I’m currently on the hunt to get more information on raw gemstones and minerals.
If you didn’t know, I’m turning into a bit of a “rockhound.” I’ve been collecting crystals and gemstones for a while now but I realized there wasn’t really a prominent source of training and education on the raw identification. I happen to work in jewelry, so getting access to polished and cut stone identification is easy, but I want to know about when you’re in the river sifting through rocks and dirt — is that an emerald or a labradorite in the pan?
SPEAKING OF WHICH:
Here is a picture of me doing sifting for amateurs. Yes, I BOUGHT that sand but I had a lot of fun doing it and the water felt nice on my hands. Also featured is my Bugs Bunny watch.
No doubt you probably saw the image of a bunch of gems on my bureau posed according to the colors of the chakras. Note to self: clean the rest of your bureau off instead of shoving stuff to the side, we can still see it. Also featured is my Bugs Bunny watch…again.
I’d be interesting in hearing what other people have learned about raw stones and minerals. Any information or books or classes would be great. I found the Pinterest has actually been a pretty big source of information as far as the mysticism and metaphysical properties of stones go. I guess we’ll see!
with love and gems xo