I’m now making custom amulets and necklaces. If you like my style, but don’t see a particular item that you’d like in my current listings, use the custom order option to request what you’d like. I use a variety of materials, but mostly work with polymer clay because it doesn’t burst or fall apart when magical oils or other important materials like shell or gem dust are added to them. Here are some examples of my work:
Aquamarine is a type of beryl, that ranges from very light to bright blue-green. Like kyanite, it owes its bluish color to the aluminum in it. It’s found mostly in Brazil, but there is some in other places where there are deposits of tin. Other stones that may be found near or with it are feldspar and tourmaline.
Aquamarine is symbolic of the sea, and is said to bring good luck to sailors. It is also said to be a cure-all, but in truth, its energy is more specific. It has a cooling effect when rubbed on the skin because it draws away heat. So it is useful for someone who tends to get hot or a rise in blood pressure when they are stressed. It also helps someone to control their anger.
Because of its close association with water, it helps to regulate the body’s water balance. If you tend to get thirsty often due to diabetes, or are easily dehydrated, then while you’re being treated for the main problem, carrying or wearing an aquamarine near the throat or chest can help.
Caring For Your Aquamarine
Clean aquamarine with clear water. Do not let it get too hot, or bake it in the oven to make polymer clay handles for them, or they may split. It won’t get damaged from normal wear, but beryl can shatter like a diamond if it is smashed against something.
Kyanite is a very under-appreciated stone because it isn’t often found in gem quality. Usually, it’s ground up and used as an industrial abraisive or a kind of glitter for ceramics. This special aluminum silicate though, packs a powerful metaphysical punch, as in the few cases that it is found tightly packed enough not to fall apart, it is breathtakingly beautiful and immediately takes the viewer to a calmer state. The reason why is because it reminds one of water. Indeed, even touching it feels like touching ice that isn’t frozen.
The reason why is because of the columns of crystal that form kyanite. It’ll always have multiple levels of hardness. So a sensitive person will feel the slight ridges and perhaps even the varying temperatures of the columns.
Kyanite is a calming stone. It helps one to relax and keep a cool head during tough times. It is an interesting coincidence that it is becoming more popular these days, as many people have found their lives turned upside down because of financial problems.
It’s a great stone for competitive athletes, and students during exam season. It’s also said to make people less nervous when trying to speak a new language.
One not so well known use of kyanite is to dispell the “evil eye”. It amplifies the effect of eye symbols, and is used by some as the eye itself on hamza symbols. The refractory effect is said to confuse any possible jealous or possessive onlookers.
Caring For Your Kyanite
It does not need to be “cleaned” in the same way as other stones. A little time in sunlight will do, if you feel it necessary. If it gets physically dirty, just rinse it with room temperature water.
Keep kyanite from rubbing too much against other stones or even normal hard objects. It has perfect cleavage, so a chip will turn into a full fledged split. This is why the water you clean it with should be room temperature. Rapid changes may split your stone.