Thursday 20 November 2014

Precious things (3)

Once upon a time I went through a period of illness. It was a very long time ago. Even now though, moments of that experience stay with me and very occasionally I think back to that time and how it partly moulded me into the person I am now.

During that time when I thought all the things that I have subsequently achieved were unlikely to happen I was given a stone…a small piece of green adventurine by a good friend who’d just gone to Uni. I carried that stone me with for ages and collected a few more along the way. In theory, adventurine is a stone that brings good luck – I guess it did for me. Every type of stone has a meaning – you can see what they mean here.
I chose most of mine for their colours and the way they felt in my hand rather than for their meaning.

Interestingly, when I was pregnant with both my girls I felt drawn to seek out my stones again and carried a piece of rose quartz in my bag. Rose quartz is a stone of unconditional love.

Every now and again I seek out my stones, for me they are a precious thing.

You can see others’ precious things here:
Sarah at Mitenska
Leanne at Today’s Stuff


  1. I love stones, especially rose quartz. I find it quite mesmerising. xxx

  2. What a beautiful post. I collect pebbles for their colour, shape and how they feel in my hand. It's got to feel just right. I often have one of two lurking in my bag. Or my coat pocket. Or the car...
    I had a bag of pebbles and stones, that I used as an aid in my counselling sessions. They often had a very powerful effect.
    I really enjoyed this. Thank you
    Leanne xx

  3. That's interesting. I do love the idea of things having meanings: names, flowers and so on. It's something I'd like to read a bit more about. My knowledge of stones goes as far as being aware my birth stone is emerald...
    It sounds as though stones and crystals do have an effect and it's a beneficial one. Thanks for posting - I do enjoy reading about what other bloggers treasure and I like being inspired to discover new things.
    S x

  4. What a lovely story, I'm glad everything turned out well for you. I like stones too, there are lots dotted around here, and like Leanne, I know there's at least one in my bag right now. CJ xx

  5. I really enjoyed this story. I have a few little items like that too. One of them is a carved stone fish, given to me by a work colleague when I was a brand-new teacher and finding every day harder than the one before! Yikes, that was a hard phase in my life. I'm really glad your stone helps you and reminds you of how far you have come.

  6. I really enjoyed this, Your description of how special the different stones are to you is just lovely, I love stones. Like Leanne I enjoy their colour and shape. Thanks for sharing, Bee xx

  7. It's always fascinating to read about the things that really have meaning for people. Somwhere I too have a bag of semi-precious stones so I totally understand their appeal, For myself I am always drawn to aventurine and amber, but your rose quartz is so pretty :)

  8. so lovely that these stones have memories for you, I love to collect pebbles and stones too, each year my hubby finds me one on holiday at the beach with a heart on it x

  9. That's so interesting. I don't have any particular attachment to precious stones but I can see why you do, and it was fascinating to read about it. x