Nancy Neill Designs uses many natural stones and crystals to create interesting and attractive designs for all tastes. Please see below for some of our favorite stones and some information about them.
A member of the feldspar family, Amazonite, also known as Amazon Stone, ranges in color from blue-green to green. It's an opaque stone often found with white, yellow, or gray inclusions and a silky luster or a silvery sheen. It is know for it's balancing energy, harmony, and universal love. Most commonly mined in Madagascar, Russia, or Brazil.
Rhyolite represents change, variety and progress. It lights the fire of creativity within the soul. Rhyolite is also an excellent stone for meditation, bringing forth a systemic methodology with an emphasis on the search for the highest truth.
This is the official birthstone of February. It forms in silica-rich liquids deposited in geodes and generally is found in clusters of crystal points. Amethyst's name is derived from the Greek word amethystos meaning "not drunken", because people of ancient times believed it to protect the wearer from drunkeness. Mined in USA, Uraguay, South America, & Africa
Rose Quartz emits a calming, cooling energy and is quite effective in treating conditions related to the emotional body. Rose quartz can act as a rejuvenating agent for both the physical body and emotions. It is an excellent energy for healing emotional wounds.
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Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or "Happy Lace." It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing, and brings joy to those who wear it. It is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism. Its graceful design, in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude.
Serpentine can render assistance to disorders in all areas of the body, the emotional system and the mental structure. Conscious direction of the energies toward the problem is required. It can also be used to increase the absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Serpentine gets its name from the word 'serpent' because it resembles the skin of a snake. It is sometimes called New Jade and occurs in a variety of colors including red, green, brown-red, brown-yellow and white. It has been used since ancient times to guard against disease and sorcery.
Sodalite provides the ability to arrive at logical conclusions via rational mental processes. It helps to eliminate confusion and to both equalize and stimulate one's intellect to be compatible with each situation. It is an excellent stone for use in groups; it provides for fellowship, solidarity and a commonality of goal and purpose within the group.
Leopardskin Jasper is a sustaining stone, a stone representing the elemental "man". It can be quite helpful in times of extended hospitalization and when one's energy is low. It can be used to treat the loss of sense of smell and to soothe nerves.
Turquoise is a healer of the spirit, providing for a soothing energy and bringing piece of mind. It has also been known to guide one through the unknown, protecting while promoting one's independence in action. It also acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust, kindness and the recognition of beauty. It is said to promote spontaneity in issues of romance.
Peridot emits a warm and friendly energy. It provides for a shield of protection around the body. Peridot is an excellent healing stone, acting as a "tonic" to both strengthen and regenerate. It also helps to heal a "bruised" ego by assisting in the lessening of anger or jealousy, inspiring happiness within the self and delight in the nature of one's life.
Unakite brings one's consciousness to the present, allowing those easy times of unconscious action to dissipate. It further acts to balance the emotional body, bringing it into alignment with the higher forces of spirituality.
Picture jasper is a type of jasper that has great bands of different colors. It's typically found in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. It is grounding and a harmonizing stone with a strong connection to the earth. It is said to promote feelings of responsibility towards the planet, encouraging a need to care for and protect it.