Just in From Lawrence Stoller, a spectacular carved Precious Ethiopian Opal Pendant, to order click on the photo or item#:
Item # lsp2729, retail $700
Metaphysical Properties- Mysterious, powerful, emotive, the fire and brilliance of Opals captures the imagination, as we dive into the spectral play of colors with childlike wonder. Both calming and stimulating, precious opal opens the door to altered states of consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions, stimulating originality and dynamic creativity.
It’s simple beauty, complexity of design, and almost magical presence, stops the chatter and noise of the mind and ego in its tracks, allowing one to enter that most magical place of all, the now. In this powerful presence, you are able to to see clearly, often with flashes of great insight and intuition. From past events to present circumstances, opals depth and clarity allow wisdom’s clear vision to arise.
Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It can be used to strengthen the memory and to instill faithfulness and loyalty with respect to love, personal affiliations, and business relationships.
The “fire” represents a glowing inner flame, producing a gentle vitality to stimulate ones pursuits in the spiritual realm, and assisting in the alignment between the spiritual self and the psychic and astral planes.
Numerology- Opal vibrates to the number 1. The number 1 represents aspects of creation and self — genesis, original, creation, self-determination, will power, independence, initiative, decisions, leadership, command, courage, pioneer, daring, and the ability to stand on one’s own two feet.
Gemological Properties- Opal is a mineral species which is amorphous in structure, (without form). It has a chemical composition of SiO2.nH2O. (water content usually 3 to 14% by weight, but sometimes as high as 20%). Opal has a Mohs Hardness of 5 – 7. It is transparent to opaque in appearance.
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Just in From Lawrence Stoller, a carved Lapis Lazuli Pendant, to order click on the photo or item#:
Item # lsp2734, retail $1100
LAPIS LAZULI . . . Gemstone of Royalty
Metaphysical Properties- Lapis Lazuli has a long tradition of being considered a gemstone, with a history stretching back 6000 years. Lapis was highly prized in ancient Egypt, Sumer and Babylon. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt made prominent use of Lapis in many of the treasures recovered from tombs. From ancient Egypt to the present, it has been prized as a stone of royalty.
Lapis is a stone said to have existed since before “time was born” and known as a “stone of total awareness”, helping expand awareness and intellectual capacity. Lapis Lazuli is the alternate birthstone for the month of September and is a 6th (brow/third-eye) chakra gemstone. Changes negative views of reality to positive views. Cleanses the mental body while releasing old karmic patterns. It is also used to relieve insomnia and let go of anxieties.
It helps one to remain objective and provides clarity and mental endurance. It can assist one in the organization of ones life and in the routine day to day activities. Revered by the Hebrews and Egyptians, it helps one to overcome depression and enhances the state of serenity and self acceptance. It is said to impart ancient knowledge and wisdom to it’s bearer, the knowledge bringing with it peacefulness, objectivity and self acceptance.
Lapis is also connected with Jupiter and thus expands the intellect, wisdom and leadership qualities as well as helping in legal matters that arise. It is said to bring cheer to the user and bring success in relationships. It has been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks.
Lapis brings truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, virility and manifestation. It strengthens the mind and body as well as increasing awareness and spiritual evolution. It can help organize daily life and contact guardian spirits. Lapis also helps build self-confidence, and is a stone traditionally for royalty. Lapis bring spiritual love and is also known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage. It is associated with the throat and brow chakras and can help one say just the right thing, as if by magic.
Numerology- Lapis vibrates to the number 3, creativity and joy!
Gemological Properties- Lapis is a rock composed primarily of Lazurite, Calcite and Pyrite. The chemical composition varies depending on mineral content. The refractive index runs around 1.50, and sometimes 1.67, due to Calcite. The specific gravity is 2.75 and the hardness is a 5-6 on the Moe’s Scale. The major sources are Afghanistan, Chile, and the USSR.
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