Our etsy shop doubled in size last night!! now featuring around 800 items including this massive angel aura quartz on fluorite 😍. the biggest one we have ever done!! reminds me of snow covered hills and candy ❄️🍭. currently available! just click the shop link in our bio to explore. much love 💕-soph & ames 🌿🏔
2 days ago
I was looking through my photos of last year and came across this beauty displaying a big part of my personal collection. it made me realize that i really need to cleanse and charge them throughly again as it has been a while. i always smudge my grids, altar and apartment on a regular basis but it’s been sometime now that i gave these beauties some serious tlc time. but that really means it’ll take me like a full day or two to collect them from all over my place, cleanse them with smudge and some with water and charge them again preferably with a full moons energy. so i’m hoping for some stormy autumn days to come which always seem to inspire me to start these bigger necessary projects 🍂
on another note i was wondering what your favorite crystals are? and also did you ever connected really well with a crystal? like heaving intense dreams about it’s wisdom and healing properties or that you noticed subtle changes on physical or spiritual level? myself i’ve always been an amethyst soul 🔮 it was my very first crystal someone ever gifted me as a child and i now love collecting all sorts of amethysts. some of my other favorites which i also really resonate well with are charoite, chalcedony, rainbow moonstone, kunzite, azurite, spirit quartz, larimar, rodochrosite and celestine. these crystals i’ve always carried a lot with me through specific times of my life 🧡🍂🌙✨ #healingcrystals#chakrahealing#witchesofinstagram#gemstones#chakras#witchy#loveandlight#goodvibes#wicca#crystallovers#crystalcollection#witchcraft#pagan#amethyst#metaphysical#crystals#crystalgrid#crystalhealing#starseed#indigochild
For when your plain old coffee table just isn't cutting it anymore 😍 🙌
Gemacation: opalized belemnite
it’s time for a massive prehistoric geekout!
i’m going to take you back to a time over 200 million years ago to the beginning of the jurassic period... can you even wrap your head around such a time! (and yes it did happen).
during this time a prehistoric marine animal know as a belemnite lived. it were part of a group known as a cephalopods. they were similar to squid-like creatures that are related to the octopus and cuttlefish. these creatures were incredible swimmers and the earth had a vast amount of them. today their fossils can be found all over the world in host rock. yet only belemnites found in south australia's coober pedy are opalized.
these are not your typical fossil or opal, as it is technically both.
belemnite began going extinct at the end of the cretaceous period over 66 million years ago. as they died they would sink to the bottom of the ocean floor where the mud, clay, and sediment would harden and in-case around the animals.
over millions of years as the heat began to rise and the oceans dried, the acidity from the sandstone would cause the silica to escaped, filling the spaces and voids of the once belemnite with a silica gel that would harden and crystallize over time. turning into opal, rather than other minerals like quartz, found in most fossils. because of the high silica-rich soil, australia is the only place that these opals can be found.
the part that you see opalized is the torpedo-shaped end of the belemnite.
because of the animal's size, most of the time the opals are found broken and many times the opalized fossils are damaged, miners will recut the opal so it no longer looks like it was once a fossil. on very rare occasions complete pieces are found with an incredible fire and translucently.
mineral: opalized belemnite
📸credit & content: erica @gemologygeek
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Tonight was date night! .
it's restaurant week here in buffalo, so we checked out a new thai restaurant, the pad thai was delicious! .
afterwards we went to a class all about crystals and gemstones. .
we love learning all the things, i love the emotional connection that comes with crystals and tony, who is a geologist was totally nerding out!
came home with some new beauties, prayed with them and set them to do their thing. .
the love is real for these beauties!! i can feel the magic as i hold them 😍 useful for psychic protection, aiding with meditation and helping you to see the magic in everything! i picked these up from elemental connection and absolutely adore them! if you’d love a piece of jewellery featuring this stunner, let me know! ❤️