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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 introduces us to the qualities of Rhodonite. (Image below)

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

Rhodonite is one of the lesser known zodiac stones recommended for May birthdays. An opaque, beautiful, strong pink stone with small black patches and veins running through it. It is named from the Greek word Rhodon, which means rose.

This is the queen of stones for self love; the deep, calm, self love we need when weathering the slings and arrows of life. And thus it helps us learn from life and mature spiritually, because when we are grumbling about others, it often stems from unhappiness or lack of peace within ourselves. In this way, rhodonite helps bring forgiveness, overcome emotional pain and be able to talk about what is preying on our mind, which supports mutual understanding and helps to solve conflicts in a constructive way. This strengthens friendships and relationships, especially where there has been strife or mistrust. 

Rhodonite helps us to trust again, also people who have been hurting each other for some time. It can even liberate us from really deep mental anguish, festering anger and persistent annoyance, those dug in feelings which can be so hard to shift and constantly rear up to override the happiness in our lives. 

Rhodonite doesn't only deal with past damage done, it can also dissolve shock, fear, confusion and panic, making it an excellent "rescue" or "first aid" stone if if you have it on hand to grab straight away.

It also helps us to remain clear and conscious in challenging situations, when we are threatened, in danger or under great pressure. It helps us understand that revenge has a mainly self-destructive effect and makes it easier to deal calmly with provocation or insults and to remain level-headed in all our actions. Rhodonite helps us see the meaning or gain from difficult experiences, showing the way out of seemingly hopeless situations. 

Physically, rhodonite is the best wound-healing stone of all. Injuries like small cuts, will heal in a few minutes if you press a moistened piece of rhodonite onto the area and apply pressure on it for 5 or 10 minutes.Therefore it is good to clean or disinfect a wound where necessary if using rhodonite, so that the dirt is out before the wound heals over. It will also help heal deeper wounds, rid toxins from tissue ( insect stings) and prevent scar tissue forming. It can help heal internal injuries, stomach ulcers, operations, bruising, sprains, wrenched and torn muscles. It strengthens the heart and circulation and encourages fertility in both sexes.

Wear Rhodonite over your heart for emotional healing and keep a piece in your bag, car or medicine box, for use as a rescue remedy. Great for children and pets.