Are we allowed to admire our own shops? I sure hope so. One of the things I'm most proud of when I list gemstones is the fact that each piece has been carefully chosen.
I buy more by the piece than I do by the pound. I sometimes choose stones simply because of how they feel rather than how they look. I am not much for grading stones and sometimes I don't even see the "imperfections" others would notice right away.
I like what I feel and most of the time it works perfectly.
Occasionally though, I like what I see.
It is so much fun to look in a bowl or bin and have a stone just pop out at me, overlooked by all the others who were there before I came. I have two recent examples.
The first is the piece of pink agate shown above. Depending on the angle from which you view it, it could simply be a pink stone with the "imperfection" of a little clay lodged in a mini crater on its top. However, at the right angle you can see what I see right?
Pink agate is a blossoming sexy love stone. To find a piece with heart layers? Perfect!
And here we have a piece of blue lace agate, a stone often associated with angelic communication and emotional calming, but one that also works well for emotional balance and gentle transitions. Now, look closely.
Do you see the gentle yin/yang symbol in the middle of the stone? What a perfect piece for someone who needs balance in all areas of her life, but not all at once! Both of these pieces have gone their merry way, but you know I always have more gemstone gorgeousness in my etsy shop! Bright lights, people! Bright lights!
I wish I could show you...
when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.