Are you searching for answers from the Universe? Need some romance in your life? Maybe you’re in search of peace, or simply want to add some gorgeous gems to your interior decor, your existing collection, or even your daily ensemble.

At Crystal Gemstone Shop, we’re excited to share our expertise on all these gemstones and crystals on our gem blog, where you can discover exotic crystals’ metaphysical properties and gain new insights into the unique qualities of classic gems you’ve always loved. Expand your universe of gemstones by taking a journey through our eye-opening crystal blog!

How Gemstones Were Used

How Gemstones Were Used

May 06, 2022

When it comes to gemstones, it is not unsurprising that there are a lot of odd stories floating around. Some propagate these myths to increase the stone's value, some might stem from old legends, and some might exist just for the sake of having a fun legend to tell.

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Best Gemstones for Beginners

Best Gemstones for Beginners

April 26, 2022

Truthfully, there is no real go-to beginner for some people. They just follow their heart and look into the stones they think call them best. But, for a lot of people, quartz, jasper, amethyst, and others are common choices. 

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Mindfulness & Meditation - For Beginners

Mindfulness & Meditation - For Beginners

April 12, 2022

Meditation is and has been one of the most common practices in human history. Various cultures and societies have performed meditation in one way or another, though whether or not they called it such is irrelevant.

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Opal's Bad Luck - Dangerous and Beautiful?

Opal's Bad Luck - Dangerous and Beautiful?

March 31, 2022

Though much of the bad luck myths with opal are modern, as we will see, it turns out that there was a squabble over such a stone in Roman times. One Senator, Nonius, had in possession a fine opal ring, where the stone was supposedly as large as a hazelnut. Marcus Antonius coveted the ring and sought to purchase it from the Senator so he may gift it to Cleopatra. Nonius adamantly refused.

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History of Jewelry Fads in the United States

History of Jewelry Fads in the United States

March 29, 2022

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Bizarrite - The Strangest Gemstones

Bizarrite - The Strangest Gemstones

March 04, 2022

Normally, Proustite has a healthy red hue, is brilliant, and simply beautiful. Let it sit out in the sun (or under any light) too long and it shrivels up into a black heart of a crystal.

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SWAHILI STONES – THE MANY GEMS OF EAST AFRICA

SWAHILI STONES – THE MANY GEMS OF EAST AFRICA

February 18, 2022

Rubies, Sapphires, and even the exotic Tanzanite are all found in East Africa, but how much, of what quality, and how does Swahili play a role in it all?

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Gemstone Properties

Gemstone Properties

February 08, 2022

Gemstones have some unique properties that enhance their beauty and make them stand out on the top. For example, diamonds are hard. In fact, they are the hardest mineral on the planet. 

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DAVEMAOITE – ONE OF THE LATEST MINERAL DISCOVERIES

DAVEMAOITE – ONE OF THE LATEST MINERAL DISCOVERIES

February 02, 2022

Davemaoite was invented in a lab using expensive and complicated equipment that can replicate extreme pressure. How extreme, you may ask? 20 gigapascals worth of pressure was needed to synthesize davemaoite.

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RED AS BLOOD, BLACK AS OIL – RUBY AND ONYX, JULY’S BIRTHSTONES

RED AS BLOOD, BLACK AS OIL – RUBY AND ONYX, JULY’S BIRTHSTONES

January 24, 2022

Ruby is one of the oldest known minerals in the world. Its English name is derived from the Latin word “ruber” which means “red.” It is also the historical gemstone of July.

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A SERIES OF SUMMER STONES – JUNE’S BIRTHSTONE HISTORY

A SERIES OF SUMMER STONES – JUNE’S BIRTHSTONE HISTORY

January 21, 2022

Pearls were highly coveted and rare luxuries known since ancient times. However, they’re technically not stones and were not historically considered a birthstone.

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THE GEM IS ALWAYS GREENER – EMERALD, MAY’S GEMSTONE

THE GEM IS ALWAYS GREENER – EMERALD, MAY’S GEMSTONE

January 19, 2022

Emerald’s zodiac sign is Gemini. Because of how the zodiac system is structured, emerald belongs to June and May in calendar months.

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What Our Gem Blog Has to Offer

Get ready to be empowered with comprehensive knowledge about your favorite—and soon-to-be-favorite—gemstones when you browse through our crystal blog.

For instance, did you know that moldavite—a beautiful forest-green stone that is said to promote healing—was literally born from stardust? Or, did you realize that in addition to promoting feminine energy, natural pearls enhance prosperity? Are you curious about what the world’s rarest stones are? (Hint: Diamonds don’t make the cut.) Check out our latest posts to answer all of your burning questions!

Why Trust the Experts at Crystal Gemstone Shop?

With our crystal blog, you can learn about the aesthetic qualities of the gemstones that most tickle your fancy. And if you’re into metaphysical crystal properties, we offer the low-down on how various stones connect you to higher powers and may change your life for the better.

At Crystal Gemstone Shop, we know gems. We provide exotic and unique gemstones from across the globe, with all orders being picked by hand and then double-checked to ensure their quality. Our goal through our online shop, and through our blog, is to add color to your life and even enhance your spirituality and healing through our gemstones. Explore our blog, and don’t forget to order your favorite gemstones today!


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