Tucson Gem Show – Crystal Heaven (behind the scenes)

Tucson Gem Show – Crystal Heaven (behind the scenes)

Blog version of the Crystal Zone Podcast Episode #4 (recording 6) - Tucson.mp3 (first week of March, 2020) INTRODUCTORY NOTE: this blog is the transcription of a podcast that was recorded in early March - two weeks after I’d gotten back from Tucson to Boston - and two...
My Experience of The Alchemy of Stones (Part Two): The Shop & Market(ing)

My Experience of The Alchemy of Stones (Part Two): The Shop & Market(ing)

This is a continuation - a follow up to my Part One blog - about My Experience of The Alchemy of Stones workshop, which I attended in June of 2016. THE FRENCH SAYING - "A REFAIRE" - SOMETHING TO BE DONE AGAIN Somebody said this might be Robert Simmons' last workshop -...
What’s Love got to do with it? Crystals and the Heart.

What’s Love got to do with it? Crystals and the Heart.

Crystal & Healing are two words that tend to go together all the time. And surely most of us carry around a broken heart, or at least a wounded heart - from failed & troubled relationships - including messed up childhoods. This creates all kind of mixed...
Crystal Pricing – it’s in all the eye of the beholder

Crystal Pricing – it’s in all the eye of the beholder

PART ONE - the principal of it I joined the Boston Mineral Club recently, and overheard one of the elder gemologists say "unlike in most industries, there's no standardized system for pricing minerals." A lightbulb went off for me. Of course, I thought - that's so...