Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Fall Collection!

It’s Autumn which means it’s the time for giving! It’s also the time for warm earth tones. Touchstone offers a wide variety of fall colored jewelry and home décor. These lovely and elegant pieces will give you the warm feeling you crave during the fall season.



Beautiful ambers, jaspers, and Touchstone’s other variety of gems will match the amazing autumn leaves, and add a touch of warmth to your day.

Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of aquamarine 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, September 12, 2017

Banded Onyx
About Banded Onyx: Banded Onyx is the result of the slow precipitation of calcite crystals. Iron in the oxidized state gives it a red color, while iron in the reduced state gives it a green color. Onyx is also a member of the carbonate group of minerals. Often times, a solid chunk of stone is hand-turned on a lathe to produce fine bowls, plates, vases and other objects.


Legend and Lore: Banded Onyx is known to have very powerful healing properties. It is said to bring people balance, self-confidence, and focus. Onyx has been used throughout many generations as carving stones in Ancient Greece, and stone inlays and tiles in ancient Rome.

Banded Onyx at Touchstone: Onyx can be found worldwide, but the variety captured above comes from South Asia. The deep, natural colors are the perfect enhancement to every area!
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of aquamarine 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, August 31, 2017

Happy Trails Volume 15

Happy Trails Volume 15


This wonderful peacock marble vase just found its place in a glorious California home. Its natural tones compliment the space in an elegant and beautiful way. We knew that when we said goodbye to this lovely piece at our Sedona location, it would fit into any space perfectly. Happy trails to this naturally gorgeous piece.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Colorful Tiger Iron!

About Tiger Iron: Tiger iron gets its beautiful colors from three main minerals. Tiger eye quarts, black hematite, and red jasper. Its interesting bands of color make it perfect for jewelry, and home décor. The ancient Greeks believed that keeping a sample of tiger iron close would have physical healing properties for aches and pains. Tiger iron is commonly found in Australia, Brazil, England, Mexico, and even some parts of the United States.


Tiger Iron at Touchstone: If you’re interested in tiger iron, right now is the perfect time to buy from touchstone! The gorgeous table above is currently being featured at our Sedona location, and online. Its natural beauty makes it the perfect piece of home décor. Whether you use it as a coffee table, or just a decoration, it is guaranteed to bring a burst of color to your space. The base in the picture is for display purposes and not for sale with the slab.

Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of aquamarine 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, July 20, 2017

Star Burst Drusy

Star Burst Drusy!
Touchstone Drusy: Touchstone currently has a wide verity of sparkling drusy! With an array of colors and styles you are sure to find the perfect match for your collection, just in time for the solar eclipse! On August 21st, a solar eclipse with occur. Be sure you have your attention grabbing drusy in time for the wonderful and rare event!



Legend and Lore: Drusy is believed to enhance creativity and was globally used in very early times. Quartz drusy was used in hopes and beliefs that it was a stone that could produce rain. Quartz drusy was also believed to be similar to ice and was used as a cooling device.

Geological properties: Drusy is a geological term that is used when quartz or silicon dioxide form a layer with small and tight crystals that commonly line the surface or opening to a cavity or geode of a different rock. Natural drusy gets its beautiful colors based on the type of mineral that it is.

Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone

We invite you to view our current offerings of agate 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, July 13, 2017

Dreamy Calcite and Fluorite

Dreamy Calcite and Fluorite

At Touchstone: Below we have several pieces that display the beautiful colors of orange calcite, and deep green and purple fluorite. These shimmering examples of the beautiful minerals work great in home décor, or as desk decorations. The classic cut of animal shapes will bring elegance and fun into whatever space you choose.
About Calcite: Calcite is a carbonate mineral that has colors that range from grays to pinks to yellows and oranges.  During the Ordovician and Jurassic era there were so called Calcite Sea’s. Calcite seas were seas with bits of calcite in them. To be specific the seas contained low-magnesium calcite precipitate which was in other words, dissolved calcite. Later on the calcite hardened and crystallized with shells and marine creatures inside of the calcite. Calcite is also formed in caves such as the Glenwood caverns in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Italy is also known to be a great source of calcite.
About Fluorite: Fluorite is formed by hydrothermal solutions rapidly rising. Hydrothermal solutions are watery fluids containing calcium & fluorine. As the solution rises, it created crystals in the hydrothermal veins of the Earth.  The origin of the word fluorite comes from the Latin verb to flow. In Roman times, people thought if you drank alcoholic beverages from a vessel craved from fluorite, it would prevent drunkenness. This mindset was continued through the eighteenth century.


Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of fluorite 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. 


Friday, June 30, 2017

The 4th of July At Touchstone!



The 4th of July At Touchstone!
Touchtone sells a wide variety of red white and blue. You’ll be the most festive at the holiday party with gleaming colored druzy. The fourth of July inspired jewelry below will assist you in showing your pride for your country and your freedom.
The star shaped necklace, featuring deep blue druzy, is sure to be very festive and alluring. In the center of the picture above, there is a pair of blue druzy earrings. When these dangle they are sure to be eye catching. These are not only very festive for this holiday, but also a wonderful piece of jewelry to wear at any time. Also showcased is a white druzy necklace. The elegance and shimmering of the druzy is the perfect necklace to wear on the anniversary of the freedom that we cherish so dearly.

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.