Thursday, June 24, 2010



Glittering faceted cuts, smoothly polished, dark or translucent stones… The diverse beauty of this stone teamed with the skill of the cutters and the originality of Nagicia design makes this stone suitable for daily wear and special occassions, keeping the power of the emerald close.

Sacred to the Goddess Venus, the vibrant emerald glows all shades of green, radiating the colour associated with the energy of the heart.
Align Center
Wearers of this rare and precious stone are inspired to express the truth of their hearts. Natural creativity is unleashed, promoting abundance and spiritual growth.

With a deeper connection to our heart space, we express ourselves in ways that bring harmony and lift depression. We create a more joyous reality for ourselves and others.
Given as a gift, the emerald can be a bridge between two people, and if the motivation is pure, can draw a true love closer.

A powerful blessing for people born in the month of May under the signs of Taurus and Gemini, this stone has long been recognized as a talisman of prosperity. The stone itself is valuable, as is the fertile spring rains it was once used to invoke.

A favourite of the Christian monarchy, the emerald is found in many crowns, scepters and other royal objects of power and adornment, symbolizing faith and hope. This elegant and distinctive crown setting is a reminder of the emerald’s association with royalty, crowning your personal power.

Often called ‘The Healer’s Stone’ because it both heals the sick and protects healers from absorbing the imbalances of those they endeavour to help. Emerald is considered particularly effective as an aid in the speedy recovery from illnesses connected with liver, intestines, brain, and nervous system.

With powerful gifts to bestow, the emerald is a stone that warrants a place in everyone’s collection. Nagicia has created rings, earrings and necklaces in the many shades and hues the emerald offers, expressing the range and subtlety of your heart’s energy.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sirsak – Nature’s Offering of Help and Hope

The fruit, leaves, roots, bark and stems of this plant (also known as sour-sop), found in the ancient rain-forests of Indonesia and the Amazon have been used for centuries by native medicine men to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis.

Initial clinical tests showed extracts from this plant to contain powerful agents that :
- Act as broad spectrum anti-microbials against bacterial and fungal infections, intestinal parasites and worms
- Work to lower high blood pressure and alleviate depression, stress and other nervous disorders.
Further tests conducted in 1976 by The National Cancer Institute of The United Sates gave stunning results:
The Graviola's "leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells."

10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than commonly used chemotherapy drugs, this tree’s natural medicine selectively destroys cancer cells only, with no harmful side-effects for healthy cells.

Seven years and millions of dollars later, all efforts to synthetically reproduce Graviola’s most powerful anti-cancer failed and funding for further research was withdrawn. Under federal law natural remedies cannot be patented, so the miraculous, life-saving gifts of this tree have remained hidden.

The medicine and message of the sirsak (as it is known in Indonesia, home of Nagicia) are brought to light beautifully in the Kupu-Kupu collection.