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Gifts
Our range of gift items includes a wide variety of competitively priced goods, all featuring a gemstone theme. Some are educational, such as our books and gemstone charts; others are practical, like our key rings and letter openers and we are also pleased to offer an assortment of night light holders, clocks, Astrocards, pens, World Globes, gemstone trees and much more. Whatever your gift requirements, Craftstones has the answer!
Sub categories
Agate
A fine-grained variegated chalcedony (a member of the quartz family, named in 1570), usually with colours arranged in stripes, blended in clouds or showing moss-like forms. Agates are generally formed by water seeping into cavities in volcanic rocks and depositing mineral salts in layers which over the centuries have hardened into varied-coloured bands of chalcedony. These bands are often concentric, producing beautiful patterns. Named after the River Achetes in Sicily, agate is said to have been the eighth stone in the breastplate of the ancient high priest. In historic times, water in which it had been placed was used for cooking and drinking in order to alleviate sickness. Thought to protect the wearer from danger, encourage boldness and stimulate success, it has been used as a cure for insomnia, to ensure pleasant dreams and to relieve stress. It is thought to be of assistance in childbirth as well as in the treatment of heart disease. It may alleviate eyesight, hearing and hair problems and assist in cases of poisoning. Agate is the zodiac gem for Gemini (21 May to 21 June).
Carvings
Our extensive range of carvings falls into two main categories; our selection of stunning animals, all of which are hand-carved and chosen at source during our frequent Far Eastern purchasing trips and in addition to these, we also stock a range of angels, Buddhas, Kun Yings, sages, skulls and alien heads. These items are available in a variety of different stones and sizes, with competitive prices to match. At any one time, the carvings we have to offer may include items fashioned form the following stones: Agate, Amethyst, Aventurine, Calcite, Clear crystal, Dumortierite, Goldstone - Blue, Goldstone - Br, Haematite, Jasper, Labradorite, Lapis, Mookaite, Petrified wood, Picture Jasper, Rhodonite, Rose Qtz, Snow qtz, Snowflake obsidian, Tiger Eye - Gold, Unakite.
Gemstone Trees
Selection of gemstone trees.
Gift Boxes
Over the past few years, we have expanded the range of carvings and polished pieces that are sold in boxes containing a variety of different semi-precious stones; all have proved to be good sellers.
Night Light Holders
T/Light holders and Gemstones Candles
Pendulums
Although dowsing ( aslo for water) can be done using any medium, dowsing with a crystal gives additional powers of discovery, diagnosis and healing. The pendulum shape has evolved from a rough crystal shape into a facet cut shape with with string or chain.