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has such a great heart energy. The heart is helped by using both green
and pink. We have awesome pieces of both green (hiddinite) and pink
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Here is a story on CNN that I just saw that I really love. This
is an incredible family just because they are not trying to be
incredible.. they are just being themselves. Incredible!
I hope you are having a great weekend. I am certainly looking
forward to relaxing a bit this weekend! It has been a month
since I have had a day to just relax.. and I am going to enjoy
it! I have to go with John JR to Home Depot to help him haul
something back... but that will be fun. ( I hope!).
We have been busy this week working on the first group of new
Tucson material for you. We got our freight back here last
Monday. Then we had to unload it from the pallets and start
cleaning it and receiving it. We actually had to go buy new
racks to put the new stuff on as we had run out of room. We will
be receiving and posting all of this new merchandise for months
to come. After John JR came home from Tucson, I kept buying, and
buying and buying. It is sure going to be fun!
Here are this weeks updates:
Citrine Spheres I found some really clear and very nice
Citrine Spheres. There sure weren't too many to be seen in
Tucson. One friend who as a store in Southern California
couldn't find any good ones for her store!
Chakra Healing Sets My first day in Tucson... my first hour
in Tucson, I headed over to my friend who makes the Chakra
Healing Sets. We bought all but two of them! For the very first
time we were able to get a few sets under $200! Those are
smaller pieces, but they sure work! I even bought several single
stones as well
as one more set of Super Sevens!
Sacred Scribes I thought we would never see any more of
the Russian Lemurian Sacred Scribe Quartz. BUT that was not to
be true. One day in Tucson, I wanted to go see a certain
Brazilian Dealer. John JR wanted to go the opposite direction.
As I have been trying to teach him to trust his instincts and
intuition, we went his direction. AND.. we walked into the
Russian Lemurian Sacred Scribe Quartz. What we found was a
supply of Rough Quartz of this wonderfully high energy quartz. I
was amazed that we had found this! What we have posted is very
nice pieces of the rough quartz. It sure does have a very high
vibration and an internal clarity and brightness seldom seen.
Next week we will post the large pieces we were able to get as
well. This is NOT newly mined material... it was stuck in a
customs warehouse in Europe and was finally recovered after over
Papagoite Quartz We had a private appointment to see a
collection of Papagoite and Ajoite quartz that had been put away
for over 15 years. The crystals were being held in a private
home to which we were invited. This collection
was amazing! The problem was that the entire group was for sale
as one lot which was about the same price I paid for my home.
There were only 40 pieces of quartz... so we had to pass on that
one. :-) However we were
able to pick up a few other Papagoite pieces that we hadn't seen
for a few years. This is all we have now... but I am very glad
to have it.
Ajoite Quartz We were able to find a nice selection of
"affordable" ajoite quartz in the $55 to $200 range. While they
are not as nice as our normal Ajoite, a lot of you have asked
for these. We were not able to get them before, so we brought
these home to send on to you.
Sacred Carvings We searched for some unusual Sacred Carvings
this year. We acquired some in Opal, in Garnet and even a
Tanzanite Buddha among others.
Tibetan Quartz We posted some Tibetan Quartz.
Fluorite Included Quartz John JR posted the rest of our
Fluorite Included Quartz in order to make room for more
crystals... and they are on the site at a "Name Your Own Price".
Regular price on these was $15, so go ahead and name YOUR price
on them. Please make your price reasonable, but have fun!
Kunzite - Spudomene I love Kunzite! The heart energy is so
amazing wonderful. We posted some more polished Kunzites...
great color and greater prices!
Vogel Wands We added some Vogel Wands... our stocks on
these is getting pretty low and we were only able to find a very
few in Tucson that met our standards.
Clear Casa Quartz We added more Clear Casa Quartz Points.
Petalite John JR hand picked a bunch of Brazilian Petalite
in Tucson.. and he brought it home himself so he could get it
posted. Petalite is a stone of Angelic energy!
Azurite Posted some new Azurite Pieces.
Growth Interference Quartz - Nirvana Quartz This was sad
news for us. There wasn't anything in Tucson in good quality
pieces of the Growth Interference ( Nirvana Quartz). I was
looking for some.. but the dealers
just don't have any quality material any more. It looks like it
has run the mine production. What was there was very low
quality. We posted the rest of our inventory that we had on hand
for you to choose from.
There we go.. that is our first Tucson update! I hope you enjoy
the items we posted this week.. and watch for more!
John, John JR and Tamara
I feel the warm Tucson sun calling me! We will be there in less
than two weeks. John JR and I both have Tucson fever! We are
looking forward to finding some new things for you.. and finding
some new great restaurants for us to try. :-)
In order to make room for all of things we are going to buy, we
are making room to bring them home. So.. John JR snuck in while
I was sleeping on put a whole lot of things on sale at half
price! Dang Kids! And you will even find some more surprises
there as well. You will find all kinds of things.. Ajoite,
Tsavorite and many more great items. The link is below.
Private Sale We put up the rest of the private sale
Candle Holders Valentines is coming up really soon...here
are more of the
Selenite Heart Shaped Candle Holders
Sphere Stands ... yep.. nothing exciting for me.. but we
have had requests for these..
Gem Elixers I have added three new Gem Elixirs...
Books I found a couple of new books... to help with
manifesting and bringing in
what you would like in the new year. One is by Michael Beckwith,
an Oprah favorite
and the other is another author featured in "The Secret".
Herkimer Diamonds I found a full new flat of really great
Herkimer Diamonds...I am so glad that we finding this great
Secret Sale And here is John JR's
secret sale... 50% off and more!
Enjoy...and please help us create some room!
John, John JR and Tamara
Here we are.. Saturday night on the west coast. We have all
experienced a lot of emotions and lots of drama this week. I am getting
ready to turn the Television off and not turn it back on! So today I was
asking what I could do. I stated in the update a couple of weeks ago
about the weekly prayer for the country (and the world) and that is one
thing I can do. You too. We get where we feel
so out of control and so helpless that we can't do anything about what
is going on around us. The truth is ... is that this is absolutely not
true. So what did I do? Meditate. What am I going to spend more time
doing during this turmoil time? Meditate! Holding Rose Quartz is great
for your meditation or using
any of your favorite crystal friends.
Selenite Wands Selenite is a great cleanser.. so when you are done
with your meditation using your stones, you can clear and charge them by
placing them on a selenite plate overnight. Next week we will posting
large selenite charging plates, so watch for those. In the meantime we
have posted a bunch
of selenite suitable for smaller crystals and for holding as well.
Selenite will help you to hold the light.
Suns We haven't had these for a while.. they are pretty neat...
Elestial QTZ These are great for removing negative energies... and
grounding. One of the themes that came out during our last trip was
grounding crystals... lots of Smoky Quartz... with the news getting
everyone worked up we can use all the grounding we can get.. for
ourselves AND for the planet!
- NEW! Another stone we haven't had for a while... a great heart
Cabs Lovely and beautiful purple Charoite from Russia.
Added a couple of large Russian Phenacites... full complete Crystals
Quartz WE added quite a few nice Spirit Quartz...
Petalite is an Angelic Energy! Last time we posted these.. you guys
bought them all! John JR had picked all of these pieces in Denver. I
think he did a very good job! :-)
Crystals John JR fell in love with all of the different forms of
Emerald. I did too! So now we have a lot of Emerald.. the most varied
and largest selection we have ever had!
in Matrix These are in incredible deal. Aquamarines from Brazil in
Quartz Matrix. I was excited about these are they are great for laying
on of stones as the quartz is flat on the back...
Slabs I have no idea of what Sandstone is good for energetically..
but dang they are pretty!
Slabs Septarian slabs are really pretty too!
Copper is a very interesting mineral. Great energy conductor!
Freeform WE picked up some super high grade Lapis in Denver...
Lapis Pendants And we picked up some really nice Lapis
Polished These are really clear Citrine.. and much nicer that the
pictures show....These would be great for desktop pieces on your work
desk...a great reminder that you are in the flow of prosperity.
Angels For the first time... we have Angels!
We added new Animal carvings....small gifty ones...
Sacred And we added some small Quan Yin and
Buddha carvings too.
There we go.. our updates for this week. Enjoy... and remember to
John, John JR and Tamara
What an update we have for you today. This update is so special, I am
going to get right to it.
Before the Denver show I contacted my favorite Brazilian dealer, a man
who is well respected Geologist and mineral dealer. I asked him about
the Smokey Lemurians we have got in Tucson to see if there were anymore,
and if there was anything else that i should be aware of. He told me
about a new find of Elestial Quartz that was a Rutilated Elestial
Quartz! We were excited as this had not been seen before. When he came
to the states, he and his brother went to the University of Arizona in
Tucson to use their equipment to determine if the inclusion in this new
find was indeed Rutile. After two days of intense work... they found
that it was not Rutile but rather Goethite and Hematite inclusions. He
saved them for us to see first in Denver and of course, we bought all of
it except for a few larger pieces. This is a very small new find.. and I
do not think there will be anymore.
While having dinner with Paul Jensen and his wife we got to talking
about what we could do that was new and exciting with his line of Tools
for Evolution jewelry line. He has a few really killer pieces that don't
get a lot of attention as they are the top of his line and are only
shown at two shows a year. We are going to
start offering them for a limited time...one month.. on
Exquisitecrystals.com. These are the best Paul has to offer and we are
including some very special stones. They are gorgous! Tools
for Evolution Limited Editions
Here is a single piece... John of God Citrine with a Burmese Phenacite.
John of God Jewelry
John JR has gotten the bug... it has only
taken a year but he has got it now! When in Denver we were able to meet
up with Lawrence Stoller and together, Lawrence, John JR and I were able
to hand select some really incredible Gem Grade rough for Lawrence to
make into some one of kind exclusive pendants for us. Some of these,
he has never done before: Russian Phenacite, Scapolite and Tanzanite! Be
sure to take a look. Lawrence
Prosperity Sale John JR and I were talking about what we could do
to help our friends/clients/customers. We thought about manifestation
and prosperity and decided that we would offer our entire stock of
Rubies to you at 20% off for one week. Rubies are great for manifesting
wealth and retaining wealth. So... let's see
what you can do!
Skulls We picked up some small - Medium large Crystal Skulls in
Que Sera Stones We have a new supply of Que Sera Stones.
Tumbled Stones Another brain storming idea between Dad and Son. We
are now offering a 25 % discount on tumbled stones when you buy 10 or
more of the same stone and same size.
Lamps On the front page of the website is this new Citrine
Cathedral Lamp. The really cool thing about it is the Base..a natural
basalt stone base. It gives the whole thing a really great look and
natural feel. The citrine cathedral is
pretty darn nice too!
Strawberry Quartz We found a nice small parcel of Small Strawberry
Quartz points.. sweet , small and affordable.
Chakra Healing Sets Once again, going to the show early paid off.
We got first selection of the Chakra Healing Stones sets by Bob Jackson.
He made us another set of Super Seven Chakra stones... plus another 9
sets! We have been out of stock
on these for a long time.. and these are some super Sets...
Oregon Opal Spheres I was at a local show last week... and the man
who I usually buy our Oregon Opal from had to take me to another dealer
who had these incredible Oregon Opal Spheres. He knew I would love to
see them... and he was right. I bought them! These are incredibly
magical... and quite large for Opal Spheres. Nice!
Light Bases Not much to say... they are rotating light bases with
either colored or white lights.
Emeralds in Matrix Emeralds in Matrix from Brazil. We have some
gemmy emeralds coming up soon.. but these are great! You get a LOT of
emerald for your dollar in these. WE got lucky and get a great deal that
we could pass
on to you.
Fluorite Rainbow fluorite worry stones and bracelets.
Rhodochrosite And lastly... something I have been wanting to get
for a long time.... high grade Rhodochrosite! These specimens are from
China and we really sweet. They are really red and powerful!
There we go.. what a great update! I hop you all enjoy the new items.
In gratitude and appreciation,
John, John JR and Tamara
There is a lot of energy being thrown around the world! The news is
the ads on TV are getting so old... I just wish they would stop all the
nonsense. I think
they should actually ban negative ads and only allow Politicians to talk
about themselves and not about the other guy/gal.
I belong to a net group of New Though Ministers and several of us have
committed to doing prayer work for the county and the world. We realize
that the problems here in the USA affect people all over the world. So
on Sunday nights from now until the election we are praying on Sunday
nights for Right and Proper Outcome of the Election for All Concerned.
We are not praying for a candidate or outcome. We know that the energy I
call God/Goddess/All that is is much smarter than we are so we open to
that supreme intelligence knowing what is best and we move into that
knowing and allowing. At the bottom of the page beyond the updates I
will list for you the prayers that have been suggested. You are welcome
to join us in these prayers if you wish. There is also a prayer for what
is happening now with the Financial situation as well.
Now.. let's get to the good stuff... the updates! These are all new
product that we bought in Denver.
Ajoite... These are not new.. but I will be taking the sale prices
off at Midnight this Saturday, Sep.27 at Noon Pacific time. What we
found out in Denver is that the current wholesale pricing on Ajoite is
what we are selling ours for at retail. And then.. we had them on sale
on top of that. So this is the time to get yours if you have been
Aquamarine We posted double terminated... a rare tabby twin and a
bunch of other really nice Aquamarines from Pakistan.
Peridot Posted a new lot of really pretty and clear Peridot
crystals ... these are great for the heart energy!
Lapis Crystals Something brand new for us... Lapis Crystals on
Matrix. These are very cool and would be great for using to increase
Vogel Healing Wands - Major Vogel Updates! This is the most Vogel
Wands I think we have ever posted! Actually probably the most we have
ever had at one time. There are two Vogel Wands with Manifesters! That
is a first that is so awesome! These do go really fast..we have been out
of the smaller ones for a long time...so I am giving you fair warning.
Also John JR has taken pictures of the Wands, and in the larger ones,
taken additional pictures of both ends of the wands. Be sure to click on
the details for the pictures so see ALL of the pictures..the quality of
the cutting is so precise.
Moldavite Faceted We had a request for Faceted Moldavite Stones...
here they are!
Moldavite Pendants We also ran out of the Moldavite Pendants we
bought in Tucson.. we have a fresh new supply.
Tanzanite Crystals WOW! We found a new supply of wonderful
Tanzanite crystals that are simply breathtaking in their beauty and
color. Great for bringing out your spirituality and clairvoyance.
Papagoite Quartz I found ONE affordable piece... the only one in a
Soapstone Buddhas Really well done Buddha Statues carved in
Pendants A whole new batch of Pendants from
Lawrence Stoller. Check them out!
Remember... crystals and minerals can be great investments. Will it may
be not as easy
to turn them into cash as stocks... they do keep their value and
increase in value. We all
know that there aren't many new ones being made!
Below are the prayers you can use if you want to join us in this
powerful and important service. FYI.. these are all examples of
what is called Positive Prayer.
John, John JR and Tamara
Divine grace, Divine love, Divine wisdom hereby blesses and sanctifies
the magnificent country of the United States of America and brings
leaders of wisdom, knowledge and intelligence to be the ones to guide
and aid us to ever greater expressions of the Divine as this country.
And so we believe and so we give thanks.Amen
My Prayer for My Country
Believing in the Divine destiny of the United States of America and in
the preservation of liberty, security, and self-expression for all, I
offer this, my prayer for my country:
I know that Divine Intelligence governs the destiny of the United States
of America, directing the thought and the activity of all who guide its
I know that success, prosperity, and happiness are the gifts of freedom
and are the Divine heritage of everyone in this country.
I know that success, prosperity, and happiness are now operating in the
affairs of every individual in this country.
I know that Divine guidance enlightens the collective mind of the people
of this country, causing it to know that economic security may come to
all without the loss of either personal freedom or individual
I know that no one can believe or be led to believe that freedom must be
surrendered in order to insure economic security for all.
The All-Knowing Mind contains the answer to every problem which
confronts this country. I know that every leader in this country is now
directed by this All-Knowing Mind and has the knowledge of a complete
solution to every problem. Each is compelled to act upon this knowledge
to the end that abundance, security, and peace shall come to all.
And I know that this spiritual democracy shall endure, guaranteeing to
everyone in this country personal liberty, happiness, and
Prayer #3 - Use this one now...
I know that Divine Right Action is occurring now, as it always has.
I know that we have called forth a candidate for change. And I know
that the basis of our philosophy is "Change Your Thinking, Change Your
Life. It is wonderful to know that we are against nothing but for our
highest and best to be made manifest. And I know that everything is
working together for our good. It is the nature of God to do so. I
accept that this unfolds in the most perfect way. I know that it is all
good for it is all God. I am grateful. And so It is. Amen.
It is only two days until I leave for Denver! Then on Monday John JR
will come and join me for the week. This will be so much fun... I get to
teach my son how to buy! And.. get this.. he is starting to go from his
head to his heart! Oh yeah!!!!!!! :-) :-)
It will be interesting to see what he chooses this trip.. in Tucson he
went for a lot of metal type minerals...hematite, rutile etc. Most of
what he went for is great for mental work.. let's wait and see what
pulls him this time. He was very attracted to Opal though... so we shall
Here is our last update before we go shopping...
Ajoite Quartz We added a TON... well not a ton but a LOT of
Ajoite Quartz.. and have put them on sale. I have
had this put back.. and not wanting to sell them off as Ajoite Quartz is
my very favorite Quartz and probably the most favorite of all stones for
me. I could just lay them out all over my home.. and put that
unconditional love everywhere! But.. I have decided that is it time
to share some of that love with the world. I actually admit that I may
be an Ajoite addict.. as I would love to keep it all. BUT.. it didn't
come to me to just sit in a box on a shelf... I have never put these
kind of sale prices on Ajoite before.. and may never again. BUT for
now... they are available and priced at unheard of sale prices. Hello..
my name is John and I am addicted to Ajoite.
Rose Quartz Rough Gorgeous smaller rough rose quartz from
Madagascar. You can buy several for layouts or for creating love
grids... this is the good stuff Maynard.
Shiva Lingams Added smaller 3-5" Linghams...
Lithium QTZ Added Lithium Quartz
Rose Quartz Elestials Posted some larger Rose Elestial Quartz...
Zincite Added Zincite
Quartz Hearts Added Clear Quartz Hearts
Garnets Added small Garnets..
Other Quartz We have one piece each of Silver
in Quartz and Copper in Quartz...
There are out updates for this week!
John, John JR and Tamara
It seems such a long time since we sent out an update... it has been two
Anyone watching the convention? I find it very interesting... and think
we are in very wonderful times. When we have two people like Barack and
Hillary at the top of one of our Parties, it is indeed a huge step
forward for all of us. I am neither
black nor female, yet it excites me so much to see this. Maybe we really
are moving into the Age of Aquarius!
I have a couple of announcements for you! In about 10 days I will be
heading out to Denver for the 3rd largest Gem and Mineral show in the
world! John JR will be joining me this year for most of the week so we
getting geared up for one heck a show! If you have any requests for
special orders please do let us know. We are not always able to find
what you want.. but we try! Here is what we need:
Here are this weeks updates!
Huge Jewelry Sale! Sale runs through Monday September 1st at Midnight
We have marked a select group of Lawrence Stoller Pendants on sale....
for just a limited time.
And we have marked the entire stock of the Indian Jewelry Necklaces at
25 % off!
And... all of the chipped necklaces at 25 % off!
And... all of the assorted Gemstone Pendants!
And the rest of the updates for this week...
Etched Quartz ... another new Etched Quartz from Brazil. These are
really cool.. and I was only able to get 3 of the larger ones... they
are flawless internally.. and are similar to the Nirvana Ice Crystals
but much more clear and higher vibration.
Boji Stones Added Boji Stones..
Moldavite Added Moldavite specimens
Metamorphosis QTZ Added pounds of Metamorphosis Quartz by the
Obsidian Added Rainbow Obsidian in both Double Heart shapes and
Spirit Quartz Jasper Added some tumbled Spirit Quartz Jasper
Blue Kyanite Added Blue Kyanite Blades..
Septarian We haven't had any septarian for a long time.. but we
have it now!
Carnelian Added additional pebbles of Carnelian...
Day Old Bread And.. I moved some items over to the Day Old Bread
There are this weeks updates and sale items.
Have a great long weekend if your in the USA.. and for our foreign
friends, I wish you the best as well!
In gratitude and love,
John, John JR and Tamara
Well we are back from Wisconsin. From what I see on the news tonight it
is just in time! Wow.. the weather is bad back there with a lot of
flooding and tornadoes.
The wedding was great! The forecast was for rain... actually hard rain.
We all went to help set up the wedding area on Friday morning. The first
thing we did was pull together everyone there and did a prayer circle. I
asked for all of our spiritual helpers and all of the grandparents and
family who were with us in spirit to clear the way for the day and to
blow away the clouds. Amazingly after we got the reception area set up
the sun came out and we had a gorgeous wedding day!
Nora, my granddaughter thought the party was for her. She was the flower
girl and had just turned 3 earlier in the week. With her flower girl
dress she held the dance floor the entire evening. No one could out
dance Nora. Even grandpa got to spend a few dances on the floor with
I must say how grateful I am that I have been provided the honor to
officiate at both my children's wedding this past year. This has truly
been a fathers dream come to manifest. (Must be all of those
manifestations crystals working for me! :-) )
We have some nice things for you this week as well...
Citrine Casa Quartz Today we posted an entire box of Citrine Casa
Quartz... most of them only $15!
Gemstone Pendants At the last show... I bought a bunch of
pendants... John JR did a fantastic job of photographing each one... and
they are now posted.... all 40 of them!
Metamorphosis QTZ We posted a bunch of tumbled Metamorphosis Quartz
as well as some new and unusual new tools. Bob has somehow figured out
how to cut flat slabs that will asterisk. These would be great for super
powered healing treatments. Also he has created some incredible
sterling silver wands... each with a Metamorphosis Rod on each end. They
are really interesting..and to tell the truth I don't quite have a
handle on them yet... It seems to me that they should be used
as acupressure point tools to transmit light into the point.
Dream Quartz WE posted a bunch of new high grade dream quartz from
Tucson as well as a really cool phantom that was the only one of it's
Pink Fire Quartz Get them while you can! We posted the rest of our
Pink Fire Quartz from the Tucson trip and they are selling quicker than
I can believe!
Casa Qtz Spheres I was able to pick up a few larger Casa Quartz
Spheres... two smokey and one Amethyst.
Black Tourmaline We posted
some more Black Tourmalines... they have nice formations and luster.
Chlorite Qtz Wand One large Chlorite included massage wand.
Rutile QTZ Mini These are cute as heck...
Rose XL Massage Wand Sometimes I just have to get something when I
see it.. these were that way. They are large Rose Quartz Massage Wands
that are "twisted" with a fluorite cap like the selenites wands we have
had for a couple of years
now. The difference? They are HUGE!
Here are some updates that we did before the wedding that I didn't have
time to tell you about.... or send you links to...
India Beaded Necklaces
There we go! Enjoy the updates... and please be careful where ever you
In love and light,
John Sr, John Jr and Tamara
There is so much negative energy in the news that I want to do something
some fun to all of us.
Exquisitecrystals.com very seldom has sales. The reason for this is that
we try to bring you the very best hand selected crystals and minerals at
a reasonable price. We know that you can sometimes buy cheaper, but we
are sure you will never be able to buy better quality at a lower price.
When it comes to metaphysical, light worker and energy tools the wisest
choice is always to choose the best quality.
I have decided to have a sale and toss in a few surprises. I have marked
items at 10 cents! I can't tell you where they are... you will have to
When the 10 items are gone... the 10 Cent sale will be over.
In addition to the 10 cent sale all items will be on sale at 10 % off
for all orders
that total under $100 and 20% for all orders that total over $100!
Your discount will show when you add your items to the cart. Because of
the new advanced shopping cart we installed in April, there is no need
for rebates sales.
You get the discount immediately! YAHOO!!!!!
Ok... we do have lot of new items too... you can see these on the
The discount sale runs from 05/26/2008 to
Have fun and know that we all appreciate you!
In gratitude and fun,
John SR, John JR and Tamara
Wow... what a great year for Politics! For those of us in the United
States we have a great opportunity to truly make a difference. I can't
turn myself off from CNN these days. I just want to hear about all of
it! I won't go into who we should support for President or why. We all
have our reasons for what we believe and who we believe would be the
best person for the job. But man.. I am excited!
How are you liking the new site design? Did you know you can log in and
check your orders to see where they are at in the process of being
processed? You can! I am seeing a lot it "Wish Lists" being created and
that is very cool. If you have any questions, just send us an email and
let me know.. or even pick up the phone and make a toll free call. I
LOVE talking to you all!
Here we go with this weeks updates:
Smokey QTZ w/ Hot Spots I was able to get jsut a few of these...
they are very hard to find. They are Brazilian Quartz with natural "Hot
Spots" from natural radiation. There is additional information on Love
Is In The Earth.
Cathedral QTZ We have added a few Cathedral Quartz, also known as
Atlantean Temple Quartz.
Golden Healer Phantom QTZ I only found ONE in Tucson that fit the
label of Exquisite..
Amazonite w/ Blk Tourmaline We put up a full box of Amazonite and
Black Tourmaline Specimens... and they are all very affordable too.
Clear Casa Quartz Today I saw we were very low on Clear Quartz Casa
Crystals from the John of God Center in Brazil. Now we have a bunch. :-)
Vanadanite This is a favorite mineral of mine. I really enjoy the
beautify of the structure of Vanadanite. They come from Morocco.. and
are just gorgeous.
(LOTS!) I think I may have gone crazy for hearts in Tucson. We have
all kinds of hearts now. .. just in time for Mothers day! We posted a
bunch of new mini hearts as well as a few double hearts in assorted
minerals. We even have some Golden Healer Quartz hearts! Stone hearts
will last longer than flowers you know! ;-)
Apatite -New! Here is a new item for us... Electric Blue Apatite.
These are truly striking.. polished tops and natural bottoms... so
Star of David Pendants This is the first of many of the Tools for
Transformation jewelry series that we going to be adding more of. You
can take a look here at more than 30 different choices in just the Star
of David Pendant!
AAA Laser Quartz One of my missions in Tucson was to get a new
supply of Laser Quartz. There hadn't been any of the nice Diamantina
Laser Wands at the last few shows.. the last couple of years! So we were
actually out of stock in Diamantina Laser Quartz.. but now have a full
supply. There is even a huge one. that is marked at a near wholesale
price. If you want a large one... here it is.
Medium Elestial QTZ Posted a few new Elestial Quartz here.
Herkimer Diamonds Added some more Herkimer Diamond Quartz
specimens. Large, small and in between. You can't beat a top quality
Herk for a gorgeous and high vibration stone.
Lawrence Stoller Pendants And lastly... here is a new supply of
Pendants from the Master Cutter.
Have a great evening.. it is still early on the West Coast... and those
of you overseas.. have a great morning!
John, John JR and Tamara
I don't have a lot to say tonight... it has been a quick week! The time
is flying by so fast.. and it is only about a month until John JR heads
to the land of cheese to get married! So... I won't bore you with my
idle chit chat.. but get right to the updates.
We have some very exciting updates for you tonight!
Faden Quartz We have new top grade Faden Quartz from Pakistan.
Etched Quartz Here is something totally new and very exciting!
Please follow the link to see what Melody has said about these quartz
crystals. When I talked to Melody about them in Tucson..she was very
excited about them. These are not only Etched Quartz.. but a totally new
find of Quartz from Brazil. Many are very clear and bright.. with
incredible markings on them. Check them out.
Smokey Lemurian QTZ I have only 8 of these.. and they are all super
nice. They say Smokey.. but are actually Smokey Citrine. WOW!!
Carvings We have some outstanding carvings! Simply outstanding.
Golden Healer Quartz Another super exciting update... an amazing
grouping of Golden Healer Quartz Crystals from Arkansas. This is perhaps
the nicest selection of Golden Healers we have had.
Rutilated Quartz John JR fell in love with Rutile! He picked these
out in Tucson and did a great job. He sure is learning quick!
Hematite This is another John JR pick. These are cute Hematite
crystals with great formations.
Amethyst Scepters We have a whole selection of the Fairy Scepters
in Amethyst. They are so cute and sweet... buy a bunch and make an Fairy
Rose Quartz Elestials Added a few really nice colored Rose Quartz
On Hematite This is another John JR pick. He loves those metallic
minerals. He has a great mind so that may be why he is attracted to
these "mind stones". Plus.. they are really attractive and very
esthetic.. as well as affordable.
Fire Quartz A whole bunch of new Fire Quartz from Madagascar.
Phenacite We walked into a nice grouping of Brazilian Phenacite.
From small to large.. they are very clear and have a very intense buzz.
As a friend once said.. " Instant Enlightenment!"
Here is the last for today.. but also a very important one. We have only
a very few extremely rare Purple Imperial Topaz. They have great form..
and super color. We took all that the dealer had.. one of the best
Brazilian dealers in the business.. and only left two small ones. We
also picked up a nice selection of Imperial Topaz. LOTS
There we go.. lots of new items... lots of great items. Enjoy the update
and embrace the weekend!
John, John JR and Tamara..
Aril Fools! No way.. this is so incredible... look at that list of
updated items on the left column. Holy Moly! Our new site is
finally up! We have been working on it for 6 weeks.. and now
we are live! Please take the time to check out the new site and the
amazing functionality it has. No longer do you have to worry about
having a Pay Pal Account... you can search to your hearts content.. you
can look up all of your orders... you can see when your order is
processed.. so much you can do. We are overjoyed with the results.
Please do send us feedback of what you like or don't like. We LOVE
We don't have an update to show you tonight. However I do feel that I
need to get a note out to you.
We are doing well! I received a note from one of our customers today
asking if all was Ok here in Vancouver. She had not seen an update on
the update site since 02/29... almost a full month! She was worried
about us which is really sweet to hear.
We are still waiting to open the updated site. John JR has been very
busy taking pictures while I am receiving new merchandise in and Tamara
is pricing and flatting out minerals. We even brought in an extra
helper to assist us in readying the new crystals and minerals from
We have unpacked a LOT of Golden Healer Quartz from Arkansas... the most
we have ever had. John JR has now photographed and is in the process of
posting the most amazing Kunzite and Hiddenite... many of them are bi
and some are phantoms... with both the green and pink in the same
pieces...showing as phantoms. We posted a whole page
of Fairy Crosses... they are really nice. Also we have posted the first
ever for us... Que Sera stones that are in the new Melody Book. As we
unpack the new stuff...
I am getting really excited. It is amazing how when I buy it.. I don't
get nearly as excited as when we get it home. When we get it
here..unpack it and get it ready for you, it really comes alive.
We will have a lot for you when we get the updated site ready. If we can
all put our positive thought hats on and see the new site up and
running...perhaps we can get it to reality a little sooner.
Those of you in the areas of the country (and the world) that
are having problems with the weather, know that we are sending
you light and love.
Thanks for your patience!
John, John JR and Tamara
Here is your first long awaited update after Tucson!
We made it back.. and had a great trip. As always, there is more to do
and see than we
can squeeze in. The first few days get really exciting.. then it becomes
a huge blur. I see so many crystals and minerals that they all kind of
And then we get home.. start to unpack and I get excited all over again.
Once we get the crystals and minerals back home.. I can see once again
what it was we bought and why.. they are great!
So here we go...
These were here waiting for me when I got home. We finally got some
colored Casa Quartz again! Rose Quartz, Aventurine, Citrine and Clear
Cathedral QTZ Here is the great big one I talked about in my teaser
from Tucson. The color is incredible... the clarity is unsurpassed...
and value.. outstanding. John JR did a great job capturing the beauty of
this magnificent being.
Quartz Wow... WOW.. and WOW!! Wait until you see the fire in
these. Melody talked about the pink fire quartz in her new book... and
said they are also being "Tinkerbell Quartz". Well.. I am the only one
that has called them this.. so I guess Melody was talking about
Exquisitecrystals.com! OH yeah.
Not new from Tucson.. but we did add some zincites.
w/ Epidote Added a fully green Quartz w/ Epidote that came from
China. It is really green!
Fire Opal I
only got a few of these... but they are sure pretty! Black Fire Opal.
Quartz Put up a nice Cathedral Quartz Wand... at the bottom of the
Phenacite You've been waiting.. and we put some a nice dozen or so
of some well put together Russian Phenacites....
Cabs Here you go! Super Seven Cabs. This is the best assortment of
Super Sevens we have had. The coloring is extreme.. the energy is
really great... just check out the page and feel the heat!
Quartz John JR got down to Tucson about a week after I did.. and
after I picked him up at the airport we headed right out to find the
Gold in Quartz dealer. We picked up these for the first time in Denver,
sold out of them.. and couldn't wait to find some more for you in
Tucson. John JR was really looking forward to
getting these.. and boy.. did we.
Oceans of New Age larimar. The peace stone.....
Chappelas One of our regular customer requested one of these
Chappelas... They are Amethyst Geodes that have the base cut and placed
on a wooden Base. We use them for creating Altars and sacred space.
They are perfect for putting your crystals or sacred items into for
clearing, charging and upping their spiritual energy. We only had 3..
and there are now only 2 left. We used to be able to find quite a few of
these.. but they are getting hard to find as they don't weigh as
much a full Geode... so the miners and importers don't make
as much from them as they would from a full Geode. The good thing for us
is.. they are in my opinion prettier and a much better value.
Here is another John JR passion for you. He has fallen in love with
Oregon Opal. We have posted the nicest of what we bought in Tucson.
These are outstanding... polished and just oodles of beauty! We are
working on posting some additional raw pieces.. probably quite a few of
them.. but this is all of the Polished forms.
That's it for this week. Enjoy.. and we will see you soon with more
John, John JR and Tamara
Good Evening or Good Morning!
I like to chit chat a bit before I tell you about this weeks
updates.. but to tell you truth.. I am tired. We have been
nose to the grindstone ( If you know where that term comes from
let me know) and have done a bunch of updates.. including
several new items! YAHOO!!!!
Quartz & Prehnite IN Tucson last year (2007) I bought a
bunch of this as I thought it was really cool.. and it is
inexpensive. It is not as showy as I like it has sweet energy..
and I didI say it was affordable?
Tumbled Stones Added some great Tumbled Stones including
high grade Mangano Calcite, Ex large Rhodochrosite and a few
Lemurian Jade Here is one of the new items.. Lemurian Jade.
Some folks are calling this the new "New Age Stone". It is
interesting indeed... and we have it several forms just in time
for stealth healing for our loved ones.. disguised as a gift.
Spheres We brought several really nice Rainbow Quartz
spheres in Denver... and a couple of Morion Smokey Quartz
too!... oh.. and two.. only two metamorphosis quartz
Magnetite Here is another new page for us... these are
really cool.. and this is all we have for now.
Lemurian QTZ Here is the rest of our Russian Lemurian
Sacred Scribes. I have no idea of when we will get more... if we
are able to get any!
Quartz w/ Garnet Incredible Smokey Quartz w. Garnet
Crystals. These are the best.. the very bestwe have ever had..
including the largest one I have seen as a single crystal..
which is perfect!. There are many that are very clear and
lustrous with a few garnets.. and somethat are just covered with
garnets but have a more milky quartz.. both are stunning in
their own way...I would suggest one of each for the yin/yang
Small Elestial QTZ We added a bunch of Elestial Quartz...
on both the small and Medium Elestial Pages..
Medium Elestial QTZ
Quartz Added Spirit Quartz...
Opal WE put up a full new page of Oregon Opals! Nice..
sweet and full of hope.
Growth Interference QTZ This is it.. the remaining stock of
small Growth Interference Quartz... Enjoy!
Cathedral Quartz we added up some new Cathedral Quartz..
including a bunch of really sweet little ones..they are full of
light.. and very affordable!
Lawrence Stoller Pendants We have some of the nicest
pendants from Lawrence that we have had. There are some larger
ones in here.. and man are they nice!
Animals We finally got our carved animals back in.. and we
added some new ones.
There we go..I hear the Hot Tub calling my name! Come and jump
in with me some time!
John, JR and Tamara
It's time for another update from your favorite crystal people!
The wedding was great.... I have posted a couple of pictures on
the left column this week..... I hope you enjoy them! I am so
proud of my daughter.. and her new husband. Don't they just look
great together? Jason's mother
calls Stephanie her "Little Christmas Tree" because she lights
up like one when she smiles! How sweet!
I can't believe that next week is Thanksgiving here in the US.
This is my favorite holiday of the entire year. John JR is going
to take a couple of days off to prepare for the family.. he
loves to cook and will be making our turkey.. as well as most of
the rest of the stuff. We usually have the TV on while we are
working in the morning..and watch.. yes.. we watch... or rather
listen to and occasionally glance at The View and then Martha
Stewart. I thinkJohn JR found a couple of Turkey Day recipes
today that he may use. I can't wait!
Ok.. here are your updates for this week!
Seraphanite ... put up a whole new page of Seraphanite
Quartz We recieved a new supply of Amethyst and Clear
Quartz Casa's... these are really nice ones. There are a couple
of pyramids too in clear quartz. This will probably be the last
we get until next year sometime.
Quartz Finally... we got a whole bunch of Tibetans back on
Quartz In Denver we hand selected a nice group of Polished
Lithium Phantoms... some double terminated and others self
standing. These are sweet...and then we added a bunch of smaller
items... great for stocking stuffers.
Phantom Quartz John JR and I hand selected a bunch of new
Phantom Quartz in Denver.. including a bunch of really cute mini
Quartz Spheres We don't often see Rose Quartz with Stars on
them.. but this group of Rose Quartz Spheres have some really
great asterisking... on one of the spheres, the star actually
looks like it is rising up off of the sphere.
It is amazing!
We added a Large blue calcite display piece... as well as small
rough Blue and Citrine Calcites.
Hearts Added some faceted clear quartz hearts....
Chlorite Quartz Check out this Chlorite Polished phantom...
amazing color and so striking... and a couple of others as well.
Manifestation Sphere Added one more manifestation sphere...
Rutilated QTZ Spheres I haven't had any of these for a
while.. but we picked up three really nice ones at Denver... and
one actually has two Rutile Stars! Yeah.. Two Rutile Stars!
Celestite Eggs/Spheres Also we added some more Celestite
Spheres and eggs.. you guys really liked these last week so we
fluffed up that page.
There we go for this week... We will be getting another update
out next week with some more items for gifts.... and maybe a
nice gift or two for yourself as well.
John, John JR and Tamara
We had a great Autumn day here in Vancouver today. The sun was
out and it was around 70 degrees! It is a real treat after a
couple of weeks of Northwest Rain. Nice! I love the rain... it
would be snow... and it keeps everything so green.. but there is
something to be said about sunshine.
We have had a very productive week!! Yahoo!!! Although there may
not seem like a lot of
items... in the items we posted there are a lot items!
Phenacite ... In Denver I was on the Phenacite trail.....
picked up some from Russia Urals, Brazil (plus one really huge
one!) and a bunch of the ultra fabulous Burmese Phenacite. With
the unrest happening in Burma right now.. I am so glad we have a
nice grouping of these very highly energetic crystals. Phenacite
is one of our highest vibration stones for opening the crown
chakra and opening to full potential.
John of God Pendants We added a whole new set of John of
God Pendants in both silver and gold. Remember we add a booklet
talking about John of God and the healing use of these pendants.
It is never to early to start your Holiday shopping.
Metamorphosis QTZ Added a nice supply of Metamorphosis
Quartz... this was all I was able to get this year at the Denver
show... there was a very limited supply.
Fairy Scepter Quartz At the show there was a dealer showing
these really sweet little scepter quartz. They are small.. like
Fairy Wand Scepters! Very cute.
Himalayan ICE Growth Interference Ok.. here we are. I was
able to get some smaller pieces of these highly sought after
crystals from the Himalayan Mountains. Ours are priced less
than $1 a gram.. with many being as low as 50 cents
a gram for some of the larger pieces.. The problem is that a
large mail order crystal seller has been selling these as
Nirvana Quartz for $1.50 a gram and there are currently dealers
on Ebay selling them for $2.25 a gram!
The dealers who are bringing these to the shows have supplied
that seller (as well as the rest of us) Because the mail order
companies' marketing is done so well, they are selling them very
well at that high price. The foreign suppliers have raised their
prices greatly in relation to those high retail prices.
When we sell out of the current stock, and have to buy new
stock. I will have to make a decision as to whether I want to
sell at those prices or to get out of that material all
together. I guess I will have to cross that bridge when I get to
But for now...you can still get my original stock at much lower
pricing and we have posted ALL OF OUR STOCK for you to choose
Please know that I am not trying to say anything bad about any
ones else's business.. but I think it is only fair to you that
you know what is happening in the marketplace.
Dream Quartz John JR kept taking pictures of the
Dream Quartz.. and I kept posting them. There are a bunch of
these on the page right now... many small pieces... so check
That is it for this week... I hope you enjoy the new pictures..
and the huge selection of the posted items.
Talk to you next week!
John, John JR and Tamara
Here I am.. three weeks after the last update! WOW!
The Denver show was fantastic! There weren't a lot of new things
this year to get excited about but I did buy a lot of stuff that
will be new for us. Gold in Quartz, Tsavorite Specimens,
Moldavite Bead Necklace and much more. So much that I can't
remember everything! So don't ask!
The teaser I was giving you on the September 1st email was about
Russian Lemurian Quartz. I still haven't unpacked them but they
will be going up soon. ( I hope ). The other exciting item that
I have not had in quite a while is Pink Fire Quartz. For those
of you on the list that are new, this is what I like to call
Tinkerbell Quartz. There is a link
on the Pink Fire Quartz page to a movie I made of this
incredible quartz... and the fire just plays around like
I have a super exciting announcement!! October 1st there will be
two John Van Rees's working here! John JR is now joining John SR
full time. We have tried to get him to help in the past, but
having a more than full time job and being one of the best
fathers I have ever seen has kept him quite busy. My
granddaughter is a handful!
have to be.. she has by genes! Johnny taught me how to use my
camera and he built my first website back when I was doing
prison ministry... 11 years ago! I am so looking forward to
having him here. John and his family will be moving very close
to me next week and I can't wait for that. John and his FiancÚ,
Megan and the most beautiful girl in the world (my
granddaughter Nora) will be in the neighborhood! YAHHOOOO and
Thank you God/Goddess/all that is! Nora is only 26 months old..
but she is already Grandpas Rock Girl. She will walk around and
say.. Rock... Rock.. and then something
special shows up and she says "Pretty Rock!". Looks like we may
have 3 generations someday.
What does John JR coming into the business mean for you? We will
be able to get more items on the website! John JR joined me in
Denver and he is really excited about the Rock business. He fell
in love with the Fluorescent Minerals and now has the bug
to get out and try his hand at mining. I have some ideas about
what I want us to do with the site.. but first and foremost is
to get more items on the site for you all.
Ok.. now I have shared my excitement. Life is good!! And on to
Flame Aura Quartz Added a bunch
of highly colored Flame (Rainbow) Aura Quartz..
Pink Fire Quartz Here they are! These are awesome!!!
Ajoite Pendants I added ONE new natural Ajoite Pendant...
Day Old Bread Added some new items onto the DAy Old Bread
Oregon Opal We picked up some affordable Oregon Opal
Spheres in Denver... very sweet energy.
John of God Jewelry Posted a whole bunch of new John of God
Jewelry. Check them out... really nice pendants and new
combinations. You may want to put on your sun glasses though.
Super Seven Qtz I was able to pick up a palm full of Super
Seven Cabs. They are moving fast and this is all I have right
now... I don't know about any more.. I hope so.
Pendulums Finally!!! We are getting started on Pendulums. I
plan on having more.. but for now we have these.
Kunzite I love Kunzite soft love energy. Here are some
really nice affordable pieces.
Fire Quartz Added Fire Quartz to the page.
Spirit Quartz Jasper I have added Spirit Quartz Jasper
Tumbled Stones as well as put up some new incredible Spirt
Quartz Jasper Wands.
Tools for Evolution You will find some new Styles and
Stones in the Tools for Evolution page by my friend Paul.
Ok.. that is it for tonight. John JR will be here in a
week... and all is well.
In gratitude, love and light,
In the USA we are having our last holiday of the summer... the
Labor Day Weekend. I hope all of the USA customers are taking it
easy and honoring yourself for all of the hard work you do all
year. For those in the rest of the world, I would encourage you
also to be easy on yourself and take stock of how hard you work.
Often we all toil too much thinking that we have to reach a
certain level of accomplishment or income in order to be
validated for who we are. The truth is that our worth is not
measured by our title in work but by the title from our family.
If we are successful in the work world but unknown by our own
family, have we reached any level of success? And more
importantly, what is our level of happiness?
I am really learning more day by day of the importance of
happiness and self satisfaction as compared to the validation by
outside sources of my success. And the miracle in that is that
the more I focus on living a fulfilled life, the more material
success follows which in turn allows me to do more that fills my
soul. It is now becoming a cycle that feeds upon itself.
The bottom line for me is that every day I learn at a deeper
level that the most important thing in life is taking care of my
emotional and spiritual needs.
What are you doing to fulfill your emotional and spiritual
needs? Know that when you take care of yourself, you are not
being selfish but building reserves to help others, especially
the ones you love.
Labor Day Sale
You don't have to live in the USA to take advantage of the
Labor Day Sale. We are offing through Monday September 3. at
Midnight Pacific Time...
15 % Off Any One Item
20 % off Any One Item over $500
25 % off Any One Item over $1000
We will give you a rebate credit when we process your order.
Just let us know in the comments section which item you want the
credit applied to. You can use all three credits is you want.
All items are valid for the sale except for the new
Manifestation Pendants and items on the Day Old Bread page.
Shipping costs will be based on the full retail price of the
item(s), not on the sale price.
Denver Gem Show
I will be leaving for the Denver Gem Show next Sunday. There are
going to be some very special items there waiting for me. I
can't tell you yet what it is.. but I will say it is something
really great... the best quality and I haven't had them for a
few years. Matter of fact, I have NEVER had any of this quality.
Let me know if you would like for me to try to find you
something special. I will be happy to look.
Just let me know:
Item you would like
Ok.. and here is the small list of this weeks updates:
Casa Citrine QTZ Added the current remaining Casa Citrine
Atlantean Quartz Added some sweet Cathedral Quartz
Manifestation Pendants All I can say is WOW!!! Lawrence has
again created some great beauty!
That's it for this week! I don't know where the time went.. but
Have a great weekend.. and please.. take great care of yourself.
Thank you to all of you who sent me well wishes for my 55th
birthday. It was great! I had my kids here and my granddaughter
as well as my friend Joan. I grilled steak and salmon... oh boy
was it good! My son usually does the cooking but it was my
birthday so I cooked. :-) I still got it! ;-)
I love the Soft Angelic Love Energy of the Rose Quartz
Elestials. I had told you all on an update early this year from
Tucson about the super quality lot of Rose Quartz Elestials that
I had picked up. I finally got the guidance to post them on the
site. I guess I had been holding them back because I didn't want
to let go of them! But.. the time has come. I was working really
late one night earlier this week to get these on the site. I
just couldn't stop until I got the Angel of Love on the site. I
just couldn't stop. I paid for it the next day... man was I
tired. But.. it is up there now. ( And sitting onmy alter as
Rose Elestial QTZ
This is going to be a great update. I was fortunate to have
found a small group of Super Seven Quartz that we had made into
jewelry pieces of Tools for Transformation and also the Tools
for Transformation with John of God accent stones! Oh yeah..
they are sweet! I also put up a whole bunch of new Tools For
Transformation Jewelry including a bright Danburite Angelic Star
with Pink Tourmaline. Be sure to check out both pages to see
John of God Jewelry
Super Seven Tools of Transformation Jewelry
We have added a lot of new Indian Jewelry as well. This has
been a Jewelry week for sure. I have added a picture of my
friend Sonali who designs these beautiful eastern works of art.
East Indian Jewelry
We were able to get another shipment of Citrine and Amethyst
Casa Crystals. Also I have posted the remaining Rose Quartz Casa
Crystals and added some more Clear Points.
I put up almost a full new page of Lemurian Seed Quartz
Added some Manifestation Crystals and a couple of rare
Posted a new page full of Chrysanthemum Stones from China.
Added a full box of Indian Zeolites... Apophyllite and Stilbite.
These are nice affordable specimens.
I have added a bunch of small Zincite Clusters from Tennessee.
We have posted the rest of our Jewelry Danburites. I hope to be
able to get some more Danburite in Denver but we will see what
there will be!
There is a fun and fairly inexpensive Elestial Quartz from
Madagascar that is covered with Epidote. The largest
one is a really sweet twin. I really like these.
Epidote Elestial QTZ
And lastly.. some more laser wands are now up on the site.
There we go.. that is it for now. I have had a lot of fun
posting these items. There are some things here that I really
love... and the other things while not easy to post were fun to
get done. (Jewelry is hard to photograph!)
Have a great weekend...
In love, light and gratitude,
Good Morning to you!
Here we are almost two weeks since the last update. Time flies
so fast... I think I just sent out an update and here it is two
later and only ONE week before my Birthday!
The birthday next week is a big one... this is the same age that
my father was when he had his first heart attack. Actually it
was a month before his birthday... so I am now past that point
with a huge sigh of relief. He died very young... age of 61. Of
course his health was not as good as mine. He had Rheumatic
Fever when he was very young in the service protecting our
country during WW 2 from the sick bay of his ship during much of
his tour. He used to joke about this. He actually was a gunners
mate.. he kept the ship artillery clean. It was in China when we
has only 17 or 18 and drunk that he got his tattoo... This is
what kept me from ever wanting to adorn my body with ink. It was
a true blue Drunk Sailors Tattoo... a cross interwoven with
roses with Mother written on the cross bar of the Cross. I can
hear him as I type this kind of upset with me.. but ... hey hey
hey... As early as I can remember I couldn't make out what the
tattoo said..or even was. I could see the cross but that was it.
The ink ran... it was basically a huge blob. So I am inkless...
always have been.. probably always will be.
If anyone wants to send a birthday gift... a new Subaru Forester
would be nice... mine has almost 150,000 miles on it now. I love
what the heck.. I wouldn't turn down a new one! :-) (Even if I
am too cheap to buy a new one ;-) )
Here are this weeks updates...
Natural Citrine Points Posted both some really nice
Natural Citrine Points and a bunch of the small Polished
Polished The Natural ones have great shine... or luster...
you should check them out!
Quartz Tabby Quartz are fun... and I really like these
Smokey Tabby Elestial Crystals... they are sweet...
Quartz Last show I found some nice smaller Natural
Rutilated Quartz pieces... here they are!
Quartz I just put these up.. and they are selling fast
again... These are better grade pieces..
Flowers I found some more small mini Amethyst Flowers..
they have very little amethyst.. but they are loaded with
Crystals We got in a new batch of Casa Crystals. WE
haven't had any Rose Quartz for a while so there are some of
those up now. Also new ones of Clear Quartz, Sodalite and
I don't know what it is.. but I am so fascinated with the
Malachite Bullesyes... they are so cool.
Tourmaline Last show presented some really awesome Black
Tourmaline Wands with incredible terminations... the
terminations are actually much better than the pictures show...
Quartz Added some new Phantom Quartz.. these are sweet..
gentle energy.. with flipping cool phantoms.
On Magnesite My favorite Brazilian Dealer had
these magnificent clusters.. they are Clusters of Snow White
Magnasite with Golden Healer Quartz sitting on the Magnasite.
It think they are incredible.. very high vibration... and the
Magnesite seams to amplify the Golden Healer Quartz. I would
have bought more of them if they had been available but this is
all I could get. In Tucson 2006 I saw a Diamantina Wand Golden
Healer with Magnesite that I had to keep for myself. It is now
in it's own display space in my new Healing Room. ... that is
how much I love this combination!
Quartz Added a couple new Natural pieces... pretty nice.
Added new Halite Specimens for you Salt Lovers. :-) This is fun
to give to someone.. tell them to lick your rock...and then the
taste the salt.. you should see their eyes!
Cabs I found a few really gemmy Cabs from my good friend
in Bombay. These are really nice.
Quartz Added some new Cathedral Quartz.. my 2nd favorite
quartz after Ajoite. I admit it.. I have
Quartz This is a whole new page... check it out!
Stoller New Ajoite Pendants by Lawrence. I am always amazed
at what comes back after I send him pecimens to work into
Pendants. They are shown with Gold filled chains.. but we also
have the black cords too if you prefer that. Just be sure to let
me know. The one pictured on the left is polished so well it
looks like glass... and the color so intense it just glows
across the room. It is intense... do not wear this pendant
unless you want to be noticed...as you will be stopped over and
Oh.. one last thing. I am going to have another son! My daughter
got engaged last week to the nicest guy... maybe the nicest guy
I know after my own son. :-) I couldn't be happier for either my
daughter Stephanie or her fiance Jason. They both believe they
are with the greatest person in the world.. and they are right.
Congratulations Steph and Jason!
Love to you all!!!!
Good Sunday to you!
I hope you are having a nice weekend. The weather here is
incredibly nice. It's been in the lower 80's for the highs
and down in the 60's at night. I love the summers here in the
Northwest. When I was back home in Iowa it was hot..
and it stayed hot at night. So humid as well. I guess that is
why I live where I live. I love it here.
My trip home to Iowa was fantastic. The time spent with family
was so healing. It is really wonderful to continue to develop a
deeper relationship with my sister who is 2 years older. We sat
out on her deck overlooking the small man made lake where she
lives and talked until the bugs took us over. This is
something that we haven't done since we were young.. if even
then. In the past I would want to spend
my time with my Mother as I knew her time was getting shorter. I
think I have missed some things with my Sister (Bonnie Jo). I
also believe that we will get even closer as we age. Is is
pretty darn interesting what happens when both of your parents
are gone. We are now (in my opinion) parenting each other in a
way. We are supporting each other and loving each other
unconditionally. At least that is my perception. :-) This was
the first time that I had tears when I left to return to my
home. I miss my sister
and her children and grandchildren. I even looked at the real
estate listings... but then I remember how hot and humid it is
in the summer and how freezing cold it is in the winter and I
gain perspective. Besides that my children and granddaughter (
and future grandchildren? ) are here in the Portland area and I
wouldn't want to miss them. There you go.. there was my trip.
Too short... that is a first!
Here are the updates...
Huge Golden Healer
Phantom The only dealer that has had the Golden
Healer Phantom Quartz saved this one of a kind piece for me.He
pulled it out at the last show and said it was mine if I wanted
it. He actually had saved it for us! Wasn't that great?
I have had it for a while ... and decided it could move on. It
is the largest specimen that came out of that small find of the
Golden Healer Phantom Quartz. There are parts of it that are
rough... while the main termination is very good. What
a great healing stone this will make for one of you.
Mountain Here is another one of a kind.... 16 pound
Zincite Mountain containing all of the colors of Zincite.
Lemurian QTZ I haven't been able to get any natural Russian
Lemurian Quartz for a few years now.. but occasionally I am able
to find some Polished Pieces. These are really bright and clear
polished pieces carved like a Sand Dollar.
Hearts Here are some great pocket hearts... for yourself
or to give away. Only $5!
Fluorite Rainbow fluorite brings order from Chaos...
Obelisks Here are some new obelisks that are actually nicer
than they look.
Phenacite Here is a huge update of both Brazilian and
Burmese Phenacite. LOTS!!!! :-)
Crystals Added Amethyst, Citrine and Clear Casa Crystals.
Quartz Quartz Twin Covered with Geothite...Very
Rare.. this is the only piece that was available.. and I think
it was the only one mined. There is only one piece!
Quartz Added some bright and highly energetic Cathedral
Elestial QTZ Elestial Quartz are always useful... for
connecting to Angels and for EMF problems.
Quartz Added a couple of new Scepters. One has tourmaline
in the shaft!
of God Jewelry Added a couple of new John of God with Tools
for Evolution pendants.
Indian Jewelry Added a couple of new Beaded Neckalaces from
our friends in Bombay. There are
more to come as well that are fancy with the drops, etc.
Aura Qtz Added a whole box of Opal Aura Points and a
couple of small clusters.
Flowers In Tucson I found a few nice Amethyst Flowers on
Wood Bases. One is a cave... pretty cool!
These are interesting for sure. They are Calcite Flowers
covered with a frosting of Danburite. These are
all I could find in Tucson that were esthetic... so I have no
idea if there will be more or not.
Put up a couple of Quartz Covered Danburites. Cool.
We have Creedite again! This is a pretty mineral that is a
sphere shape naturally.
Big ones.. small ones.. but all really pretty ones. I am
so picky on the Celestite...
Qtz Added some Lemurians...
I saved the best for last.. except for what was first.. which
was last... oh well.. it is too late to create a really good
joke that makes sense... Anyway... this is a really unusual
piece of Berrl that is both Aquamarine and Morganite in the same
piece. The Brazilian seller was thinking it would make a great
carving piece but
i swooped it up as I really love the energy.... it is both
vibrations of the heart and the high heart. What a piece!
There we go.. that is the updates for tonight and I am off to
Good Sunday Evening To You!
I hope you have had a great weekend wherever in the world you
I had an uneventful weekend mowing the yard, looking for a new
aquarium and getting the bug really bad for some new fish! I
have had tropical fish most of my life (since I was about
10 I think) and I love having them.
I have a large Arowana
(Dragon Fish in Feng Shui) , a
(My Favorite s are a Solid Gold and a Solid White ones) and what
is called a
tank. I am making some changes in my house so
I sold my old aquarium and stand that I used for the community
I went to the large Tropical Fish store in Portland today and
jonesing for some new fun fish! Oh well.. maybe
by this time next week I will have the new tank and stand and
new fun fish!
Wish me luck!
And here is a happy Belated Fathers Day to all of the fathers.
I had a great one last week. I had both of my children (grown)
and their significant others... as well as my granddaughter and
my friend Joan.
I BBQ'd some steak and salmon and then we finished with an
Cream cake from Cold Stone. Yummmmy! Having all of my
family here is truly the happiest times that I have. Those of
you with children
and grandchildren know what I mean. Heaven on earth! Thanks
Here are today's updates
Vanadanite I have been looking for two years to get some
new Vanadanite. These can be truly great (like the ones we
now have) or really nasty... so the long wait has been worth it.
Lepidolite Wands These are fun... Lepidolite Mica Wands!
They could be split into two wands each... but I didn't want
to do that. You may want to split them and share yours! How fun!
Mineral Spheres I bought some Pyrite spheres for the first
time in Tucson and also got a refill on Chrysocolla Spheres.
These have sold super fast in the showroom... they are already
out of the Pyrite!
Added some sweet smaller Citrine points for those who need a
little extra boost from the 3rd Chakra.
Quartz w/ Muscovite A totally new page this week is the
Quartz with Muscovite Mica. Some of these are Citrine
and they are all nice.
We have been out of nice Azurite for a long time... way
too long. We now have a full page again. How
long it stays full will be up to you folks. :-)
Pendants I picked out three really nice Ajoite Points to be
mounted in 14 KT Gold pendants. I sent these
out and it took three times to get two of them right..and the
3rd one I have up on and told them to take the Ajoite
out of the pendant and just send it back. This was frustrating..
but the good news is that the two that I finally
accepted are fantastic. One of those two sold already.. but
there is still one up there. It is double terminated and self
healed... what a great healing pendant!
John of God Jewelry We have a WHOLE NEW BATCH of John of
God Jewelry with the power cuts. There are some Citrine Stars
with Burmese Phenacite that are out of this world powerful! The
John of God Citrine amplifies the Phenacite and the Phenacite
Amplifies the Citrine. Also a large John of God Crystal paired
with a large Faceted Phenacite. Man oh man.. is that a LOT OF
LIGHT! Whoa Nelly.. hold on when you look at it!
Phantom Qtz Added smaller clusters of the Red Phantom
Quartz from Madagascar.
Crystals Added some more Clear Casa Quartz Crystals.
Quartz w/Tourmaline I filled up the Tourmaline in Quartz
Page with a bunch of specimens of
black tourmaline in quartz. These are so sweet.. and so full of
inclusion... great stuff!!!
Amethyst Elestial QTZ And lastly... we have a full page
again of Amethyst Elestial Quartz.
That is it for this week... sorry it has been two weeks.. but
what a great two weeks it has been.
Blessings and peace to you.
We have a great update tonight for you. In Tucson I got to spend
a nice amount of time with Lawrence Stoller and his wife Sunni.
These are two very lovely and committed people. Committed to
Spirit and committed to working with the crystals and
other humans with compassion, patience and honor. At Tucson
2006 was when I first met
Lawrence and Sunni and they showed me the book, Frozen Light,
that Lawrence was busy re-writing, proofing and getting the
final touches done. This book touched me deeply by what I read
of Lawrence's' writing and his connection
with the mineral world. This book is now out and we have it
available on the web site and signed by Lawrence. It is a large
coffee table sized book and quite beautiful to just look at.
Read it.. and you will too be moved.
Also at Tucson this year Lawrence presented me with the opportunity to
make a special purchase of a group of his crystals at a very
special price. I jumped at it as I don't think he has created
anything I don't love! ( Ok.. I admit.. I did turn down a couple
of pieces :-) ) I just finished putting these special pieces on
the website including a 15 " Diamantina Laser Wand... with an ET
(Extra - Terrestrial base). There are many beautiful pieces..
and some so incredibly clear you can hardly see them in the
pictures! I have listed them at the original prices and then
listed the special pricing for you. I hope you love these as
much as I do.
Here are our other updates for the week:
Calcite ... Major pieces of Bulgarian Mangano Calcite. These
are so sweet.. pink and loving.
(Polish) I picked up a flat of Plates of the increasingly
rare Polish Zincite in Tucson... here they are!
Stones I added some new Tumbled Stones... I have been
amazed how you all have loved these!
Crystals Added some more Casa Crystals in Amethyst, Clear
Growth Interference Qtz We posted some more Growth
Interference Quartz. I see someone else making a really big deal
of these and calling them Nirvana Quartz at a substantially
higher price than ours... and you don't get to pick yours! I am
glad we do things the way we do it. It may take longer... but I
like it. :-)
Hand chosen Peridot Crystals. These are really nice gemmy
terminated sweeties. You will love them!
There is one new one on here that I debated keeping for
myself... the termination is half Ajoite and half another
inclusion that is probably copper.. but I can't say for sure.
You need to see it no matter what. It is very cool.
Picture Jasper We now have gift sets of Chinese Picture
Jasper as well as single units. All on nice bases. These would
make great Fathers Day gifts.
Slices. Something completely new for me.. Agate Slices. I
thought we would try them.. and see how you like them. I never
got excited about them.. until I put them on the web page. After
spending a couple of hours looking at
each one of them in a critical way... I thought.. " man.. these
are cool! ". Sometimes we just have to spend some time with
something different to learn to appreciate it.
There we go for this week.... many new things coming soon! Stay
In gratitude and love,
Today is take your Kid to work
day. Tamara brought her son Cameron with her today to learn what
she does. Here are pictures of them... and one of Cameron
actually working! (For free! ) Thanks for coming to help
Cameron... now empty those pockets before you go home!
In the Flow... I love it when you
surrendor and just get in the flow of energy. I need socks. Flat
out.. I need socks. I had them on my Christmas list and still no
socks. I need socks. One of our local super stores has a 50% off
sale on socks the day after Thanksgiving every year. I thought
about going to get my socks then but since it is one of those
'Only Until 11 AM" Sale things.. who the heck wants to fight the
hordes of people pushing and shoving. No thank you! So today I
decided to go there and get my socks. They had a coupon in store
for buy 2 and get the 3rd free. So I got three packs of three
pairs of socks for only $5 more than if I had fought the herds
for the 50% sale. I know it isn't a big thing.. but I think it
is a huge deal. When we struggle against the flow.. we get
pushed back. When we lean into the current... and let the flow
of life and spirit guide us our lives are so much easier. I am
going to try to remember this for myself.
May the flow be with you!
It's a Girl!
Yes... I am now the proud parent of a little girl. Named
Stephanie and weighing in at what is only her business and
standing 5"3". What? What you say? Stephanie has been my
daughter since she was 4 years old. For reasons that I won't go
into to.. and probably suck anyway... I never legally (or
illegally) adopted her. Today we went in front of the Superior
District Judge (who would want an inferior judge anyway) and
made it legal! I was overcome with emotion and what I got from
Stephanie was an " Oh DAD"....When the Judge asked me if I was
aware that I would now have all the legal responsibilities, just
as if she were my birth daughter all I could do is shake my
head. I couldn't get the words out or I would have flooded the
courtroom with happy tears. Stephanie is 35 but as all you
fathers know.. they are always your little girl. Today was a
very big day for me. I am so grateful that I was able to do
this... and that Stephanie was ready for it as well.
Holy Crap! The weather is so
hot in the Northwest.. specifically here in Vancouver,
Washington that I had bombs going off in my car! Oh yeah... Diet
Coke Bombs! I had a 12 pack of Diet Coke in my car... and it was
105 or 104 degrees here today. We sure set some records! When I
left to run out to get something to eat... I heard the loud
BANG!!!! Then another BANG!!! I thought someone was throwing
rocks at my car or it was blowing up! No kidding... It scared
the heck out of me! I then thought about the coke in the car..
and started laughing at myself. Oh well... next time I won't
leave any soft drinks in the car... that is for sure!
Look at that... over a month
since I posted some ramblings! Oh My... that makes for a pretty
boring blog eh?
Since I last posted, my mother passed away
back in my home town of Knoxville, Iowa. She was my last parent
to pass as my father went on to the next experience 20 years
ago. It is a strange feeling to not have any parents. I guess
this means that I now have to grow up. Or does it? I have
thoughts about this... in on way it reminds you of your own
mortality. When I was my children's age (25 and 35) I never
thought my parents would do as young as they did. My father was
only 61 and my mother was 76. I kind of assumed that they would
always be there. Well.. guess not. Not in the physical anyway.
My father is one of my spiritual guides when I do readings. He
is always here. Always! I am anticipating that my mother will
show up once in a while too.
My family called me about Mom's last fall..
that her heart had just stopped and she fell down again. She had
been falling a lot the last couple of years, caused by various
things. We didn't know if she would make it or not... there was
not a heart attack... her heart just stopped. They revived
her... lifeflighted her to Des Moines to the "big hospital".
Those if you in rural areas will know what I mean.. It looked
like it was going to be one of those "Get the next flight home"
situations... but my sister and I talked about it and decided to
make it a wait and see what Mom does situations instead. Mom
would get weaker... then stronger... then the nurses would say
it looks like she may pull out of it.. then... they would have
to revive her again... a see-saw all night long. In the morning
my family calls and asks if I want them to keep her alive on the
respirator and with the drugs until I can arrive. This is all
that was keeping her alive at that point. During the night she
can come to me in my dream... in the dream I didn't know if it
was real or was a dream... I thought it was a dream.. but it was
so vivid and real I didn't think it could be a dream. I was in
Mom's living room and she had been sent home to die in her
favorite chair. She was happier than I had seen in a long
time... and she looked younger and actually vibrant. She was
ready to move on. My answer to my family's call was to let Mom
know that I was going to be there the next day as I had some
things I had to pull together before I could leave. Tell her
that if she needs to leave... I am ok with that... that I can
visit her on other levels of consciousness as I had in the
dream. As they had revived her at last 3 times in the last 12
hours... she was in tremendous pain as was my family. They were
there waiting with her... watching for every breath to be the
last one in this body. My message was given to Mom... and within
a half hour, she traveled on.
I had always heard how sweet it is to be with
your parent or a loved one at that time of transition. I missed
that. But I had the beautiful experience of seeing her happy and
excited to go on during that wonderful dream. Thank you Mom for
bringing me that joy of saying good bye.
I want to thank each and every one of you that
sent me happy thoughts and well wishes. I was deep in gratitude
for all of you that sent me a note and there were so many! Wow!
As Sally Fields said " You love me! You really love me!". You
will not know how much those emails mean to me. THANK YOU!
Wow...When one goes googling..
you can find the most interesting information... did you know
that if you have a blackout.. and don't have any candles.. you
can use Brazil Nuts instead? I didn't! Really.. you can.
Check it out
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ecoph1.htm I am trying
to limit my amount of bad stuff.. and am eating more raw nuts.
That is crazy... I tried it.. the damn nut fires up without much
Hey you all,
Well, well, well.....
My son has returned to help his father....
yahoo!! John Jr.. known as Johnny to his family and John to
everyone else.. taught me how to create a web page when he was
15... he is now 24. He has also been the one to teach me how to
use the cameras.. and get the excellent pictures. He keeps
pushing me to upgrade the cameras and talked me into the one I
have now. When I have had a steep learning curve.. he accesses
the patience of his grandfather ( My Dad ) and talks me through
my current problem. He's also a learning gourmet cook... and one
heck of a fantastic budding father. He is such a nurturer to his
10 month old daughter.. it makes me so proud and humbled at the
same time. His "real" job is managing the largest outlet store
for Norm Thompson Outfitters
http://www.normthompson.com/ . And... in between being an
excellent manager.. and a fantastic father he is coming to learn
Dad's business. Incredible! And yes he is!
So.. on to the updates....
Also the same result happened for the Dream Quartz... wow.. I
didn't realize they would sell so well... oh man...
You want to hear a great story? In Tucson... I had all of my
stuff boxed and ready to ship.. waiting for SAIA freight company
to come and pick it and haul it back home. So..
while I had time.. I had to look some more. I saw some large
pieces of the Flame Aura quartz and the Opal Aura Quartz... As
it was late in the day.. I put one large one of each that had
great.. no excellent esthetics... and I said I would pick it up
the next day to send home. Next day.. instead of picking them
up.. my guidance was to change my schedule and get home. So.. I
did. I won't go into the reason why I had to get home a day
early. but it was good that I did. Days later I realized I had
forgot to pick up those two wonderful pieces. I called them..
asked them if they still had those two pieces.. and they told me
that they had just put them back out.. Ahh.... they knew which
ones I was talking about... I had them ship them to me... and
here they are!
And.. I was able to get the best Aqua Aura Quartz that I have
picked up.. nice larger pieces too.
And lastly for today... is the Celestite Update. This year in
Tucson.. it seemed to me to be the best selection of
Celestite that I have seen. The color was great.
and the selection was good. These are really nice.
ok.. there we go.. now let's get some orders in here for that
Son of mine to ship out!
During the past couple of weeks we have had some orders
go out that
were not 100%. Some of them were missing the Casa Crystal Booklets, at
least one was missing the crystal and at least one that I know of had
the wrong crystal. That means that someone else got a wrong one also.
This is not good. I have worked very hard to build trust with each and
every one of you. I have let you down.
I will be making some changes here to insure that this does not happen
If you have received an order that was not complete, had the wrong items
or for whatever reason you were not more than ecstatic about it.. please
do let me know.
I feel that my reputation has suffered a bit of tarnishing and it is not
acceptable. I want my reputation as your crystal dealer to be impeccable
I am very sorry for any mistakes that have left from
Someone said to me. "John.. it isn't your fault". Yes it is. It does not
matter who packed your package or pulled your crystals. This is my
business and I am responsible.
Thank you so much for your business and your trust. I pray that I have
not lost it.
John Van Rees
I got to spend some time today with my very good friends Paul and Kelly
from Casper Wyoming, Paul has the company "The Jewelry Factory and his
wife Kelly has a New Age Store.. the only one in Casper. :-) I am very
close with these two
wonderful and loving people so it was a real treat to be able to spend
even a few hours with them
outside of one of the major shows that we go to. Life is great with Good
Ok.. we have a few updates this week...
I LOVE Zincite... the world would be a lonely place without Zincite...
so we have Zincite. I have put up a bunch of really nice smaller
points.. and some even nicer ones too. These are getting tough to find..
really tough. If your a crystal healer, or do any form of crystal
healing, you need at least thirty seven... well..you need at least 1
anyway...And boy is there ONE on that page....
Casa Crystals... I was able to get to some of the Casa Crystals for the
Casa of John of God. I have one more to add that is the largest one I
have seen.. or had.. but I won't put it on untilsometime on Wednesday..
but meanwhile there are a bunch of others... that is the second timeI
said bunch tonight... it must be near Easter time and I am thinking of
bunnies.. :-) I actually... believe it
or not.. but some bunnies to put in my kitchen window... is that weird
Barite Roses... Since I moved over the Vancouver, Washington, I no
longer live in the City of Roses (Portland, Oregon) but I still love
Roses. I have a few small wild roses getting ready for their new growth
in my front yard. I love roses! So... we have a new page of Barite Roses
on the website. Something I think is really interesting is that
according to Melody in Love Is In The Earth, the Native American lore is
that the warriors that had gone to the spirit world came back at night
to carve the Barite Roses. They considered them very sacred stones.
I put up some fun wands... more than fun.. they are great. Kyanite and
Ruby and Fuchsite
The soft loving feeling of Charmin comes alive in Mangano Calcite... :-)
Well... maybe Charmin isn't really loving.. but it sure is soft!
I picked up some really nice Laser Quartz clusters in Tucson... man
there is still so much to unpack.. but one day at time ....There was one
really esthetic Golden Cluster and a few other esthetic clear clusters..
they are all really sweet.
And lastly.. but not leastly... that is not a word.. I know it .. and I
don't care cause I am going to use it... :-) I wasable to get another of
the Rose DeFrance Pendants from Lawrence Stoller. I also discovered that
the Amethyst Infinity
on there is also the Rose DeFrance Amethyst. That thing is gorgeous! And
there are a couple of Mobius sculptures/carvingsthat are really pure in
their energy.. and will make great healing tools. The mobius is a never
ending loop... so image the energy of the Gemmy Citrine or the Gem grade
Madagascar Rose Quartz in an infinite loop! Amazing to think of.
Today I recieved additional training in the Vogel Crystal Healing. I
have quite a few Vogel Wands that I bought in Tucson that have not been
unpacked yet.. but that is coming up later sometime... For anyone close
enough to Vancouver Washington, I would encourage you to consider making
an appointment for a session on the Vogel Healing Table. The work that
happens with that energy is amazing... really amazing. When I was given
my first treatment on one of these tables it was the most profound
subtle energy treatment that I had ever received! I am so fortunate to
have one now that I can use to assist others
in their healing process.
Ok.. That's it folks.. like Dad use to say.. " See you in the funny
Great news!!!! I will be taking my first step into on line advertising
with hayhouseradio.com! yahoo!!!!! I will be advertising on the
Doreen Virtue and
Sylvia Browne shows. I feel really positive about this venture. I think
it is really exciting. Now.. if we get the results I think we will.. I
need to keep my nose to the grindstone to get the site pumped up with
new crystals and minerals.. and to fill up some of the empty pages! You
guys are making me work so hard.. poor me...*LOL*... As my father would
say.. " Son.. it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick"!
Thank you so very much for all your support and love!
Wow... I can't believe it has been almost two weeks since I last
posted.. I thought I was going to be posting every day! Well.. what the
heck do I know? I have had a lot of fun doing several treatments with
the Vogel Healing Bed
( Unit). There is a testimonial over there that is awesome... I am
really loving having that bed. I use it for the emotional release when I
get frustrated with myself.. which means I am probably under those
lights more than I am on the computer!..no.. that isn't really true..
but a couple times a week anyway.
I have put up quite a bit of the dream quartz
http://www.exquisitecrystals.com/dream-quartz.shtml . They are
moving out quite fast as I have not announced it on the update list as
yet. I still have some larger clusters to post as well as what is there.
These are super fun crystals.
I don't know what was going on
Astrologically yesterday.. I have to look it up.. but I had two people
very close to me call with meltdowns around work.. oh... there is that
Mercury retrograde thing... oh hell yeah... that is what is was.
Communication gone bad... oh man.... I wonder if there was something
Speaking of Astrology.... there is a great site if you don't know about
You can get a lot of free stuff there.. and you can spend money too if
you want. That is where I go for my instant gratification for days
like yesterday.. so I think I will head over there right now. Later
There is a new website... single page for
go check out my new toy... I am loving it! Anyone want to come to
Also.. I have updated the
Phenacite page with the Burmese Phenacite. I was told that after the
current "crop" is gone.. that will be it on these. You never know if
that is really the truth... so I am just relaying what I was told.
Iam too tired tonight to write anything
fun.. so I will just repost the email I just sent out. Yeah.. I know it
is cheating.. but I won't tell anyone. :-)
Ok.. I've been watching too much Seinfeld .. for those who are not in
the USA . that was a very funny TV show that is
seen a LOT in re-runs...
I have been busy.. you may not know it.. or believe it but I have. I
have started a blog that you can access from any page on the website. It
will tell you what I have been doing.. and will list the updated pages
as I go. That way those of you who
just can't wait for an update can see what is new on the pages. I need
to update it now... :-)
I have added the Papagoite and Ajoite from Tucson. The Colors on these
are incredible... I don't know really how much longer
we will be able get Papagoite.. it is from the Same mine as the Ajoite..
so no more being mined.. for several years. This year when I went to the
South African Dealer who controls this stuff... he said someone else was
on the way for
all of the Papagoite he brought... sheesh! I believe it was some
Japanese folks.. the Japanese love the Ajoite and
Papagoite.. but rightly so as it is a beautiful stone with such a "high
I have worked very hard on the new material from Lawrence Stoller. I
finally got to meet Lawrence in Tucson.. even though he lives only a
couple of hours away from me! Lawrence is considered to be one of the
very best if not THE best Quartz Carver in the world. The finish he gets
on the pieces is simply awe inspiring. I went to him to see about
getting some of the Russian Lermurians I knew he still had, and ended up
getting a lot more. His work is an investment. They are not cheap.. but
are the best of the best in this category. I will be working with
Lawrence going forward with special orders and projects. I am honored
and humbled that He and his wife Sunni have asked me to feature his work
www.exquisitecrystals.com If you want a special one of a kind piece
of jewelry.. or a hand created working tool..or a special display
pieces.. we can try to accommodate you. I am really excited about this
working relationship. Just call me with any questions. I will be adding
more items to his pages soon showing some of the great pendants and
chakra tools. I currently have the Dukes Castle in my bedroom.. and the
Goddess Glow in my family room. They are so pretty.. and the energy they
bring is so soothing .. and energizing at the same time. I am so
Several of you asked for more of the beautiful Indian (East India)
jewelry from my friends in Bombay. I got carried away.. compared to past
years. There are over 15 new necklaces there that are bright and
beautiful. They look so full of life and energy. I even splurged and
bought a Tanzanite Drop Necklace. There were only two created ... and
the daughter of my friend who I buy these from bought the 2nd one for
her business in Ohio. Last year after Tucson the daughter married an
American and is now helping him run his group of stores. But I got the
first pick.. I beat her to her Dad's room in Tucson! YAHOOO!!!
And lastly for tonight... Pink Fire Quartz. I posted quite a few Pink
Fire Quartz.. and let the people on the waiting list know they were
ready. Now.. every one else can know they are ready. I was able to get a
really nice selection of these at Tucson.. I went to the opening day of
the show and went to this dealer straight away. I thought I bought more
than I would need.. and
guess what.. I should have got more.. Now I won't be able to hand pick
them again until September! Oh man.. the challenges of buying stones...
Ok.. that's it for tonight.. tomorrow come something else...
Ok.... I just noticed I like to start out
that way.. Ok.. I am going to rant a bit right now. Everyone (many..
some.. maybe a few?) thinks I am a nice laid back guy. A lot of the time
that is true. But today I have a stick up my arse about
Ebay. Not about EBay.. as eBay is a
great thing... but some of the mineral dealers on eBay. I get upset when
I see mineral dealers selling stuff on ebay that is not what they say it
is . Examples are
Lemurian Quartz and
Folks.. that stuff in matrix is NOT Ajoite. I even emailed a few of the
people that were selling the fake stuff as the real stuff... trying to
explain to them the difference. The replies I received back indicate
they don't want to know the truth... that they will then have made a bad
investment or that they will have to admit to themselves that made a
wrong choice. Get over it! We all make mistakes... I have made some
stupid mistakes... but heck.. own it.. admit it and learn from it.
The Messina mine has been closed for a really long time... probably over
15 years now. There is a park where the entrance used to be. It is
closed..done... gone.. and yet these people are being told and repeating
the story of a new find of matrix material in shaft 190 million or
something. Not true! And then there are all these people out there in
the world who want to be able to afford a piece of Ajoite but can't so
they believe that what they are seeing is true. I can't blame the end
customer.. or even the dealers who don't know better. But somewhere
someone is hurting the user by plain old fashioned dishonesty. Same
thing is happening with the Russian Lemurian Quartz. No more is coming
out. It is over on the production. There was ONE dealer who had the
supply... who had an agreement with the European who was bringing it
from Russia. I even talked with the European at Tucson.. there is no
more. The Russian Lemurian Quartz is clean internally.. it is super
clear... There are people again on Ebay selling stuff that may have come
from Russia.. but it is NOT the Sacred Scribe Lemurian Quartz. ACKKKK!!!!!!!
ABout the only material left of this super quartz is the polished pieces
that were sent off to China to be cut and polished by the European
dealer..and that Lawrence Stoller has used to create those breathtaking
peices. Ok... ( there I go again).. I am back to work now. Have a great
This year I got brave and tried something
different. Last spring I bought a few really nice pieces of polished
quartz that were done by a fabulous Artist named Lawrence Stoller..
which sold out immediately I talked a bit about him below on the
9th.. a week ago. I finally got those large pieces plus a couple of
others on the pages today...
http://www.exquisitecrystals.com/lawrence-stoller.shtml . I also put
up the Papagoite.. which is the first of this I have had in at least 5
years. I sold a couple on consignment last year before I went to Tucson
and saw how freaking expensive they were. This year they went up even
more as the supply is dwindling by the day... and I know they will be
more next year.
http://www.exquisitecrystals.com/Ajoite.shtml is the page they are
on as they come from the same mine as the Ajoite. There are some new
wonderful Ajoite pieces on that same page as well. The Pink Fire Quartz
is now up on the page..
http://www.exquisitecrystals.com/Pinkfire.shtml I thought I
had plenty of it.. but it has sold very well already. Man.. buying
crystals is not an easy job! Either you buy too much or not enough... I
haven't really found that porridge bowl of just enough. Someday I may
learn though. :-)
Ok.... that was cool. I took a Day off! It
was Sunday and I painted my bedroom. When I moved in it was a
bright color of Salmon! I love Salmon.. maybe one of my favorite
meals...but it just wasn't a calming color to sleep in. Matter of fact,
even the ceiling was painted this Salmon color. So.. before I could
sleep in there, I painted the ceiling white. I thought I could live with
that. Now three months later.. nope. So.. out comes the color chart of
Divine Paints from
Miller Paint. They make Color Therapy for the Northwest. :-) I
thought I would use some form of pink since that is my relationship
corner of the house. But come on.. a pink bedroom for a man? Sheesh. So
I couldn't find any pinks that I liked... and I do actually love Pink.
So out comes the pendulum.. my old friend that helps me with hard
decisions. I get a brownish color that now on my walls looks like
chocholate. It somehow makes the room look larger and it is more
relaxing. And my dreams are sure interesting!
I spent the day of Monday fretting over
the Pink Fire
Quartz. I was so frustrated... here I have this great camera.. a
Nikon D50 with a
60MM Close -up lens and it should be easy as cake. But nooooo.... I
can't get the magic of the quartz in the pictures. I try moving the
lights around... in front, in back, overheard, side ways, and I even
tried to stand on my head to get the pictures right. Dang.... So finally
I just say.. hold the darn things in your hand and that worked. Where is
that pendulum when I really need it? After like 14 hours of working on
this, I am finally able to send out the notice to those who have been
waiting patiently for months. Cool.. now I can chill and watch
but Leno is only 1/2 hour because of the Olympics. But he did get some
great jokes in about Dick Cheney shooting his lawyer friend while
shooting for Quail. I am surprised I haven't heard any
Dan Quayle jokes
around this. Man.. I do stay up late... and it is always so darn hard to
choose between Leno,
Kimmel. No wonder I don't get any sleep! :-)
Today is Valentines Day. Love to all of
you... you are the ones who bring love into my life everyday. I
appreciate you more than you can know. Remember..
"If you can't be with the one you love, then love the one your with".
When I looked that up.. that is really not in tune with today! Oh my
gosh.... Oh well.. the 60's were the 60's! Nice place to visit..
wouldn't want to live there. Or would I?????
Today was pretty boring.. and you guys are
going to skin me alive. I didn't get anything done today. I went to
Healing Waters & Sacred Spaces for a
Reading by one of my favorite people, Candice Covington. She is
really good... took what my issue was and hit it on the head. Great job
Candice! She is also a very good
and this is where her heart lays. When you can talk her into it she can give
one hell of a great massage.. but don't tell her I told you so.
Yesterday I got a very nice call from an
old friend who use to have a new age store here in
Washington. It was his store where I did my first readings for the
public.. out in the public. He is a terrific writer and very creative.
He used to make portraits of people showing their fairy or angel wings.
He takes a photo, then paints with the computer the image he sees of the
individual. I am trying to talk him into creating these again as they
are so fun. They would make great gifts for the kid of any age. To see
yourself with the wings really helps to empower us and bring back the
magic. We all need more magic.
His name is Lonny but he
goes by Starfeathers as his web name. Check out his writing, I
think you will like it. Lonny is also has a real connection to the
stores and has worked on his own crystal healing with great success.
He'd be happy to tell you about it if you write him.
I fixed myself a delicious dinner of
salmon and spinach salad. One of my Brazilian friends gave me a recipe
for salmon using oranges, I don't think I remembered it right but it was
great none the less. I really need... change that.. I am planning on
doing more cooking for myself and less eating out. Good bye extra
weight.. welcome back a more balanced John!
Off to finish my night by watching a
movie.. The Wedding Crashers... it looks great... and I can always use
another laugh or two. Life was meant to be fun, right?
Today we unpacked some of the polished
material that I bought to put in the showroom at
Healing Waters & Sacred Spaces
in Portland... mostly carnelian pieces and a few spheres. I ended up
buying quite a bit of carnelian so there will be more that we unpack
later to put on the web site. It is the 6th Anniversary of Healing
Waters & Sacred Spaces this year. We also unpacked the lot of luscious
green Dream Quartz from Columbia that was my first purchase in Tucson. I
believe that there may be just one piece that is green and blue in the
same piece. We also unpacked the
large Lawrence Stoller pieces. These
are polished or semi polished larger crystals set into Cast Bronze light
bases. These are true works of art by a true Crystal Artisan. You
can read about this wonderful man at
www.crystalworks.com. I also
bought a couple of other wonderful Polished Russian Lemurian Quartz
from Lawrence in Tucson as well. I will be putting up a page of his
I had my daughter Stephanie here helping
me today.... that is such a nice way to spend a day. She is so funny..
as she unpacks things she oohs and ahhs... even though she is not a
"crystal person". She is an artist though and really appreciates the
beauty. I wish I could have both of my kids here helping me as they are
such sweet people. I got very lucky with my children. They are both
grown but still live in the area. Friday my son John and his significant
other Megan will be bringing my granddaughter for a short visit.
She started crawling while I was gone so I am more than anxious to see
her. She is so cute that I can't help but laugh when I look at her
I just returned from Tucson with a ton...
probably at least a ton :-) ... of new crystals and minerals. I looked
diligently for new
Starbrary Crystals.. and was successful in finding a few. Also I was
able to hand select a nice selection of the
John of God
Crystals which I will put up soon on at
I will be adding features to the blog
www.exquisitecrystals.net that you will not find at the home site
I will be adding features of how to use
healing crystals, how to
program crystals and how to determine what crystals and minerals will be
best for you. Another feature I hope to add soon is a link of
parts of the United States as well as perhaps other countries.
If there are other topics you would
like discussed, just let me know and I will see what we can do.