Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Lore of Gemstones

Today's post is brought to you by guest blogger, Andrew Thornton.

The magic of gemstones is not lost on jewelry makers. In their hands, gemstones are woven, wrapped, set and strung (among other things) and whether they know it or not, each rock, stone and mineral has a tale to tell. Ellen Steiber, author of A Rumor of Gems, wrote an article augmented by artwork by Joe Novak and a wealth of photographed examples in the Spring of 2005 for Endicott Studio's Journal of Mythic Arts called The Lore of Gemstones. The article also appeared in the June 2005 issue of Realms of Fantasy magazine. It describes many of the stories and lore about some of our favorite gemstones to work with. It also includes a treasure trove of further resources to explore at the end of the article and is well worth checking out.


Jeannie said...

I make healing stone jewelry and I'm fascintated with gemstones. I have this book and just the title itself made me gravatate to.

It's full of beautiful drawings and extraordinary characters. Very captivating. It brings you into a world you've never known.

quiltingjewel39 said...

I love reading & studying about the healing properties of gemstones. I will make a braclet or necklace out of an appropriate stone for friends who have some ailment. It is very satisfying. Thank you for sharing this other info.