The following is a review of the “Precious Gems Oracle” by Maxine Gadd. This review contains details about the oracle deck, a list of the crystals featured in this deck, photos, a video review, and where the deck was purchased if you’d like to get your own copy. If you have a crystal deck review that you would like to see created send me an email.
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Author/Creator/Photographer: Maxine Gadd
Publication Date: May 8, 2019
Where to Buy: Amazon
Book or Info Cards: 100-page book.
Number of Oracle Cards: 40
Card Size: 3 3/4″ by 5 1/2″ lightweight cardstock.
The following is a list of the crystal cards included in this deck.
Fool’s Gold (Pyrite)
Sea Opal (Opalite)
This oracle deck is unlike any other crystal decks that I have seen so far. The photos are beautifully created! They are unlike any other crystal decks that I have seen so far (as of July 2019). The imagery features a different face on each card. The faces are adorned with the crystal and coordinating colors for that specific card. Also around the border of each card, you’ll find the crystal. What little we see of the crystals is quite accurate as far as how we would expect that crystal to look. This certainly brings a unique look to show the crystals. The cards do say what the crystal is for that card, so you do not have to guess what crystal is being featured.
In addition the name of the crystal, the cards also include a 1 to 2 word keyword on what that card’s message is for this deck. While the photos are stunning, in my opinion, it is hard to get intuitive messages and pick up on additional meanings for this deck. When I work with it I have to refer to the booklet for the messages for the cards. That works just fine for what I use the cards for, but someone else might want a deck that offers more information on the cards or has a card with imagery that conveys the message of that card more clearly than this deck offers.
There are 40 cards in the deck and it comes with a 100-page booklet. It offers a brief introduction, how to use the deck, and 2 card spread suggestions. One of the things that this deck offers that most do not is a bit about the crystal’s composition, corresponding chakras, zodiacs, and element. From there the author blends the message of the card with the metaphysical properties of the crystal. She offers additional brief divination messages and affirmations that you can work with when connecting to the card and crystal’s energy.
Overall, I do like the deck. It’s nice having a crystal deck that is unique and eye-catching. It made for a wonderful and accurate monthly “pick your card” reading for social media.
The following reading is the exact message and information that is included in the guide that accompanies this crystal deck for the card shown above. It is an example of what you can expect for each card entry in the book.
IMPERIAL TOPAZ — Generosity
“A piece of the sun, that magnificent source of life, I am light turned to substance. Generous energy emanates through me giving, always giving, to the glory of this world. I give reality to dreams, fulfillment to hope, and radiance to joy. The gifts of kindness, love and bliss, never run low, and yet, they are the finest treasures of all.”
Topaz is the hardest of silicate minerals. It is a translucent gem that is often quite milky. Most Topaz crystals are colorless, so colored specimens are more valuable. Topaz resonates with the Root, Crown and Solar Plexus chakras, the astrological signs of Lep, Pisces, Sagittarius and Scorpio, and the element of fire. It is the birthstone for November.
Topaz is known as for its potency, and its ability to attract and manifest abundance. Rather than fostering greed and selfishness, Topaz encourages generosity and sharing. This card depicts the golden form of this gemstone, known as Imperial Topaz.
This exquisite stone will help you manifest your dreams and desires by transforming energy into physical form. It acts like a battery that boosts the physical and spiritual body. It also increases self-worth and pride without inflating the ego. Golden Topaz connects us to the divine and the archangels.
Small acts of thoughtfulness and kindness, make a big difference to another’s happiness. Giving for the pleasure of giving. An expression of joy returns life to a project or relationship. Be generous with your praise and appreciation of others.
• “I am abundant.”
• “I am generous.”
• “My dreams and desires manifest into physical reality.”
• “I am proud of who I am and what I do.”