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Extraordinary Opals

Precious stones have always been highly valued because of their rarity and beauty. We offer you to look at some extraordinary opals found around the world. An opal called “Opal Butte”, is a crystal unusual in its beauty. It produces an unusual visual effect as if you see the underwater world imprisoned in the stone. […]

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Bismuth

Bismuth has been known since the Middle Ages. But its history is ambiguous. Until the XVIII century it was confused with the lead, tin and antimony. Bismuth Magical Properties Bismuth is considered the standard of life of harmony, love, beauty and creativity. It is able to harmonize your living environment, transforming harmful effects to positive […]

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cuproskladowskite

Cuproskladowskite

Needles of cuproskladowskite attract admiring attention for the depth and variety of its green color, and the amusing shape. However, this mineral is found in uranium deposits and is highly radioactive. It must be kept away from not only the  living beings, but even from other minerals. Color: yellowish-green to grass-green, greenish-yellow. Luster: dull to […]

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black opal

Black Opal and its Magical Properties

Thanks to flourishing superstition, this gem was believed for a long time to cause the misfortune to anyone who wore it. To the ancients, it was a symbol of loyalty and guarantees, was associated with religious sentiments and effusions. Despite the name, the stone, in addition to black, maybe dark purple, blue, green, burgundy with […]

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Kammererite

Kammererite

A very fragile stone colored like fuchsia. – Kammererite is considered a collectible. To make it a piece of jewelry, a master would have to apply all his scruples and accuracy. For this reason, the cost of the processed mineral is extremely high. Collectors appreciate this mineral for the alexandrite effect (change in color depending […]

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Torbernite

Torbernite – a Mineral from Hell

How charmingly handsome this mineral is, as it is deadly. Torbernite crystals prisms contain uranium and can cause cancer in humans. In addition, when heated the stones begin to slowly emit dangerous radon gas to health. Torbernite is a mineral from hell. Green prisms are formed as secondary deposits in granitic rocks and consist of […]

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fire opal

Fire Opal

Geology: Opal – is an amorphous mineral which belongs to the class of oxides. Deposits: fire opal is found in the USA, Mexico, Turkey and Russia. Etymology: the name defines the stones with fiery red colors. The origin of the word “opal” comes from the ancient Indian language (“upala”- a gem). Opal is considered a […]

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Cuprite

Cuprite

Cuprite Properties The name of the cuprite gem comes from the Latin word ‘cuprum’ which means ‘copper’. Its hue is red-brownish. The gems can be of various colors: raspberry-red, purple, vinous, russet and almost black. There are specimens of the gem with green inclusions. The gem possesses dull adamantine metallic luster. Rich deposits of cuprite […]

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Clinoclase

Clinoclase is quite a rare mineral that belongs to the class of phosphates. The first specimens were found in XIX c. in the Wheal Gorland mine situated in the territory of Cornwell, a peninsula in England. The name comes from the Greek words ‘klineis’ and ‘klas’ – ‘decline’ and ‘break’, due to the skew of […]

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Cacoxenite

Cacoxenite is quite a rare mineral that belongs to the class of hydrous phosphates. Its name is connected with the Greek word «kakos» – «bad» and «xenos» – «a bad guest»because the phosphorus content of cacoxenite degrades the quality of iron smelted from the ore containing it. Cacoxenite was first described in 1825. The mineral’s […]

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Selection of birthstones What is a birthstone and what birthstones should I be wearing? Maybe these are questions you have asked yourself. Find the answers to all questions you've ever had about birthstones … Read More
Gemstone Meanings Gemstones have and will always be associated with various meanings and symbols. This article will give you an overview of gemstone meanings and includes a list of all covered ... Read More