Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year Thought

Wishing you a New Year full of Dragonflies and Butterflies and little bits of wonder
Of cozy thoughts while listening to the raging rain and thunder.
Of joyful days and peaceful nights 
Of the glory of a fresh new sight
Of gentle Joy and loving Peace
And Gods hand within your reach.
By Cathy Collar


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Native American Animal Symbol

New Native American 
Animal symbol
Dec 22 – Jan 19
If you want something done – give it to the Goose. Persevering, dogged, and ambitious to a fault, the Goose sets goals for accomplishment, and always obtains them. The goose is determined to succeed at all cost – not for the approval of other – but those with this Native American animal symbol competes with his/her own internal foe. Driven is the watchword for the Goose's dominating personality trait – which makes them excellent in business and competitive sports. When tempered with supportive, nurturing family and friends, the Goose excels in all things he/she attempts. In a loving environment the Goose can be very passionate, humorous, gregarious, and even sensual. However, lead to his/her own devises, the Goose may fall into obsessive or addictive behaviors that will inevitably be his/her demise.
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Friday, December 21, 2012

A Christmas Tale

The Newest Angel
By Cathy Collar

In Memory of our Very Special Angel
Anna Michelle Collar
August 26, 1980 ~ December 22, 2004
We Love & Miss You

 The softly glowing orb floated through the dark, silent night.  Her light rivaled that of the moon.  She was told she could not go.  She could not make this trip from heaven to Earth.  She was too young, too newly an angel, but in her heart she knew she had to come.  It would be her first Christmas away from her earthly family and she must be there.  They had to know that she was all right. That she was happy and a part of her would always be with them.  The new angel wasn’t sure how she was going to accomplish this, but she was determined and with the help of God, he would help her, he’d understand, she would find a way.
She floated looking for any sign that she was in the right place.  Her journey had disoriented her a bit and she really wasn’t accustomed to her new form.  The frozen ground reflected her glow, lighting her way through the brisk night. She did not feel the cold.  The glowing warmth that God had bestowed upon her filled her whole being.
There it was, her earthly home.  No Christmas lights outside this year.  The sight saddened her a little.  Her mother loved Christmas and always decorated the house and yard with thousands of brilliant lights.  The Nativity Scene hadn’t even been set out.  But she understood why.  Her family really didn’t feel the Christmas joy this year because they were missing her.
Determined to let them know that she was gloriously happy, she slipped into the house.  A dream vision would be the easiest way to talk to them.  Her grandpa’s sister, Shellia had passed at the tender age of nine.  She had become the new angel’s very special friend and taught her a few simple angel tricks, how to pass through walls and not knock herself out in the process, how to make things glow and how to enter a dream.  The new angel said a silent prayer.  Please God help me get this right.  Her inner glow grew a little warmer.  She smiled.  He was with her on her quest.
She floated to her parent’s bedroom.  The sadness and grief almost knocked her down.  She must fight her way past this.  She had been warned this would be her biggest enemy in getting through to them.
“It will be all right.  I am with you.  I will give you the strength you need.”
The voice softly blended with her whole being.  Fortified, she bolted forward, through the fog of despair that barred the entry into the room.
First, would be her mom.  She would be easier to reach.  Her mind was open to the thought that her daughter would contact her in some way.  Her mom had prayed for it.  The new angel pausing studied her mother’s face.  Dark circles appeared under her eyes, evidence of unending tears that had been shed.  Yes, this was the right thing to do.  She must vanish the doubt in her mother’s mind.  Softly she hovered over her mom’s heart.  She had already planned the dream that would be implanted there.  Her thought formed and pushed its way gently in, a glowing white angel with feathery wings, basking in a brilliant light and her smiling face looking into her mother’s eyes.  The young angel watched as her mother’s grief lifted a little and a smile spread on her lips.
She drifted to her dad.  She knew he would be more difficult.  He was trying so hard to be the strong one.  As always, he thought he had to be the rock for all to lean on.  She felt his enormous pain.  He held inside all of his suffering and grief.  It was so vast.  She knew she had to push her way past and find the soft spot underneath.  Try as she might, her thoughts would not break through.  What would she do now?  The soft, calm voice was back.
“You must enter his heart.  I will help you.”
With a surge of light, the new angel battled through the hard shield her father and built.  Thump, thump, she was in!  She had thought about his dream very carefully.  It had to be simple, yet strong enough for him to believe.  The thought formed.  A blue sky covered with dark clouds.  The clouds represented her fears and problems on earth.  Now the clouds would part to a blazing sun, her bright new world.  He was a being of nature and would understand this dreams’ meaning.  Struggling back through the shield, she forced her way out.   She watched as his face transformed from tension and strain into a state of satisfied calmness.
Hovering above her parents, she soaked in their love.  She hated to go, but her work here was done.  If she stayed any longer, it would be harder for them to move on.
“I will visit you often,” she whispered drifting out of the room.
She paused at the sight of the familiar Christmas tree standing in its usual spot in the living room.  She took in all of the homemade ornaments and twinkling lights.  Her eyes followed them to the top, where she knew the beautiful Christmas Angel would stand.  Oh no!  Something was wrong.  The Christmas Angel's candles, held in her hands were not lit!  This just wouldn’t do!
“Here is my Christmas present to all of you,” she said.  The candles began to glow then blossomed into a brilliant light. “Merry Christmas!  I love you all dearly!”
Floating back to heaven, the new angel felt a great worry lift from her soul.  She knew her message had gotten through.  Now she must move on to her new life.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

Turquoise History & Lore
Turquoise is the one of the official birth stones for the month of December as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912 and the Planetary stone for Aquarius, Taurus and Sagittarius. 
The name turquoise is apparently related to the fact that is was brought to Europe from the Eastern Mediterranean by Levantine traders, more commonly known as Turks.  Its been used as a valuable ornament for ages and was used by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. The color is, of course, turquoise, but its range of color varies from green and greenish blue to sky blue shades.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December Fun

The Christmas Tree Mystery?
By Cathy Collar

The kitten snuck under the tree.
What, oh what, did the kitten see?
A silver ball shiny and bright,
sparkling in the Christmas lights.

The kitten gave it a small bat.
She watched it sway this way and that.
She sat and watched it till it stopped.
Then cocked her head and thought a thought.

She looked up high into the tree.
And many sparkling balls did see.
She squatted low, looked all around.
There was not a soul to be found.

The coast was clear, branch one, two, three.
“Silver balls swirling just for me!”
Branch four now five, “Oh mercy me,
I am at the top of the tree!”

But then the tree began to sway.
The tree branches sort of gave way.
She sunk her claws into the trunk,
as the tree fell with a ker-thump.

She found her feet and with a hiss,
looked all around for who did this.
Who had cut down the Christmas Tree?
This was as bad as bad could be.

Footsteps running down the hall.
She heard them right before the fall.
She peeked from underneath the tree.
“Why are they all looking at me?”

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within


If you were born 
this month you are a 
Tantalizing Turquoise!!!!
" The Stone Of Guidance"
I blend the energy of the Heaven and Earth.  I am the shaman’s stone who heals the spirit, and induces wisdom, trust and kindness.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Native American Animal Symbol

Native American Animal Symbol
OWL ~ Nov 23 – Dec 21
Changeable and mutable as the wind, the Owl is a tough one to pin down. Warm, natural, with an easy-going nature, the Owl is friend to the world. The bearer of this Native American animal symbol is notorious for engaging in life at full speed, and whole-hearted loves adventure. This can be to his/her detriment as the Owl can be reckless, careless, and thoughtless. Owls make great artists, teachers, and conservationists. However, due to his/her adaptability and versatility – the Owl would likely excel in any occupation. In a supportive, nurturing environment the Owl is sensitive, enthusiastic, and an attentive listener. Left to his/her own devices, the Owl can be excessive, overindulgent, bitter, and belligerent.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry

We have lots of gorgeous Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry in our store and will have them on display at our show in Liberal, Kansas this week end. Come see them all at the S.P.B.H. show at the community center out by the airport.

Photo: Crystal flower pendant accented with Rose Quartz and black glass beads.  Designed by Jennifer McMurrain Buy now @ search BC201 This is a Breast Cancer Awareness set with 25% donated to Susan G. Komen
Crystal flower pendant accented with Rose Quartz and black glass beads. Designed by Jennifer McMurrain Buy now @ search BC201 This is a Breast Cancer Awareness set with 25% donated to Susan G. Komen

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Fun

Grandma’s Foresight
By Cathy Collar

Over the river and through the woods,
to Grandma’s house we go.
V-8 horse knows the way, power to stay,
to get us through the snow.

Over the river and through the woods,
straight into the barnyard gate.
Dad does not know, how to drive slow,
and now this is his fate.

Over the river and through the woods,
the pies fly to the floor.
And mother screams, as the whip cream,
goes splat across her door.

Over the river and through the woods,
Gramps runs into the yard.
He slips on the ice, says things not nice,
his butt hits the ground hard.

Over the river and through the woods,
the family’s in a state.
There is no pie, Gramps hurt his thigh,
now his turkey is baked.

Over the river and through the woods,
Grams makes all things right.
From the freezer comes, help for everyone.
It is quite a sight.

Over the river and through the woods,
ice for Granpa’s thigh.
Pies that will bake, as we all partake,
in a feast piled high.

Over the river and through the woods,
we give our thanks tonight.
For food and home and things unknown,
and for Grandma’s foresight. 

Monday, November 12, 2012



Monday, November 5, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Citrine History & Lore
Citrine is the birthstone for the month of November, sharing the title with topaz. In fact, the citrine stone has been used to imitate topaz and was once called Brazilian topaz. Citrine is also the gemstone that celebrates the 13th anniversary of marriage. Citrine is named after the French word Citrin, meaning lemon. The color of citrine ranges from straw and sun yellow to clay orange, to deep, wine colored Madeira red. In the past, the Madeira colored stones were the most valuable, but today, the more vivid yellows and oranges are the most popular. Natural bright yellow citrine is the most rare of the quartz varieties.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic

November Is Here !
If you were born this month you are a 
Citrine  " The Stone Of  Happiness "
Magic wells of golden light within me reflect universal perfection, similar to Christ light.  I am one of the stones of abundance and have the power to impact joy to all who behold me.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Native American Animal Symbol

 Native American Animal Symbol
Snake: Oct 23 – Nov 22
Most shamans are born under this Native American animal symbol. The Snake is a natural in all matters of spirit. Easily attuned to the ethereal realm the Snake makes an excellent spiritual leader. Also respected for his/her healing capacities, the Snake also excels in medical professions. The Snake's preoccupation with matters intangible often lead others to view them as mysterious, and sometimes frightening. True, the Snake can be secretive, and a bit dark – he/she is also quite sensitive, and caring. In a supportive relationship the cool Snake can be passionate, inspiring, humorous, and helpful. Left to his/her own devices, the Snake can be despondent, violent, and prone to abnormal mood swings. 
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Show Time!!!

Fall ~ A ~ Days was a big success! Thank you to all of our AWESOME supporters! 
Our new show will be Nov 17 & 18 in Perryton, Texas @ the Expo Center.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012



Black Key W/ Red Rhinestones & Red Crystals in Black

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Fun

This poem was written when I was in the 5th grade with much help from my dad. Thank you dad for introduction me to the wonderful world of rhyme. 

 My Pumpkin 
By Cathy Collar

I have a little pumpkin.
He's sweet as pumpkin pie.
I love him very much,
And here's the reason why.


For when Halloween comes,
A Jack-O-Lantern he'll be.
I'll put him in my window,
For everyone to see.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

If you were born this month you are an Outstanding Opal or Tantalizing Tourmaline.
 Opal " The Stone Of Karma " I am light reflecting light. I absorb and reflect. I teach you to think positive thoughts because what you put out always returns. 


Green Tourmaline ~ " The Stone Of Rejuvenation "
Drink through my flow of fortification and healing properties. I rekindle your joy and zest of life.
Pink Tourmaline ~"The Stone of Trust "
I remove past wounds and open your Heart to Trust in Yourself & Love.
Purple Tourmaline ~ "The Stone Of Emotional Healing "
I stimulate the healing of the heart and produce loving conscienceness.




Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Sapphire History & Lore
Sapphires have been prized as great gemstones 
since 800BC.  Rulers of ancient Persia believed 
the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphires.  
Blue sapphires were a holy stone to the Catholic Church 
and to Ancient Persians.  To some religions, 
the blue color of the sapphire represents the heavens.  
Translations in several languages reveal sapphires to be dear to Saturn.
Ancient lore held that the tablets upon which the Ten Commandments were written were actually sapphire.  Kings used to wear sapphires around their necks as a powerful defense from harm.  They were said to attract divine favor.  In the 12th Century, the sapphire was known as the most appropriate stone for ecclesiastical rings.  The Sinhalese believed that the star sapphire served as protection and a guard against witchcraft.
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Native American Animal Symbol

Native American Animal Symbol
If you were born Sep 22 – Oct 22 
You are a wonderful
Highly enthusiastic, and a natural entrepreneur, the Crow is quite a charmer. But he/she doesn't have to work at being charming – it comes easily. Everyone recognizes the Crow's easy energy, and everyone turns to the Crow for his/her ideas and opinions. This is because the Crow is both idealistic and diplomatic and is quite ingenious. In nurturing environments this Native American animal symbol is easy-going, can be romantic, and soft-spoken. Further, the crow can be quite patient, and intuitive in relationships. Left to his/her own devices, the Crow can be demanding, inconsistent, vindictive, and abrasive. 
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Stone Magie ~ The Spirit Within

 Sapphire History & Lore
Throughout history, sapphire has been a favorite of royalty.  In olden times, King Solomon wore a sapphire ring.  More recently, Prince Charles gave a sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer (left).  Since then, more and more couples have decided to adopt this tradition instead of conventional diamonds.  Sapphire doesn’t stand for wild and fiery passion, rather for truth, compatibility, commitment, and mutual understanding.  
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stone Magic History & Lore

Sapphire Lore & History
The sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September. The name sapphire is derived from the Latin word ““saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” both meaning blue. Some believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet Saturn. The name can be roughly be translated to mean “dear to the planet Saturn” in many different languages. 
It is also one of the birth stones for the Zodiac signs of Pisces, Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius. Sapphire is given as a gem for the 5th, 23rd and 45th wedding anniversaries while a star sapphire is given on the 65th wedding anniversary.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

If you were born this month you are a 
Sizzling Sapphire 

Sapphire  ~"The Stone Of Inner Spirit"
"As a star of the skies brought to Earth, I blend with you to initiate the awakening of your intuitive senses. 

Lovely Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli ~" The Stone Of  Proclamation "
With my beautiful cosmic blue color, 
I contact your spirit guardians to protect 
you. It is also my duty to instill upon you 
the power of words.   
Use them to teach and heal those who 
have not found their voice.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Tragedy has struck the small town of Knollwood, Texas and Dovie Grant finds herself dealing with the loss of her husband and daughter. Despite her grief, she still must fight to bring her remaining family through the already trying times of The Great Depression. Her father needs help on their struggling farm, Quail Crossings. She isn't thrilled that he's hired a young 18 year old boy who's caring for his three younger siblings. Surviving her grief, as well as the constant dust storms that plague the plains, will Dovie be able to put her pain aside to care for these children or be forever trapped in the darkness of the loss in her family.
Hello Everyone,
 I am so happy to announce our one and only Jennifer McMurrain's debut novel, Quail Crossings, will be available online on Sept 4th (afternoon). You do have some options when buying her book:
1. Buy a paperback on for 12.95 (18.95 after s/h).
2. Buy a paperback from (signed or unsigned) for 12.95 (18.15 after s/h) and she'll donate 10% to Anna's Legacy.
3. Buy a paperback directly from
    her (signed or unsigned) for 18.00 (s/h included).
    email Jennifer ~ for details.
4. Buy a paperback at one of her book signings for 12.00.
5. Buy an e-book at or for   2.99.

             Thanks so much for your support! :o)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thoughts from Cathy

Labor Day Weekend
By Cathy Collar

Labor Day will soon be here!
Time to get the fishing gear.
Grab the boat and grab the beer.
Sleeping bags and tents go here.

Charcoal and wood for the fires,
Anything our heart desires.
Pillows for when we retire.
Pile that stuff a little higher.

Ice we will need the most.
Marshmallows go to toast.
Hot-dogs a must to roast.
No time to face book post.

Towels and sun block, have to take
Incase we decide to bake.
Or we should decide to shake.
We are going to the lake.

Lanterns to light the way
When ma nature has her say.
We will take the insect spray,
To help keep the pest away.

Fun toys are a must.
Trying hard not to cuss.
For after all the fuss
There is no room for us!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!
Cathy Collar

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Anna's Birthday

Happy Birthday to our Beautiful Angel. You are always in our thoughts. We miss and Love YOU! Sending you kisses all the way to heaven. 
 I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart. 
Author Unknown

Friday, August 24, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Peridot Lore & History
Throughout history, there have been many legends that state the strong magical power that peridot possesses. Legend says that if the gem is set in gold, it will develop its full potential as a talisman and will have the power to dispel terrors of the night- fears and bad dreams. However, according to Pliny The Elder, the Great Roman authority on such matters, for peridots to work their strongest magic, they must be worn on the right arm. 

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced the awarding of 20 grants representing a total investment of $12 million to tackle four areas of high unmet medical need in the blood cancers: malignant stem cells in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS); non-cutaneous T-cell malignancies; high-risk myeloma; and long-term and late effects of blood cancer therapies. The grants are in response to request for proposals from researchers in each of these areas. 
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Native American Animal Symbol

Native American Animal Symbol
Aug 22 – Sep 21
Pragmatic, and methodical the Bear is the one to call when a steady hand is needed. The Bear's practicality and level-headedness makes him/her an excellent business partner. Usually the voice of reason in most scenarios, the Bear is a good balance for Owls. The Bear is also gifted with an enormous heart, and a penchant for generosity. However, one might not know it as the Bear tends to be very modest, and a bit shy. In a loving environment this Native American animal symbol showers love and generosity in return. Further, the Bear has a capacity for patience and temperance, which makes him/her excellent teachers and mentors. Left to his/her own devices the bear can be skeptical, sloth, small-minded and reclusive.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Anna's Legacy Leukemia Awareness Jewelry

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Peridot Lore & History
Peridot is the National gem of Egypt. Ancient Egyptians knew it as “the gem of the sun.” Peridot was mined for over 3,500 years on St Johns Island. As late as the 19th Century, the Kedhive of Egypt had a monopoly on the mines. At one point, the island’s exact whereabouts became a mystery for several centuries until being rediscovered in 1905. Joel Aram, from the “Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones 2nd Edition,” writes “Zabargad is an island in the Red Sea that is often shrouded in fog, making it difficult for ancient navigators to find. The location has been lost in fact, for centuries, and was rediscovered in about 1905. The island is located 35 miles of the Egyptian coastal port of Berenica.” In the 19th Century, the mines on Zabargad Island produced millions of dollars worth of peridot. After 1905, production of the gems peaked, but by the late 1930’s it tapered off to practically nothing and reached a virtual stand still in 1958, when the mines were nationalized. Although parcels of St. Johns peridot still come into the market once in a while, it is not known whether it is new or old. Most assume it is old. 
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Anna's Legacy Leukemia Awareness Jewelry

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Peridot Lore & History
Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. Peridot has a very long written history. Ancient papyri record the mining of these stones as early as 1500 BC. The main source of peridot in the ancient world was Topazo Island (now Zabargad or St. John’s Island) in the Egyptian Red Sea. In Ancient times, peridot stones were used for carved talismans. Island habitants were forced to collect the gems for the Pharaoh’s treasury. Legend says that jealous watchers who had orders to put to death any trespassers guarded the entire island. The story continues that the miners worked in the daytime as well as night, as the gems could be found after nightfall due to their radiance. The miners would mark the spot at night for retrieval the following day. 
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Stone Magic! The Spirit Within!

HELLO!  If  you were born this month you are a Precious Peridot or a Classy Carnelian!
Peridot  " The Stone Of  Destiny"
I stand as a guardian of hope, wisdom, generosity, abundance, and compassion. Let me take you in hand and guide you to understanding your destiny and spiritual purpose.  
Carnelian  "The Stone Of  Inspiration"
I am the artists' stone reflecting soulful expression through words and actions. I inspire intensity and lend fire to design.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

Aquamarine Crystal W/ Aquamarine drops & Silver Roses 
Designed By: Cathy Cillar
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It's Hot outside! Let's cool off with a little Aquamarine.
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

Let's take a ride to the Southwest on this Beautiful Steed!
Turquoise & Coral W/ Running Horse Pendant & Roses
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Stone Magic ` The Spirit Within

Ruby Myths & History
Out of the many myths and legends surrounding its brilliance, the one that stuck the most to lovers of this lasting gemstone is the one that said one should always be appreciative of rubies because they become lackluster when neglected, overlooked or unloved. In a word, you personify its symbolism, and its importance is revered in your relationship with it.
Sovereigns or crowned heads often turned to rubies for help in prediction and consequently preventing impending danger. Royalties kept rubies in their possession to protect them against vulnerability. They also believed that the stone turns dark in color when imminent danger is at hand and returns to its original shade when the threat is gone.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Native American Animal Symbol

Native American 
Animal Symbol
July 22 – Aug 21
Electric, focused, intuitive, and wholly creative, the Salmon is a real live-wire. His/her energy is palpable. A natural motivator, the Salmon's confidence and enthusiasm is easily infectious. Soon, everybody is on board with the Salmon – even if the idea seems too hair-brained to work. Generous, intelligent, and intuitive, it's no wonder why the Salmon has no shortage of friends. This Native American animal symbol expresses a need for purpose and goals, and has no trouble finding volunteers for his/her personal crusades. In a supportive environment, the Salmon is stable, calm, sensual, and giving.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Ruby Lore & History
In myth and magic, at the time of the Borgias (15th - 16th Centuries), rubies were thought to counteract poison - and were therefore much in demand! The stone was supposed to darken when you were in danger. When rubbed on the skin a ruby is thought to restore youth and vitality. In the Middle Ages, the ruby was viewed as a stone of prophecy - people believed it would darken when its wearer was in danger.
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

Not Rubies but this rich ruby red set is guaranteed to make you glow!
Black Onyx & Red Wave Beads in Silver 
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 If  You  Were  Born         
This Month 
You Are A Radiant Ruby!

Ruby  " The Stone Of Energy Personified"
I am the lifeblood of creativity & breath of purposeful movement . Act with intention & watch the world open as you share your light.
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ocean Magic ~ The Spirit Within

Pearl History & Lore

The Abernathy Pearl

This 44-grain, natural freshwater pearl, is the most perfect pearl ever found in the rivers of Scotland. A 44-grain natural pearl is a rare find, and even rarer still is to find a pearl of such outstanding quality as the Abernathy. This famous specimen is nicknamed "The Little Willie Pearl".
The Abernathy pearl was discovered in the River Tay in1967 by a professional pearl diver by the name of Bill Abernathy (hence its name and nickname). The pearl was found in an odd-shaped mussel, common to the River Tay.
The Scottish have searched their abundant rivers for centuries seeking prized pearls. Freshwater pearls were indeed found in abundance until the Industrial Revolution polluted the waterways and wreaked havoc on the pearl producing mussel populations. The Abernathy was displayed for nearly 30 years in a jewelry store in the city of Cairncross until it was sold for undisclosed sum in 1992.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

This little turtle want to play. 
Photo: Turtle (Jasper) W/ Lip Shell & Silver Dragonflies In Silver 3 piece set (Handmade)
Manufacturer: Cathy Collar
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 Turtle (Jasper) W/ Lip Shell & Silver Dragonflies In Silver 3 piece set (Handmade)
Designed By: Cathy Collar
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mystique Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

NEW!!!! Loose yourself in depths of Beautiful Blue with Exotic Kyanite & Precious Pearls.
Kyanite W/ Blue Pearls in Silver 3 piece set Handmade
  Designed By ~ Cathy Collar
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Pearl History & Lore
In Hindu culture, pearls were associated with the Moon and were symbols of love and purity. Hindu texts say that Krishna discovered the first pearl, which he presented to his daughter on her wedding day.
Islamic tradition holds pearls in even higher regard. The Koran speaks of pearls as one of the great rewards found in Paradise, and the gem itself has become a symbol of perfection.
Christianity also adopted the pearl as a symbol of purity. Many of these ideas have come down to us in pearl lore and legend, and persist even today. For example, pearls are often associated with brides and weddings -- a concept possibly dating all the way back to Krishna and the wedding of his daughter. Pearls are also said to symbolize tears, to provide love and fertility, to symbolize purity, and to ward off evil.

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