Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gem of the Week: Labradorite

Labradorite is a metallic iridescent. The gemstone helps the wearer relate to others and assists in bringing forth each person's strengths to share with the world. Labradorite also aids in producing more restful sleep. The labradorite gem opens energy flow whatever centers of the body are most in need. Color: Multi-Colored

Labradorite Gemstone
The most interesting thing about Labradorite is it's unique light diffraction which gives it it's iridescent quality. This diffraction gives the other wise boring stone am interesting kick. The iridescence changes given the light it's put into. Because of Labradorite's iridescence, Inuit lore claims that the stone fell to earth as frozen fire from the Aurora Borealis (also known as Northern Lights). 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Gem of the Week: Jasper

Jasper is a member of chalcedony family. Jasper is used in healing mental stress, aids in grounding and offers protection. Jasper gemstones can align all the chakras and balance yin yang energies. Color: Multi-colored, Solid. Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green

Jasper Gemstone  

The name 'Jasper' means spotted or speckled stone. Jasper was beloved in the ancient world, being found across Europe and the Middle East. Jasper is a March birthstone. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Gem of the Week: Jade

Jade is the common name for two minerals, Jadeite and Nephrite, with both minerals having the same appearance. Jade is considered to be a gemstone of good fortune. The gemstone increases relaxation and reduces tension. Jade can also be used to relieve grief and improve sleep. Color: Solid to Translucent Green


Jade's name comes from the the Spanish phrase for the stone which translates to "Loin Stone" because it was  believed to relieve pain in the loins and kidneys. 
Jade's primary use since it's discovery has been decorative because of it's vibrant color. Jade was used in buttons, jewelry, sculpture, as well as to make and decorate weapons and tools. 
The two minerals Jade is made of have some color variety beyond the accepted green. Jadeite can be found in blues, purples, and pinks. Nephrite can be found in creamy white, which gives it it's nickname, mutton fat jade. 
Jade has been used across the ancient world from China, Korea, and India, to New Zealand and Mesoamerica. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Gem of the Week: Hematite

The hematite gems is a compact form of iron oxide. The gemstone varies in compactness and form. Hematite is commonly used to reduce stress and anxiety and also helps to promote awareness of personal issues and patterns. Color: Metallic Gray

Hematite is made up of iron oxide. Because of this all Hematite has a rusty, red streak which is where it's name comes from; Hematite derived from the Greek word for blood. Red Hematite has been used as a dye for hundreds of thousands of years. Hematite also gives Ochre Clay it's red or yellow color. 
Hematite in jewelry peaked during the Victorian Period. 
Hematite is actually harder than pure iron but much more brittle. 
In 2001, Hematite deposits were found on Mars by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, suggesting that Mars once had water to form the deposits. 

Friday, January 3, 2014


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