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November 21, 2014
One-of-a-kind Beauties by Layna Palmer
Today we feature a few of our One-of-a-kind beauties – we have so many amazing OOAK Stones that today I’ve asked one of our assistant writers to help tell you a little bit more about our One-of-a-Kind Gemstones and One-of-a-kind Druzy Cabochons.
So, sit back, relax and read about our beauties!
Both fluorite and quartz come in a wide variety of colors and have a glass-like appearance. The most familiar color for fluorite is purple or blue, but the yellow is a very intense and saturated color with banding variations of yellow and clear. One fun property of fluorite is that it can change color and intensity under fluorescent lighting. This is one reason why fluorite is nicknamed the “most colorful mineral in the world.” Fluorite absorbs negative energy and can bring mental clarity in chaotic situations (I know what I’m wearing on Thanksgiving!).
Like fluorite, quartz is another mineral that comes in a rainbow of colors. Lemon quartz is a light to dark-yellow citrine that lacks the orange and brown undertones of citrine. Lemon quartz is also called “green gold” and usually mined in Brazil. Lemon quartz helps the wearer with creativity, optimism, and helps to focus the mind bringing clarity to achieving goals.
No piece of jasper or agate is ever the same and each has its own interesting story to tell. The “pictures” in jasper are formed from a sedimentary process through wind, water and time, each stone painting a picture of the earth from whence it came. Wearing jasper can alleviate stress and is also known as a “diet stone” for its ability to boost emotional strength and self-discipline (I will be wearing a lot of this in January).
Agate has a finer grain than jasper and is usually associated with volcanic rocks. Agate forms in bands as layer upon layer of silica rich water deposits in cracks and spaces of rocks and can form petrified wood as the silica replaces the fiber in trees. Each piece of agate is also individual and unique, even when cut from the same slab. Agate forms in concentric bands of color, plume’s, and circular formation known as “eye’s.” Agate comes in every color of the rainbow, including a translucent clear. Agate contributes to inner stability, and can help those juggling multiple tasks.
We’ve featured a few of our beautiful Jasper and Agate Pendants below!
Druzy One-of-a-kind Cabochons:
Drusy’s are beautiful and dynamic stones that can be found in almost every color of the rainbow and have sparkling crystals reminiscent of “sugar plums.” Druse is the sparkly crystals that form through precipitation either on the inside of a rock like a geode, or the outside like a uvarovite garnet. Our drusy’s are one of a kind beauties from the inside of geodes and come in a variety of colors and textures.
Drusy’s can help get rid of negative feelings or thoughts, and can heal feelings of worry and self-doubt while bringing the wearer a sense of well-being and happiness.
Desinger One-of-a-kind Cabochons:
One of our designer cabochons that you may not be familiar with is Tube Onyx. Originally called “flowering cave onyx,” this stone comes from the stalactites and flowstone in calcite rich caves. Most tube onyx comes from caves in central Utah, and has been found in various regions of the Ozarks and Mexico. Traditionally, onyx has been used to clear the base chakra and balancing energy, it can also increase stamina and self-control while facing life-challenges
Content contributed by Layna Palmer