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

The lovely rosey-pink rock, Rhodochrosite, like its namesake the rose, is soft and fragile, measuring only 3.5 to 4 on the hardness, or moh scale. It can be worn by anyone but well reflects the soft, sweet, cheerful nature of people born under the September-October sun sign, Libra.

It is found in two forms; The first is a clear, bright pink, rhombohedral, gem quality crystal, which is rare and demands great skill from the cutter. The more common form, which comes from white banded stalactite rocks, is a little harder and is used for semi-precious jewellery.

Spiritually, rhodochrosite bestows a positive, enthusiastic attitude towards life and stimulates impersonal, all-encompassing love.

Emotionally, it encourages activity, liveliness, eroticism and spontaneous expressions of feeling. It has a mood lifting effect, bestows energy and makes us light and cheerful.

Mentally, rhodochrosite imparts wakefulness and dynamism. When wearing it, we become filled with ideas and want to be busy. It helps us think of our work as easy and success assured.

Physically this stone stimulates circulation, blood pressure, kidneys, & the organs of love and reproduction. It makes blood vessels more elastic and can help with migraines. It can be worn in times of exhaustion, tiredness and weakness and helps to restore life force to people convalescing from illness.

It is important not to wear rhodochrosite for longer than one month at a time, because it will stimulate energy and after one month the body should rest from it, so as not to be over-tired again.

During a migraine, you can place the rhodochrosite at the back of the head where the spinal cord enters the skull. Or wear it anywhere on the body.