Saturday, December 31, 2011

Picturing Agate Crystals

Agate is such a common stone, yet comes in hundreds of mesmerizing colors, patterns and varieties. Pictured  is a tiny area from a large piece of a wonderfully-named American Flame-tail Rooster Agate. The brilliant-red 'vegetation' is the source of its generic name, moss agate, and is formed by crystalline growths of impurities such as iron oxide. Size: 3cm.

Read and see more at: Spectacular Pictures of Agate


Friday, December 30, 2011

Stonehenge Rocks Confirmed


Archaeologists hope the find will enable them to discover how the stones were transported to Stonehenge.
Experts say they have confirmed for the first time the precise origin of some of the rocks at Stonehenge. It has long been suspected that rhyolites from the northern Preseli Hills helped build the monument.

The museum's Dr Richard Bevins said the find would help experts work out how the stones were moved to Wiltshire.  


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Energetically Cleaning Stone Rings

Question: Hi there - I am new to crystals. I recently purchased a labradorite ring. I was wondering what is the best way to cleanse it. I read that a salt water cleanse would damage the stone's properties. Additionally, when a gemstone is in ring form- is it still effective? Thank you!

Answer: Hi, thanks for writing :) I prefer to clean and charge my jewelry on a crystal cluster. If you don't have a cluster, the second way I prefer is to use dry brown rice. Of course, your preferences may differ, but these are the two I have found most effective for my jewelry. I would avoid the water method for jewelry.

Yes, as long as the stone is in your aura, it will be effective!

Sheila Satin


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Removing Radiation from Crystals

Question: Hi do you know how to remove radiation from crystals that already absorb by it?

Answer: Hi, thank you for writing in. Depending on how much radiation your crystal has absorbed, I would leave it in salt water (if it is not water soluble), dry sea salt or buried in dirt for a relative amount of time. If you feel like the crystal is not cleaned of this energy after some time in these crystal cleaning methods, i would let it rest. Do not use it for healing, just bury it back into the earth, either in your potted plants or garden.

Sheila Satin


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rare fossils found in old quarry

Here's an interesting article, "Rare Fossils found in old quarry", about some extremely old fossils found with well-preserved organisms from the Ordovician period, which began about 495m years ago. Fossils not only link us to our physical past, but can bridge us with our past memories and lives. Use fossil stones to enhance your connection with lessons learned from past history and hold them during past life regression therapy. 


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Express Mail your Crystals!

Overnight Express Mail your Crystal Healing Jewelry and Natural Stone Gifts in time for Christmas, New Year's and all your special occasions. Just choose "Express Mail" shipping at checkout and we will dash it to the post office!


Heal & Detoxify with Quartz Serpentine

The crystal healing combination of Quartz and Serpentine helps to enhance the detoxification of unwanted energies in your aura. Clear Quartz provides expansive energy, while Serpentine aids in clearing out blockages and raising the kundalini energy. Program and wear Quartz Serpentine as a bracelet (as pictured) or any other jewelry form for this healing effect.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Eye See You - Handpicked Collection

Satin Crystal's Third Eye Agate stares back at you from the "Eye See You" collection at Bonanza. Keep these natural Third Eye Agate stones with you for protection - at home, in the car, at the office. Third Eye Agate crystal healing stones can also be programmed to work with your own Third Eye, opening up intuition and spiritual vibrations. 


I Dig Crystals

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Reason for the Season - Handpicked Collection

Satin Crystals' Tibetan Bowl was featured alongside other great spiritual items on the "Reason for the Season" Collection on BonanzaThe bowl can be used in sessions over the body, for personal or group meditation and relaxation, and sound healing concerts.  Vibrations also cleanse other crystals and clear negativity from the body and spaces like your home, office, or clinic!


I Dig Crystals

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Desert Drifts - a handpicked collection

Our Rutilated Quartz crystal healing bracelet was selected for the "Desert Drifts" Collection on Bonanza. Check out this one of a kind raw stone bracelet created with nuggets of white Quartz with golden Rutile threads alongside an assortment of handpicked items inspired by the Southwest.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Cleaning Brass & Copper with Ketchup


An easy way to polish up your copper and brass jewelry is to use ketchup! Most of us have this tasty condiment in our kitchens, and now we have a handy standby for cleaning our tarnished jewelry, chains and metal wands.

Copper Healing Wand

Spread a layer of ketchup over your copper (take care not to spread on the stones or other metal parts) or brass with a cloth or brush (old toothbrushes work great). Leave for 3-5 minutes depending on how tarnished your piece is. Then, rinse under warm water and wipe clean with a dry cloth.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cleaning Large Chunk Crystals

Crystal Chunk Cluster

Question: I have a big 10 pound milky quartz with incrustations of medium black tourmaline. When it arrived it seemed like a regular non-energetic stone, and I did all sort of things to activate or maybe revive it, I made custom (invented by me) rituals, surrounded by sacred things like statues of Buddha, my most special crystals, I bathed it with diamantine water, I fumed it with palosanto (do you use this incense up in north america? It's great to leave a burning palosanto on a stone to cleanse it and give it extra protection) and finally a few weeks ago I started feeling its vibe, and could start using it for charging other stones, which Im very glad of, but what came into my mind is what should I do to keep it full of energy and clean (I usually don't program stones, I prefer them to manifest as they are)... should I put it in a big bucket with salt and leave it night round for moon light to reach it? should I leave it under the sun for charging it? Or do clusters this big maintain them selves active without external care? Since its such a big stone, I'm not very sure which would be the best way to go, and I´d be very grateful for your advice.

Amethyst point cluster

Answer: Clusters are usually energetically self-cleaning if they are many points growing from one base. The points are constantly circulating renewed energy. However, it sounds like you have a large rock-like cluster with no individual points. In this case, it is not circulating energy as fast, it is storing it more, and you will want to clean out its energy once in a while and more if you are doing active crystal healing rituals with the stone. You will want to use either your incense or salt or whatever other method you prefer to clean the Quartz. Healers have found that placing their stones in the moonlight helps with intuitive and psychic energies while placing their stones in the sunlight helps active it with more physical healing energies. Of course, you can leave the stones throughout the daily cycles for a balance of these energies as well.

Yes, we do have palosanto here, but it is not as common to use as sage incense is.

I hope this helps and we are always happy to answer your crystal healing questions.

Sheila Satin

Cleaning crystals Energetically

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crystal Christmas Advice


Third Eye Crystal Healing Pentagram Box


Question: Christmas attack: as u are the best expert for and u have a cool shop for, could u suggest me a crystal for my wife, for x-mas, in terms of healing maybe, she is a big yogaist? A third eye or for chakra ...

Answer: For your wife's Christmas present, do you want to get her handmade jewelry or some crystal healing stones? I'm sure she will enjoy either if she is into natural healing and yoga.

My shop, I Dig Crystals, has a lot of jewelry and creations that I create myself. You can search here under the "chakra" section for chakra items or you can click on the  "search by chakras" and under "third eye" category to get a lot of ideas. 

On my sister Lisa's shop, Satin Crystals, you will find healing stones for decoration, meditation and metaphysical tools. She also has a chakra slab set.  In general, any of the purple and dark blue stones will be excellent for the third eye, so you can search for these colors in the search box on her website, as she has not categorized her shop by chakras yet.
If you need additional help in making your decision, you can tell me your budget and I can pick something(s) for your wife as well!

Sheila Satin 


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How a Crystal brings Abundance.

Question: How exactly does a crystal work for abundance?

Answer: This depends on how you program it. Basically all crystals are vibrating at a certain positive energy because of the uniform way they are formed. By placing your own intent into this vibration, you attract that certain vibration from the universe to you. If you are familiar with the law of attraction, this is what we are using, but enhancing the experience with the power of the stones. This process can also be done with the sheer power of your own mind, but as humans, it is easier to use other tools to bypass the clutter of our conscious thoughts.

Depending on the type of abundance you are seeking, you may place the stones in the appropriate areas of the home, do meditations, visualization, chakra layouts or wear them.

Sheila Satin 


Monday, December 12, 2011

My crystal's color ran away!

Apache Tear Obsidian Tumbled Stones

QUESTION: Dear Lisa and Sheila, I'd like to comment this with you: I've been wearing a small apache tear stone taped to my belly button since early morning (6 am, now its 4:05 pm), and I felt like I had to take it of. For sheer curiosity I looked at it to check if it had gone more translucid. To my amazement, I saw a purplish blue hue in the stone, instead of the original smoky-honey brown hue. Have you heard of this before?

ANSWER: Hi, thank you for your email. Yes, we have often heard of crystals sacrificing their energy/color to those in need. We often hear of the Rainbow Obsidian rings getting brighter the more unwanted energies that they absorb. We have also heard of Bloodstone losing its red inclusions to those who have circulatory problems. Yours is not a new phenomena, but definitely, an interesting case which you will want to explore further! If you feel okay with the Apache stones, I would continue to use them. If you don't feel right, then I would give it a break or counteract it with some other energies as your aura may not be ready for the energies that the Apache stones are bringing up.. 

Sheila Satin


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Calm thyself with Crystals.

Rainbow Moonstone Ball

Question: Hello, My girlfriend suffers from anxiety what would be a good stone or crystal for her?

Answer: Hi, thank you for your email. Popular crystal healing stones used for issues of anxiety include:

Moonstone - a calm, yin, feminine energy. Moonstone comes in white, gray, peach and "rainbow" which is a brilliant Blue Sheen.

Fluorite - calms the nerves, aids in concentration and focus. Fluorite comes in a variety of colors as well - yellow, green, purple, clear and brown.

Angelite - soothing, cooling energy, helps to connect with your guardian angels and the angelic realm. This comes in a glacier blue color.

If you need additional advice, we are happy to answer your emails. You  may also check our "Crystal FAQ's" for more information and "Video Tutorials" and our "Blog" for other questions and answers people have written in about!

Sheila Satin 

Fluorite Earrings

Angelite tumbled stones

Fluorite heart

Angelite and Sodalite ring

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wearing vs Placing Crystals

Quartz Merkaba Pendant can be worn or placed

Question: Does it matter if you wear the crystals or just have loose crystals in your home?

Answer: Hi, thanks for your question. It depends on what you want to accomplish. It is always best to have crystals with you throughout the day if it is for personal healing. If you want a certain energy for the home, I would place them around your house. If you are very self-motivated, you can keep a set at home to do layouts or meditations with, otherwise it's easier to wear with you through jewelry form or carry with you like tumbled stones in your pockets.

Sheila Satin 


Friday, December 9, 2011

Abundance Crystals.

Citrine is known as the Merchant Stone

Abundance Crystals

...Because we all love Prosperity, and we all Deserve it!

The Universe provides us with everything we need, and more! We just simply have to ask. Crystals are messengers of the Universe. They absorb our intentions and send them out to the universe, helping us manifest all we desire. Remember to clean, program, an charge your abundance crystal for the most powerful results.

Read on for Abundance Crystal suggestions....


I Dig Crystals :: shoveling back to sanity

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crystal Relief from Overanalyzing.

Lepidolite Handcrafted Pendant

Lepidolite Picture Frame

Lepidolite is one of my favorite crystals to absorb the tension created from over analyzing. If you're obsessing over some tiresome issue, make sure to have some glittery Lepidolite nearby to relieve this stress! 

Lepidolite Tumbled Stones


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The right crystal for me?

Question: I am interested in the properties of crystals. I head that they are healing and help keep you in balance. I guess I am not sure what type of crystals would work well for me?

Answer: The best way is to experiment with many different types of stones. In the beginning, you may want to start to work with the Quartz Family (quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, citrine, aventurine, etc..). These are the best in general healing and as starter crystals. However, you may also want to start with those that really attract you. 

Sheila Satin 


Monday, December 5, 2011

2012 Book Giveaway - Enter now!

As we approach 2012, we would like to give three lucky winners a free copy of our late-father's popular book "Incredibly Believable"; an easy read of things to come. 

Great as a gift to yourself and your loved ones!

To Enter the Giveaway: 

2. Once registered,  send us an email at with your name so we may verify your entry.
3. Sit back and relax, wait for the winners to be announced on December 15th!

To purchase the book separately, visit: Incredibly Believable!

Good luck!


Friday, December 2, 2011

What Type of Crystal are you?

Representing: Amber, Citrine, Amethyst


You are raw, natural, spontaneous, outdoors and sporty: You are a Crystal Cluster

You are insightful, fair and wise: You are a Crystal Ball

You are magical, lively, confident and powerful: You are a Crystal Wand

You are focused, trustworthy, reliable, loyal: You are a Crystal Pyramid

You are fashionable, trendy, hip, in the know, on the go: You are Crystal Jewelry

You are spiritual, wise, see the big picture, meditative, serene: You are a Crystal God
You are instinctive, wild, natural, carefree: You are a Crystal Animal
You are high-energy, the life of the party: You are a Crystal Merkaba

You are a smooth operator and adapt to any situation: You are a Tumbled Crystal

You are balanced, centered, an even-steven: You are Chakra Stones

You are decisive, intuitive, an advisor: You are a Crystal Pendulum

I Dig Crystals :: shoveling back to sanity

Connecting with Crystal Energy.

Apache Tear Obsidian

Question: Hello Sheila, I've recently bought a pack of 20 apache tear smal tumbled stones. Well, I have 2 questions for a matter. 1st, I was tottaly lost when i got hold of the apache tears, usually, when I get hold of a new gemstone I figure out its essence, qualities, "spirit" or "personality", and how they "fit in me" i.e. how should I treat and use and regard them, but with the apache tears I got totally clueless... Is there a link you can give me to know more about this gemstone (I´ve read it's nearly the best for grief realiving and healing)?

Snow Quartz Cluster

The second: since I started working with and knowing gemstones, they appeared like out from nowhere and being described at ads or comments by sellers like something I could use for being a better person, healthier in every sense [....] in one sentence it's the same me with a burden coming from wherever you can imagine . The bottom line is... can stones help me? should I enphasize on any kind of stone? or in any bridges I should build towards the stones I already possess? (I have a 9 pound milky quarz with large incrustations of black tourmaline on my bed table BTW)... I dont know, whatever word you can give me.

Answer: Thank you for your email. In addition to the specialized property of Apache Tears being for grieving, forgiveness and mourning, they are a type of a Obsidian. You will find a lot of information on Obsidian online and can also check out our page at

Crystals can definitely aid you in your life's path. If you are looking for more clarity, I would suggest you working with white stones like Quartz (as you already have) or Howlite or White Agate. If you do meditations, it would help you to hold these stones. If you do not, you may do layouts, placing them at your Crown or Third Eye chakras. You may also want to keep them in your aura at all times, in your pocket or wearing as jewelry. Remember to clean, charge and program the crystals you are working with to make them more effective and align your intentions with your healing aid.

Sheila Satin