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Aquamarine Gem, Myth And Mystery

The blue beryl aquamarine has an interesting set of mystic properties associated with it. Since ancient times this gemstone was believed to possess some metaphysical properties that make these gems truly special. The history of aquamarine brings forth the fact that it has been considered the lucky talisman of sailors of older era. Because of […]

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Smokey Quartz Gemstone, Smokey Topaz

Before gemologists had dissected this lustrous brown gemstone, it was known as smoky topaz. Once they dug into the chemical composition of this stone, they realized it wasn’t what it appeared to be-it was actually quartz. Topaz is a fluorine aluminum silicate where as quartz is a silicon dioxide. However, people were familiar with the […]

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What Is Amazonite?

Amazonite has a soft green to blue green color, often with thin white streaks interlacing the green. It forms blocky prismatic or tabular crystals with angles that are not quite ninety degrees. Because of its natural beauty it is used to make jewelry and other ornamental objects. Amazonite has a glassy iridescence and ranges from […]

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Types Of Quartz Crystal

There are two types or forms of quartz: crystalline which comes in a single crystal and chalcedony which is formed from millions of microcrystals. Quartz may derive its name from the German word Quarz. It is extremely widespread across the earth and comes in just about every colour and form. Of the crystalline form Amethyst […]

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