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Getting Stoned is a podcast about gems, minerals, and fun conversations that may go off-topic--but that’s perfectly fine. The mission of this podcast is to encourage folks to explore the wonderful world of crystals, gems, minerals, and the various ways they are used in life, technology, and more.

The host, Johnna Crider is a jewelry artisan who wire wraps minerals and gems into jewelry and shares her growing knowledge on her blog. Getting Stoned is an extension of Johnna's gem and mineral blog and a way for her to connect with others who find the world of minerals intriguing.

Getting Stoned: A Podcast About Gems and Minerals Johnna Crider

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Getting Stoned is a podcast about gems, minerals, and fun conversations that may go off-topic--but that’s perfectly fine. The mission of this podcast is to encourage folks to explore the wonderful world of crystals, gems, minerals, and the various ways they are used in life, technology, and more.

The host, Johnna Crider is a jewelry artisan who wire wraps minerals and gems into jewelry and shares her growing knowledge on her blog. Getting Stoned is an extension of Johnna's gem and mineral blog and a way for her to connect with others who find the world of minerals intriguing.

    Getting Stoned: Interview with Gail Alfar

    Getting Stoned: Interview with Gail Alfar

    In this episode of Getting Stoned, I have my friend, Gail, on and she shares the incredible story of how she scored a piece of Starship wreckage. Gail also shared her favorite gemstone with me and it was one that I don't know too much about. Pearls are something I have worked with, but only freshwater, low-grade pearls. However, pearls are very elegant and it is that which draws Gail and many others into the beauty of the pearl. 

    One thing we talk about is the use of pearls in medicine which I looked into and found an article by Timeless Pearl. You can read that article here. 

    GIVEAWAY ALERT

    I'm having a 4/20 Giveaway (winner announced and emailed on April 20th) and the prize is a rose quartz pendant charm wrapped in 14K white gold (palladium) worth $150--that's what I'd price it on my website. 

    To enter go to gettingstoned.online/subscribe. If you've subscribed through my jewelry blog, then there's no need--you're already on the list.  



    About Getting Stoned.

    Getting Stoned is a podcast about gems, minerals, and fun conversations that may go off-topic--but that’s perfectly fine. The mission of this podcast is to encourage folks to explore the wonderful world of crystals, gems, minerals, and the various ways they are used in life, technology, and more.

    I am currently seeking sponsors and opportunities start at just $1 and go up to $150 for those interested in advertising. Visit my website, gettingstoned. online to learn more. Learn more at gettingstoned.online.

    • 37 min
    Conversation With Tesla Joy About Jade And Other Minerals

    Conversation With Tesla Joy About Jade And Other Minerals

    In this episode of Getting Stoned, I chat with my friend Joy who has the YouTube channel, Tesla Joy where she shares her experiences with her Tesla. Joy is from Taiwan and has dual citizenship (U.S/Taiwan) and this is what enabled her to visit the National Palace Museum in Taipei where she got to see the Jadeite Cabbage with Insects. 

    This beautiful carving is the most famous masterpiece in the entire National Palace Museum. Together with the Meat-shaped Stone, and the Mao Gong Ding, these are known as the Three Treasures of the National Palace Museum. 

    Podcast cover from Wikipedia--By Peellden - Own work,

    About Getting Stoned.

    Getting Stoned is a podcast about gems, minerals, and fun conversations that may go off-topic--but that’s perfectly fine. The mission of this podcast is to encourage folks to explore the wonderful world of crystals, gems, minerals, and the various ways they are used in life, technology, and more.

    I am currently seeking sponsors and opportunities start at just $1 and go up to $150 for those interested in advertising. Visit my website, gettingstoned. online to learn more.

    If you are interested in being on the podcast with me, visit gettingstoned.online to sign up.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Magic and Good Conversation With Hart and Nick

    Magic and Good Conversation With Hart and Nick

    Today I have two guests with me, my friend, Hart Deer, and my friend Nick Howard. We talk about a variety of things and touch upon some adult topics, so if you are under 18, I advise you to skip this episode. We don't go too far down that rabbit hole, but I'm still posting that tiny disclaimer. 

    Some of the crystals we talk about in this episode are chalcopyrite, obsidian, carnelian, Libyan Desert Glass (tektite)--which Hart was confused with spider-like tektites from Legends of Zelda. Not being a gamer (sorry gaming friends, I just suck at gaming haha) that threw me while sounding terrifying. 

    Hart and Nick are both awesome people and you can follow them on Twitter. 



    Support this podcast on Patreon for $1. 

    If you are enjoying Getting Stoned, then allow me to invite you to join my community of gem and mineral enthusiasts on Patreon.

    For only $1 a month you get:


    Early access to new episodes of Getting Stoned

    Free access to my new Gem and Mineral Library

    Free exclusive Patreon only content

    A forever-discount for anything you find yourself wanting in my online store.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Talking Azurite with Bryan Seely

    Talking Azurite with Bryan Seely

    Azurite is a basic copper carbonate named after its deep blue colors. the name Azure is derived from the Persian word lazhward which means blue.

    Jeweller Magazine mentioned an American legend that claims Azurite is a powerful healing stone, but it is toxic due to its high concentration of copper.

    Ixchel Crystals also noted that it has sulfur in it. Like malachite, azurite is pretty harmful when wet--and the runoff water is toxic. Ixchel Crystals also pointed out that it gives off sulfur when mixed with water.

    Also mentioned in this episode is Psudomalachite and you can learn more about that mineral here. 



    Support this podcast on Patreon for $1. 

    If you are enjoying Getting Stoned, then allow me to invite you to join my community of gem and mineral enthusiasts on Patreon.

    For only $1 a month you get:


    Early access to new episodes of Getting Stoned

    Free access to my new Gem and Mineral Library

    Free exclusive Patreon only content

    A forever-discount for anything you find yourself wanting in my online store.

    • 33 min
    Rays From The Rising Sun--An Opal Worth $550K

    Rays From The Rising Sun--An Opal Worth $550K

    Today on Getting Stoned,  I have Robert Cleaver on. Robert, who owns a mine in Australia, will share the story of a unique opal called "Rays From The Rising Sun.”

    Part of this opal’s story is that it was originally chosen to exhibit at the Smithsonian with the Hope Diamond, however, it didn’t receive a donor so it wasn’t exhibited.

    Robert is looking to sell the opal, which was valued in 1992 at $550,000. He plans to use the funds to expand his mining business. He only has one request--that whoever buys the opal doesn’t cut it.

    Robert emailed me a copy of the lab report of the opal by Barrie O'Leary Opals that explains that the opal, weighing 600 metric carats, is valued at $550,000 US dollars. I asked Robert about the name and he told me that the original owner named it Rays From The Rising Sun.

    The lab report shared that the name comes from the iluvisnandos pattern which is Spanish for 'rainy,' that you can clearly see in the opal. Google Translate translated the word to "illuminating," which I think fits the opal beautifully.



    Support this podcast on Patreon for $1. 

    If you are enjoying Getting Stoned, then allow me to invite you to join my community of gem and mineral enthusiasts on Patreon.

    For only $1 a month you get:


    Early access to new episodes of Getting Stoned

    Free access to my new Gem and Mineral Library

    Free exclusive Patreon only content

    A forever-discount for anything you find yourself wanting in my online store.

    • 25 min
    Celestite, The Celestine Prophecy and more with Munira.

    Celestite, The Celestine Prophecy and more with Munira.

    In this episode of Getting Stoned, I chat with Munira for a good hour. We talk about minerals, the book, The Celestine Prophecy, weed, life and minerals. 

    Support this podcast on Patreon for $1. 

    If you are enjoying Getting Stoned, then allow me to invite you to join my community of gem and mineral enthusiasts on Patreon.

    For only $1 a month you get:


    Early access to new episodes of Getting Stoned

    Free access to my new Gem and Mineral Library

    Free exclusive Patreon only content

    A forever-discount for anything you find yourself wanting in my online store.



    Click here to join for $1/month

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