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Please checkout and send payment within 7 days of purchase or auction end or contact me to make alternative payment arrangements. This helps me keep track of unpaid items.  I accept payment by paypal, cheque or postal order.

Please let me know if you are buying multiple items over a few days and I'll send your final invoice when your shopping is complete, inclusive of any combined postage discount due.

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I do my best to keep these to a minimum... I only charge a small amount towards the cost of packing boxes/jiffy bags etc and will combine costs whenever possible.  Postage and courier costs are ever increasing in the UK.  You can see Royal Mail's current prices here at Royal Mail UK Prices 2013 and Royal Mail Airmail Prices 2013.
 
If you think my postage and packing charge is unfair please contact me before buying or bidding.
 

I have various postage options on my listings which should cover most needs, including Special Delivery next day by 1pm (weekday delivery only).

 

Special Delivery with Saturday Guarantee... Royal Mail charge extra for this service

This service is not on my listings but I can use it should you need me to at £11.50 up to 500g parcel, £13.00 up to 1kg parcel, £16.00 up to 2kg parcel... please message me before paying so I can add it to your invoice.

 

 

 

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I usually have a Saturday off and don't dispatch parcels on that day... if you should need something sent urgently on a Saturday please phone me either the day/evening before to make sure I can do it.

Overseas post from the UK has an estimated delivery time of 4 - 10 days from the date I dispatch it. Although the majority of items arrive within about a week, sometimes items may take a bit longer, especially outside Europe and to the USA. I have an option for International Signed For postage on most listings, I can also add the Airsure option on for you by request, these are both more expensive but should arrive a day or 2 faster and both have tracking numbers issued.

 

Crystal Colour Healing Properties of Crystal Zodiac Sign
Agate Blue, White, Grey, Brown, Red, Green, Yellow, Black, Rose Rebalances and harmonises mind, body and spirit, cleanses and stabilises the aura, removing negativity.  Encourages clear, rational thinking.  Good to use during pregnancy, soothing, calming, balancing mother and baby through pregnancy and labour.  Helps prevent uterus prolapsing after delivery.  Blue Lace Agate is good for the throat chakra, also harmonises heart, third eye and crown chakras.  A very calm stone creating a sense of peace and tranquillity.  Helps strengthen and repair bones, cools arthritic inflammation, soothes sore eyes and skin problems,redness and iritation.  Black Agate is a 'stone for peace and healing', grounding and centering, aids meditation.  Can be used in the treatment of disorders of the intestines, veins, ears, nose and throat, and has been used to dissipate pain on all levels. Blue Lace:- Pisces   Black:- Sagittarius & Scorpio
Amazonite Turquoise, blue green, often with yellow, white or grey sections Soothes and harmonises the nervous system, dispelling worries, fears, anger and irritation and balancing mood swings.  It soothes all chakras, being especially good for the heart and throat chakras.  Encourages communication.  Helps balance the metabolism, regulates calcium deficiencies, alleviates muscular cramps and spasms.  Useful for resisting tooth decay and osteoporosis.  Amazonite encourages us to take charge of our lives and reminds us that we have the ability to change any situation. Virgo
Amethyst Ranges from pale mauve to deep purple Amethyst is a good all rounder, being a gentle, protective, soothing and calming stone it is suitable for everybody.  Amethyst can help with insomnia (try sleeping with one under your pillow), helps restful sleep, gives relief for headaches and stress.  A popular choice for use in meditation.  Amethyst clears negativity, balances mood swings and soothes anger and irritability.  Amethyst is an excellent stone to begin your crystal collection with. Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius & Capricorn
Ametrine A mixture of purple Amethyst and yellow Citrine A combination of Amethyst and Citrine that has the healing properties of both, making it a very powerful stone.  Clears stress and tension from the head, calms the mind and brings greater focus to meditation.  Ametrine's powerful cleansing properties disperse negativity from the aura and toxins from the body.  Cleanses the blood. energises, regenerates the physical body and strengthens the immune system. An uplifting stone, good for chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs), depression, burning sensations, gastric disturbances, ulcers, fatigue, lethargy, tension headaches and stress related disease.  Releases physical, emotional and mental blockages, balancing and soothing emotions.  Instigates change and eases transition, it is useful during puberty or when experiencing major changes in your life. Libra
Aventurine Blue, Blue-green, Brownish-red & Grey to Yellow, but most commonly Green A stone of comfort and balance, Aventurine is good for the heart chakra.  Encourages feelings of deep relaxation and contentment, fills the heart with love and joy, excellent for those who may feel unloved, or find it difficult to open their hearts, to trust and form relationships.  Also good for lung and throat disorders, insomnia, allergies, skin diseases, adrenal glands and the muscular and urogenital systems.  Can also be used for pain relief. Aries
Bloodstone Bright to dark green with flecks of red (the red may not always be seen on smaller crystals) Also referred to as Heliotrope, Green Jasper or Blood Jasper.  Bloodstone is a stone of strength and courage, it provides support and stability.  Helps alleviate emotional problems associated with the heart.  Good stone for those suffering with anaemia and blood disorders.  Can bring about unselfishness, enhance creativity, assist decision making and dispel confusion. Aries, Pisces & Libra
Carnelian             (also known as Sard) Orange, Red and Red-brown Useful for the sacral and base chakra with the ability to boost fertility.  Raises low energy levels, stimulates the brain and clears the mind of confusion, aiding concentration and problem solving.  A stone of courage, Carnelian helps us believe in, and stand up for, ourselves, banishing negative emotions such as fear and depression, it protects and uplifts.  Good for the blood and circulation.  Can be used for the treatment of neuralgia, gall stones, kidney stones, pollen allergies and colds. Taurus, Cancer & Leo
Citrine Pale yellow to golden brown & burnt amber Citrine stimulates the brain, promoting mental awareness, giving way to new ideas and creativity.  Helps with problem solving  An ideal stone to have with you for studying and taking exams.  Citrine is also a good energizer, giving an energy boost to those feeling tired and drained.  Raises self-esteem, stabilizes emotions, dispels anger and gets rid of negative and self destructive tendencies.  Citrine is one of the few stones that does not need cleansing as it transmutes negative energy into positive energy.  Gemini, Aries, Libra & Leo
Clear Quartz Clear Clear Quartz is an excellent healing stone, known as the master healer, it's widely used in meditation.  Revitalising, it can bring about balance within the body as a whole, clear any blockages and negativity whilst increasing energy.  Can also help to alleviate the symptoms of vertigo.  This is an ideal stone for the home and work environment.  Place one by your computer or television to help dispel the negative energies radiated from them. Good for all signs of the zodiac
Fluorite              (also known as Fluor Spar) Various colours incl. White, Pink, Magenta, Purple, Black, Blue, Green,  Yellow An effective immune booster Fluorite stimulates the regeneration of cells.  Good for ulcers, cuts, wounds, scars, herpes, sores and cankers, as well as flu, colds and sinus problems.  Brings order to chaos, attracts harmony and tranquillity. Useful when studying as it increases our powers of concentration.  Good for purification, whether of the body, aura or a room. Pisces & Capricorn
Hematite Grey-to-Black, Brown-Red, Red A calming stone, known as the 'stone of the mind', which absorbs negativity.  A good stone to wear or carry with you.  Helps us to realize the only limitations that exist are the self-limiting concepts in our own mind, assisting us in reaching our goals.  Helps childbirth, balances the nerves, alleviates insomnia, stress and worry.  Sufferers of anaemia and arthritis will benefit from this stone.  As with Clear Quartz, Hematite placed by your television, hi-fi or computer will dispel the negative energies radiated from them.   Aries & Aquarius
Jasper Dark Red, Orange, Yellow, Tan, Brown, Green, Grey & Blue, sometimes with stripes or banding Known as the "supreme nurturer" Jasper reminds us that we are not on this earth just for ourselves, but also to bring joy and substance to others.  Can be helpful in times of hospitalisation when your energy may be low.  Can be used in the treatment of tissue deterioration of the internal organs, disorders of the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver, stomach, loss of smell and has been reported to soothe the nerves.  Red Jasper balances and grounds the base chakra, bestowing courage and willpower to achieve goals.  Good for stimulating the circulation, increasing energy, treatment of sexual problems and disorders of the intestines.  A nurturing stone helpful in times of recovery.   Jasper:- Leo          Red Jasper:- Taurus
Malachite Light to dark green Sometimes called the 'midwife stone', Malachite helps alleviate menstrual problems, PMT, menopause, eases labour, balances mood swings, attunes you to nature, eases depression and brings about peace and tranquillity.  Benefits sufferers of vertigo, asthma, arthritis and broken bones. Boosts the immune system, helping recovery after illness, stimulating regeneration and rejuvenation.  Also helps you to accept responsibility for your actions. Capricorn & Scorpio
Mookaite Multicoloured, including red, yellow & white A gentle, peaceful stone providing balance between inner and outer experiences, also balancing the desire for new adventures with the need to complete the present task.  Helps us choose the right pathway. Aries & Taurus
Moonstone Pale/Milky sheen Moonstone is a feminine stone, bringing calmness as well as awareness.  It enhances perception and discernment assisting in decision making to further development.  Can also alleviate emotional tension.  Moonstone can be used to ease pregnancy and childbirth, PMS and change of life.  Often known as the 'travellers stone', it brings protection during travels. Cancer, Libra & Scorpio
Obsidian - Snowflake Usually Black, Silvery or Brown, but can be Blue, Green, Purple or Red  Also called Rock Glass or Volcanic Glass.  Excellent stone grounding and anchoring us to Mother Earth, making us feel stable and balanced.  Protective, it will purify a negative atmosphere.  Can remove toxins from the body as well as polluted areas of the earth.  Excellent in pain relief and used to treat joint pain eg; arthritis, alleviates muscular aches and spasms.  Improves circulation, good for those suffering with hardening of the arteries..  Can also remove shock arising after an injury.  Snowflake Obsidian is a 'stone of purity', bringing purity and balance to the body, mind and spirit.  Can be used in treatment of disorders of the veins and skeletal structure. Obsidian:- Sagittarius  Snowflake:- Virgo
Onyx Found in various colours, mostly black, black & white, red & white, orange-brown/ honey & white.  Onyx can be used to banish grief, enhance self-control, stimulate wise decision-making, and encourage happiness and good fortune.  Helps us absorb from the universe the energies which are needed.  Onyx has been used in the treatment of disorders related to bone marrow, the soft tissue structures and the feet.  Helps us recognise personal strengths, helping understanding of the reality of the moment.  Helps us to become masters of our own future. Leo
Rhodonite Rose pink with black veins (also yellow, green, brownish-red, black) A stimulating stone known as the 'stone of love', Rhodonite can assist in achieving your potential and expressing unconditional love towards both yourself and others.  Compassionate, it will help you to forgive and forget past traumas, thus healing the heart chakra.  Also helps with anxiety, fears and panic attacks bringing calmness and harmony.  Can help with the symptoms of emphysema, inflammation of the joints, arthritis, throat infections and heart disorders. Taurus
Rose Quartz Various shades of pink A gentle, soothing, loving stone, suitable for everyone, filling them with a sense of love for themselves as well as others.  Rose Quartz helps to bring about balance within the whole body and can help with the symptoms of vertigo, reduce blood pressure, strengthen the heart and create a feeling of peace and tranquillity.  Can also help with attaining restful sleep.  Rose Quartz helps in overcoming traumatic and upsetting situations, restoring some peace and harmony.  Rose Quartz is an excellent stone to begin your crystal collection with. Taurus & Libra
Sodalite Dark Blue, Grey, Green Yellow, White, Light Red, Lavender Blue, colourless Helps eliminate confusion, provides the ability to be rational and arrive at logical conclusions.  An excellent stone for use in groups providing for fellowship, solidarity and sharing of goals and purpose.  Has been used in the treatment of gland metabolism and can treat digestive disorders, purify the body, dispel insomnia, and improve disorders associated with calcium deficiencies.    Sagittarius
Tigers Eye Golden brown (can also be cream, red, blue, or black) with a 'cats eye' effect A protective stone which dispels fear and anxiety.  Helps counteract hypochondria and psychosomatic illness.  Gives us courage, self confidence and will-power, balances mood swings, relieves tension and promotes mental clarity.  Tigers eye can also assist in the healing of broken bones and be used for pain relief.  A good grounding stone, can be used after meditation when required.  Capricorn
Tiger Iron Combination of Golden Tiger Eye, Red Jasper & Black Hematite Tiger Iron combines the qualities of golden tiger eye, red jasper and black hematite.  Also assists in creative endeavours, prompting artistic abilities.  Stimulates physical vitality and has been used to help the assimilation of the B-complex vitamins and to increase the red/white blood cell count.  Can also help to strengthen the muscular structure and to increase the production of steroids.  Leo
Turquoise Turquoise, usually with black, brown or gold veins running through the stone (can vary from greenish-blue to sky-blue) A powerful stone, turquoise can help soothe a sore throat, and also purify the lungs.  Encourages written and oral communication and the expression of our true feelings.  A stone of balance it is good for stabilising mood swings and calming nerves.  Has the power to prevent panic attacks and helps recovery after a nervous breakdown.  This stone is a powerful physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healer that strengthens and regenerates the body.  Helps you feel grounded when undertaking spiritual work.  Provides pain relief, alleviates muscular and skeletal disorders, skin complaints, digestive problems, high blood pressure, asthma, fevers and inflamed eyes.  A master healer with a purifying energy which tends to dissipate negativity (where the negativity is not within the self). Sagittarius, Pisces & Scorpio
Howlite - Turquoise Turquoise                    (Howlite is more often found in white)  Used to calm communication, encourage awareness and emotional expression.  Combines the power of reasoning with observation and patience, providing for discernment, retentive memory and a desire for knowledge.  Spurs us on to reach our goals.  Dispels criticalness, cold selfishness, brings strength and innocence to immediate confrontations.  Can be used to eliminate pain, stress and rage.  Lessens rudeness, boisterousness and provides reflection.  Discourages impertinent behaviour, encourages subtlety and tact.  Good for balancing calcium levels in the body and for disorders of the teeth, bone structure and soft tissues.  
Astrological Birthstone Chart
Zodiac Sign
Dates
Birthstone Element Ruling Planets
Aries 21 March –            20 April Carnelian, Ruby, Diamond, Bloodstone, Jasper, Aquamarine, Coral, Haematite, Sunstone Fire Mars
Taurus 21 April –              21 May Emerald, Topaz, Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Diamond Earth Venus
Gemini 22 May –              22 June Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Tourmaline, Agate, Calcite, Emerald, Apophyllite Air Mercury
Cancer 23 June –                23 July Moonstone (rainbow), Pearl, Chrysoprase, Amber, Emerald Water Moon
Leo 24 July –                24 August Ruby, Tiger’s Eye, Cat’s Eye, Sunstone, Golden Topaz, Emerald, Clear Quartz, Fire Agate, Amber Fire Sun
Virgo 24 August –                     23 September Peridot, Carnelian, Moonstone, Dioptase, Sapphire, Opal, Rutile, Quartz Earth Mercury
Libra 24 September –                      23 October Opal, Diamond, Sapphire, Apophyllite, Aquamarine, Jade, Emerald, Peridot, Topaz, Aventurine Air Venus
Scorpio 24 October –                    22 November Aquamarine, Opal, Turquoise, Topaz, Malachite, Herkimer Diamond, Obsidian Water Mars         Pluto
Sagittarius 23 November –                   21 December Topaz, Turquoise, Garnet, Amethyst, Malachite, Labradorite, Blue Lace Agate Fire Jupiter
Capricorn 22 December –                  20 January Black Onyx, Jet, Ruby, Clear Quartz, Green Tourmaline, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz Earth Saturn
Aquarius 21 January –                    19 February Garnet, Turquoise, Amethyst, Labradorite, Diamond, Jade, Sapphire, Aquamarine Air Saturn Uranus
Pisces 20 February –               20 March Amethyst, Turquoise, Moonstone, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Calcite, Aquamarine, Sugilite Water Jupiter Neptune