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Rhodochrosit, the heart stone

As most of the gemstones, Rhodochrosit also has some healing powers. Rhodochrosite is a stone that integrates physical and spiritual energies, stimulating love and passion while energising the soul.  Rhodochrosite opens the heart, lifting depression and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook.  It improves self worth and soothes emotional stress.  Rhodochrosite encourages a positive attitude, creativity and innovation, and enhances dream states.I got the stones I used for my jewelries straight from Argentine, one of the few places in the world where it is actually minded. The stone itself is a manganese carbonate mineral, which is typically pink colour. The more dark pink colour makes the stone more valuable.

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Magical Jade of Guatemala

Jade is one of my favorite gem stones.It is not only its amazing green color, but its magic.Last September we travelled to Guatemala, the home of this amazing stone. In the Mayan culture, Jade plays a very important role. It was considered divine and way more important than gold. The nobility wore jade ear plugs, pendants, necklaces, masks and wristbands. Kings even inserted jade chips in their teeth.  Jade was associated with fertility; with the green shoots of young corn plants, water and life. Jade beads were placed in the mouths of the dead along with ground corn so that the person would not starve physically or spiritually in his or her future life.   Rulers were buried wearing jade death masks,...

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