Collections Week: Crystals

herkimer diamond ring

Although I fancy myself a rational thinker, I do have a touch of the new age in me. Especially when it comes to gemstones. Mostly I find that crystals are simply beautiful, but I do make note of their powers. Which is why I was so excited when I found this Herkimer diamond ring at the Value Village last month. Herkimers are not diamonds but rather double-sided quartz. In the world of gemstone healing, quartz is considered an all-purpose stone and a double-pointer is said to have even more energy.

acorn Studio Terrarium

Perhaps the energy of gemstones is why I was powerless to resist this terrarium by my friend Valerie Marchand at Acorn Studios. First of all, I was obsessed with pyramid power ads in the 1970s. Secondly, it houses a tiny air plant which Valerie assures me that I cannot kill. But most importantly, the plant sits on an amethyst (my birthstone) crystal cluster.