Gemstone of the Week: Agate

Every week I will do a spotlight on a gemstone available in my shop. This week I will talk about agate!il_fullxfull.647943138_5r7lPictured above are bamboo agate beads. Agate comes in many different patterns and colors (both dyed and not). There is a little something for everyone!

Here are some different kinds of Indian agate beads:

il_fullxfull.647420760_3wivI love the mixture of light and dark greens in the beads pictured above. I also have Indian agate beads in different, gorgeous colors.

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il_fullxfull.562131868_1e97Also available are agate beads in a lot of fun colors that are great to mix and match!

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il_fullxfull.626881388_kfrqLastly, here is one of my favorites: crazy lace agate. I love all of the different colorings and patterns on each bead:

il_fullxfull.654093779_1l79Check out more agate beads HERE in my shop! Thanks for stopping by!

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Gemstone of the Week: Howlite

Every week I will do a spotlight on a gemstone available in my shop. This week I will talk about howlite!

Howlite is naturally a white gemstone covered with interesting and unique dark lines.

il_fullxfull.655016120_gyugBecause howlite works well with dyes, there are many colorful howlite options available.

il_fullxfull.501474260_mb6k“Imitation turquoise” is created using white howlite and dying it to represent turquoise stones, making it a great, affordable substitute.

il_fullxfull.508801045_qzxyil_fullxfull.479057943_cmmtI have many fun and whimsical howlite beads available. Here are some of my favorites:

il_fullxfull.467877347_mjhpil_fullxfull.486413499_m6njCheck out my other howlite beads available HERE.

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Gemstone of the Week: Aventurine

Every week I will do a spotlight on a gemstone available in my shop. This week I will talk about aventurine.

il_fullxfull.571158654_lk7kAventurine is said to be a lucky stone used to cultivate abundance. It eliminates negative thoughts and lets in the positive.

il_fullxfull.603861460_7rvaIt is such a pretty stone; just gazing at it’s light green hue brings a sense of clarity and calmness.il_fullxfull.603995269_rtriI also have aventurine available in other colors. These blue aventurine beads have a glistening effect that comes from small natural inclusions of shiny fuchsite, a mica material.il_fullxfull.667980287_1ln6Here are red aventurine beads. All of these aventurine beads are a form of quartz. Tiny inclusions of other minerals occur naturally within the gemstones to create a subtle shimmer.

I have several different kinds of aventurine beads available in my shop. Take a look HERE.

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Gemstone of the Week: Amethyst

Every week I will do a spotlight on a gemstone available in my shop. This week I will talk about amethyst, the birthstone for those born in February.

The amethyst gemstone beads in my shop come in both a beautiful shade of light and dark purple.

il_fullxfull.589141374_8yj2Other than the beautiful color, some say that amethyst quartz is calming stone that can cultivate peace, balance and intuitive energies.

il_fullxfull.610912747_9walil_fullxfull.781810649_d662I have round amethyst beads available, as well as amethyst chips and a mixture of gemstone bead nuggets as shown above.

Feel free to check out the many other gemstones beads I have available in my shop.

Thank you for reading!