions, sound healing and other special events. It’s a place to come together to empower and inspire each other, a meeting place for like-minded people. Sound Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls Crystal Healing Sessions (Laying […]

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