Category: stones

My One Word is BREATHE

November 11, 2018 On my drive down to Lewes, I started listening to the Audible book Just Breath Mastering breath work for success in life, Business and Beyond by Dan Brule. I have been drawn to this book for quite some time, and finally…

Real vs Man-Made Sea Glass

Orange Natural Sea Glass, Orange is the rarest of the sea glass colors. I have collected sea glass since I was six-year-old. One of my biggest pet peeves is that people are selling man-made sea glass as real sea glass. Several people have come into Sand N…

Delaware Bay Diamonds – Sand N Stones

AKA Cape May Diamonds The Delaware Bay Diamonds are quartz crystals, resembling translucent pebbles. They begin their lives truly “in-the-rough” in the upper reaches of the Delaware River, in the areas around the Delaware Water Gap. Pieces of quartz crystal are broken off from…

Why is it important for me to know the Gemstone Moh’s Scale of Mineral Hardness?

I have been working on my website lately and have been including the Moh Scale of Hardness as part of the description. My father was looking over my website, and asked me what the Moh Scale was. I tried to explain it to him,…

History of Wire Wrapped Jewelry

No one really knows when or where the ancient art of wire wrap originated. It is known that Egyptian and Phoenician artists practiced the art over 5,000 years ago. It is the only known metal jewelry that is created completely without soldering or casting….

Sand N Stones

Several people have asked me why I changed the name of the store from Just For You Unique Gifts to Sand N Stones, Delaware and Nature Shoppe. I want to tell you why and maybe you will also understand why I have started this…

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