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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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Whisper

November 4, 2014

“We are all given some dose of intuition. We all have an innate ability to sense something deeper, much deeper than what the physical senses can detect. For some it’s very subtle and for others it’s very vibrant. As we walk this path, we are awakening to a time where we’re being invited to acknowledge this intuition and to trust it … deeply.” Whisper by Guest Blogger Noel Cannon    You thought you might have heard … something … or maybe you’re sure you did. You could have just imagined it, but how can you be sure? Was there really something out of the corner of your eye that you saw … or was it your imagination? How is it that you just know the answer to that question and yet, you don’t know how you know? You had a vision of something a little crazy. Where the heck did that […]

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Meet Charles Mark- The Source For Larimar And Shamanite

September 28, 2014

Meet Charles Mark, from Mountain Mark Trading one of the many faces I see each year at the Denver Gem Show. I’ve been buying stones from Charlie Mark since I open my first retail store in Big Pine Key, Fl, The Crystal Loft, in 1991.    Charlie is the sources for everything Larimar, jewelry, beads, cabs, rough and carvings. The very first time I meet Charlie he gifted me with a large Larimar stone and I was hooked on “The Gemstone of the Caribbean”. Charlie is a pioneer in the world of Larimar, bringing this beautiful, calming stone to the world back in the mid 1980’s. Being a member of the G.I.A ( Gemological Institute of America), Charlie had the opportunity early on to bring Larimar, also known as Blue Pectolite for study with the gemologists and with that information told the world about this remarkable gemstone. Larimar is found in […]

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Highlights from the 2014 Denver Gem Show

September 18, 2014

This year’s gem buying trip to Denver, Colorado was mind-blowing. For a Rockahalic like me, this show was heaven. I spent 6 full days shopping for crystals, gemstones and beads. The International Denver Gem Show is the 2nd largest in the country and dealers from all around the world come to sell their treasures. The show has expanded over the years both in duration and in size. This year was the longest show going a full 10 days with 40% more dealers. I started off the week at the outside tent displays at The Denver Coliseum. It didn’t take me long to make my first purchase. There sitting out in the sunshine on a large table were stunning Smokey Rutilated Quartz direct from Minas Brazil. Rutilated Quartz has a high vibration and helps make a connection to higher states of consciousness and awareness, while the Smokey in the Quartz helps […]

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Buying Crystals & Stones At The Denver Gemshow

September 1, 2014

It’s that time of year again! The International Denver Gem Show is right around the corner. Held every year in mid- September, the Denver Gem Show is the 2nd largest Gem Show in the US. (2nd to the Tucson gemshow) The Denver show is really 5 different shows held at different locations around Denver Colorado. Some of the shows are open only to those with wholesale licenses, while other shows are open to the general public for retail sales. Each year the show starts earlier and earlier, which means I get to stay there longer and longer. This year I’ll be going for 6 days, so that I can be there for the opening of all the shows. I’ve been attending the Denver shows for the last 17 years. Over this time new shows have been added and more and more dealers from around the world join in showcasing their […]

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