Friday, January 30, 2015

Monthly Special: Obsidian

Our crystal of the month is Obsidian and its many different formations. Enjoy 20% off Obsidian crystals at I Dig Crystals in February 2015. Learn more about this protective stone, a must-have in your crystal collection:

Obsidian is a volcanic rock that forms when lava solidifies so quickly that surrounding minerals have no time to crystallize. For example, the lava may flow into a lake or ocean and solidify immediately! 

Obsidian is harder than glass, a 5-6 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, and has a Conchoidal fracture (breaks like glass), so it was popularly used to form razor sharp edges to create weapons, tools, ornaments. Its reflective surface made it popular as a mirror and scrying ball. Scrying is a type of divination where the scryer gazes into the surface of the crystal to obtain images to answer their questions.

Obsidian is still used today as chess pieces, piano keys and even for surgery. Obsidian is sharper than the surgical scalpel, so it was used for precision work in cardiac surgery, cosmetic surgery and eye surgery.

Some places where Obsidian can be found include Iceland, Italy, Japan, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Hungary, Oregon and Obsidian Cliff Yellowstone Wyoming
Energetically – Obsidian is the ultimate healer’s stone.
  • Transmutes negative to positive energy, protecting your aura from absorbing others’ unwanted energies. Great to wear, place in your healing area and grid your space with Obsidian. 
  •  Helps in letting go – place Obsidian at your solar plexus to bring the imbalance to the surface, releasing the past, old loves, old baggage, etc. 
  • Hold or wear for Grounding energy. 
  • Use an Obsidian Ball for scrying/crystal ball gazing.
  • Drink as an elixir or place over the stomach for any problems related to this area – digestion, nausea, ulcers, intestines 
  • Place over bites, stings and swelling to reduce the pain.

Black is the base color of all Obsidian, but it also comes in a variety of shades.
Variations of Obsidian:

Mahogany Obsidian
= hematite brings a reddish brown inclusion to the black

Snowflake Obsidian = fan-like arrangement of white Spherulite crystals form over the black Obsidian after it has cooled making them look like snowflakes.
*Releases negative thoughts and brings in the light of positive thinking

Rainbow Obsidian = layers of bubbles interfere with the light penetrating the black Obsidian and you will see rainbow colors in the right angle. Rainbow Obsidian can contain any bands and sheen of color, does not necessarily mean it will have all of the colors of the rainbow.
*Brings joy and happiness
*Unhooks unhealthy relationships from your heart
Gold & Silver Sheen Obsidian = tiny gas bubbles form a silver or gold sheen color seen in the black Obsidian.
*Helps you to focus on your goals and teaches patience in the process

Apache Tears
= transparent black Obsidian nuggets
*Aids in grief, mourning and brings forgiveness

Personal Experience
I have used Rainbow Obsidian extensively. I learned my lesson the first time I did some official Crystal Healing Sessions. I did three clients in a row and forgot to protect myself with Obsidian. I was weak and sick for the whole week after! I have never forgotten it since! I like to wear Obsidian while doing healings, when I am going to encounter negative and draining personalities or just for the look and feel of it. I used to wear it a lot when working at the front desk as a library clerk and would have to deal with cranky patrons and their complaints about fees, so I always recommend it to anyone in customer service and especially those who work in hospitals, where a lot of sickness and spirits are flowing freely! 

The more brilliant the colors, the higher the value of the stone to the wearer. Obsidian comes in all kinds of jewelry. Rainbow Obsidian jewelry is one of our top selling crystals at I Dig Crystals.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Dowse with Amethyst

Natural Amethyst hangs from your new crystal healing pendulum. This is a rich purple crystal which may show white inclusions or chevron patterns. The crystal is polished into a 6-facet point. The Amethyst point hangs from a silver-plated chain with a translucent purple Amethyst ball at the pendulum's tip. The unique Amethyst pendulum measures between 10" and 10.5" long.

Healing crystal pendulums catch and transmit light energy in doorways and window sills. You can also use crystal healing pendulums for dowsing, chakra diagnosis, chakra balancing and chakra healing.


Find Amethyst Pendulums in the I Dig Crystals Shop.

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Eggs for your Collection

We have several new crystal healing eggs at I Dig Crystals. The egg shape fits perfectly in the palm of your hand for meditation, massage, acupressure and healing imbalances. Our stone eggs come with display stands for your collection. Here are a few of the latest one-of-kind eggs available in the shop: 

Rich Purple Amethyst Eggs

Baby Blue Angelite Eggs

Indian Bloodstone Eggs

Orthoceras Fossil Eggs

Blue Lapis Lazuli Eggs

Banded Green Malachite Eggs

Madagascar Peach Moonstone Eggs

Rose Quartz Gemstone Eggs

Serpentine Stone Eggs

Sunstone Red Eggs

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New Knotted Necklaces

Necklaces knotted with silk and nylon threads keep each precious bead separate so they don't rub up against the other. Another benefit of knotted necklaces is that if the strand rips, all of the beads will still be saved! Here are a few of the latest knotted stone necklaces available at I Dig Crystals:

Amethyst Knotted Necklace

Fluorite Chunky Necklace

Labradorite Knotted Necklaces

Tourmaline Knotted Necklace

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Sparkling Faceted Gemstone Necklaces

Necklaces seem to the be theme this blog and these sparkling beauties are facet cut gemstones from India. These glittering gemstone necklaces are strung by our friends in India and include Red Rubies, Green Emeralds, Blue Sapphires and Multi-Colored Tourmalines in one strand up to a brilliant 10 strands. Here are a few of the latest faceted gemstone necklaces on I Dig Crystals:

Faceted Raw Emerald Necklaces

Red Ruby Necklaces

Sparkling Blue Sapphire Necklaces

Colorful Tourmaline Necklaces

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Copper Foiling in Missouri

Over the Thanksgiving break in Missouri, Pam of FuzzyDogGourds and I experimented with copper foil and solder to create some exciting new stone pendants in her art studio:

Back at home, I added the pendants onto necklace chains for I Dig Crystals.
Here are a few of the copper foil necklaces you will find in the shop:

Glass Vial Necklaces

I had fun creating these mini terrarium necklaces filled with natural stones and moss. These are clear glass tubes with natural cork stoppers which can be filled with tiny stone pebbles and fresh green moss. The pendants are strung on sterling silver chains to display proudly throughout the day; carrying with you a world of beauty and art.

Check out the latest Vial Terrarium necklaces at I Dig Crystals:

Agate Vial Necklace

Bornite Mineral Necklaces

Blue Calcite and Moss Necklace

Carnelian Vial Necklace

Chrysocolla Mineral Terrarium Necklace

Dumortierite Pebble Necklace

Jasper Glass Tube Necklace

Moonstone Crystal Healing Necklace

Obsidian Vial Necklace

Rhodonite Terrarium Necklace

Stilbite & Moss Terrarium Necklace

Hawks Eye Mineral Specimen Necklace

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