gemstone prices

anonymous asked:

Sheepish Juno getting all purty in a dress & shit and peter being totally floored by his bf


“You know what? I changed my mind. Let’s just go.” 

Peter quirks an eyebrow. “I can get you a different size if you need it.” Though he was certain he’d gotten the size right. Usually he’s got an eye for these things.

“No, don’t bother,” Juno mumbles from the other side of the dressing room stall. “It fits. It’s just…” He makes a vague noise of frustration.

“Unusually eloquent today,” his thief says. “Would it help if you show me what’s wrong?” 

Juno makes another unintelligible sound. The dressing room door unlatches, but it remains shut. 

“Juno?” Peter applies the slightest pressure to the door, and it swings open with a slow creak. “Juno, what’s…”

He doesn’t get much further than that.

“See what I mean?” Juno asks. He would cross his arms in frustration, but the dress is so ornate that he doesn’t know where to put his hands without messing it up. 

Meanwhile Peter hasn’t said a word. He’s too busy staring, his eyes sweeping up and down Juno’s form and back again. The look on his face is nothing short of stunned. 

“It’s too much,” Juno mutters. 

Right now Peter isn’t sure if he’s referring to the flowing skirt or the trailing gemstones or the price tag, but he’s very sure he doesn’t care. “It flatters you,” he manages to say– the first words he’s been able to utter since he laid eyes on his detective in that dress.

Juno just wrinkles his nose and starts reaching around to his neck. “Let’s just get this off me and go already. Help me with the zipper?”

“Of course.” If Peter tugs the zipper lower than is strictly necessary, and bares a little bit too much of Juno’s back to be entirely appropriate, that’s simply an accident. He just so happens to feel particularly helpful right now. Who’s to blame him if he just so happens to enjoy the sight of Juno disappearing behind the closed door with that dress falling off him.

A few moments later, the dress is thrown over the door of the stall while Juno changes back into his street clothes. Peter gathers it up in a heartbeat.

“I’ll just take care of this, shall I?” he asks, and Juno grunts an affirmative. That’s all the excuse Peter needs to make a beeline for the register. 

The Jewels That Aren’t in the Skull

Utilizing Gemstones

Gems serve an important role in games that emphasize treasure acquisition and encumbrance- their generally smaller and lighter than their value in gold. They fall a bit flat for me mechanically though, only really being used as an occasional spell reagent. To give them a more fun application here’s a way to use gems as item upgrades like in Diablo or WoW.

Enchanting Items

The gnomes of The Bronze City of Peake have mastered the art of jewelcraft. Adventurers from all corners of the world seek them out to enchant their blades, rings and shields with the power of precious stones.

The gnomes are skilled crafts folk, able to do detailed work with their nimble fingers and sharp eyes, but more impressive than that is their ability to shape the gems into impossible designs. Elegant shapes and patterns wrought from ruby and emerald surpass even the work of the dwarves, who would be the first to point out that the gnomes are more just taking advantage of their elemental heritage, coaxing the stones into these shapes in their own language, the language of stone.

You can enchant any item that could accommodate a gemstone (DM fiat) other than that the rules of magic items apply in accordance to your preferred gaming system (I’m using 5e)

The gnomes do not work for free however. Their prices and effects are listed here:

Ruby

Enchanting a weapon with a ruby gives the weapon an extra 1d6 (200g) 1d8 (500g) or 1d10 (1000g) bonus to damage. 

Emerald 

Enchanting the weapon with an emerald grants an extra +1 (200g) +2 (500g) or +3 (1000g) to hit.

Sapphire 

Enchanting the item with a sapphire increases the AC of the character by an extra +1 (200g) +2 (500g) or +3 (1000g).

Diamond 

A diamond may be used to enchant the item with the power of a spell that can be used once a day. Cantrip 500g, All spells higher than cantrip cost 1000xspell level gold.

Customers must supply gemstones or pay market price in shop.

Witchy Supplies on Amazon Masterpost

Amazon is a really great place to buy things in bulk or get items you could otherwise not really acquire, sometimes directly from witchy sellers! I shop from there all the time. These are some things I recommend:

(These are prices and items current at the date of my posting. I will update later if needed. Also, if you like this, please let me know, I’m thinking about starting a website/store for these and more items.)

Books

Wicca For One: The Path Of Solitary Witchcraft - $10.55

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner - $14.95 $10.03

Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner - $10.33

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development - $14.18

Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft - $13.09

Practical Candleburning Rituals: Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose - $12.03

Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic - $10.57

Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic - $11.60

Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows - $12.75

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs - $10.13

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews - $13.62

Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic  - $11.60

A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook - $21.41

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health — Beauty — a Safe Home Environment - $21.95 $14.92 

Indoor Gardening: 15 Steps to Design a Successful Indoor Garden + 20 Easiest Indoor Plants You Can Grow  - $8.95

Candles & Candle Making

Search for Various Sets of Colored Chime Candles - Varying Prices

(4) Sets of 10 Spell Candles (40 Candles) & (1) White Ceramic Mini Candle Holder $28.00 $13.64

Mini 4" Chime Spell Candle Magick Set: 20 Candles - 10 Assorted Colors! - $6.85

Star Chime Holder - Blue Color - $2.79

Blue Ceramic Starry Chime Candle Holder - $7.25

White Chime Holder - $5.50

Zodiac Chime candle holder - $10.99 $8.59

Reversible Glass Candleholder - For Chime and Taper Candles - $3.50

Mini Candle Holder Pentacle Black - $4.35

Brass Chamberstick for ½" Chime Candles - $8.95

Candle Making Beginner Kit - $22.98

The Candlemaker’s Store Natural Soy 444 Wax, 10 lb. Bag - $29.99 $17.95

CandleScience 50 Piece Natural Candle Wick, Large - $9.79

Candle Crafting Candle Dye - $7.56

Jars

50 Mini Glass Vials w/ Cork - $10.99 $7.96

12 Spice Jars w/ Label Set - $19.99 $14.99

Set of 24 Glass Spice Jars - $33

4 8 oz Ball Jelly Jars - $9.99 $9.55

12 Ball Jar Mouth Pint Jars w/ Lids and Bands - $10.99 $6.79

6 Purple 100th Anniversary Vintage Ball Jars - Pint - $12.99 $9.60 (they have blue and green, too!)

12 1 ml Amber Glass Vials w. Orifice Reducer and Black Plastic Cap - $4.86

Amber Glass Bottle with Roll On Applicator and Black Cap - 10 ml - Package of 6 - $7.99 $6.50

1 oz Amber Boston Round Glass Bottle with Fine Mist sprayer 6/bx - $5.93

1oz Amber Glass Bottles for Essential Oils (4 Pack) - Mini Boston Round Bottles With Lids - Black Plastic With Phenolic Lid Top Cap - $19.99 $6.02

Premium Spray Bottle 500ml - $3.87

Essential Oils & Diffusers

Calily™ Premium Aromatherapy Essential Oil Basic Starters Gift Set - 100% Pure (6) - $79.95 $17.95 

First Aid Essential Oil Set of 6 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Kit  $40.99 $19.99

Relax & Rejuvenate Set of 6 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Kit - $40.99 $19.99

Silky Skin Set of 6 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Kit - $40.95 $19.99

Love & Passion Set of 6 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Kit - $40.95 $19.99

Best of the Best 28 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Set - $229.99 $99.99

Wooden Essential Oil Box - Holds 25 (5-15 ml) Essential Oil Bottles -  $29.99 $19.95

Heart Necklace Aromatherapy Diffuser w/ 4 Essential Oils - $40 $20.99

Celtic Cross Ball Necklace Aromatherapy Diffuser w/ 4 Essential Oils - $40 $20.99 (Bronze & Silver Colors)

Hollyson Electric Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser and Cool Mist Humidifier - $49.99 $19.99

Folk Art Porcelain Teaqr Drop Oil Warmer - $5.77

Herbs

Search - Bulk Herbs - Varying Prices

Indoor Culinary Herb Garden Starter Kit - $39.95 $34.95

Deluxe Wicca Starter Kit - $101.99 (This includes 75 herbs plus lots of other supplies!)

Wicca or Hoodoo Herb Spell Kit - 30 Witchcraft Herbs + Magickal Herbs eBook - $33.99

Wicca or Hoodoo Herb Spell Kit - 92 Witchcraft Herbs + Magickal Herbs eBook - $83.99

Incense

White Sage Smudge Stick 3-Pack - $10.99 $7.00 (comes in various quantities)

Charcoal for Incense: Pack of 10 Rounds (33mm) - $10.00 $1.99

Mixed Assortment of 100 Indian Incense Cones: 10 Different Scents! - $9.95

Wooden Pentacle Incense Cone and Incense Stick Burner, 5" - $6.49

Celtic Cone Incense Burner - $5.79

Set of 12 Nag Champa Sunrise Sandalwood Midnight Patchouli Celestial Fortune Blessings Romance Super Hit Jasmine Blossom Rain Forest By Satya - $16.99

Set of 6 x 15g Boxes Incense Nag Champa Sunrise Sandalwood Midnight Patchouli Celestial - $9.36

Gift Set of 6 Nag Champa Sandalwood Patchouli Rose Lavender and White Sage Incense Kit(incense Holder Included) - $9.99 $8.99

Tibetan Incense Burner - $12.79 $5.75

Wooden Coffin Incense Burner - Black Sun and Moon 12" - Brass Inlays - Storage Compartment - $10.00 $7.95

Incense Burner ~ Traditional Incense Holder with Inlaid Design ~ Approx 10 Inches, Variety of Designs  - $10.00 $3.90

Gems/Minerals

Search - Wiccan Gemstones - Varying Prices

2 Pounds Brazilian Tumbled Polished Natural Stones Assorted Mix - Medium Size - 1" to 1.5" Avg. - $31.95 $15.99

Break Your Own Geodes - Set of 12 - $19.95 $11.53

Other Supplies

Rosewater - 8 oz - $8.79 $8.50

Sea Salt Flakes, 8.5 oz box - $6.70

Food Grade Himalayan Crystal Salt - Dark Pink - (Coarse) - 1 Kilo - $8.95

Morton Iodized Salt, 26 oz - $6.34

Natural Sources Sea Water, 32 Ounces - $12.11

Graveyard Dirt - 1 oz - $4.60

Why Some Crystals Shouldn’t Be Charged in the Sun

Amethyst - Requested by Anonymous

Here’s your standard Amethyst cluster. Pretty obviously purple, right? Well known for it’s ability to help restore balance and calm. Whether you just collect crystals, or use them in your path, you probably want to take care of it and keep it looking stunning. So, let’s see what Amethyst looks like when exposed for long hours in sunlight.

Kinda looks like quartz, right? But there’s still some purple hue left near the bottom of the cluster. Doesn’t mean you still can’t use it, but here are some things to consider.

Be aware of less than quality Amethyst when buying online. If the color looks a little drab, look at the price and consider that it’s sort of lost some of it’s intrinsic, beauty value. It’s worn out. 

Consider charging it by moonlight to avoid losing it’s color.

Don’t let it sit on your windowsill. Over time the color will fade.

I mean, don’t let me stop you buying or using Amethyst that has lost some of it’s color. It’s still Amethyst. But I would be wary of high prices on gemstones that should be a little bit more brilliant in nature. 

Do your research before you buy.

*These are my photos

- Torque -