25% Off Select Fossil Coral S​trands for April 2021

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50% Off Select Amazonite Strands for April 2021

Amazonite is a blue-green opaque stone with white, yellow, or gray inclusions. It has a wonderful silky luster and sheen! It is named after the Amazon river due to its watery appearance. I’ve never seen the Amazon river, but if it is truly this color, I want to go! One of the main sources for Amazonite is indeed Brazil, but it is also mined far away in Madagascar, Russia, and even the USA.
Linked to female warriors, Amazonite is said to have adorned the shields of Amazonian tribal women warriors, and The bright green to bluish-green stone was also a favorite among the ancient Egyptians. The gold death mask found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb was adorned with Amazonite inlays.
Often called “The Stone of Hope”, Amazonite has long been revered for attracting hope and faith to those who wear it. The  Amazonite crystal is said to be an excellent manifestation tool. Embracing the fluid energy of water, this stone guides you to overcome setbacks, obstacles and challenges that present themselves along your life’s journey. It works by clearing away fears, doubts, and worries and replacing lower vibrational energy with positivity, optimism and hope. In this way, your crystal acts as a tool to help you change your perspective and flip the script when you are feeling stuck or close to giving up. 
With a Mohs hardness of 6.5, Amazonite is a fairly sturdy stone, and can be worn regularly without worries.

Fossil Coral is a natural gemstone formed from ancient coral remains. When prehistoric coral was fossilized through replacement with agate, a variety of naturally occurring chalcedony or micro-crystalline quartz, the Fossil Coral forms through hardened deposits left by silica-rich waters. These gemstones often have a flower pattern from the coral skeletons and occur in a wide range of colors from chalky whites to pinks to browns, grays, blacks, yellows, and reds.
In addition to a range of bead sizes and shapes, this month we have a very few donut beads available in two sizes.
Fossil Coral is also known as Agatized Coral, or Agatized Fossil Coral.
Metaphysically, Fossil Coral is thought to be a grounding stone and is good for bringing about change, promoting inner peace, and working on past life memories. It is also thought to improve blood and air circulation and to heal illnesses of the eyes, skin, and stomach.
Mohs Hardness: 6.5 -7
Area of Origin: Indonesia and USA