Gemstones & Minerals

Gems and minerals have been adorned, collected, and coveted since ancient times. As an artist whose canvas is gems and minerals, I am fascinated by them.

As a collector, I aspire to share the myths, legends, and stories while adding my own into the mix.

Here are some of my gem and mineral stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gems and minerals have been adorned, collected, and coveted since ancient times. As an artist whose canvas is gems and minerals, I am fascinated by them.

As a collector, I aspire to share the myths, legends, and stories while adding my own into the mix.

Here are some of my gem and mineral stories. 

This mineral is one of the rarest on the planet and was gifted to me. Read more

This gem occurs naturally but is rare on earth. Read more

5 Benefits of one of these in your home. Read more. 

Holding lightning in my hands. Read more. 

 

There is a certain elegance of raw, uncut diamonds. Read more

This gem has a touch of uranium in it that makes the ring Green Lantern-ey. Read more. 

Citrine, a Gem of Personal Empowerment

Citrine, a Gem of Personal Empowerment

Citrine Is A Gem Of Personal Will   Citrine is a type of quartz that is light to yellow golden in nature. It represents manifestation (making your dreams a reality), your personal will, abundance, enenrgy and joy. It's energy is like that of the sun on a bright...

18K Gold Made With…Plastic???

18K Gold Made With…Plastic???

It's True. 18K Gold Is Being Made With Plastic Scientists have kind of done what alchemists have been trying to do for centuries. Science has found a way to make 18 karat gold using a mix of protein fibers and polymer latex instead of the usual recipe of gold and base...

Beautiful Gifts from Tunisia

Beautiful Gifts from Tunisia

I received these lovely gifts! My "day job" is writing articles for CleanTechnica and one of the events I covered was a Tesla event in Tunisia--I didn't go there but got to speak with several Tesla owners who went and the organizer who became a friend. He made a trip...

5  Green Gems Other Than Emerald

5 Green Gems Other Than Emerald

Her Emerald Eyes Glowed With Joy Header photo via Gemstone.org.  Emerald is a precious gemstone and a beautiful green variety of the mineral Beryl, however it's not the only green gemstone out there. It's often used to describe beautiful green objects whether it's...

How To Find Your Purpose In Life

How To Find Your Purpose In Life

Why Are You Here? Photo by Kristine Weilert on Unsplash Many people struggle with their self-worth and their purpose in life. "God has a plan for your life" is a phrase that is often told to us by churches all across America. After all, you are here for a reason. So...

Cleansing Your Space

Cleansing Your Space

I want to share a really cool stone with you. It’s an Ametrine seer stone. Usually seer stones are naturally made by rivers flowing over quartz minerals and polishing them into a clear, almost crystal ball like stone.  However, humans make them, too and this one is...

What Is A Super 7 Crystal?

What Is A Super 7 Crystal?

7 Minerals In A Super Gem Header image by Steven Thomas; Thyme Keepers Ltd.  Super Seven stone is often known as the Sacred Seven or more commonly as Melody stone. This is a sweet mineral mix with a good vibe that is known for its array of mystical properties. The...

Lapis…An Ancient Stone in a Modern World

Lapis…An Ancient Stone in a Modern World

Ancient Gem Valued Even Today. Lapis Lazuli is a gem that has been prized by the ancients in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, and Rome for thousands of years. It's vivid blue just speaks to your soul. One would think that Badakhshan, a seemingly forbidding...

Our Bodies Have Gold In Them

Our Bodies Have Gold In Them

Sounds Crazy but.... The human body has trace amounts of gold in it. In fact the average human gody weighing 154 and some change pounds contains a small amount of pure gold (a total mass of 0.2 milligrams)--according to The Elements Third Edition written by John...

The Elegance of Raw, Uncut Diamonds

The Elegance of Raw, Uncut Diamonds

Hi, I'm Johnna I'm an artist from Shreveport, LA who learned the art of wire wrapping gems and minerals into jewelry from Grammy winning musician, Daryl Thompson, who became like a father to me. He is the one who intrudoced me to the healing world of crystals and I...

Mystical Blue Goldstone

Mystical Blue Goldstone

Blue Goldstone isn’t gold at all, but a deep, mystic midnight blue with what looks to be a clear sky frozen forever in time. That sky, the stars are actual flecks of copper. Blue Goldstone, Green Goldstone and Goldstone are all man made gems that are unique in their...

Unboxing Tsavorite and Wrapping It

Unboxing Tsavorite and Wrapping It

Tsavorite Is A Rare Green Garnet.  Back in March, I had a custom order for Tsavorite wrapped in 14K gold. It was my first time working with this rare green Garnet and I simply loved it.  Tsavorite is a somewhat fragile gem to wrap so you do have to be careful. I have...

Listen to This SOUND

Listen to This SOUND

In 2016 I had a part time job in an art studio that led to me becoming the manager of it and being able to do my own thing as well as my job. I had a sweet setup in Valley View Mall, a mall that is now gone in Dallas and it lasted until the mall was closed. I'd bought...

Selenite: A Mineral of Pure Light

Back to topic: Selenite is almost like light itself took a mineral form. It seems to have this inner etheral glow that just soothes the eyes when you look upon it. It's one of my favorite minerals to get creative with as it is fragile, yet easily manageable when...

Minerals And UV Blacklight.

Minerals And UV Blacklight.

Having a UV blacklight can make one see things from a different perspective. I have one for the Hyalite and upon reading a post about other stones that fluoresce in the UV light, I decided to play around. None of the stones below fluoresced except for the Faceted...

Fluorescent  Diamonds

Fluorescent Diamonds

I was browsing the Gemological Institute of America's blog when I came upon a post about fluorescent diamonds. My first gem I had that glows under UV light is Hyalite which gets its glow from trace amounts of uranium. Many minerals glow different colors in UV light,...

Charoite Vibes

Charoite Vibes

I had no idea that Charoite was a rare stone until I looked it up on Wikipedia. This gem is a rare silicate mineral that was named after the Chara River In Russia. It's a lovely lavender to purple color with a pearly shine to it. I've only wrapped one many years ago...

Red Garnet

Red Garnet

There are many types of Garnet but today I am writing about a luscious type of garnet that is a beautiful shade of red. It ranges from a ruby red to a dark blood red color and with the light hits it just right, it seems to have this inner glow of fire. Red, or...

I Think Elon Musk Called My Jewelry a Great Product

I Think Elon Musk Called My Jewelry a Great Product

This is what Elon Musk Said I had this cool idea and a way to support Elon Musk. Yes, he is a billionaire and many think he doesn’t need anyone’s support, but he actually did support me in 2018 and I landed my current full time job writing at CleanTechnica thanks to...

Larimar

Larimar

What Is Larimar? Larimar is a rare blue variety of Pectolite and it’s rare because there is only one locality in the world: the Dominican Republic. Pectolite simply means compacted stone and is mostly a white-gray color and its crystalline structure has copper atoms...

Why I Am Buying A Cybertruck

Why I Am Buying A Cybertruck

Two years ago my life changed in a drastic way that left me broken and shellshocked. I was married, then one day my husband came home and said that he didn't pay our rent, lost his job and was leaving me.I was left homeless, bereft and heartbroken. The simple kindness...

A Newborn Kitten Named Tesla

A Newborn Kitten Named Tesla

I have a story to tell. About a week ago, say around October the 8th, a tiny star with a very loud mewl was born. This little star almost fizzled out. We honestly don't know what happened and can only guess. My landlady has family in our neighborhood--they are pillars...

What Is Specular Hematite?

What Is Specular Hematite?

While in Atlanta, I came across a stone that looked like the night sky. At first, I thought it was a type of Goldstone, but upon picking it up it felt a lot heavier than the manmade gem that also sparkles like the night sky..  I read the label and discovered its name...