Some Interesting Facts About Garnets

Garnet is found the world over, and though commonly known to be red, it is in fact found in a variety of colors and chemical formulas, each with its own set of spiritual properties. Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Read More …

Warm Up This Weekend With Some Fun Things to Do

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, January 19 to Sunday, January 21, 2018. Dine out for a good cause at Galveston Restaurant Week, shop directly from jewelry wholesalers, meet the cast of The Sandlot, Read More …

Guess How Much Gold Was Used for 2018 Winter Games Medals, It’s Less Than You Think

The countdown begins – in one month athletes from around the world will converge in Pyeongchang, South Korea to compete for their country’s honor and the coveted Olympic medals. In total, only about 50 ounces of gold was used to create all the gold medals Read More …

How to Do Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Scenario: It’s Christmas Eve and you’ve left the Christmas shopping till now. Whatever the reason for your lack of planning, it’s still possible to come up with last minute gift ideas that match your budget and the tiny amount of time left to shop. Take Read More …

Panicking Over Christmas Gifts?

Do you think it’s time to panic yet? If you’re finished with your Christmas shopping then congratulations! You’re of the minority of people that have actually finished. As you will surely see this week, millions more are still not finished and the stores will certainly Read More …

Tanzanite: An Alternative Birthstone for December Babies

“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” – Christian Dior Tanzanite Birthstone There are three birthstones for the month of December: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. All three of these stones are a deep blue color and have their own history and chemical Read More …

You Have a Blue Topaz. Now What?

As with all light colored gems, the value of the topaz increases with its intensity of color. Topaz has a definite sky-blue color and is uniform in color, often without overtones. While it is often pale, it can also be bright or sometimes even an Read More …

The Science of Topaz

Topaz also aids verbalization and is excellent for meditation and living according to your own aspirations and views. It helps you recognize truth and wisdom and where exactly you have strayed from your own truth. It is a great choice for the time when we Read More …

What’s so Special About Topaz?

  All in all, topaz has been said to relieve greed, frenzies, insanity, hypocrisy, envy, intrigue, disease, injury, sudden death, sorcery, negative magic, lunacy and all disturbing emotions. It is said to soothe, heal, re-motivate, and bring the wearer strength, loyalty, beauty, protection, healing, weight Read More …

Topaz Meaning, Powers and History: Part Four

  Topaz is used to promote good fortune. In fact, it has been said that dreaming of topaz may indicate that good fortune is on its way. These dreams can also suggest love affairs.   Traditions hold that topaz bestowed many benefits upon its wearer. Read More …