Over the last two weeks, Kathi and I have been sorting, measuring, weighing, photographing, cropping, and finally, today, adding 206 polished stone hearts to the website!
We wanted to get these up before the holidays because, even though thought of more commonly regarding Valentine’s Day, hearts make great Christmas gifts… either as special givings or stocking stuffers.
We were really thrilled to find almost all of these hearts at the Fall Denver Show, where we hand picked about 300 of them.
We picked up many varieties that we have never had, and in some cases never even seen, before. The quality of these hearts is outstanding, and the breadth and depth of the offerings is just incredible.
Almost all of the new listings are “puffy” hearts, but a few are thinner, so be sure to check out the measurements and pictures carefully.
The new hearts cover 25 different varieties, and the highlights are:
- Tiger Iron
One of the biggest surprises, these are just amazing. Tiger Iron is the combination of Hematite, Red Jasper, and Golden Tiger Eye. The quality of Tiger Iron varies tremendously, but these are just super. The pictures say it all. They are a must see.
- Picasso Marble
Also a huge surprise was this selection of beautiful stones. Never before had em, never before seen em, and really excited to have them on the site.
- Rainbow Fluorite
For those of you familiar with our Worry Stones, these hearts come from the same dealer from whom we get the amazing Fluorite Worry Stones. The quality of these somewhat thinner hearts is just great, and the colors and patterns are beautiful.
From Australia, this stone is often full of holes and cracks… not these hearts. Mookaite (or Mook Jasper) is one of our favorite stones, and these hearts are no exception. I personally love the one that is red on one side and yellow on the other.
- Brecciated Jasper
There are some fantastic stones in this group, with all sorts of crazy patterns.
- Picture Jasper
We have never before seen anything close to the nature of these beauties. Of particular note is that many of these hearts are full of dendrites. These are really special and unusual.
- Black Onyx
When we first saw these we thought that they were Obsidian, but the cool white splash in the last one in the group gives away the truth. Again, very unusual.
One of the best finds, these hearts are really clean and have a great polish. The colors and patterns are fantastic and my recommendation would be to get one or more of these early.
Because these hearts are so puffy, they look fairly dark in ambient light, but as can be seen in the outdoor pictures, the colors are gorgeous with the sunlight shining through.
- Landscape Jasper
These are a little smaller and thinner, but have great colors and patterns. The group, as a whole, shows a nice representation of this very popular stone from Madagascar.
- Clear Quartz
Hard to find clean, these hearts are unusual for their quality. Further, some of them have beautiful rainbow sparkle. I never pass up the opportunity to photograph that great show.
- Amethyst Cluster
We made a special purchase of three of these beauties. One sold almost immediately here in person, and we have these two remaining. Made for Amethyst lovers.
- Snowflake Obsidian
Hard to get with good snow, these are really nice. There are some blizzards in there.
Other additions include Sodalite, Orange Calcite, Hematite, Regular and Blue Goldstone (manmade but a favorite – especially of the younger crowd), Blue Calcite, Howlite, Rhodonite, lots of Rose Quartz and two special Lavender Quartz offerings, Green Aventurine, and the awesome shimmering Amazonite.
We hope that you enjoy looking at the hearts and, as always, if you have any questions please don’t be shy.