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How to Program a Quartz Crystal

By Charli Lundholm EarthGallery.com Have you ever heard people say that a stone or crystal helped them with a specific problem? Crystals and minerals have many different metaphysical properties that can aid us in many ways. One way that works the best with quartz crystals is called programming. Programming is a form of setting the […]

Uses for Crystals Other Than Jewelry

By Naomi Shaw Image courtesy of Shutterstock Beautiful, vibrant, and mystical, there’s much more to the average crystal than may first meet the eye. Although best-known for their popularity in artisan jewelry, these stunning geological masterpieces can also be used for everything from art to science. Are you intrigued by the wide world of crystals? […]

Stones and Spring Cleaning

By Charli Lundholm Happy Spring! I love this time of year. Everything is fresh and new and that energy touches us. It makes us want to make things things in our life fresh and new as well, hence the term Spring cleaning. Of course, this can mean cleaning your house, which is all fine and […]

Why Do Crystals Get Lost

Enjoy this article by Stephanie Lucas at QuantumStones.com. Why Do Crystals Get Lost? Crystals and Stones Want to Rock the World. December 12, 2014 Stephanie Lucas Crystals and Stones 3.7k 3.7kFacebook 11Twitter 2Google+ 0Pinterest 2E-mail “Stones and crystals belong to the earth and can never be truly ‘owned’ by anyone.” Possibly one of the most […]

Interior Design and Well Being

By Neville Ryan EarthGallery.com Interior design is associated with beauty, form and function. What is not typical is the association with health and well being. This is where stone, minerals and crystals come into play. These pieces, produced by Mother Nature and sometimes enhanced by man, can be used to enhance both the interior and exterior […]

Why are Geodes Hollow?

By Neville Ryan When I was showing a friend a beautiful Brazilian Amethyst geode he asked me why they were hollow. After stumbling around and mumbling about volcano’s, I had to admit that I really wasn’t sure.  A bit embarrassing to say the least, so I decided to find out how they actually were formed. […]

Quartz…why is it so important?

By Neville Ryan Quartz is one of the most common minerals in the world, second only to Feldspar. It surrounds us in our everyday lives and aids us in our metaphysical or spiritual growth. Quartz was a highly desirable product for early man and was traded over great distances even before agriculture became a feature […]

Rose Quartz

By Charli Lundholm Rose quartz is such a beautiful stone. It can be a pale pastel pink or bright pink mixed with white quartz. It is found in many areas of the world but Brazil, Madagascar and South Dakota are among the top producers. The Madagascar rose quartz is some of the finest, with wonderful […]

Clearing Crystals of Negative Energy

  By Charli Lundholm When you work with stones in crystal healing, meditation or even just having them in your space, they can take on energy. This includes positive as well as negative energies. It’s important to clear them of the negative energies on a regular basis so they can continue to do their work […]

Amethyst

By Charli Lundholm Amethyst is a popular variety of quartz that grows in varying shades of purple. The coloring comes from iron and other elements that were present as the quartz was forming. Like other quartz, it grows in massive chunks, in single crystals and clusters of numerous crystals growing side by side. Amethyst also […]

Stones to Help with Holiday Stress

By Charli Lundholm EarthGallery.com The holidays can be wonderful times. The gathering of friends and family, the lights and decorations, the food and festivities. It can also be a stressful time. The shopping, the crowds, the rushed pace and having to deal with the inevitable Scrooges. There are many ways to deal with stress and […]

Stones and the Sun

I was going to make my first ever blog post be about the journey of creating the new website and saying goodbye to the old one. But something happened yesterday that is putting the original plan on hold. I was making an elixir with a few stones (herkimer diamond, faceted heliodor and clear quartz,) surrounded […]