Monthly Archives March 2008

Citrine – The merchant’s stone

Citrine is a member of the quartz family that is colored pale yellow to a deep golden brown. The color is such due to the presence of iron in the crystalline content. In some pale yellow varieties, the color can be so pale, that it can even be mistaken for colorless quartz or a light colored version of smoky quartz. Most citrine being sold on the market is in fact, heat treated amethyst. So, that means, the citrine you now hold in your hands, is in all probability, an amethyst-turned-citrine! There is reason to believe many citrine crystals sold on
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How to prepare an elixir

What is an elixir? An elixir is water that has absorbed the crystalline energies of the crystals soaked in it, and thus contains the essences of those crystals within it. It is believed that drinking an elixir passes on the energies of the crystals that have been soaked within the water to the human drinking it. This water is believed to boost the health of the person drinking it. Also, plants and animals given such treated water have been shown to improve in terms of health, and overall condition. Moreover, tea and wine prepared with elixir water or treated with
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Right handed and left handed crystals

Let’s look at the basic quartz crystal structure. Quartz is grouped under the hexagonal category of crystalline structures; structural models such as trigonal, isometric, tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, hexagonal, and triclinic patterns. The basic quartz structure is a tetrahedron, which repeats itself by duplicating the likeness of a spiral within itself, turning either right or left. A basic quartz crystal is composed of a point, 6 facets, the main body, and the base. There is however, a small window (the seventh facet) that sometimes occurs in some crystals. It’s not so rare as you think, but then again, it doesn’t occur
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Rose quartz: Stone for the heart

Rose quartz is quite a popular member of the quartz crystal family, and people almost always wear or carry it because it stimulates the heart chakra into being more receptive to love, as well as being more able to give love. Rose quartz normally varies from a dark pink (almost flesh color) to a pale, golden white. It is often found as masses, or small grains, and only rarely, as normal quartz crystalline structures. The pink color comes about from the presence of iron, and sometimes, manganese. The more iron content it has, the more dark the pink, until it
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