Access Gems https://accessgems.com Your Stone and Gem Experts | Healing Stone Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:24:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Which of These Six Popular Gems Are You? https://accessgems.com/what-gem-are-you/ https://accessgems.com/what-gem-are-you/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:24:14 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=3101 All gemstones have metaphysical healing properties, from the ability to invoke love to a way to dispel anger, and everything in between. Most people have some sort of connection with various crystals, so what gem are you? Finding the gem that is tuned to your energy can help you stay balanced and focused. You may […]

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Dig for Diamonds at This Arkansas Diamond Mine https://accessgems.com/arkansas-diamond-mine/ https://accessgems.com/arkansas-diamond-mine/#respond Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:13:12 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=3097 If you’ve wanted to dig for diamonds, there is only one place in the entire United States in which you can do that. There was once a second diamond mine in the U.S., but it closed down in 2002. Now Crater of Diamonds, an Arkansas diamond mine, is the place to go if you want […]

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The Herkimer Diamond: It’s Not Really A Diamond https://accessgems.com/herkimer-diamond/ https://accessgems.com/herkimer-diamond/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:58:36 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=3084 The Herkimer diamond is a beautiful crystal that resembles a diamond, somewhat, in it’s clear “coloring” and its clarity. However, contrary to its name, the Herkimer diamond is not a diamond at all. It’s a quartz crystal. What Is a Herkimer Diamond? The Herkimer diamond is a clear quartz crystal that is double terminated. This […]

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Hawk’s Eye Stone: Physical Properties, Spiritual Benefits, and More https://accessgems.com/hawks-eye-stone/ https://accessgems.com/hawks-eye-stone/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:13:57 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=3192 Hawk’s Eye stone, also known as ‘blue Tiger’s Eye’, is a silky blue gem of quartz crystal surrounding a fibrous blue mineral called crocidolite asbestos. Once commonly referred to as a pseudomorph (one mineral that forms into another over time), further research suggests no such transformation of the crocidolite mineral, but rather a crack-seal type […]

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Botswana Agate – The Banded Beauty https://accessgems.com/botswana-agate/ https://accessgems.com/botswana-agate/#respond Sun, 03 Jun 2018 15:57:07 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=3078 Botswana agate is a beautiful stone that is banded with browns, grays, and pinks, with variances in shade and bands. This creative looking stone is a variety of chalcedony, which is part of the family of quartz stones. Its bands are mesmerizing and they sometimes curve or lie flat. To understand how this stone is […]

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Tips for Using Semi-Precious Beads in Jewelry Making https://accessgems.com/semi-precious-beads/ https://accessgems.com/semi-precious-beads/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 16:07:44 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=3073 Depending on what you’re making jewelry whether you’re doing it for fun or for sales, you may want to consider upgrading from plastic, glass, and other synthetic beads and invest in some semi-precious beads. These are beads made from semi-precious gemstones. What are Semi-Precious Gemstones? In case you’re not sure exactly what a semi-precious gemstone […]

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Jadeite Formation, Characteristics, and Healing Properties https://accessgems.com/jadeite/ https://accessgems.com/jadeite/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 13:58:42 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2949 Jadeite, a famous gem with mystical properties, has been mined by humans since the Stone Age. The gem is reputed to be more valuable than gold, and is especially prized in Chinese and Chinese-American cultures. The stunning stone varies in color from pale white to the deepest black, but green tones are the most traditional. […]

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Iolite Gemstone Properties, Spiritual Benefits, and Other Facts https://accessgems.com/iolite-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/iolite-gemstone/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 06:55:06 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2926 Iolite is the gemstone variety of a mineral call cordierite. Its name is derived from the Greek io, which means “violet flower.” The gem is known not only for its deep purple or blue color but for a quality called pleochroism, which means it changes color depending on the angle at which it is viewed. […]

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Hemimorphite Physical Properties, Spiritual Benefits, and other Facts https://accessgems.com/hemimorphite/ https://accessgems.com/hemimorphite/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:25:02 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2914 Hemimorphite is a soroscilicate, which means it’s made up of two linked rings with a silicon atom in the center of four oxygen atoms. It is a hydrated zinc silicate and gets its name because it has different terminations at either end of one of its axes. One end of the crystal is blunt, and […]

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Coral Gemstone Physical Properties, Spiritual Benefits and Other Facts https://accessgems.com/coral-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/coral-gemstone/#respond Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:39:30 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2902 There are different forms and uses for coral, but precious coral is a gemstone quality that is found in rocky seabeds at levels below 500 feet. Although it comes in many shades, the most desired for jewelry is a variety known as Corallium Rubrum that has an intense pink to red color. Now let’s learn […]

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