Here’s a list of Etsy shops I’ve found that sell affordable crystals and stones! These are only the ones I’ve discovered so far, so please add on or message me if you have any more (especially if they sell bulk for cheap!). Who doesn’t love lots of crystals and stones for low prices?!
Van Cleef & Arpels Complication Poetique Midnight Planetarium Watch
Complication Poetique Midnight Planetarium Watch
has six rotating disks, each bearing a tiny sphere representing one of the six planets visible with the naked eye.
The disks rotate at different speeds so that each sphere makes one revolution around the dial in the time it takes the actual planet it represents – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn – to orbit the sun. Mercury in 88 days, Venus in 224, Earth in a year, Mars in 687 days, Jupiter in 12 years and Saturn in 29. It’s a very complex watch and a true display of supreme watchmaking. Time is indicated by a shooting-star symbol rotating around the dial’s circumference. Leveraging the brand’s specialty in jewelry, each of the planets are represented by precious and semi-precious stones, ranging from red jasper to serpentine and turquoise. An even more extravagant edition is available with baguette-cut diamonds set into the bezel.
The planet module was designed by Christian van der Klaauw, renowned for his movements featuring astronomical indications. The movement is self-winding and contains 396 components. The case is 44 mm in diameter and made of rose gold. The dial is made of aventurine and the planets of semiprecious stones. Price: about $245,000; a diamond-set version will be about $330,000.
you know when it come to most of the bootleg videos I’ve seen of the book of Mormon play with the part of Kevin coming in covered blood & when the guys fine out why most of the time they have this weird reaction like oh you saw someone get shot & you’re covered in there blood big deal here we get a reaction that make more since also my fav part about this video is the one elder grabbing ahold of another one’s shoulders & shaking him like holy crap we’re gonna die
Finding the right opener to write about Chuck Berry is a
daunting task: After all, among so much else, Berry crafted the greatest “lede”
in the history of rock and roll. The furious flurry of twanging, snapping
eighth notes that opens Berry’s 1956 hit “Roll Over
Beethoven”—and which reappears even more iconically atop 1958’s
“Johnny B. Goode”—is
to early rock and roll what Louis Armstrong’s trumpet introduction on 1928’s
“West End Blues” is to early jazz, a scorched-earth manifesto of craft and
virtuosity, laying out the stakes of an audacious new art form. Any
consideration of Chuck Berry starts there, with that burst of notes—I count 35
of them, whizzing by in a cool 6 seconds, although I’m on deadline and may have
missed a few. Listen closely enough and you’ll hear an entire generation of
young people, in the U.S., England, and elsewhere, informing their piano
teachers that they’ve decided to switch to electric guitar.
“Who invented rock and
roll?” is a truly unanswerable question, but Chuck Berry’s claim is as solid as
any. Jackie Brenston’s “Rocket 88,” the 1951 song most frequently cited as the
music’s Big Bang, predates Berry’s emergence by four years, and Lloyd Price,
Little Richard, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, and even Elvis Presley had all made
records before Berry broke through with “Maybellene”
in 1955, at the shockingly advanced age of 28. But Berry was the first to
harness the new and unruly sounds into a sort of mission statement for a
generation, and many generations after. Years before Berry Gordy Jr. festooned
his fledgling Motown Records with the slogan “the Sound of Young America,”
Chuck Berry had worked to make each word of that perfect phrase intelligible.
Berry was rock and roll’s first great auteur,blessed with an effortless
ability to render the specific into the universal, and vice versa. He wrote
songs infused with play, humor, ennui, pain, rage, swagger, and sex. They spoke
to a generation who assumed they were about them, which was always only
Berry possessed many geniuses as a songwriter, but the most
consequential was his ability to write songs about being black in America that
could double as allegories for being a teenager in America, an audacious bit of
rhetorical alchemy that altered popular culture and reverberates to this day.
Berry brought the blues into America’s high schools, and somehow did so without
sacrificing any of the form’s lyricism, wit, and pathos, even while sometimes
sacrificing specificity. According to Berry, the “country boy” of “Johnny B.
Goode” was originally written as “colored boy”—Berry changed it to ensure the
song got radio play. “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” written after Berry watched a
Latino man in California being harassed by the cops as female companions
pleaded his innocence, was originally “Brown Skinned Handsome Man.” And yet
there was power in the ambiguity, with Berry’s talent and charisma filling in
the blanks. Anyone who’s ever listened to “Johnny B. Goode” and assumed the
protagonist is white has issues that are well outside Berry’s purview. [Read More]
10) Agate: There are many differently types of agates, but most of them are regarded as having the power to draw near things that are good for you, and repel bad fortune, especially keeping away unrequited love.
9) Moonstone: This is an excellent stone to use if you desire to call upon the moon. It holds an astonishing amount of lunar energy, and will add power to any magical working.
8) Turquoise: Turquoise is known for its powerful healing properties and its ability to protect from illness and injury. It is also a fairly inexpensive stone, making it perfect for those who are just starting in their practice, or don’t have a lot of money to spend on stones.
7) Selenite: This stone is able to hold immense amounts of energy, and is extremely beautiful. It can be used for cleansing, enhancing spirituality, and clearing away mental or energy blocks. It is also easily and commonly formed into wands, which can be found at crystal shops for very decent prices.
6) Citrine: A stone of very high energy, citrine is known for bringing pure joy to its user. It clears out negative energy, replacing it with abundant happiness. Citrine also brings good luck and fortune.
5) Opal: This stone is a versatile one, it holds a ton of energy, and contains all the colors of the rainbow within it. It can be used to cleanse all the chakras, a useful function if you don’t want to carry around a stone for every single chakra.
4) Black Tourmaline: This stone is the king of grounding. It can bring you back to center, and balance your energy, even in the worst environments.
3) Amethyst: Soothing, calming, and getting rid of stress or anxiety are all functions of this stone. It is easy to obtain, not too expensive, and extremely useful to have on hand, especially during stressful activities
2) Smokey Quartz: This stone is the absolute best for protection, cleansing spaces, and keeping out negativity. It can be a little pricey, as natural smokey quartz is formed in spots of high natural radiation, and a little hard to come by. However it is extremely effective, and very useful at keeping away anything you don’t want near
1) Clear Quartz Crystal: Of course there is no better stone for versatility, it can be programmed however you want, and can be found easily for a good price, and holds all kinds of powerful energy. It’s a must have