Regal amethyst is the stone for the month of February. Both Pisces and Aquarius are signs under February.

Aquarius is from January 19th to February 18th at which point Pisces takes it to March 20th. I will go over both star’s traits, just for fun.

Aquarius’s strengths are progressive, original and independent. Their weaknesses are emotional, temperamental and uncompromising.  They love being with friends, fighting for causes and helping others. They hate boredom.

Pisces’s strengths are compassionate, intuitive gentle wise and artistic. (Maybe bead designers?) Their weaknesses are fearful, and overly trusting. Pisces don’t mind being alone, love music, romance and spiritual themes. They hate cruelty of any kind.

Amethyst is the Zodiac stone for Pisces and also linked to the Wind element.

The word “Amethyst” comes from Greek and has an interesting story to it. According to the Greek myth, Dionysus, the Greek of Wine was angry after being insulted by a mortal. He set a trap using tigers to attack and kill any mortal who crossed his path. A beautiful girl, named Amethystos, was on her way to pay respects to the god Artemis. Before the tigers could eat her, Artemis quickly turned her into a quartz crystal to save her.  When Dionysus saw what he had done, he was so remorseful that he wept many tears of wine over the quartz crystal thus giving it the purple color.

In many cultures Amethyst is the indicator of wealth, royalty and class. Egyptian pharaohs, Catherine the Great and English Crown jewels all had a love of the amethyst stone. Above is a picture of a young Catherine the Great of Russia with her dazzling jewelry.

Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that the amethyst protected him from evil thoughts and that it improved clarity in the mind. He also thought that it made men shrewd and better at business. It is appreciated today and in Eastern philosophies that Amethyst is used for protection and to attract wealth.

It is important therefore, the placement of an Amethyst geode in the home. Clusters or a geode of Amethyst should be placed in the wealth corner. If you are going through an emotionally hard time, Feng Sui recommends keeping a small smooth Amethyst in your pocket at all times.

Amethyst is associated with the crown chakra, which represents our connection with the spiritual world. It also is associated with the third eye chakra, which relates to intuition and psychic abilities.

Even the Christian Church valued Amethyst. Roman Catholic Bishop usually chose amethyst for their episcopal rings.  The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It also denotes the betrothal to the church.

Pacific beads an amazing array of geodes in amethyst, including clusters, geodes both small and pretty much giant size. Pacific Beads also has jewelry in Amethyst for your February friend or loved one. Stop by, just for a peek.

Did you know that shopping locally reduces pollution! It cuts down on transportation, processing, packaging and waste.
Small businesses account for about 95% of all businesses in the United States. They also create for about 65% of all new jobs and significantly more of the money you spend stays in the local economy. A larger percentage of their taxes also contribute locally.

There are numerous other reasons to support your local markets and stores.
You know the people behind the business. For example, Shlomo is managing Pacific Beads and knows all his regular customers. He has an endearing habit of offering Lotto tickets to all his shoppers, as he feels hope is uplifting and makes your day better. That sort of personal touch is not found in national chains.

Local businesses give a community its flavor. They are unique to your town and community.

Pacific Beads looks like a warehouse, but wait till you step inside to a bead, jewelry and geode wonderland!
Beads and geodes can be purchased at many national department stores. However you cannot get your customer service issues solved with the person running the store whom can make an immediate decision and has a personal interest in satisfying and keeping you as a customer. Many large corporation customer service representatives are far removed from the customer and have little concern in keeping you as a customer. As in Pacific Beads, all employees are dedicated to their client’s interests.

Department stores do not normally recruit management employees locally. Lower paid positions are usually reserved for local residents, whereas your community store will employ from the surrounding areas.
Many local businesses offer handmade goods. For example Pacific Beads offers US handmade bracelets and necklaces.

Our repairs keep our local silversmiths employed, we don’t for example, ship our repairs to another state. Our Pacific Beads team are all local with intimate knowledge of regional customs.

Every employee working at Pacific Beads can give you expert advice, whether it’s in regards to beading or mystical properties of our crystals and stones. This is the norm in local communities and not usually found in corporate business.

We are becoming so global that all our local personalities and independence is being slowly eroded.
In my view it would benefit us all to support our local business, I do and I would love to hear your ideas on this subject.

A shipment of Snow White geodes mined in the desert sands of Morocco has just arrived. These geodes are formed over eons of time between the interaction of water, air and rock. Apart of being different and beautiful white geodes it is said to have wondrous metaphysical properties.

Snow Quartz is said to have a gentle energy that helps you overcome many difficulties. Its icy looking appearance symbolizes clarity and innocence. It can help you see the world around clearer eyes and recognize the gifts that surround you. Once you recognize this you gain a more positive and powerful perspective of your world. This geode can activate your crown chakra and will help you reach your higher self.

If placed by a computer or laptop is thought to protect you against radiation.  Pacific Beads also has points from Snow White geode, which can be used in a whole different dimension. Points amplify the energy of each crystal and while browsing at Pacific Beads you can choose your different crystal needs.

Just arrived are large points in Tourmaline, streaked Rainbow Fluoride in different shades of purples and soft deep pink Rose Quartz. Points are useful to direct energy to a specific area, great for little children and pets.

Coming to Pacific Beads are Crystal Healing grids. You will be able to choose crystal layouts to create a union of energy. Please watch our Facebook notices for updates.

Summer is such a great time to wear jewelry and Pacific Beads has a great array of Sterling Silver jewelry. Fun and young silver rings and pendants, sophisticated classic pendants, bracelets and rings, there is something for everyone. Light cool clothes are perfect to show off your adornments for both day and evening.

For the artist jewelry lovers, Pacific Beads has a variety of beads, many shapes and sizes in real stone, pearls and glass to make your own or design a gift. In addition you will find threads, leather findings and seedbeads.

Our Lava stone beads are perfect for retaining essential oils. One or two drops of essential oil on a Lava bead are all you need absorb the scent. Our Lava strands come in sizes of 8mm, 10mm and 12mm.

Wishing you all an enjoyable and lively summer with lots of fun Beading and Jewelry!

From your very own and local Pacific Beads wishing you a lovely

Saturday, July 21st  from noon to 1 pm we have a special guest coming to our location and we invite you to join us for FREE! Join us for a wonderful discussion with  Dr. East Haradin, the founder of Gem Elixirz.

This month we are delighted to have a special guest lecture about the energy and healing qualities of geodes and crystals. Dr. East Haradin, the founder of Gem Elixirz will be giving a free and interactive talk on how to integrate gemstones into the day to day lives. It is important as well as interesting to know where to place geodes in your home and office to attain your purpose. The lecture will be a lot of fun with audience participation.

Speaker Spotlight: East Haradin. With a commitment to helping others actualize their full potential and well-being, Dr. East Haradin has been a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine since 1999. Her private practice has focused on the use of East Asian Medicine, nutrition, and aromatherapy in the treatment of anti-aging/rejuvenation, sports therapy, fertility enhancement, and overall well-being. In 2013 she joined the Mind Body Medical Group at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, CA as a specialist offering acupuncture.


In addition to a private practice, she shares her passion for this medicine as a professor and clinical supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Her education includes a BA in Business, a Master Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate of Acupuncture an Oriental Medicine, with her research and clinical trial focused on combining aromatherapy with acupuncture. Around the same time of her clinical research, Dr. East founded Gem Elixirz TM, a company offering unique aromatherapy products that combine the power of aromatherapy and gemstones for the purpose of transformative healing and well-being.

Surround yourselves with geodes and good healing this summer, join us Juy 21st.  Learn about all the benefits of aromatherapy and crystal healing. Aside from the geodes of amethyst, citrine, Labradorite, quartz and many others, we now have the Good Luck genuine stone tree in different sizes.  Some call them “The Money Tree” from the Chinese legend of the holy tree that could bring money and good fortune those who came in contact with this magical tree.

Clear your calendars on Saturday, July 21st  from noon to 1 pm

Some other products we will be featuring is our Adorable Mother/Daughter and Father/Son bracelets, made in the USA have just arrived.  I have found that little girls are overjoyed to wear copies of their mother’s accessories and I suspect little boys feel the same way about their Dads. For our ladies, we have the prettiest summer earrings newly displaced in our showcases. Light breezy moonstone, summer turquoise, genuine rose quartz and other sparkling summer evening wear earrings. Pacific Beads has new and exciting pieces of jewelry and gems constantly.

We wish you a happy Beading, Jewelry and Crystal Summer filled with love and exciting events.

Please don’t forget to come on Saturday July 21st at noon, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the lecture.


I am so excited and ready for the lovely long days of summer. It’s time to dress up for summer, to expose our hands and arms to rings and bracelets. Pacific Beads has just received the most glorious variety of silver jewelry with unusual stones in rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. We have moonstone, Labradorite (which reflects the Northern Lights, its place of birth), Ruby, Sapphire, and of course June birthstones.

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It’s been thousands of years since the fall of ancient Egypt as a powerful domain, but we still wear jewelry designs from that era. Their designs are eternally beautiful and magical. Examples of these are Scarab, Usekh (the broad necklace), and the protective eye to name a few. The ancient Egyptian loved their jewelry, not only to show status and wealth but also to protect themselves during their lifetime and especially to protect their journey to the afterlife. The color blue indicated royalty so Lapis Lazuli was very popular. Turquoise would bring joy and pleasure. All stones had salient powers with magical and healing properties. For some reason they preferred the softer, semi-precious stones even though they had access to a variety of gemstones.

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Larimar was first discovered in 1916 by a priest named Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren who was living in the in Dominican Republic.  He was so taken by the beautiful blue color that he reported this to the archbishop, with a request to mine it. His request was denied and this unusual stone lay hidden from the world until 1974.

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