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Hello November! November Birthstones are Citrine & Topaz – The “Success Stone(s)” BRING Success & Prosperity Confused throughout history – for their interchangeable golden hues – Citrine and Golden Topaz possessed the same powers, including the abilities to manifest abundance, prosperity, success and personal power. As such, Citrine has many properties in common with Topaz, […]

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November Birthstone – Citrine & Topaz

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Hello October! Fall has come!  October’s Birthstone is Opal & Tourmaline – “The Rainbow Stone(s)” Bring Times of Change Opal & Tourmaline both have the unique properties to show a spectrum of colors in one gem. Tourmaline can be solid, or a literal rainbow of color; from green, pink and gold, to red and yellow. […]

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October Birthstone – Opal & Tourmaline

Hello September! Autumn is almost here. September’s Birthstone is Sapphire – “The Celestial Stone” Bring Brilliance & Blessings Sapphire is a stone that is dear to my heart. Not only is one of my favorite gemstones for its incredibly rich blue color, it has such an incredible history and symbolism. It is the birthstone of […]

September Birthstone – Sapphire

Birthstones

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Welcome back to the Conscious Consumerism intro series! Today, we present to you: Conscious Consumerism, Part 4 – Slow & Sustainable Fashion Solutions by Guest Blogger, Melody Duarte   In the last blog Jackie talked about how fast fashion is turning our earth into a wasteland (that of course among the many other pollutant and […]

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Conscious Consumerism: An Intro Series – Part 4 Slow Fashion Solutions

Welcome back to the Conscious Consumerism intro series! Today, we present to you: Conscious Consumerism, Part 3 – Slow Fashion / Fast Fashion by Lore and Lotus Founder, Jackie Brink We mentioned briefly in Part 1 and 2 that the fashion industry was a cause of our concern of the conscious consumer and in its […]

Conscious Consumerism: An Intro Series – Part 3 Slow vs. Fast Fashion

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Hello, August! August’s Birthstone is Peridot – “The Extreme Stone” Bring Kindness and Adventure!   PERIDOT Throughout history, Peridot has come to have many names and accolades, among them “The Extreme Stone,” “The Tears of Pele”, and “Gem of the Sun”. Peridot is a sacred stone to many ancient cultures and peoples, considered a positive […]

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August Birthstone – Peridot

Welcome back to the Conscious Consumerism intro series! Today, we present to you: Conscious Consumerism, Part 2 – Waste by Lore and Lotus Founder Jackie Brink   Alright, grab yourself a wine (or tea), and get comfy, because this is gona be a fairly long read. In Part 1, Guest Blogger Melody Duarte briefly introduced […]

Conscious Consumerism: An Intro Series – Part 2 Waste

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Hello lovely readers! Welcome to the first post from Lore and Lotus (that wasn’t birthstone lore) in quite a while!  Thank you so much for perusing on over to our Journal. Today, we’re going to start our very first mini educational series: Conscious Consumerism This series will be published every other Friday, from today, July […]

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Conscious Consumerism: An Intro Series

Hello, July! July’s Birthstone is Ruby – “The Fire Stone” Bring Passion & Vitality   Saturated in folklore, legend and worshiped in many an ancient culture, the mysterious, fiery Ruby has a reputation for passion, sensuality and luck. With its deep red color, Ruby is perfect for the depth of summer, as it is known […]

July Birthstone – Ruby

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