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​​​​​Stone Of The Month​

 25% off Strands for March 2019 

Cherry Quartz

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This month Cherry Quartz strands are 25% off!

This month's stone of the month is Cherry Quartz!
Cherry Quartz is a manmade mixture of clear glass with swirls and flecks of deep pink. To create Cherry Quartz, glass is melted in a furnace and then combined with a coloring agent to produce the swirling inclusions of pink within the clear material. After the glass has cooled, it is cut and polished to look just like a Quartz gemstone.

Origin: China
Mohs: 5.5

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​​​​​Bead Of The Month 

50% Off Select Strands for March 2019

Amethyst Strands

 Despite being found in prevalence worldwide, amethyst has been one of the world's most revered stones for many centuries. Found in as many places as Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, USA and Europe, this stone has a rich history spanning centuries. Ancient Greeks and Romans used amethyst in several ways from beads in jewelry to amulets. In the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, amethyst meaning is quite different. In this ancient harmonizing technique amethyst properties are of wealth and abundance. If placed in the wealth corner, amethyst can amplify the flow of prosperity into the home.

Amethyst crystal is one of several varieties of quartz, such as citrine, smoky quartz, rose quartz and more. With a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale, it is a durable stone. Its lavender to violet shade is the result of iron and aluminum deposits, as well as natural irradiation. Amethyst stone is made up of silicon dioxide.

Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts. This includes the negativity of stress and anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. It is the Zodiac birthstone for pisces and is also linked to the element of Wind. This element is believed to activate the mind, and assist in clairvoyance and intuition.

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