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Everything you need to know about Santa Muerte

Everything you need to know about Santa Muerte

Death comes for all of us, for some as a shadow waiting to snatch our souls from us, for others an angel descended from heaven to bring us home. In all cultures around the world, there are references or myths about personified death. The image of death is depicted as a grim reaper, a guardian of the underworld, a faceless ghost, and in Mexico it is theSanta Muerte.   Although the Catholic Church and the Mexican government have officially rejected the cult of theSanta Muerte (the saint of death) in Mexico, there is no denying the popularity and fervor of...

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men's favorite jewelry

men's favorite jewelry

Today, women are not the only ones who can wearjewelry. In fact, the men's jewelry industry is growing day by day, with men all over the world now adding jewelry to their style. In this article, we explore men's jewelry in more detail and discuss the most popular pieces to own. Watches Unsurprisingly, watches are one of the most popular accessories for men. In the past, watches were only worn for practical reasons. It was more practical to have the time with you than to find a wall clock, especially on the move. However, with most people now owning a...

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malachite

malachite

Highly valued in gemstone and sculpture form for thousands of years,malachite is a once popular but now somewhat overlooked stone, with a varied green color palette and distinct banding. In addition to its beauty, Malachite has an array of physical and emotional healing properties, as well as being a natural colorant. Traditionally, it was one of the first ores used to create metallic copper.   In their book, The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach (2005), authors and gemstone enthusiasts Naisha Ahsian and Robert Simmons delve into the rich history of malachite. They write: "In the...

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Moldavite

Moldavite

Often called "Bottle stone", theMoldavite is an olive green colored gemstone. It belongs to the group of Tektite minerals, which are described as natural glass stones. With beautiful coloring and a vibrant shine, many people believe that Moldavite was born from the stars. Apart from its unique appearance, moldavite is best known for its unusual origin; the stone is believed to have formed from condensed rock vapors shortly after a meteorite impact thousands of years ago.   A few years ago moldavite was thought to be an artificial stone. After researchers found the stone to be natural, it was later...

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Turquoise

Turquoise

Steeped in history, myths and even magic, theturquoise is a blue-green gemstone prized by different cultures for thousands of years, all the way back to the Egyptians. The gemstone remains popular today, with thousands of tons of stone mined each year for use injewelry. It is often set in rings or cut into beads and used for bracelets and necklaces, alongside gold and silver. Many books have been published on turquoise, covering its history and place in culture, including the remarkable Sky Blue Stone: The Turquoise Trade in World History (2014) by Arash Khazeni. In this book, Khazeni notes that...

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