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Wonder in Stone - Citrine

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A CITRINE TALE   You have spent the night in the woods with some friends.  You have just awakened from a not so good night’s sleep.  It is still dark.  It was decided that you were all going to rise early to see the sunrise.  You don't feel like rising.  Whose bright idea was this?  You wonder.  You try to remember.  It was yours.  There's still another question.  Why does Luke have to be so punctual?  He's walking about camp gathering sticks for a fire.  He's made excuses impossible for you.        You pull yourself a few inches out of...

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Stone Truth - Real Stone Jewelry, Don't forget the Details

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          A little more about familiarizing yourself with real and natural vs. imitation stones, from the last blog (Stone Truth - Real Stone Jewelry, Where to Find and How to Know), This probably relates more to brick and mortar stores than online stores because one advantage of shopping online is that sellers are usually honest and direct in their descriptions (reasons were given in the last blog), this is not always, or even often the case in street shops and department stores. This is not because such location stores are intentionally dishonest or misleading, they want their customers...

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Wonder in Stone - Amethyst

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  AN AMETHYST TALE          So you're at a party, right; one of those "back in the woods" parties where a campfire is burning and everybody's bags and blankets lay all about upon the ground.  They're all drinkin' and stumblin' and bein' loud.  Someone throws you a can of beer.  "Party up man."  He says in a slow low tone.  You hold it for a moment in your hand and twist it around with your fingers contemplating whether you want it or not.  You decide you don't need this for your fun, so you give it a couple of...

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Stone Truth - Real Stone Jewelry, Where to Find and How to Know

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              Once upon a time in the not so distant past, real stone jewelry of wide variety was quite commonly found in jewelry and general fashion stores. It’s not so simple anymore. If you’re looking for one of the popular precious six (diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, pearl, or opal), you’ll have little trouble finding them at almost any jewelry store or jewelry section of department stores, along with a few other precious and some of the more well-known semi-precious gems. However, if you’re looking for the not so common, unique, one-of-a-kind, something you can call exclusively...

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Wonder in Stone - Bloodstone

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  A BLOODSTONE TALE         You're with a group of friends on a high adventure hike, which really means a combination of hiking, climbing over large boulders, cliff hanging and overcoming whatever other obstacles Mother Nature can put in your way. You are all walking along a fairly narrow ridge when your friend Peter decides he wants to see how close he can get to the edge.        Now you do consider yourself a risk taker.  You've tried some crazy and even scary things at times.  You have, however, drawn your personal line of caution, and at...

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