An Eclipse? Say What??

If you’re like me, you may not have even known a super blue blood moon lunar eclipse was due to start in 20 minutes… …until perhaps your kid said ‘Hey mom, are we gonna go watch the eclipse??’ ‘Say what? What eclipse?’ But fortunately for me, The Kid was on the ball and knew what…

Living with Dinosaurs

Stones are so very ancient, they surely must have communed with the dinosaurs once upon a time! What stories would they tell us? New in our 2018 collection is the ageless agatized fossil coral, an ancient stone, starting with coral specimens that have died and over time become agatized, taking millennia to form. Uses: *…

Angelite: Stone of the Week

Stone of the Week! ~ Angelite ~ A soft pastel blue stone, solid in color so you pretty much always get the same shade, from stone to stone and batch to batch. It’s a softer stone which converts to Gypsum if put in water, so remove any angelite jewelry when swimming or bathing. Angelite symbolizes:…

Treasures at Off on a Whim: Aragonite

~ Aragonite ~A pale yellow mineral formed from calcium and carbonate. Named after Aragon in Spain in 1797. It is essential for the replication of reef conditions and keeps water pH close to its natural level. Also helps removes pollutants from contaminated waste waters. Symbolizes: energy self-confidence/worth relieve stress grounding, calming and centering focus and…

Protection and Prosperity: Lapis!

Protection and Prosperity: the beautifully amazing lapis lazuli gemstone The blue in Lapis Lazuli stones is always so brilliantly rich and deep, with specks of gold pyrite, a truly stunning and vibrant color. Lapis has been valued for so long, it’s considered an ancient gemstone. From the Egyptians who buried it with their dead to…

August Birthstone: Peridot

August babies, here is your stone! The gorgeous lime green peridot! When I first purchased a strand of peridot stones, I wasn’t too sure about them. I don’t normally gravitate to lime green. But over the years I’ve come to love this stone more and more, as I’ve worked with it in so many pieces…

July Ruby!

July, summer has come, for those of us from the good ol’ USofA we celebrate our Independence, Japan starts to finish up rainy season and our friends Down Under are hitting mid-winter. And for those born in this month, the ruby is their stone. We all love the ruby, this red stone filled with mystery…