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Healing Gemstones


Healing gemstones are delightful to give or receive as gifts. They are natural healers and are mother
nature’s gifts. When you give a healing gemstone such as crystal to someone is the same as offering a

There are many types of healing gemstones to choose from. Following is a list of the some popular
healing gemstones that you everyone would love to receive as a gift. Each of these healing gemstones
has wonderful healing energies.

Turquoise is a teaching stone which can be used to help learning spiritual lessons through meditation
and dream visions

Jade teaches acceptance. Carries serene and calming energy. It can help a person to become less critical
of self and others.

Lapis is a stone that helps to unlock mysteries as it helps to move through confusion and emotional
blocks and dig through to the root of problematic issues.

Amethyst helps one tune into a higher awareness of knowing.

Fluorite is a beneficial stone to help guard us against picking up negativity or negative energies from
people . It absorbs any negativity. Since it absorbs negativity It is important to cleanse it at least once a
week .

Kyanite is probably best known for its balancing properties that align the chakras is best worn near the
throat chakra . There is no need to cleanse this stone, it clears itself automatically of negative energies.

Rose Quartz is healer of physical heart ailments as well as emotional heartbreaks. Rose quartz is a great
gift to offer someone who desires to learn self-love.

Birthday Gemstones


A birthday gemstone is also called a birthstone and associated to the month of our birth. Birthday stones have been given as birthday gifts from ancient times. It is believed that wearing your birthday gemstones can bring you luck. You may want to wear your birthday gemstone for a month and see what kind of changes is doing on your life.

Birthday gemstones chart

January – Garnet
Facts about the birthstone garnet:
Garnet is a gemstone which was named after the seeds of a pomegranate. There is reference of the garnet in the Greek mythology. Garnet was also associated in some culture with illumination and fire. Aztecs used garnets to enhance the potency of fire and to heal and enlighten their people. Signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend
Garnet is available in all color except in blue.

February – Amethyst
Facts about the birthstone amethyst :
Amethyst is a form of quartz. Amethyst is known to protect his wearer from intoxication especially from the effect of alcohol. This stone is known to bring peace and tranquility. Believed to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted
Its color varies from pale lilac to dark purple.

March – Aquamarine
Facts about the birthstone aquamarine:
The aquamarine is supposed to protect sailors when they travel on the sea and bring luck and fortune to its wearer. The name of this stone has been derived from the Latin word ‘Aqua’ meaning water and ‘Mare’ or sea. Said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded
The best aquamarine stones are those of blue sea color without any trace of other colors.

April – Diamond
Facts about the birthstone diamond:
The most solid of all stones on the planet. Diamonds are are composed of carbon. Long time the diamond was a symbol of strength and invincibility. These stones are linked to love, eternity and strength

May – Emerald
Facts about the birthstone emerald:
In the ancient time, people believed that the emerald improve eyesight and bring psychic power. The emerald is also known to protect its wearer during traveling. A symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. This stones is available in all shades of green.

June – Pearl
Facts about the birthstone pearl:
Pearl are formed of organic matter , it is the product oyster’s defense mechanism. It is formed when a foreign object enters into the mollusk’s shell. The mollusk secretes nacre, a lustrous substance, and as thousands of layers of nacre coat the intruder, a pearl is created. This process takes about eight years. Pearl is a symbol of chastity, modesty and purity. Linked with chastity and modesty, making it something of an angelic, pure birthstone
Pearls exist and variety of colors. But most of them will be of white color.

July – Ruby
Fact about the birthstone ruby:
Ruby is also a very durable stone, large rubies and rubies without inclusions are extremely rare. The ruby was known to be the lord of all gemstones in the Hindu culture. A stone traditionally linked with protection and harmony.

August – Peridot
Facts about the birthstone Peridot:
This stones is used for healing purposes , protect against nervousness and protect against against nightmares.
Colors for this stone varies from yellow green to brilliant light green under certain lighting condition the Peridot looks like an emerald. Linked with protection against evil and night terrors, as well enhancing the properties of healing drugs.

September – Sapphire
Facts about the birthstone sapphire:
The legend said that the ten commandments were written on sapphire. The ability to perceive the future was also attributed to this stone in the ancient times. Linked with faith and purity, as well as foresight
Sapphires exist in all color except in red, the most popular sapphires are deep blue.

October – Opal
Facts about the birthstone opal:
This stone is one of the most beautiful stones. Opal was known to be a symbol for purity and innocence. Linked to purity, hope, innocence and friendship. Opal comes from the word opalus (seeing jewel in Latin) or upala (stone in Sanskrit).

November – Yellow topaz
Facts about the birthstone yellow topaz:
The topaz was unknown from the ancient times. The properties of calming temper is known to yellow topaz. Linked with sanity, healing, and life, as well as being connected to strength
Topaz is a transparent gem, the most precious type is wine-yellow in color.

December – Turquoise
Facts about the birthstone Turquoise:
This stone is known to bring security and happiness to the person who wears it. This precious stone was once linked to happiness, fortune and luck, making it a very popular gem in centuries gone by
Turquoise is of the oldest gemstones. Turquoise colors range from sky blue to bluish-green to green.

Tucson Gem Show Survival Guide

Tucson Gem Show Survival Guide – 30 tips

Tucson Gem Show Survival Guide

  1. If you are a buying wholesale, bring a few copies of your state resale license (sellers permit)
  2. Bring extra business cards since dealers will ask for them to make your order ready or hold it for you.
  3. It is good idea to bring some stickers with your company name, address and a phone number
    printed on them so sellers can put them on your invoice (you can even have your resale
    certificate number printed on the stickers ). It will save a lot of your and seller’s time and
    dealers will really appreciate it.
  4. Bring a small scale and calculator with you. You can use it for checking the weight and proximate price of some stones or jewelry if it is sold by weight – you will not have to wait for the salesperson and ask them to check each piece for you.
  5. Walk around the whole show before start buying. Check prices, make notes in your guide or
    on the floor plan and then go back and shop. You will find that some vendors are selling similar
    merchandise – find the best quality merchandise for the best price you can afford.
  6. Decide on your budget. Put aside some extra funds for the items you were not planning to buy.
    You might find new ideas and trends and would want to purchase a samples of the new lines.
  7. Call your credit card company before you are going to the show and let them know that you are
    planning to make some buying so they will not “freeze“ your account later for your security.
    This will help you to avoid calling your bank from the show and spending time authorizing
    transactions with your bank.
  8. After making you purchase check if you have your receipt, resale license, credit card and
  9. Always put your wallet and credit card at the same place (designate a pocket in your bag or
    purse for them). It is really frustrating when you are standing in front of the dealer and trying
    to find them!
  10. Bring a dark sharpie pen. You will need it to mark prices on the plastic bags.
  11. Bring a check book and cash. Some international dealers are not accepting credit cards. Ask
    them if they can accept your credit card using their company PayPal account.
  12. Put dealer’s business card in the bag with merchandise you have purchased from them. It will
    help you later to remember whom you bought your merchandise from, make some notes right
    on their business cards about their product and prices for future reference.
  13. Wear comfortable shoes. Very important! Some shows are outsides tents with a ground floors
    and some would have a concrete or cement floors. Sometimes it rains in Tucson in February –
    Bringing rain boots, umbrella or raincoat would be a good idea.
  14. Wear layers. It is cold sometimes in the mornings and evenings, but it is much warmer during
    the day (typical weather for the desert).
  15. Bring shoulder bag or cross strap purse which you wear in front of your waist area to keep booth
    of your hands free for choosing a merchandise (cross strap purse on your waist is also safer
    place to keep your cash, wallet and credit cards).
  16. Rent your car prior arriving to Tucson to get lower prices for rentals.
  17. Bring a sample of your cut stones if you are trying t match them (colors or shapes).
  18. Bring a hand sanitizer since some beads are dirty.
  19. Write down and have a list of the dealers with their booth numbers where you have to return
    to pick up your merchandise at a later time.
  20. Some shows have paid and very limited parking for buyers. You can always park for free at JOGS
    Show parking (Tucson Expo Center, there is a large free parking lot for Tucson buyers) and take
    free limousines and shuttles to major Tucson Gem Shows.
  21. Bring some snacks with you (bags with nuts, some fruits) and small bottles of water. Some
    shows have a food courts offering nice hot food. G&LW Show has several food kiosks in front
    of the tents and JOGS Show has an international food court and free daily champagne brunch
    buffet for buyers daily.
  22. If dealers pack all purchases in the promotional bags make sure you check your bag while
    getting your merchandise from them (some buyers can pick your bag from the dealer by
  23. Check the amount of the bags in your order with lines on your invoice to make sure that the bad
    with merchandise did not fell out from your order.
  24. Bring small mirror if you have one since some dealers do not carry them and you would want to
    see how some merchandise looks on you.
  25. Try to register online and fill registration forms for the shows prior to arrival so save your time.
  26. Check the merchandise you are buying especially if it is closeout. Make sure that beads have the
    right size of the holes, that the holes are drilled strait. Ask the dealer about the quantity of the
    certain beads or findings – if they would have them available later if you need to reorder this
    particular design.
  27. Bring a magnified glass if you are buying a cut stones to check the clarity and the cut of the
    colored stones.
  28. If you are buying a heavy stones bring a bag with a wheels to carry your merchandise.
  29. Pick a free Tucson Gem Show directories and show guides to plan your next day shopping plans
    in the hotel.
  30. Write down and your UPS or FedEx account number if you are planning to ship some of your
    purchases right from the Tucson Gem Show (some major shows have a shipping companies in
    their buildings during the Gem Show period).