Thursday, June 3, 2010
Part of my collection, taken sometime at the end of last year. I have added more since then. Most have purchased at local gem and mineral shows. I prefer stones in raw or tumbled form.
When I was 16, someone gave me a piece of crystal flourite and I was forever hooked. Not only do I find the different stones pretty, I appreciate their metaphysical qualities as well.
A few of my favorites are below.
Natural citrine cathedral quartz.
Growth interceptor quartz.
Tumbled rutilated quartz.
Stone mandala created in May of 07. Most of my stones are small, with the exception of the smokey quartz in the center above, and one larger piece of quartz that I didn't yet own when this picture was taken.
If you are interested in learning about the different properties of the stones, I've worked my way through about a dozen different books and found this one to be the easiest to use: The Crystal Bible