August 30, 2017

     The weight of this stone conveys the responsibility of the awesome power contained within, the power of fire.

 As fire draws energy from wood, pyrite draws and funnels energy from the earth through your body supporting a strong will, creative discern...

August 6, 2017

     The birthstone for the month of August is peridot.  Peridot is one of the few gemstones to occur in only colour but can vary in intensity with dark olive-green gem quality peridot considered the most desirable due to its rarity.

      Ancient Ro...

June 30, 2017

Like unto trees absorbing carbon emissions from our environment smoky quartz absorbs negative vibrations bringing a sense peace to the air of any location.

Commonly considered an aid in clear focused thinking, this quartz is renown in Celtic history for enhancing surviv...

June 11, 2017

As one’s personal selection of gems, stones and crystals increases the linear space available to display each one properly decreases. Using display stands creates a multi-level ‘environment’ from which to exhibit your treasured collection among your favorite plants. Av...

May 1, 2017

As the spring rains create lush growth and the landscape slowly turns from grey to vibrant green, there is no better time to discuss the traditional birthstone for the month of May, which is emerald.

The name for this green coloured mineral is believed to come from the...

April 22, 2017

     At PLAINS of STONE we encourage the celebration of our environment on a daily basis. 

     We always had a strong connection with the natural world as it provides both the materials and inspiration.  This April 22 we encourage our friends, famil...

March 27, 2017

One of the most captivating aspects of dendritic agate is the tree-like markings, or dendrites, found throughout the translucent chalcedony gemstone.  These iron or manganese inclusions within the stone often resemble organic plant material and expertly cut dendritic a...

March 23, 2017

Outside the studio spring is ready to do its thing. Whether you have already peeled off the long-johns or or continue gazing and dreaming of spring buds laying under layers of snow, it is time to begin planning for the garden and harvest time!

Depending on what you are...

March 19, 2017

Two lines intersecting make a point. Three hundred sixty single points of degree surrounds us - a plane curve mathematically definable as the locus of a point which moves so that its distance from a fixed point is constant. The 360 cardinal points on the surrounding ho...

March 16, 2017

The symmetry of the circle, the encompassing horizon, the cycles of the seasons, the birth and life and death and rebirth of life. One generation passing and one being born into the circular cycle of life. The simplest of shapes, circles are one of the most fascinating...

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