Highly polished semi-precious stones that are smooth to the touch. Earth stones are easy to carry in pockets and bags and a great way to appreciate the natural beauty of gemstones. Ideal for collecting, gifting, or jewellery making. Promote these as worry stones for a thoughtful little gift to share with both men and women.
This aptly named stone that looks much like an abstract painting is composed of a network of criss-crossed black lines on a whitish grey backdrop. Found in southwestern Utah, it is a metamorphic rock formed from Limestone. Geologically, a metamorphic stone forms deep in the earth, its essential nature altered by heat and pressure. Only those aspects of the stone which are impermeable to pressure and heat are preserved. The limestone was "cooked" by the introduction of igneous material which flooded the stone with solutions that travelled through a network of fractures. Picasso marble sometimes features reds and often cream colours.
As a healing stone it is grounding and calming. It can be used to begin a meditation, using the network of lines to accept that the path of transformation is often winding, with many pathways to choose from, but that we always get where we need to be. Some use this stone to attract like-minded people who are likely to become loyal and trusted friends. Picasso marble is also helpful for weight loss, engendering strength and self-discipline.