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Bloodstone

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Bloodstone  Happy Birthday to our Spring babies! This is the first month of the year to be represented by two stones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone. As such we will be discussing March birthstones in two parts, we will begin with discussing the beautiful and eerie Bloodstone. The Blood stone is a very dark blue/green stone speckled with bright red giving the stone its blood namesake. Bloodstone is actually a form of jasper which has pockets of iron oxides giving the red hue. No two bloodstones will look the same, a stone could have heavy iron oxides in it or none at all. This results in some stones...

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Valentines

Posted by Deb McCall on

Happy Valentines to one and all! In this blog we will briefly go over the various gemstones of love as well as introduce to you a special essential oil blend.  The origins of valentine's day are mysterious and obscure. Most are familiar with Valentine as a revered catholic saint but few know who he was in life. There are several historical individuals that could have been the one St. Valentine, each were bishops that defied their respected kings and lords in the name of love and were martyred for it. Other supposed origins of the holiday lead back to Pegan celebrations of fertility...

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