Understand semiprecious gemstones before you regret it!!!
In this blog I’ll share with you 7 reliable sources you can use to further your understanding of semiprecious gemstones.
- U.S.Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov A great source for finding mineral resources and survey maps of the United States and the world.
- Any University Earth Sciences Department
- Any public bookstore or public library in the geology, earth sciences or new age section.
- The World Wide Web. For a list of mineral deposit sites open to the public to mine (dig) for gemstones (including the diamond mine in Arkansas!), enter in any search engine query, “mineral deposits for public use in the U.S.”
- Knowledge from Elders and Spiritual advisors. Many times our elders possess semiprecious gemstones they’ve had for decades. Talk with them and learn all you can about their gemstones. Spiritual advisors in healing circles or gemstone therapy physicians are also a source of information and advice about the use of semiprecious gemstones.
- Rock and Gem clubs/Mineralogical Societies. These groups possess a wealth of collective knowledge about semiprecious gemstones. Rock and Gem Clubs website http://www.rockhounds.com/clublist American Federation of Mineralogical Studies website http://www.amfed.org
- Gem & Mineral shows/retailers of gemstones. You can locate the usually free admission gem & mineral shows by searching the world wide web, viewing the local events section of your local newspaper, or word of mouth/advertising (flyers, billboards, news media announcement, etc). The individuals at these events are for the most part, very knowledgeable about the semiprecious gemstones they are selling. At the paid admission shows, these are generally open to the public, but some of the gemstones available are bulk priced for “trade members” (these are owners or retailers of semiprecious gemstones) and may require trade membership proof for purchase. BUT, negotiations may take place, and there can be bargains for the individual looking to add to their gemstone collection.
I hope this blog has helped you to appreciate the beauty of Mother Earth’s “rocks,” and I hope this has encouraged you to begin to start your own semiprecious gemstone jewelry collection, starting with patronizing small business handcraft gemstone artists like myself. To start your journey at Circles of Gemstones, visit https://www.squareup.com/store/circlesofgemstones and make a personal selection for yourself.
The viewpoints expressed here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If concerned, seek attention from your healthcare or spiritual provider.