A stone to bring one to an understanding that what one touches does not just end there, what one tastes does not just fade, what one sees does not just disappear. There is a wisdom behind all, and that wisdom is to be used, that […]
Lemurian Star Seeds are considered one of the master crystals, reminding us that while we are all individuals, we are also connected to each other, and that we are all equal in spirit. Originally found in Brazil, Metaphysical legend states that there was once an […]
Tourmaline’s name comes from the Sinhalese word ‘turmali’, which means ‘mixed’. Bright rainbow collections of gemstone varieties were called ‘turmali’ parcels. Tourmaline, occurring in more colours and combinations of colours than any other gemstone variety, lives up to its name. There is a tourmaline that […]
Obsidian is of low significance as a material for gemstones, but the so-called volcanic glasses provide interest for the many uses to which they have been put by aboriginal man and by the enigma of their genesis. Obsidian is formed by the rapid cooling of […]
Rose quartz is one of the most pleasantly seductive varieties of quartz. The pink to rose red colour is caused by titanium and iron. Rose quartz is usually too cloudy or pale to be used as a cut gemstone, although a few exceptional pieces are […]
The violet and purple varieties of quartz provide the most prized and in many respects the most interesting of the large family of quartz minerals. Amethyst, the name by which this variety of quartz is known, is of ancient derivation. Pliny stated that the gem […]
Tektites are still poorly understood. They are irregularly - and at times elaborately - shaped nodules and blobs of a glassy substance. They have no crystal structure and are therefore similar to obsidian, but are not associated with volcanic processes.
Citrine is a variety of quartz, the colour being in the range from yellow to golden brown to burnt amber. Natural citrine (yellow quartz) is not common and occurs only sparingly in many large quartz deposits. As such it is greatly prized by crystal therapists […]