Fairy Stones from Quebec

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I discovered  the fairy stones in Quartzite , curious little stones , I find their shapes quite delightful to look at and touch. I brought back a few for the shop….Consisting of fine sand and silt consolidated by a limestone cement (calcium carbonate), these stones and their curious forms are phenomena common to certain regions of northern Quebec, particularly on the bottom of lakes of glacial origin. The North American native people have called them fairy stones, and often wore them for good luck on hunting and fishing expeditions. Lovers also offered the most beautiful ones to their beloved. Larger specimens often occupied a place of honor in dwellings, and legend has it that these stones protected against evil spirits and brought about health and prosperity to the home. Many people today liken their forms to abstract art. They have a soft feel and are addictive to hold.

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