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What gemstones are you drawn to?
« on: March 29, 2013, 01:00:28 am »
Other than being OMG SHINY, or just beautiful in general, are there any gemstones/crystals that you've been drawn to for no real reason other than you just felt it?

I just had to buy an unakite palmstone today even though I normally prefer stones that come in raw crystal form or some kind of point at least. It's not even a colour I like. And I love it, won't even let it leave my side for a minute right now. Just wondering if anybody had any similar stories or experiences.

If not, what's your favourite gemstone/crystal you find totally underrated?

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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 01:03:51 am »
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If not, what's your favourite gemstone/crystal you find totally underrated?

 
Can Baltic amber count? :-p Seriously, though, I love any stones or crystals that are reminiscent of the sun.
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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 06:58:42 am »
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Can Baltic amber count? :-p Seriously, though, I love any stones or crystals that are reminiscent of the sun.

 
For me it's Imperial Topaz - sun color and it's my birthstone too

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 07:13:17 am »
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If not, what's your favourite gemstone/crystal you find totally underrated?

 
Bloodstone. It is so underrated and underused, but it is brilliant for all sorts of things. Seriously, I have loads of it! I never take my Bloodstone pendant off (it's been nearly 20 years now).....
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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 07:59:00 am »
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Other than being OMG SHINY, or just beautiful in general, are there any gemstones/crystals that you've been drawn to for no real reason other than you just felt it?

Clear quartz, always. I must have at least five different quartz crystals at the moment.
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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 11:59:59 am »
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Can Baltic amber count? :-p Seriously, though, I love any stones or crystals that are reminiscent of the sun.

 
I hope so!  I keep buying more of it!
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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 12:01:45 pm »
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Other than being OMG SHINY, or just beautiful in general, are there any gemstones/crystals that you've been drawn to for no real reason other than you just felt it?

...

 
I just realized I didn't respond to the initial question.

Not for me, no, but I'm often drawn to buy things that turn out to be for other people.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 12:42:43 pm »
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I just realized I didn't respond to the initial question.

Not for me, no, but I'm often drawn to buy things that turn out to be for other people.

 
I do this too! The other week I bought a rhodonite pendant that I now realize is for my friend... The only thing is it was $12.00 :mad:

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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 01:04:59 pm »
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Other than being OMG SHINY, or just beautiful in general, are there any gemstones/crystals that you've been drawn to for no real reason other than you just felt it?

I just had to buy an unakite palmstone today even though I normally prefer stones that come in raw crystal form or some kind of point at least. It's not even a colour I like. And I love it, won't even let it leave my side for a minute right now. Just wondering if anybody had any similar stories or experiences.

If not, what's your favourite gemstone/crystal you find totally underrated?

 
Fire Agate! I have a small tumblestone of it and I have a pendant of a piece of it now. I love it's fiery associations :)
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What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 01:24:41 pm »
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Fire Agate! I have a small tumblestone of it and I have a pendant of a piece of it now. I love it's fiery associations :)

Fire agate is one of my favorites, too!  And for the same reason.  ;)  

But I hate how it is so often misrepresented.  There are so many listings (like on Etsy and Ebay) of "fire agate" jewelry or beads that aren't actually fire agate.  They're usually a kind of agate that has been treated with a sort of crackly finish (sometimes called "crab agate").  Nowhere near as beautiful as true fire agate.

I was also happy to see someone else mention imperial topaz.  I have a weakness for that, especially in its natural crystal form, although it's also beautiful faceted.

Another favorite that I think is often overlooked is fire obsidian.  It's not very common, but it's worth looking for.  Gorgeous!

And a couple that are NOT particularly unusual, but I really love them, are opal, blue moonstone, and amber. And smokey quartz -- but that's more for how it feels than how it looks.

Rocks are really cool!

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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2013, 03:57:32 pm »
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Fire agate is one of my favorites, too!  And for the same reason.  ;)  

But I hate how it is so often misrepresented.  There are so many listings (like on Etsy and Ebay) of "fire agate" jewelry or beads that aren't actually fire agate.  They're usually a kind of agate that has been treated with a sort of crackly finish (sometimes called "crab agate").  Nowhere near as beautiful as true fire agate.


Aye, I'm always very careful when I look for it :)

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That they are! I love to collect tumblestones myself :) They're so interesting and beautiful.
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What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 05:01:44 pm »
Quote from: iisabelle;103541
Other than being OMG SHINY, or just beautiful in general, are there any gemstones/crystals that you've been drawn to for no real reason other than you just felt it?

I just had to buy an unakite palmstone today even though I normally prefer stones that come in raw crystal form or some kind of point at least. It's not even a colour I like. And I love it, won't even let it leave my side for a minute right now. Just wondering if anybody had any similar stories or experiences.

If not, what's your favourite gemstone/crystal you find totally underrated?

I love flourite, especially in a local form called Blue John stone. It's very hard to find, as it was only mined in one quarry that's now closed. I've got a decent-sized raw piece that I found second hand. It was quite a find!
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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 05:11:43 pm »
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Other than being OMG SHINY, or just beautiful in general, are there any gemstones/crystals that you've been drawn to for no real reason other than you just felt it?

I just had to buy an unakite palmstone today even though I normally prefer stones that come in raw crystal form or some kind of point at least. It's not even a colour I like. And I love it, won't even let it leave my side for a minute right now. Just wondering if anybody had any similar stories or experiences.

If not, what's your favourite gemstone/crystal you find totally underrated?

 
Amethyst, rose quartz, and carnelian are my favourites. They have "energies" that I find helpful, such as amethyst improves meditation and dreams, rose quartz is emotionally comforting, and carnelian gives energy and focus.

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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2013, 05:15:22 pm »
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I love flourite, especially in a local form called Blue John stone. It's very hard to find, as it was only mined in one quarry that's now closed. I've got a decent-sized raw piece that I found second hand. It was quite a find!

That IS quite a find! I'd love to see a pic...
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Re: What gemstones are you drawn to?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2013, 07:26:00 pm »
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Other than being OMG SHINY, or just beautiful in general, are there any gemstones/crystals that you've been drawn to for no real reason other than you just felt it?

I just had to buy an unakite palmstone today even though I normally prefer stones that come in raw crystal form or some kind of point at least. It's not even a colour I like. And I love it, won't even let it leave my side for a minute right now. Just wondering if anybody had any similar stories or experiences.

If not, what's your favourite gemstone/crystal you find totally underrated?


Bloodstone and Amethyst. THe first stone I ever bought was a bloodstone. I bought it from a friend. It was in a large ziplock bag with a bunch of other bloodstones, I saw i and dug it out. I had to have it, It great energy to me but when my sister held it she dropped it and said it shocked her...It now has changed color since I bought it 2 years ago but the energy feels the ame to me.

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