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17Aug
17Aug

Agate

Posted in Stones By Adrianjade

Agate: Stone of Personal Precision

No gemstone is more creatively colored and striped by nature than the Agate. Agate is often found as a round nodule with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. These beautifully stunning bands in Agate sometimes may look like eyes, fanciful scallops, mazes, leaves or even landscapes.

Ancient texts tell us that Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet. It was told to be able to quench ones thirst as well as protect from fevers; there are even legends that tell us that Persian magicians used Agate to divert unwanted storms.

Bowls created from Agat...

15Aug
15Aug

Howlite Gemstone

Posted in Stones By Adrian Jade

Howlite: Stone of Reasoning & Discernment

Howlite is named after the 19th century mineralogist Henry How as he first discovered this stone in Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Howlite is almost always found in masses of boitroydal nodules. Only rarely is it found as crystals, and they are very small. It is naturally white or colorless, but is often dyed in a rainbow of colors, especially for beads. It is found in Turkey, Germany, Mexico, Russia and Canada. 

According to healing crystals, Howlite is one of the “attunement stones”  which link the user to higher spiritual consciousness.  Howlite opens and prepa...

14Aug
14Aug

Why-Silver

Posted in Stones By Adrian Jade

Why Sterling Silver? 

Sterling Silver has been valued as a precious metal since ancient times. Once considered more precious than gold, pure silver is a soft metal with a white, lustrous hue. In addition to jewelry making, silver is used in a wide variety of industrial and decorative applications, including fine serving ware, flatware, decorative accents, personalized gifts, coins, and electrical components. Silver is a by-product formed during the mining of other metals, including gold, lead, copper, and zinc.

At AdrianJade, each of our sterling silver bracelets boasts a purity of .925, which d...

13Aug
13Aug

Lapis Lazuli Gemstone

Posted in Stones By Adrian Jade
 

Lapis Lazuli bracelet

Lapis Lazuli “The Mind Stone” 

Lapis Lazuli has been highly valued for many thousands of years. The most famous locality for fine quality Lapis Lazuli is in the same ancient deposit high in the mountains of Afghanistan where it was originally mined at least 6000 years ago. It was said to impart ancient knowledge, and the wisdom to use it thus enhancing one’s awareness, insight, and intellect.

Until the 19th century, it was ground Lapis that was the secret to the lovely blue pigments that so many painters used to depict the sky and the sea. Meaning that when one views all of the blue hues in Ren...

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