Thursday, November 24, 2011


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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November's Birthstone is CITRINE

The name Citrine comes from the French "citron", or "lemon", for its color, and is actually a type of Quartz. Most Citrine today is actually heat-treated Amethyst. Natural Citrine is not common and occurs in lighter hues than the heat-treated material.
In ancient times, Citrine was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts.Today it is valued for the treatment of depression and is said to eliminate self-destructive tendencies. It is also purported to stimulate memory and aid digestion. Citrine symbolizes light-heartedness, joy, happiness, wisdom and peace and is said to enhance creativity and motivate writers.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


The name Jasper means 'spotted stone'. It is generally an opaque stone which can be found in many colors including red, brown, pink, yellow, green, grey, white and shades of blue and purple. Jasper stones are usually multi colored, striped or spotted and the color of the stone depends on the type of mineral that permeates the rock.
There are many myths and legends that surround jasper, due to its popularity spanning many centuries.
'Flower' Jasper is said to lift spirits, soothe a broken heart (by activating the heart chakra) and help one break out of depression. It is also claimed that Jasper is known to sustain and support in times of stress. Some say it gives you the courage to speak out and the bravery to achieve personal independence. This stone also aids in quick-thinking, promotes organizational abilities, and sees projects through. A powerhouse of a gemstone, jasper is said to stimulate the imagination and transform ideas into actions.
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