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SAPPHIRE Beads. Natural. Rough. Cornflower Blue. Focal / Accent Beads. 5 pc. 17.45 cts. 8x9 mm (S1756)

Which is better: a rough crystal, or one that’s been polished? We hear that question all the time at Mimosa. My own instinctive feeling has always been that rough stones have a purer energy and a more forceful presence than stones that have been cut or polished. But others with lots of experience say the form of the stone makes no difference.

Amazonite is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system. Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love. It protects against electromagnetic pollution and absorbs microwaves.

I love opals! They have such a dream-like quality when not overpowered by excessive gold settings. They remind me of where the sea laps the shore, and of the refracted light as the waves break onto the sand.

Unpolished moonstone from Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California. Most of these rocks are not local; most travel from India and Sri Lanka. When polished they take on a silvery light in white, flash blue and rainbow.

chunk of raw Garnet As a root chakra stone, garnet said to be excellent for manifestation. It is used to ground one's dreams in reality, bringing abundance, prosperity, and realization of those dream