Wear Your Moonbeams: June’s “Other” Birthstone, the Moonstone

Moonstone gems on a woman

Wear Your Moonbeams: June’s “Other” Birthstone, the Moonstone June actually has several birthstones; we’ve discussed pearls and alexandrite in previous articles. This month I want to spotlight the luminous moonstone gem, both affordable and beautiful. In Hindu mythology, that moonstone was said to be created from moonbeams, which explained the beautiful “moonlight” that shimmers across … [Read more…]

Origin of Heishi Beads – Dakota Stones

Origin of Heishi Beads – Dakota Stones

Origin of Heishi Beads – Dakota Stones A Fundamental Shape: Origin of Heishi Beads – Dakota Stones A Fundamental Shape: Origin of Heishi Beads   Today, Heishi beads (also spelled Heishe) are known to be a disc or tube-shaped bead with a hole through the middle for use in jewelry, but they haven’t always been … [Read more…]

What are Healing Stones? – Dakota Stones

What are Healing Stones? – Dakota Stones

What are Healing Stones? – Dakota Stones What are Healing Stones? – Dakota Stones What are Healing Stones?   While stones look naturally beautiful, they also are known to have properties that are thought to help people – anything from calming anxiety to getting restful sleep to aiding in a little bit of good luck. People wear … [Read more…]

It’s time to keep your watchbands in tick-tock shape

old and new watches

It’s time to keep your watchbands in tick-tock shape Whether you’ve got a Rolex or Apple Watch, proper care will help their bands last longer and protect your investment. Think about it—you wear your watch almost every day, whether you’re working, exercising, traveling, or playing. But when was the last time you cleaned the band … [Read more…]

What are Chakras? – Dakota Stones

What are Chakras? – Dakota Stones

What are Chakras? – Dakota Stones What are Chakras? – Dakota Stones What are Chakras? The original meaning of the word chakra is wheel, as referring to the wheels of the chariots of the rulers, cakravartians. The oldest text recording of the chakra is in 1500-500 B.C. by the Vedas from India. Since this time there have been … [Read more…]

Emeralds, May’s Birthstone, Bring Love and Hope

pile of cut emerald jewels

Emeralds, May’s Birthstone, Bring Love and Hope “That must be the City of Emeralds!” said Dorothy to her companions. The emerald is a symbol of rebirth and nature—perfect for its role as May’s birthstone. This lush, deep green gem represents good fortune, youth, balance, and growth. Along with rubies, sapphires, and diamonds, the emerald is … [Read more…]

How we create one-of-a-kind pieces – Dakota Stones

How we create one-of-a-kind pieces – Dakota Stones

How we create one-of-a-kind pieces – Dakota Stones dsPremier: How we create one-of-a-kind pieces – Dakota Stones dsPremier: How we create one-of-a-kind pieces Stones in the dsPremier collection are exclusively designed, cut, and produced by Dakota Stones. Each are cut from unique and premium rough materials to exacting specifications to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Many strands in the dsPremier … [Read more…]

A Fan Favorite! – Dakota Stones

A Fan Favorite! – Dakota Stones

A Fan Favorite! – Dakota Stones Labradorite: A Fan Favorite! – Dakota Stones Dakota Stones Labradorite: A Fan Favorite! Labradorite is remarkable for the way its aggregate layers refract light, creating iridescent flashes of blue, gold, pale green or copper red. This effect is known as “labradorescence,” taking its name from the stone. Labradorite is … [Read more…]

Lapis Grading with Ricky – Dakota Stones

Lapis Grading with Ricky – Dakota Stones

Lapis Grading with Ricky – Dakota Stones VLOG: Lapis Grading with Ricky – Dakota Stones VLOG: Lapis Grading with Ricky Ricky explains it all! Learn about the different grades of lapis and how to identify them.   Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December Not enough items available. Only [max] left. Add to WishlistBrowse WishlistRemove Wishlist Lapis Grading with Ricky … [Read more…]

What is The Zachery Process – Dakota Stones

What is The Zachery Process – Dakota Stones

What is The Zachery Process – Dakota Stones What is The Zachery Process – Dakota Stones What is The Zachery Process?   To help strengthen and preserve our Sleeping Beauty Turquoise it is processed using the Zachery Process. What Is the Zachery Process, you ask? James E. Zachery, a turquoise trader and an electrical engineer, … [Read more…]