Stones to Help with Holiday Stress

By Charli Lundholm 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 […]


      “While I admit to being a party in the adventure shown below I believe my role was highly exaggerated under artistic license by the writer. As much as I love him he sometimes gets carried away when writing. He probably won’t tell you that we were in Florida at the time and […]

That Time of Year

By Charli Lundholm It’s that time of year when we are reminded to look at all the things we are thankful for. In our hurried lives, it is easy to lose track of what is truly important. We give a lot of energy to the stressful things in our lives, while barely focusing on […]

Regaining Balance

By Charli Lundholm Have you been feeling like it is hard to stay grounded and heart based right now? With the barrage of news that is both anger and fear inducing, it’s no wonder that people are out of balance. Astrological influences, eclipses, destructive weather and politicians are all adding to the stress. Interestingly, […]

Valley Springs Pow Wow at Snyder Ranch

In our newsletter we mentioned attending the Valley Springs Pow Wow at Snyder’s Ranch and saying that this was the final year. It turns out that they will hold their 40th, and final, annual show in 2014. Over the last 40 years this show has been the biggest of its type in Northern California. Set […]


Merlin and Sam have been badgering , or should I say dogging, us to have their say on the new website. After hours of whining, barking and pleading we have given in to the pressure and given them their own DLOG. We apologize beforehand for what they might write because their perspective of life is […]

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 […]

The Story of Lingam Stones

Printed with permission by Peter Biskup Men have collected stones since the beginning of time and have assumed that certain ones were containers of the life force with all its mystery. The Narmadeshwara Lingam is such a stone. It has been highly venerated and used extensively throughout history for both worship and ritual. It is […]

Choosing a Stone to Help With a Particular Problem

By Charli Lundholm Stones can help us with certain aspects of our lives. People have used green stones to help attract financial prosperity. Citrine is known as the merchant stone and is kept in many cash registers to help with abundance. Black tourmalines have been used for protection, or to keep nightmares away from […]

How to Choose a Crystal

How To Choose a Crystal by Charli Lundholm Choosing a crystal is a very personal process. And it is a very intuitive process as well. Looking through certain books on crystals and minerals can be a good starting point. Any of the books by Melody we recommend highly. “Love is in the Earth” is […]

General News

We opened our first crystal store in 1993 in a small coastal town in Northern California. Since then we have had stores throughout California and Hawaii. We established our web presence in 1998 when we launched We are now a solely web based business carrying a large range of crystals, minerals and stones together […]


We carry a large variety of minerals and mineral specimens from around the world. From dioptase to tourmaline, ruby to apophyllite, we have quite the selection. We carry all shapes and sizes like lapis crystals, galena cubes, and fluorite octahedrons. We have heliodor, aquamarine and emeralds. Hiddenite, kunzite and tanzanite are available not to mention […]