2012 is the The Year of the Dragon!! Chinese dragons are mythical Chinese creatures that also appear in other East Asian cultures, and are also sometimes called Oriental dragons. They have long been a potent symbol of auspicious power in Chinese folklore and art. Chinese dragons are also associated with the weather as the bringer of rain and water. An idea is to use these dragons to focus on countries that are in drought and envision the coming of the rains!
Chinese Dragons make ideal gifts for everyone, especially those born in the yearofthedragon. They are available in many different stone types to suit your taste!
Crystal carvings are a great way to bring natural crystals into your home. The amazing colours and texture of crystals really stands out in comparison to other home accessories and crystal ornaments are a lovely touch in any room. Here at Crystal Age we have recently added many new crystal carvings to the online store including crystal Buddhas, swans, hearts and money toads. These carvings make excellent gifts and many are inexpensive, so you can always treat yourself to something special.
Buddha Crystal Carvings
Colourful crystals are the perfect medium for Buddha carvings. Laughing Buddha figurines are based on ancient designs and they are a great gift, especially in a new home. The laughing Buddha spreads joy and happiness wherever he goes. It is said that Buddha statues inspire us to develop our inner qualities and by doing so achieve good fortune, happiness and satisfaction in our lives.
Swan Crystal Carvings
These swan carvings have a wonderfully graceful shape. The smooth curves of the swan show off the natural beauty of the crystal and allows light to pass through translucent crystal. These carvings come in two sizes and they make a very stylish ornament in any room.
Crystals make wonderful gifts and here at Crystal Age we have a great choice of affordable crystal gifts for any budget. Many of our carved and polished crystals are beautiful but surprisingly affordable, including crystal ornaments, healing stones and home décor items that really enhance a space. All our crystal gifts are sourced for their natural beauty and they really do have an indefinable quality that comes straight from nature.
Crystal Heart Gift Boxes
Crystal hearts a lovely way to bring crystals into your home and we have a great choice of them. I particularly recommend our Crystal Heart Gift Boxes, as pictured to the left. These smart gift boxes contain polished crystal hearts that are perfect for display, healing and little gifts. Starting at £6.99, they are great stocking fillers. Crystal Heart Gift Boxes are available in eleven different types of crystal: tiger eye, carnelian, malachite howlite, opalite, red jasper (pictured), rose quartz, snowflake obsidian, sodalite, turquoise howlite, red goldstone and amethyst.
Crystal Gifts For The Home
Crystal home accessories make wonderful gifts and we have everything from pretty crystal ornaments to lamps and exclusive carvings. There is something about the colour and natural quality of crystals that sets them apart from mass produced homewares and each one is unique, created from a piece of natural crystal. Below are three of my favourite crystal gifts for the home
but we have a much wider selection at CrystalAge.com.
Own your own Crystal Carvings, hand carved from polished gemstones. Each crystal carving has been hand polished and carved with fine details and features. Crystal Carvings are available in a variety of birthstones and make fantastic gifts.
Opalite Celestial Angel
Enjoy the protection from your own guardian angel with these beautiful hand crafted Opalite Angel Figurines. These Crystal Carvings look wonderful in a collection as well as on their own. Opalite is believed to be a stone of love to faithful lovers, alleviates depression, soothes nerves and brings serenity. You can personalise your crystal angel by birth stone, making it a perfect gift for someone special.
Chevron Amethyst Chinese Dragon Crystal Carving
These cute little Chinese Dragon Crystal Carvings are a great addition to any crystal collection, or Chinese Dragon lover. This fine chevron amethyst dragon clasps a crystal sphere in its mouth, believed to help channel positive energy. Chevron Amethyst is such a deep purple colour that it almost appears opaque. Chinese Dragon Crystal Carvings make great gifts for those born in the year of the dragon.
Blue Howlite Sitting Buddha Crystal Carvings
Carved from Blue Howlite, this vibrant Sitting Buddha Statue has fantastic detail. Buddha figurines are believed to inspire us to develop our inner qualities to achieve happiness and the laughing Buddha is said to spread joy wherever he is. You can even rub your Buddhas belly to bring you luck and joy. The Crystal Carved Buddha makes a great gift and is available in different birthstones.