Sunday, March 27, 2011

Etsy Blogger's blog carnival for March

I'm hosting this month's blog carnival for the wonderful group I belong to: Etsy Blogger's. Here's the choices I picked for topics.
1. April birthstone: diamond- write about it's history, gem info, whether or not you like them, or if this is your birthstone!
2. April Fool's Day: Do you participate? Tell us about a joke you played on someone, or if one has been played on you. What do you think about this "day"?
3. What is your favorite gemstone and why?
I've picked number 3.
My favorite gemstone is tourmaline. Watermelon is number one, green tourmaline comes in second.
watermelon tourmaline

green tourmaline

Tourmaline is a mineral in the aluminum silicate family. They are said to have great electric and magnetic properties. You may have seen tourmaline listed as an ingredient to cosmetics and beauty products.
They are listed as semi-precious gemstones and are found is a variety of colors: green, pink, red, blue, brown, and black. On the Mohs scale, it is rated for hardness at 7.0-7.5

On the metaphysical side, tourmaline is used for its magnetic properties. It can be used to attract energy, (green) tourmaline can calm and balance the brain. Pink tourmaline has been used to stimulate love or new friends.

I'm not sure what originally attracted me to this gem, but I must say that the colors would be the first thing. I guess I like learning about its properties also.
And if you like meditation and holistic living; tourmaline is associated with the heart chakra. Another reason I like this gem!

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Judy Nolan said...

Judy of This Creative Journey presents: Myths about April Fool's Day origins,

Liz's Wares said...

BunnyKissd said...

Watermelon Tourmaline keeps popping up in everything I see & read lately, and I've always been drawn to it... I should get some!

Click here to read the post from Faerie Garden Fancies!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Memories for Life Scrapbooks presents: Diamonds

tamdoll said...

I love the way that Watermelon Tourmaline looks!

Tamdoll's Gemstone Post is Here.


Alice's Owl said...
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Alice's Owl said...

What a fantastic topic!

Here is the link to my entry "Gemstones, Chakras, and a Blog Carnival... OH MY!" (Topic: My favorite gemstone.)

Happy Blog Carnival :-).

Re said...

Watermellon Toumaline is tops with me too. I'd love to have a piece like that in the first photo!

Here is my carnival:

Prized Possessions said...

My carnival post is about my favorite gemstone, the aquamarine (my birthstone). See it here.

randomcreative said...

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

The April Fool's backfire, or never try to trick an older brother....