Gem of the Month | Nature's Art Village

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370

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shopsicondestinationGem of The Month

Each month in The Shops at Nature’s Art Village we select one of our unique varieties of “gems” to showcase as the Gem of the Month. The Gem of the Month is then marked down 20% throughout all six shops for the entire month! This includes all raw minerals, sculptures, jewelry, beads, gifts and more made from the selected gem of the month. These “gems” can range from agate to amethyst, fluorite to obsidian – nothing is off limits! To learn about this month’s Gem of the Month, please read on below.

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December: Obsidian & Hematite 20% OFF

Save 20% off Obsidian & Hematite throughout December 2017 in The Shops at Nature’s Art Village!


Created by rapidly cooling silica-rich lava, black obsidian has been used for ages to create tools because of its strength & sharp edges. Its beauty has made it a common stone used in adornments. Inclusions within the stone can create beautiful “sheen” varieties in various colors. Obsidian can be found throughout the world, including the western United States.

Metaphysically, Obsidian is a powerful protective stone, eliminating all negative energies and influences around the wearer. By cleansing all around it, it clears feelings of fear, anger, greed and resentment and opens up the mind to inner visions while clearing up causes for disease.


Hematite is one of several iron oxides. It is colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. The name hematite is derived from the Greek word for blood aima because while the forms of hematite vary, they all have a rust-red streak. Hematite is harder than pure iron, but much more brittle. Ancient Egyptians discovered it useful as a booby trap to thwart tomb robbers by layering 8 inches of finely powdered hematite dust on the floor and sarcophagus in a tomb. When disturbed by a tomb robber, the sharp, metallic dust would become airborne and irritate the skin, eyes and mucous membranes, eventually causing lethal siderosis if exposed for long enough.

Metaphysically, it is believed to help treat leg cramps, blood disorders, insomnia and aid the healing of breaks and fractures.

Metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and minerals are not to be taken as fact. Metaphysical and healing information is collected from various resources as well as gemstone lore, and the information should not replace any advice given to you by your doctor. Nature’s Art Village does not guarantee any claims or statements, both made in our store or on our website, of the metaphysical or healing properties of crystals and minerals and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.