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Denver Gem Show 2012 Part Two: the unpacking

September 23, 2012

  This year’s Denver Gem Show was another fabulous year, with all of the same dealers and several new ones to explore. I found some great new stones this year, which always makes the show worth going to. I never know just what l’ll find or what will entice me. This year was no exception in fine quality crystals, gemstones, minerals, beads and jewelry. I came home with boxes and boxes of glorious new treasures from Mother Earth.   It takes days and days to unpack all the new stones. This year I set up several tables outdoors on my deck and laid out and unpacked all the goodies. The stones enjoy being outside in the sunlight, and so do I. It’s a slow process, sorting, organizing, pricing and admiring these natural beauties. So many of the new stones are from countries all around the world. They come packed in […]

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Denver Gem Show 2012-Part one: the anticipation.

September 8, 2012

The Denver Gem Show, held every year in mid- September is the 2nd largest Gem Show in the US. Second to the grand daddy of all shows which takes over the city of Tucson AZ. every winter. Denver’s Show features many of the same international gem dealers. The Denver Gem Show is really 5 shows in one, held at several different venues throughout north Denver. Several of the shows are only open to dealers, you must have a re-sale liscense to attend, while others are open to the general public. I’ve been attending this show for the past 15 years and have watched it grow in size with dealers from around the world and new shows added. I prepare for this show months in advance with much anticipation. I feel just like a little kid waiting for Christmas before the show rolls around. I begin making lists of what I’ll […]

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Namaste: Its Meaning and Origin

September 4, 2012

You’ve heard the word Namaste before, maybe in your Yoga Class. But do you know what it means and where it comes from? I often use Namaste in my Yoga Jewelry designs, so I decided to do a little research to find out its origins and meaning. Namaste, pronounced ” na-ma-stay” is both a spoken expression and a symbolic gesture that people use when greeting one another or in parting. The word comes from the Sanskrit and translates as “I bow to you”. According to wikipedia, namah means bow, te means to you. Namaste is commonly translated in several ways. I most often hear it expressed as “the divine light in me honors the divine light in you”, “the God within me greets the God within you” or “the spirit in me meets the same spirit in you”. When used as a hand gesture the palms of the hands come together over […]

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Lotus Flowers And The Chakras

August 7, 2012

I love creating jewelry with the lotus flower. Lotus flowers are associated with the 7 main Chakra energy centers. Each Chakra has a different shape lotus flower. I found these wonderful sterling silver charms with the lotus flower of each chakra on one side and the name of the chakra on the other side. I combined the chakra charms with 7 different gemstones which correspond to the chakras to create this Chakra Balancing Necklace. To purchase the necklace go to my web site The first Chakra, located at the base of the spine is called the Root Chakra or Muladhara chakra.The first chakra is symbolized by a lotus flower with four petals, and its shape is triangular. The second Chakra, located just below the belly button is called the Sacral Chakra or Swadishthana. The second chakra is represented by a six-petaled lotus and is circular in shape. The third Chakra […]

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Green Garnet, A Prosperity Stone

April 2, 2012

Looking for a new prosperity gemstone? Check out Green Garnet.  They are wonderful for encouraging prosperity and overcoming scarcity, lack and limitations. Certainly a stone for these crazy economic times. Green Garnet can be the catalyst for changing your thinking from one of lack into one of abundance. If you are ready to begin seeing all that you do have, rather than everything you don’t have, Green Garnet can show you the way. Green Garnet’s loving energy helps us to overcome scarcity by reinforcing the loving vibration of the Earth. The Earth provides unlimited resources. Tap into this awareness with the help of Green Garnet. Reach into the unlimited potential within yourself. When you see yourself as abundant on the inside, abundance will be reflected on the outside. Green Garnet helps us to perceive true abundance in our lives, which can’t be measure by material possessions.   Green Garnet’s gift is to […]

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CoralCalcite a beautiful blending of Coral & Calcite

March 29, 2012

Coralcalcite is a combination of Coral and Calcite, found in South Florida.   The structure and patterns of the Coral are still visibly. Over the years Calcite  has come in and covered over the coral. Coralcalcite is a beautiful blending of  the animal and mineral kingdom. I was first introduced to CoralCalcite in 2010 when Robert Simmons, author of The Book of Stones showed me several pieces he found while vacationing in Florida. I immediately felt a connection to these pieces. I spend the winter months in the Florida Keys and had seen these stones before, but I didn’t know if it was Coral or Calcite or what special properties it held. Through meditation Robert discovered the wonderful healing qualities theses stones hold.  Coralcalcite can assist in enhancing the level of vibration and harmony of   the entire body, enabling us to become more crystalline. Coralcalcite stimulates   the solar plexus Chakra, our place of will, […]

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Aromatherapy Gemstone Infused Chakra Sprays To Balance The Chakras

March 26, 2012

Combing essential oils with gemstones is a perfect way to open, balance and activate the chakras. The sense of smell has a powerful effect on our well being. Both Crystals and Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years for the purpose of healing. So, I decided to combine them into a Gemstone infused Aromatherapy spray. Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oils which come from plants, flowers, bark, roots and resins. There are records left by ancient Egyptians depicting the use of essential oils. After taking several aromatherapy classes I decided to research which essential oils would balance the chakras. I’ve been creating Chakra Balancing Jewelry using gemstones for years, so it was easy for me to apply these stone combinations to the oils and custom make Chakra balancing sprays. As a Reiki Master I add a Reiki Healing activation to each bottle, adding to the healing […]

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

February 2, 2012

Rose Quartz Heart 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 […]

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John of God Crystals

December 9, 2011

I’m so delighted to be offering for sale The John of God Crystals. I’ve never been to Brazil to see John of God at his healing clinic in Abadiania Brazil, but I have spoken with many who have. They all talk about how peaceful and healing it is at the Casa de Dom Inacia. Susan Casey wrote a beautiful article on her experience with John of God for Oprah’s O magazine. Joao de Deus is known throughout the world as a spiritual healer and Medium. Entities, Angels and other Healing Beings work through him to perform miraculous healings on those who seek him out. He has cured people with life threatening diseases and illness, physical handicaps and emotional traumas. I purchased these very special crystals from my long time gem dealer Digby Bertram of Avalon Trading. Digby recently returned from the Casa with these powerful crystals. He personally hand selected […]

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Tips For A Relaxing Holiday Season Using Crystals & Gemstones

November 28, 2011

Crystals and gemstones can help you stay calm, centered and focused during this stressful time of year. During the holidays it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the parties, shopping and busy activities of the season. This year the best gift you can give your friends and loved ones is a healthy, relaxed YOU!  If you truly want to enjoy this special time of year, give yourself some self nurturing. I’ve put together 7 different gemstones that can help alleviate stress. Here are some ways to use Crystals & Gemstones to help you stay  in the holiday spirit of love, joy and happiness.   1. Stay focused.  We lose so much of our energy when we aren’t clear and focused on the project at hand.  Instead of multi-tasking, give yourself the joy of focused attention.  If you are having trouble staying focused, try using a Hematite or wear […]

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