Category Archives: About Stones

About Stones: Dragon’s Blood Stone


Astrological Sign: Leo
Chakra: Heart
Lore: Dragon’s Blood Stone is a healing stone that enhances life force, balance, courage, strength and vitality. Carry to draw money and love. It is known as a talisman of safety and profit, helping us to find new relationships. The stone is a “seeker/transformer” helping us discover new paths and approaches.
Geology: Dragon’s Blood Stone is a jasper, a variety of quartz, containing a mixture of green epidote and red piedmontite.
Localities: Australia, South Africa

About Stones: Shungite


Astrological Sign: Cancer
Chakra: All
Lore: Shungite neutralizes electromagnetic emissions, waterborne contaminants, free radicals, and negative energy. It shields from harmful electromagnetic frequencies (EMF’s) from computers, cell phones and towers, WI-FI, microwave ovens and televisions. Shungite removes negative energies and thoughts, enhances metaphysical abilities, and promotes cell rejuvenation. Wear on the left side of the body because energies enter the aura through the left side.
Geology: Shungite is named for the village in Russia, Shunga, in the province of Karelia where it is found. It is one of the few natural Earth sources of fullerene, a rare hollow carbon molecule.
Localities: Russia

On the Stone Porch


Here’s a list of our current stock of Toad Hollow tumbled stones, rough, and crystals. Visit the stone porch at Anita’s Beads to choose your favorites. If you are too far away to pay a visit, let Anita select for you and ship your order by mail.

Amazonite $3.
Amazonite, Heart $5.
Amazonite, Russian $1.
Amber $3.
Amethyst $2.
Angelite $5.
Apache Tear $1.
Apatite $3.
Aquamarine $4.
Aquamarine, New Hampshire (Rough) $1.
Aragonite/Brown $3.
Aragonite/Yellow $2.
Aventurine .50
Baltic Amber $2.
Black Onyx .50
Black Tourmaline (Rough) $1.
Bloodstone $1.
Bloodstone Sphere $4.
Blue Agate $1.
Blue Aventurine .50
Blue Calcite (Rough) $5.
Blue Goldstone $1.
Blue Lace Agate $3. / .50
Blue Scapolite (Rough) $2.
Botswana Agate $3.
Brecciated Jasper .50
Bronzite $3.
Carnelian $3.
Chalcopyrite $5.
Charoite $1.
Chevron Amethyst $2.
Chiastolite $5.
Chinese Writing Rock $1


Chrysocolla $8. / .50
Chrysocolla (Rough) $8.
Citrine $1.
Citrine XL $2.
Citrine XL, Small $1
Copal Amber (Rough) $3.
Copper $1.
Copper, Sculptured $5.
Coprolite, Opalized $1.
Cowrie Shell $2.
Crinoid Fossil Stone $2.
Dalmation Stone $2.
Dinosaur Bone (Rough) $6.
Dragon’s Blood Stone $1.
Dumortierite $1.
Elephant Jasper $2.
Epidote $2.
Falcons Eye $1.
Fire Agate (Rough) $4.
Fluorite $3. / .50
Fluorite Octohedron $1.
Fossil Algae $3.
Garnet $3.
Garnet (in Tube) $4.
Goldstone $3.
Green Calcite (Rough) $3.
Green Fluorite Octohedron $4.
Hematite $5. / .50
Herkimer Diamond $3.
Hiddenite $1.
Howlite .50
Iolite .50
Iolite (Rough) $1.
Jade $3.


Jet $1.
King Cobra Jasper $2.
Kunzite Crystal $6.
Kyanite $7.
Labradorite $4.
Laguna Agate (Rough) $3.
Lapis Lazuli $6. / $1.
Larimar (Rough) $1.
Lemon Chrysoprase $3.
Leopardskin Jasper $2. / .50
Lepidolite $1. / .50
Lepidolite, Africa $2.
Lepidolite (Rough) $5.
Magnetite $2.
Mahogany Obsidian .50
Mahogany Obsidian Sphere $4.
Malachite $4.
Marbled Jasper $1.
Mochi Marble $2.
Mookaite $2.
Moonstone $1. / .50
Moss Agate .50
Nephrite Jade $2.
Ocean Jasper $3.
Orange Calcite (Rough) $4.
Orange Millennium (Carnelian Nodule) .50
Peridot (in Tube) $4.
Petrified Wood $3.
Picasso Stone $4. / .50
Picture Jasper $2.
Pietersite $5.
Pink Botswana Agate $2.
Polychrome Jasper $4.
Prehnite $4.


Pumice (Rough) $1.
Pyrite (Rough) $5.
Quartz .50
Quartz Crystal $3.
Quartz Crystal, Chlorite $5.
Quartz Crystal, Jewelry Point $4.
Quartz Crystal, Notched $5.
Quartz Spheres, Assorted $5.
Rainbow Jasper $1.
Rainforest Jasper $1.
Red Calcite $3.
Red Jasper $1
Red Tiger Eye $3.
Redwood Opal $3.
Rhodochrosite $2.
Rhodonite .50
Rhodonite Marble .50
Rose Quartz $1.
Rose Quartz Sphere $4.
Rubellite (Pink Tourmaline) w/Lepidolite in Quartz $3.
Ruby/Kyanite (Rough) $4.
Ruby/Zoisite $4.
Rutilated Quartz $5.
Scolicite $4.
Seftonite $2.
Selenite $3.
Serpentine $2.
Serpentine, Matte Finish $3.
Shungite $5.
Silicon $2.
Silver Leaf Jasper .50
Silver Leaf Jasper .50
Smoky Quartz $3.
Smoky Quartz Elestial Crystal $5.
Snowflake Obsidian (Rough) $4.
Sodalite $3. / .50
Tektite $5.
Tiger Iron  $4. / .50
Tiger’s Eye $2.
Topaz .50
Tree Agate .50
Turitella Agate $2.
Turquoise $3. / $1.
Unakite $1.
Voegesite $3.
White Calcite $2.
Window Quartz $5.
Yellow Apatite Crystal $1.
Zebra Marble (Rough) $3.
Zebra Serpentine $3.

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About Stones: Ruby Zoisite


Astrological Sign: Aries, Gemini
Chakra: Crown
Lore: Zoisite with ruby is said to be a strengthener of the heart and general health. It supports trust in the universe and assists in releasing fears. Zoisite increases utilization of talents and is a power stone for those in service.
Geology: Zoisite is calcium aluminum silicate. Chrome green massive zoisite from Tanzania is embedded with dark red ruby crystals and has black chromite and hornblende inclusions. Also called anyolite, it occurs in alteration areas of basic igneous rock.
Locality: Tanzania

About Stones: Zebra Serpentine


Astrological Sign: Gemini
Chakra: Crown, Root
Lore: Serpentine enhances the meditative state and is useful in the rise of kundalini energy. Calming in cases of stress and nervousness, it aids in balancing mood swings. It helps us to establish boundaries and find inner peace.
Geology: Zebra serpentine is a banded form of serpentine. It forms during the metamorphosis of alkaline igneous rocks. The color varies from dark to light green.
Localities: China, Philippines

About Stones: Yttrium Fluorite


Astrological Sign: Leo
Chakra: Heart, Brow, Crown
Lore: Yttrium fluorite supports the state of self fulfillment. Its energy helps service oriented professionals maintain an attitude of understanding and detachment. Yttrium fluorite is used by psychics and clairvoyants to calm and focus the mind, often in combination with lapis lazuli, sodalite, amethyst, and clear quartz.
Geology: Yttrium fluorite, or yttrofluorite is a rare and extremely dense form of light purple fluorite exhibiting a fine translucency. In this variety of fluorite, yttrium has partially replaced the calcium in its structure.
Locality: Little Patsy Quarry, Jefferson County, Colorado

About Stones: Wild Horse Magnesite


Astrological Sign: Aries
Chakra: Crown, Root
Lore: Magnesite encourages dynamic ideas and vivid imagery. It eliminates self-deceit and instills peace during meditation. Use magnesite to ground the intellect and allow the crown chakra to open. Magnesite is used in crystal healing to relieve the symptoms of PMS.
Geology: Magnesite is magnesium carbonite. “Wild Horse” magnesite is the marketing name for a new find mined in southern Arizona. Predominantly brown with white plumes, it is magnesite mixed with hematite. Its appearance resembles the pattern on the Appaloosa horse.
Localities: Arizona