Meaningful stones, meaningful jewellery

New ! Flower essences

Ponsonby Shop now closed

The shop in Ponsonby has now closed permanently.

Our wonderful handcraft team, Birgit and Naghi will continue to offer service from their respective home studios.

Naghi continues with jewellery handcrafting services along with remodelling and repairs.
Birgit continues with hand threading and knotting of beads and pearls, repairs and handmade.

Birgit also handles enquiries, repairs and lay buys.
Please make initial contact with her for all enquiries and she will forward any requests for work to Naghi.

The shop number 09 3784389 has been redirected to Birgit's home studio.

Stone of  the month ...

Donna Mills, owner of Jewels and Gems introduces us to the qualities of Boji stones, or Pop Rocks. (Pyrite balls)

Most of the information comes from the scientifically conducted trials of German stone specialist Michael Gienger.

I've chosen the Boji for Valentines Day because these little stones are couples. There is a male and a female one and together they make energy flow. Male and female are the two primary creative forces from which everything in the universe has been engendered and they are both in all of us. Whether you have a valentine or not, or whatever gender you are, these stones help us to achieve that balance within ourselves and get the energy flowing. Just like us, each individual Boji has an electro magnetic energy with a negative and positive side, like a little battery. 

We could also talk about it in terms of left brain right brain, the analytical coming into harmony with the intuitive side of our brain. The list of things this could help with, is as long as your imagination. In the shop I have given them to couples wanting to conceive, people writing books, any situation where energy needs help to flow and create.

The "male" stones are rough and studded with ridges  and the "female" are smooth and outnumber the males. Sorry fellas.

Boji's are as old as the world itself, they grow among fossils and petrified bones and emerge from the muddy ground during the rainy season, on stone stalks, surrounded by little mounds of earth like nests. The land where they are found, is the base of a natural earth pyramid, several stories high. It is almost directly at the epicenter of North America, in Kansas ! Oh Dorothy, take us to the Emerald City ! 

Sadly, they are becoming extinct and there is no other known source of them on the earth.

Mr Gienger says they intensify emotions and moods. Help recognize inhibiting patterns. Are good for preventative health care. Painlessly dissipate mild blockages and make us conscious of more severe ones. Promote cleansing and excretion. 

All of these things are about energy flow. Little black balls of wriggly life. Your very own Toto !