My experience with *larimar*

Larimar belongs to the group of silicates. Available in different shades of blue, this stone results from volcanic activity and is called « The Atlantis Stone » since it is found only in the Dominican Republic.

When I started to wear this stone, I felt on edge during the first days, with a strong need to express my buried emotions. This mineral is perfect to externalize your emotions, in any form whatsoever: creativity, communication, etc, and thus to become more peaceful on a daily basis.

My experience with *red garnet*

Garnet belongs to the group of silicates. Two families exist:

  • aluminous garnets, also called pyralspites, including pyrope, almandine and spessartine garnets, with intermediate varieties.
  • calcic garnets, also called ugrandites, including uvarovite, grossular and andradite garnets, with intermediate varieties.

The aluminous garnets are among my favorite stones.

Red garnet is an excellent grounding stone and enables me to be more focused on what surrounds me, especially my relatives and my environment. I am more in the moment and I leave less room for superficial things. Garnet brings joy, vitality, determination and stability, sublimates passionate love and helps to overcome obstacles.

My experience with *kunzite*

Kunzite belongs to the group of silicates. It is a variety of triphane.

The properties of kunzite are according to me very similar to the ones of rose quartz. This stone soothes excessive emotions (fear, anger, etc.), and helps to take a step back from our relational problems (friendship/love/family), de-dramatize and put things into perspective.

Its relaxing effect also helps to increase our perspicacity and strengthen our reflexes.

Yellow triphane and kunzite.

My favorite e-shops

I compiled a short list of my favorite suppliers of jewels and raw or polished stones.


The owner of the shop offers a wide choice of stones in different forms, as well as jewels (pendants and bracelets). I discovered her shop via her YouTube channel (of the same name), which is very complete on minerals.

The Citrine Circle

Managed by the couple Emma and Stu, this UK-based shop is rich in specimens of very high quality.

Aurore Lune

The particularity of this shop is its universe. Céline offers handmade and very elegant jewels, in addition to raw, polished or carved stones.

Lapidibus Shop

Based in Luxembourg, this shop offers a wide choice of stones. I love it because you can place customized jewelry orders and the result is simply gorgeous.

Visit of the Clamouse’s cave

The South of France is rich in mineral wonders and the Clamouse’s cave is part of them. I am sharing with you these few photos of stalagtites, stalagmites, columns, draperies and aragonite crystals:

My experience with *celestite*

Celestite belongs to the group of sulfates and is sky blue.

This stone brings kindness and eases tensions to promote a better communication. I use it in case of any headache or transient pain. Due to its mothering energy, it is also perfect for kids.

How to store your stones

You can store your stones in different ways.

1) If you have small stones, boxes with compartments are a practical solution. They are available in different materials:

  • plastic;
  • wood;
  • glass;
  • metal;
  • a combination of the above materials.

2) If you have large stones and/or a large collection, you should rather invest in a display case.

Personally, I combine both solution: my stones are at the same time displayed in cups on a shelf and stored in glass jars. I try to keep a certain consistency sorting them by species.

My experience with *tourmaline*

Tourmaline belongs to the group of silicates. This stone is available in a large range of colours.

I use black tourmaline combined with moss agate to help my plants grow healthily. It also acts as a natural pesticide. For an optimum effect, it is recommended to use it in powder form in order to form a fertile artificial soil. For my part, I simply place small pieces of this stone at the foot of my plants.
Black tourmaline also offers a protection against the adverse effects of electromagnetic waves. Place some near your Internet box, laptop or smartphone.

The combination black tourmaline/green tourmaline is perfect to sleep peacefully and to attract prosperity and success.

Pink tourmaline is for its part as soothing as rose quartz, whose properties are very similar.