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Green Agate Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet

Stone of the Month—Tree Agate aka Moss or Dendritic Agate

Our beautiful summery and refreshing stone of the month is Tree Agate.  It has green veins on a white background, giving it a cool, leafy-glade type of feeling.  The green veins or dendrites, come from the Greek word “dendron” meaning “tree.” Tree agate is also associated with summer in that it is called a stone of abundance or plenitude.  Wearing Tree Agate  is said to guard against natural disasters and dispel sickness.  Tree agate also encourages strength and perseverance, the ability to meet challenges, and the capacity to see the connections in life all around. Since the stone has a strong calming influence, it is helpful in the relief of many disorder, including those of the nervous system, including exhaustion, the skeletal and circulatory system, and relief from general pain. Wearing Tree Agate was thought to encourage the favor of the gods.

By the way, have you ever wondered why children’s marbles are called “aggies”?  They’re named for the material they were made from—agate.

See some of our beautiful Tree Agate jewelry in person at one of our upcoming events!

Stone of the Month–Carnelian

Attention all those affected by fear of public speaking! Carnelian will give you the skill and confidence to address any group. From ancient times it is believed to bring eloquence and boldness to its wearers. It has also been worn for courage and physical power against enemies.

With its bright orange red color, carnelian captivates and brings warmth, motivation and endurance. It is a variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family. It is the traditional birthstone for those born under the sign of Virgo.

In addition, Carnelian is said to attract prosperity, new resources and good luck. It is a talisman for success in business, and can deflect the pressures of the workplace. It is helpful for balancing energy levels, boosting confidence and performance, and guarding against accidents.

If you find yourself in need of any of these attributes, or, if you just want a beautiful piece of jewelry to wear, especially at this time of year, take a look at the pieces we’ve created at Artists At Heart. And we hope you wear it in good health and prosperity!

Australian Dragon's Blood

August 2012 Stone of the Month




Australian Dragon’s Blood: A serpentine mined out of Australia. “Dragon’s blood” refers to the red spots that are matrixed in the stone. Historically, in the 19th century, people became aware of the fire resistant nature of serpentine, as a result is was utilized in many materials and fabrics. According to legend, Romans used this stone as protection against sorcery and the dark arts.  Hardness: 6.5