Our Little Phoenix: the Joys of Travelling and Pet Ownership

Our Little Phoenix: the Joys of Travelling and Pet Ownership

Added over 7 years ago

Robert Louis Stevenson once said "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Obviously the man had neither pets nor children.  We're heading off to India on a buying trip this Saturday and along with all the usual stuff we have to organise before one of these odysseys, we have something brand new to worry about: what to do with our 16 month old black poodle Phoenix while we're away...

 

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What's the Weirdest Thing We've Ever Been Asked For in Our Store?

What's the Weirdest Thing We've Ever Been Asked For in Our Store?

Added over 7 years ago

We get all sorts of interesting requests here at Kashgar, from special containers to keep the remains of loved ones in to very precise objects required for film and movie sets - I still remember the day the set designers from Lord of the Rings dropped in on the way to New Zealand to ask if we stocked cauldrons (we did, but not the right kind).  And we take all these requests in our stride.  But sometimes even we are flabbergasted by the things people ask us for...

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The Birthstone for March - the Aquamarine

The Birthstone for March - the Aquamarine

Added over 7 years ago

Aquamarine is considered the birthstone for those born in the month of March or under the sign of Scorpio.

Pictured is a beautiful specimen of an aquamarine crystal occurring naturally with tourmaline in a deposit of quartz

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The Properties of Stones

The Properties of Stones

Added over 7 years ago

 A summary of the healing and metaphysical properties of all the major gemstones.

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