Thursday, February 14, 2019


We attended the Tuscon Mineral and Fossil - Gem Show 2019! It was a blast and we have some exciting new merchandise! Visit our website at www.touchstonegalleries.com and see all of our wonderful options from all over!





Thursday, January 31, 2019


February's Birthstone: the Attractive Amethyst

Scientific Information: When volcanic lava cools, pockets in the magma begin to form and gas fills them. If manganese is in those pockets during the cooling, the quartz crystals that form retain a purple hue.
Revealed by Man: Amethyst was first discovered in the Archaic period, when Ancient Greece began to thrive, around 6th to 8th century BC. Leonardo Di Vinci in the late 1400s was quite fond of amethyst.
Legend and Lore: Ancient Greeks believed that amethyst would deflect intoxication. In medieval Europe, soldiers would wear amethyst to battle because it would deter distraction. Amethyst is said to promote dreams and intelligence.

Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of amethyst and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Celebrate your sweetheart!
Valentine's day is your chance to express your love and care for that special person! View our galleries and website to help you come up with some ideas that your honey would adore! We have many options that would clearly reveal how you feel. From our precious gemstone hearts to fascinating fossils, your significant other will feel appreciated.

Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of possible gifts and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January’s Birthstone: Gallant Garnet


Scientific Information: Garnet is formed in metamorphic rocks in incredibly high temperatures, usually in a near geometric formation. Garnet has a variety of lights within but the deep red color is the most prominent so that is how it appears to us.

Revealed by Man: Garnet was first found in Ancient Egypt and was worn by pharaohs as a symbol of their strength and regality and bravery. In Ancient Rome, Garnet was a highly traded gem. Garnet was used to cut and sand other gemstones that are not quite as strong. Today, Garnet can be found South America, India, Thailand, China, South Africa, and Madagascar.

Legend and Lore: Garnet promotes business and success. If you place a few Garnets where you tend to work most, you will receive positive outcomes that will benefit you and your work. It is said that Garnet is a confidence booster and brings you contentment.

Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of garnet and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.


Thursday, December 6, 2018


Happy Holidays!

Touchstone Galleries has plenty of lovely gifts for the holidays! Check out our website at https://www.touchstonegalleries.com/home.html

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

December’s Birthstone: Zealous Zircon
Scientific Information: Zircon is a crystal that forms when molten granite cools. Zircon is the oldest mineral to form on the Earth that holds faint traces of uranium and thorium and oxygen. This is a scientific excitement because if the oldest mineral on Earth provides hints of water from almost 5 billion years ago, then there is evidence of life before originally thought. Revealed by Man: Zircon has become known as a deceptive simulation for it’s convincing role as a false diamond. In the 1900s, Zircon was often used as a diamond counterfeit that allowed many people to flaunt a more expensive look, though it was smoke and mirrors. Legend and Lore: Zircon was said to bring about sound sleep, ward off evil spirits and expressions, and instill honor and wisdom. Blue Zircon was highly sought after in the VIctorian Era because it signified a royal status. However, Blue Topaz is much more common and accessible and used as an alternative December birthstone.    

Beloved Blue Topaz

Scientific Information: Topaz is formed when fluorine-laced vapors are released in the final stages of crystallization of igneous rocks. Usually in rhyolite and granite cravasses. Topaz helps with locating the presence of tin ore. Revealed by Man: Topaz was found in the mountains of Russia in the 19th century. It was also easily found in eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and parts of Latin America. Legend and Lore: It was said that Topazes could magically attract gold and other forms of wealth. Topaz also warded off evil thoughts and spirits and encouraged a gentler, healthier mind with a good amount of self-esteem. Topaz also represents the planet Jupiter in Hindu astrology. Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone We invite you to view our current offerings of topaz and blue topaz and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.