August Birthstone: Sardonyx

Sardonyx History Sardonyx can be traced back four thousand years to Ancient Egypt. For most of its history, this stone has been used to create cameos and intaglios. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces with cameos of Venus in hopes of harnessing the power of the goddess of love. It was also common for … Continue reading August Birthstone: Sardonyx

THE VIBRANT BODY STONE: GARNET

The particular color of a garnet specimen will determine its exact effect, but garnet will always work to focus and activate. Red garnets are best for energizing stones for the body, speeding up all processes and amplifying the effects of other stones placed nearby. Other Varieties of Garnet: Andradite. Grossularite. Hessonite. Melanite. Pyrope. Rhodolite. Spessartite. Uvarovite. … Continue reading THE VIBRANT BODY STONE: GARNET

MODERN AND TRADITIONAL USES OF CRYSTALS AND STONES: HEALING, METAPHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL

For positive uses or actions, the stones listed are said to enhance them. For negative uses or actions, the crystals listed are said to decrease them. For dis-ease or health issues listed, the stones listed have been used in traditional folk healing and crystal healing lore to assist with their healing. Many stones have multiple … Continue reading MODERN AND TRADITIONAL USES OF CRYSTALS AND STONES: HEALING, METAPHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL