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Bloodstone, or heliotrope, is green chalcedony with flecks of red due to the presence of iron oxide. Yellow or red jasper may also be present. It is found in India, Brazil, China, Australia, and the United States. Another name for bloodstone is heliotrope. History and Folklore Christian lore states that the blood of Christ ...
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Black Cohosh

Cimicifuga racemosa AKA Actaea racemosa Other Names Snakeroot, Blacksnake root, Macrotys, Bugbane, Squaw Root, Rattle Root This perennial is a member of the buttercup family and native to the woodlands of North America. It has tall white feathery racemes (flower spikes) and thick knobby roots. The leaves are divided into threes, with ...
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Azurite is a soft, bright blue copper carbonate mineral with high copper content. It was known to the ancient Greeks as kuanos and to the Romans as caeruleum, meaning "deep blue" in both cases. Azurite has been used since antiquity to make a variety of pigments. This stone is found in Chile, Peru, ...
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The ankh symbol comes from the Egyptian hieroglyph meaning "life". It is also known as the key of life, the key of the Nile, the Egyptian cross, the cross of life and the ''crux ansata'' (cross with a handle). It is often seen in the hands of Gods and on ...
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Amethyst is clear quartz with iron inside that makes it appear purple. It is the most common quartz you will see in fine jewelry. The color ranges from pale lavender to deep purple. Amethyst is mined in Canada, the US, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Zambia, Namibia, and Australia. Australian amethyst ...
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Alexandrite is a form of chrysoberyl that contains chromium giving it a unique color that changes from yellow, pink, blue or green in natural light to red or reddish-purple in incandescent or firelight. They are among the rarest and most valuable gemstones in the world. According to the lore, Alexandrite was discovered on ...
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