Gemstone Descriptions

Among the gemstones we routinely use but don't show here are agate, aventurine, (natural) black star sapphire, clear quartz, green onyx, and cubic zircon. lf you don't see what you want, email us!
Stone Name Chemistry, Description, Magick Price

Malachite

A copper ore with deep and pale green stripes. Opaque. 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale. In magick, jade is associated with Venus, Pisces, Netzach , and the Anahata or Heart Chakra. It is also commonly used for the Earth element. Believed to protect infants and children. Cabachon only. $10

Moonstone

A form of feldspar, moonstones are among our most popular stones. Translucent. 6 - 6 1/2 on the Mohs scale. Moonstone is associated with the virginal or pure aspect of the Goddess, the Moon, Kether, Capricorn and Pisces. It is June's Birthstone. The stone protects the wearer against headaches and nosebleeds. Cabachon only. $10

Mother of Pearl, Black

Actually a shell rather than a gems1.htmltone. Opaque, 5 -4 1/2 on the Mohs scale. The shell may discolor if worn while doing the dishes or washing. We use Black Mother of Pearl primarily to signify Chokmah in our Tree of Life. Cabachon only.

$10

Opal

Hydrated silicon dioxide. Opaque. 5 1/2 - 6 1/2 on the Mohs scale. Opals are easy to crack and will crack in sudden changes of temperature. They may discolor if worn while doing the dishes or washing. Magickally, opal is associated with Mercury, Scorpio and Libra, and Kether. It is June's Birthstone. Opal is a protective stone. Its reputation for unluckiness probably derived from jewelers who found it difficult to set without breaking. Cabachon only. $10 (may be more for higher quality stones)

Paua Shell

Actually a shell rather than a gems1.htmltone. Opaque. 5 -4 1/2 on the Mohs scale. The shell may discolor if worn while doing the dishes or washing. We use paua shell in a number of designs, especially dolphins or to signify the element Water. Cabachon only.

$10

Peridot

Silicate of Magnesium and Iron. Translucent .6 1/2 -7 on the Mohs scale. Sometimes called Chrysolite. Magickally, peridot is associated with the Sun, Libra , and Netzach. It is August's Birthstone. Peridot is believed to cure liver disease, to dispel the terrors of the night, and to free the mind of envy. Cabachon and faceted. $10: 4mm faceted or cabachon $15: 5mm faceted or cabachon $20: 6mm faceted or cabachon

Ruby

Corundum. Translucent. 9 on the Mohs scale. Available as genuine or chemically identical synthetic (vernuil ruby). In magick, ruby is sacred to the Mother Aspect of the Goddess, Mars, Leo and Capricorn, Geburah, the element Fire and the Muladhara or Root Chakra. It is July's birthstone. The stone has been associated with royalty and the power of life and death. Cabachon or faceted. $10 cabachon or faceted 4,5,6 mm Vernuil Ruby. Email or call for pricing on natural ruby.

Sapphire

Corundum. Translucent. 9 on the Mohs scale. Available as genuine or chemically identical synthetic (vernuil sapphire) In magick, sapphire is associated with Jupiter, Libra and Taurus, Chesed, and the Visuddha or Throat Chakra or the Svadishthana or Spleen Chakra. It is September's birthstone. Available faceted or as cabachons. $10 cabachon or faceted 4,5,6 mm Vernuil Sapphire. Email or call for pricing on natural ruby.

Star Ruby

Corundum. Semi-translucent. 9 on the Mohs scale. Available only as vernuil method man made stone. This stone is a plum red with a very distinctive star. $10: 4mm cabachon, $15 : 5mm cabachon, $20: 6 mm cabachon

Star Sapphire

Corundum. Translucent. 9 on the Mohs scale. Available only as vernuil method man made stone. This stone is a royal blue with a very distinctive star. $10: 4mm cabachon, $15 : 5mm cabachon, $20: 6 mm cabachon

Tiger's Eye

The distinctive patterning of this quartz variant is a result of naturally occurring asbestos fibers. Opaque. 6 to 7 1/2 on the Mohs scale. In magick, tiger's eye is associated with Venus, Leo, the Sun, Tifareth, and the Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra. $10

Tourmaline

A complex borosilicate of aluminum and alkali. Translucent. 7 on the Mohs Scale. Commonly found as either green or reddish pink (sometimes, in watermelon tourmaline slabs, as both). In magick tourmaline is October's birthstone, associated with Netzach, the Anahata or Heart Chakra, and the Earth Element if green, the Fire Element if red. Available both faceted and as cabachon. Price varies due to origin, size and quality. Call or email us.

Turquoise

Hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. Opaque. 5 -6 on the Mohs scale. In magick, turquoise is associated with Jupiter, Sagittarius and the Visuddha or Throat Chakra. It is December's birthstone. Protects the wearer from poison, venom, against falling and is associated with the Buddha. Cabachon only.

$10

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