Comments and Answers

August 16, 2008 § 2 Comments

There are a few questions that I thought I’d answer from the comments…which I do hope continue. I may not answer all of them, but I’ll do my best.

Regarding my post on Agate, I have several comments. First, Wezz, this is the only book I own. I have several on my wish list. Try the following site for ideas on what sort of book you’d prefer.

http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/books/gemstones.shtml

There are a lot of books listed, a few less interesting to me than others.

Gem Identification Made Easy: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying and Selling.                                         by Antoinette L. Matlins and A.C. Bonanno

And you’ll see the Schumann book listed as well.

Another comment on the agate information by Maharshi follows:

respected sir,may i have any research paper or any scientific proove that Gemstones can work for body?……….

Thank you for your kind request. For the record, I am a woman, metalsmith and jeweler. And I apologize for any miscommunication on my part. Each mention of the “lore” surrounding a stone, including its healing powers on the body, ought to be clearly labeled as “Lore”.

Under Lore, for this and any other article, is where you will find the stories and rumors of what a stone is purported to ‘do’. There may be medicinal qualitites, spiritual qualities, etc. that some people place on these stones. I do not endorse such notions. I merely note that others believe or mention these things. I see the lore as adding to the ‘story’ of each stone and its history.

Thank you for reading my blog, and keep checking back. I’ll be posting more on stones and gems. And I’ll make it more clear that the lore I post does not translate to fact, or even my own belief.

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§ 2 Responses to Comments and Answers

  • Lois says:

    I love Gem Identification Made Easy, although, frequently there is nothing easy about ID’ing gems. I follow that book religiously and sometimes I’m still not sure but it is super if you want to start learning about gemstones.

  • “for the record, i am a woman.” hee, hee. you got me giggling. but come on, don’t you want to make something up about the stone to help the poor guy feel better. ;0)i would find it terribly tempting. something like, “it is reported to make you especially light on your feet. you should definitely take up salsa dancing right away!”

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