October’s Birthstone: Spooky Tales of Pink Tourmaline by Stephanie Dray

October’s Birthstone: Spooky Tales of Pink Tourmaline Opals and Pink Tourmaline written forSWCreations by Stephanie Dray There are two October birthstones: opals and pink tourmaline. But while opals are more famous and certainly have their charm, pink tourmaline’s spooky qualities make it the perfect birthstone for the month in which we revel in ghost stories and the supernatural. You see, ...
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The Facts About Domestic Abuse – by Lisa Vella

The Facts about Domestic Abuse written for SWCreations by Lisa Vella Most often, abuse occurs in cycles and being familiar with that cycle may help you or someone you know escape from a bad situation. The cycle always begins with abuse, which can be psychological, physical, sexual, or economic. After the abuse occurs, the abuser feels guilt, but not about ...
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Jade Gemstones – Two Gemstones for Two Empires by Stephanie Dray

Jade: Two Gemstones for Two Empires written for SWCreations by Stephanie Dray To tell the story of jade is really to tell the tale of two ancient empires: the Chinese and the Mayans. Both cultures prized jade’s beauty above all other gems and precious metals. Both the Mayans and the Chinese used carved jade beads to make jewelry and they ...
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Birthstone Information – Sapphires by Stephanie Dray

September Sapphires from Ancient Egypt to Today Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli Gemstones written for SWCreations by Stephanie Dray In Ancient Egypt, sapphires were associated with the wisdom of the all-seeing Eye of Horus, which makes this gemstone the perfect birthstone for the month of September. Then, as now, September was a month for celebrating learning and knowledge. During September’s autumnal ...
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