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​​Stone Of The Month​

 25% off Strands for April 2018!

Pink Crazy Lace Agate

Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or "Happy Lace." It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing, and brings joy to those who wear it. [Eason, 305] It is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude. [Mella, 70]
Pink Crazy Lace Agate is color enhanced Mexican Crazy Lace Agate, which is normally white and opaque with swirling patterns. Agate is one of the most widely dyed stones. The bands often have different levels of permeability and that leads to different dye intensities within a single stone. Although the colors are enhanced the healing properties still remain. Lace Agates are said to keep the wearer well-balanced while helping to banish fear.
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. [Simmons, 6] The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing Yin and Yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. [Hall, 39]

Origin: Mexico
Mohs hardness: 7

​​Bead Of The Month 

50% Off Select Strands for April 2018

Freshwater Pearls

It's April, the sun is shining again, and we are turning to Spring!  Next month is Mother's Day (on May 8), and the opening of the peak bridal season.  What better time of year to have pearls on sale?  Pearls have long been traditional gifts for both Mom and for the wedding party! 

With the advent of commercial culturing farms, real pearls are now available in a stunning array of sizes and shapes, and for very affordable prices-especially if you can purchase a strand and create your own jewelry!
Pearls are considered to be gems of nurturing and nourishment, and have a centuries-long reputation for their healing properties. White Pearls are considered to be a symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith.  Gold and Black Pearls are considered to be a symbol of prosperity, and Pink Pearls work especially well with the heart chakra.

Because pearls are an organic gem, they are very soft and fragile. They have a Mohs hardness of 2.5 to 3, and need to be handled with care. Always store your pearls wrapped in a soft cloth or pouch and protected from all abrasive objects.

Do you know about our Bridal Jewelry Parties? Brides, bring your Bridesmaids, Flower Girls and friends to create beautiful jewelry for your wedding! Parties are held after-hours, so you and your guests will have the whole store to yourselves! Parties include private design consultation with an expert prior to party. Bring your own food and beverages (alcoholic beverages allowed!). We take care of set up and clean up. Plus 20% off materials. Come in and schedule your party today!

The Bead of the Month selection frequently goes quickly, so stop by soon for the best selection. 50% off selected strands only.