The Big Day Is Getting Closer

I have been making sure that I tell everyone what I’m doing, not only because I’m super excited about it, but because I need to be held accountable. There’s also, albeit ever so slight, a chance that

The Prevalence of Amethyst

Despite its prevalence, amethyst has been one of the world’s most revered stones for many centuries. Found in as many places as Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, USA and Europe, this stone has a rich history of astonishing civilizations with its stunning, saturated beauty. While the Neolithic people in Europe it as a mere […]

Valentine’s Day Isn’t What You Think It Is

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled. Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids […]

Why Get Her Jewelry?

For all of you men out there who are thinking of giving Valentine’s Day gifts here is a little hint, women prefer their hearts in gold and gemstones rather than boxes of chocolate.  For all of you women for whom I am speaking –try leaving subtle messages, “you ’re cutting back on your sugar intake” […]

How Garnet got its Name

The distinctive title Garnet is derived from the Latin name Granatum, a pomegranate, because of the resemblance the granular varieties of Garnet bears to the seeds of that fruit. Garnets vary in size from a grain of sand to the size of an apple. According to the Roman historian Pliny, the large dull-colored “Carbunculus of […]

Types of Different Garnets

t Garnet is a powerful energizing and regenerative stone. It balances, strengthens and protects. While it is one of the most plentiful stones, it has several forms according to its mineral base, and in addition to all the healing and spiritual properties listed in this article, each type has additional properties listed on its specific […]

Your MLK List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston MLK Weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, January 18 to MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2019.  Cheer on athletes competing in the annual Chevron Houston Marathon; catch a hilarious, Tony Award-winning musical; don your cozy onesie for a bar crawl down Washington Avenue; honor Dr. Martin Luther […]

Garnet in Ancient Lore and Legend

Garnets were employed as inlaid stones in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon jewelry. Garnets the color of fire were also called Carbuncles (from fire-coals), and the Hebrew name for the carbuncle was Bareketh (flashing stone) or Barak (lightning). It was a stone in the breastplate of the High Priest. Eastern legends assert that a carbuncle was suspended by […]

Garnet’s Emotional Healing Energy

Garnet provides a protective influence and a calming stable vitality during use. It is thought to heal emotional problems. Placed under a pillow, Garnet is reputed to alleviate bad dreams. Medicine men used it to cure mental depression.  Garnet is useful to have in a crisis, particularly in situations where there seems to be no way […]

The Origin of Garnet

Of the four designated origins of birthstones, three point to the garnet as being the January birthstone. The traditional, modern and Ayurvedic birthstone systems all indicate this ancient stone as bringing the most luck to those born in the month of January. Used since the Bronze Age, this multi-color gem can be found in six […]