The Crystal Method: mobile, wearable, long-lasting, mystical properties. Rock as the ultimate hardware.

2017-05-01

I am one of those people that pick up stones and shells when I am travelling. I will carry one in my pocket all day turning it over in my hand, rubbing my thumb on the cool surface, I find it calming. Many times I will pick up a stone and know who I want to give it to. I don’t know how to explain it but perhaps you are like me…

Small, in the palm of your hand

Small, in the palm of your hand

Well here we are  in Africa: across this continent beneath this earth is a great wealth of minerals, gemstones and  quartz crystals  recognized for their healing and energizing qualities. Rockchic is a store that carefully sources gemstones across South Africa, Madagascar, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Magnificent and radiant in colour and charm, you can choose  stones that you feel drawn to. There’s ready made locally designed jewellery or create a piece for that special person.

Minerals, taste like dirt and are jolly crunchy to boot.

Minerals, taste like dirt and are jolly crunchy to boot.

The owners are so knowledgeable and are happy to enlighten you on the remarkable characteristics  of gems. I must say in these days of data overload I’m inspired to try out  a digital detox; and a rock that absorbs negative energy or balances disharmony will be a  welcome aid. How about a talisman  to reduce fear, anxiety and  insomnia?

Next door is  Rockchic Beads where you can happily  spend the next hour or so making that unique piece of jewellery for that special person.

www.rockchic.co.za

These polished crystals are smooth and cool. Potential legal trouble with the rounded edges and touch interface though.

These polished crystals are smooth and cool. Potential legal trouble with the rounded edges and touch interface though.

Map of the world

Map of the world

Fossilised lavender from the Flintstone era

Fossilised lavender from the Flintstone era

Food for sleep; rock can be relaxing

Food for sleep; rock can be relaxing

Tiger's eye is girl's best friend

Tiger’s eye is girl’s best friend

 

 

This post relates to these neighborhoods: Sea Point - Atlantic Seaboard | Camps Bay | V&A Waterfront | De Waterkant |