Astral Travel and Gemstones…

While Wikipedia defines astral projection as “willful out-of-body experience”, the truth is that most of us go through dissociative experiences every day. The first time I had a full-scale astral projection, I was terrified. It was really, much more than I could take. That’s also because I had no gemstones around. So, in all its meanings, astral travel with gemstones inflates the protection and experience itself.

Today you will learn all about the real dangers of astral travel and how to avoid it with five handpicked gemstones. I will also tell you how to use astral travel with gemstones that you can’t learn unless from a first-hand experience!

Do you know we try to get out of our body to see the soul separately scores of times throughout the day? However, it happens when we are unaware or subconscious. The ability to pull your soul out, speak to it and control it completely will definitely change your life as it did for me and millions around me. It’s not just a random dream, but a truth you need spiritual strength to tame.

If you’ve spoken to your subconscious, you will have a better handle on it, I can promise that. But, whatever you think astral projection is, it is flipping different!

1.      BE HYDRATED

The first thing to remember is the water. If you’re dehydrated your astral travel will because nauseating. You need to consider traveling astrally akin to physical commute or travel. I promise it will be exhausting if you skip the water!

2.      HAVE A PLACE READY IN YOUR MIND

We all wanna go somewhere. Perhaps, anywhere. The truth is, you need to choose one or two amongst that before trying astral projection. That way your mind will be ready to charge your energy to far deep into your dream place.

3.      BE CLEAN

By that, I don’t mean taking a shower, but that won’t hurt either. Cleaning your negativity out is important when you’re traveling via the divine channels. If meditation is hard, take a clear quartz to dispel the negativity sediment on you!

4.      HAVE A CHANT READY

Along with the dreamland, you need to have your affirmation to reach the dreamland ready as well. Consider it as the ticket to astral travel. See, once your soul is detached from the physical form and ready to travel, you need something affirmative and strong to reach your dreamland.

5.      BE AWAKE

Don’t go astray. Keep your soul awake. Lead the way than fall into the snoozing slumber party your soul takes you unaware!

HOW TO FIND YOUR ASTRAL STONES?

Astral stones will find you once you’re sure you want the experience. Once you’re done, have a small walk for 5 minutes in the fresh air. If it doesn’t work, try again after a walk. Do not stress your soul to do the astral travel if you feel like you’re failing all the time. Talk to us and we’ll help you find the right stones to dispel your blocks and start traveling like a cosmic nomad!

WHICH GEMSTONES FOR ASTRAL TRAVEL REALLY WORKS?

Astral travel with gems is excellent because they help in adjusting to the new form of travel if you’re a beginner. This is where your astral body moves out of the physical body and travels without the burden of the flesh.

·        IOLITE FOR ASTRAL PROJECTION

One of the unique gemstones for astral travel, iolite frees your conscious stuck-up soul to free itself. You will feel lightweight and floating through your subconscious when iolite hits you.

Once you’re in the astral plane, ask the blessings of iolite goddesses Athena (war and wisdom) or Sophia (wisdom and decision-making).

You will be able to do this easily if your third eye and crown chakra are open simultaneously. Hence, it is best to make up your willpower and charge the chakras before starting the projection.

·        LABRADORITE ASTRAL TRAVEL

An astral traveling gemstone to revere on your altar, Labradorite awakens the power of gods Cerridwen (Knowledge) and Arianrhod (Moon) to tell stories of your past.

It is a gemstone for astrally traveling into the birth of the universe and to worlds you know nothing about.

Labradorite open almost all chakras if you bond well; otherwise, third eye chakra is the main point of action of this starry stone.

Moreover, Labradorite helps to keep you grounded and in health when you’re preparing for astral projection.

·        ASTRAL PROJECTION WITH AMETRINE

A little-known stone that blends the powers of citrine and amethyst, that is, higher and lower chakras, Ametrine helps you levitate your soul. When you use Ametrine for the first time, you will feel as if you’re floating.

Don’t worry, it’s in your subconscious mind. I’ve felt a dangling effect that makes you feel like a jellyfish every time I use Ametrine. And, believe me, it’s not crazy because a lot of people get that feeling. This is the powering up effect of Ametrine. It will help you see and travel into the future with your third eye chakra energy sans any exhaustion.

·        PHANTOM QUARTZ TO TRAVEL ASTRALLY

A touch of phantom quartz during meditation can blast you into the heart of the cosmos.

Phantom quartz is a destiny stone that opens both crown and third eye chakra. You might feel hot in the head when you use phantom quartz for astral projection.

The soul invigorating gemstone for astral travel works on your past karma and soul’s purpose in life. It will help you navigate through your current lifetime to uproot the source of evil in your life.

All you need to do is meditate with the stone on top of your head and you will know what I mean!

·        PREHNITE WORKS FOR ASTRAL TRAVELLING

Prehnite is a meditation focus stone that can relieve your excitement and confusion about life. It works on the third eye chakra to invoke intuition and qualities of premonition.

WHAT TO DO WITH GEMSTONES FOR ASTRAL PROJECTION

I created a list of five things you can do to make your astral travel with gemstones a huge success!
  • Visualize levitating your body after closing eyes. Imagine your space as it is.
  • Listen to the angel or the voice you hear when you feel like floating.
  • Ask your Questions to the angel slowly when you’re done listening.
  • Go Where You Wanna Go by chanting the mantra you prepared.
  • Make your own routine!

17 interesting Peridot facts…..

Peridot is the type of birthstone that you either love or hate. Despite the stone’s lime green color and affordability, it is underrated in the fine jewelry market. Keep reading to explore some intriguing peridot facts that may make you appreciate this birthstone even more.

Peridot is a gem-quality form of the mineral olivine. This material is also referred to as chrysolite.

The gem is found primarily among rocks that were created by volcanoes and buried deep underground (igneous rocks), so wherever there are or was volcanoes, this mineral is likely to be found.

Large quantities of peridot are mined from the San Carlos reservation in Arizona as well as in Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, and China. Peridot is also mined in large quantities in many other parts of the world like Pakistan and Kenya. Peridot that is mined in the US is usually much smaller and lighter in color than the varieties from other locales.

Some peridot specimens have been discovered in meteorites, though this finding is very rare.

Peridot Folklore

In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Hele who is the goddess of fire and volcanoes.

Romans referred to peridot as “Evening Emerald” because unlike the deep hues of emeralds, peridot gemstones did not darken at night and still shimmered under candlelight.

Legend has it that peridot could ward off evil spirits. It is also thought to aid in the success of marriage and other relationships. This may be because it is thought to encourage positive energy as well as suppress ego and jealousy.

Buying Peridot

Peridot, unlike most other gemstones, only comes in one color, pale green. There is a wide range of green shades that peridot exhibits, however, including olive green, lime green, yellowish green, and dark green. The most desirable shade of peridot is a deeply saturated forest green with a slight yellow tone and no brown tones. This color is more readily found in peridot stones weighing over 10 carats.

There is no synthetic or man-made version of peridot, but imitations do exist. These are usually made of glass or natural tourmaline.

Commercial quality peridot is separated into to quality grades of A and B.  A quality peridot stones are eye clean yellowish green stones with no brown tones. B quality peridot stones are usually very pale in color or have visible inclusions.

Peridot is a relatively inexpensive gemstone under 4 carats. Any stone weighing over 4 carats costs considerably more. Stones over 10 carats are exceedingly rare and therefore expensive.

Peridot is a softer stone that is best set in jewelry that doesn’t see hard wear. Bezel settings that protect the stone are recommended.

25 Facts about gemstones….

Did you know…..

  1. Each specific gem’s name characterized the scarcity or monetary value in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and even Rome.
  2. Gems were divided into two categories in ancient India – the major gems and the minor gems, resulting to the category of divine gems.
  3. Divine gems are known to be tied to astrological signs, such as pearl (Moon), blue sapphire (Saturn), red coral (Mars), and diamond (Venus), to name a few.
  4. There are now three separate categories of Gems: Precious Gemstones, Semiprecious Gemstones, and Organic Gemstones.
  5. Diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires are all examples of Precious Gemstones, as seen below.
  6. Less than 20% of the gems worldwide are of true gem quality.
  7. Emerald is one of the most difficult gems to cut due to its rough crystals and inclusions, as see below.
  8. The ancient Greeks and Romans thought that diamonds were made of tears from the Gods and splinters from twinkling stars.
  9. Turquoise is an example of a Semiprecious Gemstone.
  10. Turquoise coined its name from the Greek word “Turkois”, meaning “Turkish”, because it was first brought from Turkey.
  11. Turquoise is the wedding anniversary gemstone and is traditionally given on the 5th and 11th years of marriage.
  12. Amethyst was once considered a precious gem, but when scientists found large reserves of it in Brazil, its value decreased and became a semiprecious gem.
  13. Organic gems are gems that were created by living organisms and have been mineralized.
  14. Natural pearls, cultured pearls, and conch pearls are some of the most popular and commonly known organic gems.
  15. In the United States there are pearl farms in Hawaii (2) and Tennessee (1), among many others worldwide. Below, an example of a farm in Hawaii:
  16. Moonstone, a Semiprecious Gemstone, is considered to be of good fortune and success in India.
  17. Crystal healing is a type of alternative medical technique where gemstones are used to cure certain illnesses
  18. Aquamarine has been said to stop toothaches while Rose Quartz is used to assist in weight loss, to clear acne and protect against wrinkles.
  19. In Ancient Egypt, Lapis Lazuli was used as an eyeshadow after crushing it to its powdered form.
  20. Also used by artists such as Da Vinci and for paintings in the Sistine Chapel, Lapis Lazuli was ground up and mixed with oils in the 14th century and was only allowed to be in the possession of royalty.
  21. Amazonite is called the “Prosperity Stone” and is said to bring in new business, whether it be hung over a doorway of a store or worn around the neck of a gambler to attract money.
  22. To enrich color, almost all amethyst are heat treated before being sold to obtain its highest quality.
  23. The largest loose diamond in the world is the Paragon Diamond, weighing in at 137.82 carats.
  24. Sold for $83 million, the Pink Star Diamond is the most expensive gemstone to ever be sold.
  25. The red color in rubies are caused by traces of chromium, and is known to be a symbol of life and love.

A Timeline of Jewellery

110.000 – 73.000 BC – Decorative sea shell beads found in the archaeological digs in Morocco. They were probably used as amulets. Drilled shells have also been found in Israel, Algeria and South Africa.

38.000 BC – Beads made from bone and animal teeth found in France.

28.000 BC – Fossilized shells and ivory beads found in the East Gravettian culture, located in modern Czech Republic.

4400 BC – Around the time of first domesticated animals and invention of wheel, ancient Thracian civilization produced oldest known objects made from gold.

5000- 30 BC – Use of copper starts a new era in jewellery production, and secrets of alluvial gold gathering arrives in Egypt around 4000 BC. They quickly start producing glazed steatite beads and countless jewellery designs based on scarab beetles, scrolls, winged birds, tigers, jackals and antelopes. Popular gemstones of that time were carnelian, feldspar, amethyst, chalcedony, lapis lazuli and turquoise.

2750 – 1200 BC – Ancient Mesopotamia produced wide range of jewellery based on the design of lives, grapes, cones and spirals. Gemstones that they used were agate, lapis, jasper and carnelian.

1400 – 30BC – Greek jewellery was made in the style of animals and shells and was infused with the amethysts, pearls, chalcedony, cornelian, garnet and emeralds.

500 BC – 400 AD – Ancient Roma preferred seal rings, brooches, amulets and talismans that were infused with the designs of animals and coiling snakes. Most popular gemstones were sapphires, emeralds, pearls, amber, garnets, jet and diamonds.

400 – 1000 AD – In European Dark Ages use of jewellery was not common, except among higher nobility and royalty.

1066 – 1485 – Medieval jewellery finally become widespread by the help of religion. The most famous designs of that time were hair and cloth jewellery that was worn during religious ceremonies. They were adorned with gemstones such as rubies, sapphires, pearls, emeralds, semi-precious stones and diamonds.

1500 -1830 – Arrival of Renaissance and Georgian time period brought rise of jewellery use in entire Europe. Necklaces (single or multi strand), earrings (ordinary or with chandeliers), and many other designs were decorated with the images of animals. Intricately designed gemstones became very popular to the point that diamond jewellery became commonly used as a part of evening attire.

1835 – 1900 – Reign of English Queen Victoria had a profound effect of fashion and jewellery tastes in Europe.

Early 1900s – These years were remembered for the Art Noveau and Edwardian styles.

1920 – 1935 – Roaring Twenties brought the rise of the Art Deco, which introduced jewellery of vibrant colours, filled with geometrical shapes, abstract designs, cubism, modernism and oriental art. It also popularized wearing of wristwatches.

1939 – 1949 – Because of influence of World War II and widespread embargoes on gemstones, popular jewellery shifted to the more metal based designs adorned with patriotic motifs and semi-precious and synthetic gemstones.

1950s – Post war years saw the return of brightly coloured jewellery, heavy use of rhinestones and big beads. Diamonds solidified its spot as the most popular gemstone.

 

 

Gemstones for Moms: A Mother’s Day Gemstone Gift Guide

With Mother’s Day looming up, now is the perfect time to find this year’s gift. Kaleidogems offers a range of gorgeous jewellery including rings, pendants, earrings, and bracelets. Take a look through our Mother’s Day gift ideas below to find your mom the perfect mother’s day gift:

Choose Her Favorite Gemstone

You can’t go wrong with jewellery featuring your mom’s favorite gemstone. Opt for a single feature piece or buy a jewellery set. We offer almost 80 types of gemstones set in a range of jewellery styles from simple to ornate. Our most popular choices include  amethyst rings, and Lapis Lazuli bracelets.

Jewellery with Her Children’s Birthstones

Why not give her a gift that represents her children on mother’s day? A piece of jewellery containing your birthstone is a fantastic way to give your mom something that she can carry with her to show the bond you share. Here’s a list of the birthstones by month along with jewellery to help you get started:

January – Garnet

February – Amethyst

March – Aquamarine

April – Diamond or CZ

May – Emerald

June – Pearl  / Alexandrite

July – Ruby

August – Peridot  / Spinel

September – Sapphire

October – Tourmaline  / Opal

November – Topaz / Citrine

December – Tanzanite / Zircon  / Turquoise

Give Her Your Heart on Mother’s Day!

Fall back on a classic this mother’s day by giving her a piece of jewellery that will be close to her heart. We offer a selection of beautiful necklace pendants to show your everlasting love.

Don’t Break the Bank

Kaleidogems offers a range of fantastic jewellery for every budget.

Must know Expert Tips To Buy Healing Gemstones Online

Buying gemstone jewellery is not an easy choice when you’re spending hundreds of rands. More importantly, losing out on stones you’ve bonded with, is a serious risk to the prosperity in your destiny. To avoid getting ripped off online while buying gemstone jewellery.

Healing gemstone jewellery is not rocket science if you’re new to the metaphysical powers of they hold. To buy healing stones that are perfect for you, it is best to stay away from common amateur mistakes that may force you into losing money.

Choose an authentic healing crystal shop with a wide fan base such as Kaleidogems to ensure your holistic future. We will guide you to take the right decision and buy healing gems online at the best price.

1.      Find a Reputable Gemstone Jewellery Online Seller

The first step to buy healing crystals online is checking the gemstone vendor. You must check the ease of navigation to security certificate to ensure the healing crystal shop is genuine. Reputable healing crystal sellers will also have past records online. Research and study the seller well before you finalize the buy.

2.      Compare and Contrast the Stones

Next step is to find the catalogue of gemstones to buy, available on the website. You must compare individual stones and contrast the carat size as well as price or depth of the gemstone. Choose a gemstone you bond with already than one with a cheap price tag.

Choosing gemstones that match with you, will also help you attain the boons of healing crystal jewellery.

3.      Check the Reviews of the Seller

This is the most important step to buying healing stones online. You must check on Facebook and Verified reviews of customers online of the gemstone shop. Facebook reviews give you a peek into the true working of an shop online.

Google search the shop inside out and find reviews that are genuine. Reviews help to site the proof of how the crystal business works. Don’t get ripped off.

4.      Pick your Gemstone from Variety of Healing Gemstones

From princess cut to popular engagement ring setting, we have an extensive inventory of jewellery designs which are showcased on our Facebook Page.

You can select a stone based on your zodiac signs, color therapy or chakra powers.

We also provide custom jewellery designs, hence feel free to browse our Facebook Page and find a gemstone necklace or earrings that fit your needs the most. Having a wide selection, you will find brilliant ideas to start your healing stone life of prosperity.

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How to Clean Semi-Precious Stones

Pearls, coral, opals, and lapis lazuli are among the gemstones that are considered semi-precious. The term ‘semi-precious’ does not mean that these stones are inferior in quality or value and states that, “…all natural colored stones are rare and precious.” Regular cleaning is part of taking care of semi-precious stones.

Things You’ll Need

  • Soft cloths
  • Mild liquid detergent
  • Soft, non-metallic brush

Opaque Gemstones

Clean opaque stones, such as opals, lapis lazuli, jade, turquoise and malachite, by wiping them with a moist cloth after each wearing. Avoid exposing these stones to soap and water; according to the International Colored Gemstone Association, these gemstones are basically rock-and not crystals from a single mineral-and could absorb the water and soap.

Clean organic gemstones like pearls, coral and amber by wiping them with a soft cloth after each wearing to remove dust and body oils from the gemstones. Protect them from exposure to hairspray, perfume or cosmetics, as the chemicals in these products can damage organic gemstones over time.

Protect opaque semi-precious gemstones by storing them in individual sections of a jewelry box, or in fabric pouches or wrapping them in pieces of soft fabric. This will prevent them from being scratched.

Transparent Gemstones

Clean transparent semi-precious gemstones. Fill a container-not the sink to avoid accidentally losing the jewelry down the drain-and put a tiny amount of mild liquid soap in the water. Place the gemstones in the soapy water and allow them to soak.

Use a soft, non-metallic brush to brush the gemstone. Be careful not to brush vigorously as it could loosen settings.

Rinse the jewelry thoroughly under running water and lay it on a soft cloth to dry.

Separate gemstones from touching each other to prevent scratching. This can be done by placing them in separate sections within the jewelry box, using fabric pouches, or wrapping them in separate pieces of soft cloth.

Tips

  • Kaleidogems recommends periodically taking semi-precious gemstones to the jeweller for inspection and thorough cleaning.