Turquoise is one of the most spiritually sacred semi-precious gems of all the gem varieties. Turquoise has been used in many cultures and tribal traditions for decoration, ornamentation, jewelry and spiritual tools. It has been used as a bridge to connect Earth and Spirit for centuries, and honor the strengths and personal callings of warriors. It is a symbol of bravery, spiritual assignment, purpose, and sacred journeys. Beyond just a gem synonymous with the history of the American Southwest, Turquoise is a gem appreciated world wide.
Black Obsidian is often known as the mirror stone, or the stone of truth. It is created when volcanic lava is submerged in water and cools rapidly. Smooth structureless pieces are formed that have an incredible reflective luster, allowing you to see your reflection.
Black Obsidian has been found all over the world. Ancient cultures used this stone to make arrows and spearheads, knives, and other cutting tools. In more recent times it has even been crafted into fine bladed scalpels, although they are not approved for surgical use in humans.
A collector’s stone only in times past, Diopside has entered the modern gem market of today, its deep green color rivaling that of the much costlier emerald. The stone has one drawback preventing it from becoming emerald’s rival, however—a low hardness level that makes it easy to scratch. Diopside also resembles Tsavorite and Green Chrome Tourmaline.
Its name is taken from the Greek word that means ‘double appearance’, relating to its crystal shape. The Greeks believed that Diopside was originally a star which, having fallen to the earth, became a crystal stone afterward—the glow of the stone was believed to hold starlight itself.
If you ever wish you had your own fairy god mother to magically transform you from Cinderella scrubbing the floor to Cinderella at the ball, you’re in for a treat. Desert Rose is a talisman with some very special energy. It can increase self-confidence, help shed shyness and connect you with your best self. This makes it popular among those with hidden talents who have trouble showing them off. Place it in your pocket before a special meeting, job interview or date…. maybe add some pizazz by humming a few bars of, “I feel pretty,” or whatever your theme song is to get in that “you got this!” mind set.