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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 Quartz crystal.

Most of the information comes from the scientifically conducted trials of German stone specialist Michael Gienger, interpreted by Donna.

Quartz is one of about 30 gemstones with an affinity for the sun sign Leo. Ignore the one-stone-per-zodiac-sign, dished up by magazines. In reality there are a variety of choices for each birth period.

Believed to be a healing, magical crystal in all cultures, Quartz is the King of stones, perfectly suited to the lions among us. It's energetic and healing qualities are vast. My first experience with the power of crystals was about 30 years ago, at a public event. An elderly man swinging a pendulum approached me and said "what's that in your pocket?" I pulled out a quartz crystal which was my "pet rock" It would have been a great pick-up line, except for the 50-year age gap and the fact that he was more interested in my Quartz than me. He told me it had an energetic radiance of about 200 metres and he'd been seeking the source of this powerful vibration, with his pendulum. While not a pick-up line, this meeting did start an unlikely friendship and a fascination with the science of stones. 

Quartz crystal can help with pain in general, lowering fever, headaches, fractures, joint problems, thyroid gland issues, swelling, numbness, stuttering, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. It enhances regeneration, self-healing, the nerves and immune system. It also boosts the effectiveness of other crystals.

On a mental level, quartz encourages clarity and neutrality, improving perception and understanding, thus strengthening our own point of view. it helps us overcome what we believe are mental limits, helping with memory recall and solving problems in simple ways.

 So even if you're not a lion, get yourself a "crystal ball" and see into your own mind !


Donna introduces us to the qualities of the gemstone, Amethyst.

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

Amethyst is, to my mind, the most powerful stone on earth, the King of Crystals. It grows inside the pockets left by boiling lava after a volcanic eruption. The deepest purple colour comes from Uraguay.

Amethyst encourages spirituality and insight, imbuing justness and honesty. It helps quiet the mind, bringing peace and allowing our inner wisdom and intuition to guide us. It is the best stone for sadness, loss and grief. By helping to clear the inner world of busy impressions, it aids in a deeper, more refreshing sleep. 

It heightens concentration and awareness, helping us to think and act more consciously, and overcome blocks which cause uncontrolled or addictive behaviour.

Physically, it is a supernova, healing the nervous system, pain, tension, headaches, injuries, bruises, swellings, respiratory tract, skin, intestines. It regulates the flora of the large intestine, encouraging digestion and reabsorbtion of water.

It can be worn over a long period, as a bead necklace or pendant next to the skin. Everyone should have one ! I never travel without it.