Sourcing New Products
Getting familiar with using Zoom and Google Meet has helped us to meet up with suppliers across North America and further afield. This in turn has led to the arrival of some amazing new products in the store.
Beautiful Quartz Crystals Valued by those Seeking Healing and Wellness
Quartz crystals from a recently discovered mine in Mexico. These crystals have been in the dark, slowly forming and developing and absorbing the power of the earth hidden from the view for millions, possibly even billions of years. The crystals are exhibiting a range of forms or habits. Here are some examples.
The shimmering rays of this beautiful polished Sapphire are known as an asterism, from the Latin word astrum, for “star.” Asterism is caused by small needle-like (nanorod) inclusions of the mineral diaspore and is created on the surface of a gemstone when light encounters paralle...
The name is from the Latin for seawater. Aquamarine is a “Beryl” that is a group of minerals which comprise Beryllium, Aluminium and Silicate. The group includes Emeralds, Morganite and is typical of the western states of the USA. It was said to be the treasure of mermaid and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Today it is believed to protect all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens t...
Lithium Smoky Quartz
. Mindat says about this mineral it is an opaque variety of quartz, possibly containing inclusions of a lithium-rich mineral such as lepidolite. This type of quartz is often found with Pegmatite, hence the association with Lepidolite. The mineral is said to help individuals to find emotional balance when anger and sadness becomes overwhelming during the grieving process. It is...