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What on Earth Is Angelite?

December 1, 2020

Angelite is a trade-name for a semi-transparent, pale glacier-blue or lilac-blue anhydrite variant. Anhydrite crystals are evaporites, occuring in areas where gypsum stones have been in contact with water, which has then evaporated, leaving the crystals behind.

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Turquoise

December 7, 2018

Turquoise is a gemstone that was once considered more valuable than gold and exchanged like currency. It can be found all over the world in areas with thermal or volcanic histories. The most exceptional grades of the Turquoise gemstone are found closest the Earth’s surface, as deeper deposits turn soft because of acids that are created during water percolation through [...]

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Jasper

September 5, 2018

Jasper is an ornamental stone which is found all around the world in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. It comes in an array of beautiful colors and is applied to jewelry or used for decorative purposes. The stone is especially attractive because of the vibrant colors and diverse spotted, swirled, and linear patterns which naturally develop in [...]

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What on Earth is Amazonite?

February 15, 2018

The Physical Properties of the AmazoniteAmazonite is also referred to as the Amazon stone. The name was obtained from the Amazon River and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original “green stones” were discovered. Its color ranges from light green, blue-green, or bright green. Most amazonite are translucent. On the Mohs’ scale of [...]

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What on Earth Is Fire Agate?

September 5, 2019

Fire agate is a variety of chalcedony which contains inclusions of limonite or goethite, which are responsible for its unique appearance and the fiery iridescent effect that this stone possesses.The Physical Properties of Fire AgateAmong the physical properties of fire agate, the one that is most prone to variations is its color. Since it possesses inclusions of limonite and goethite, [...]

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What on Earth is Agate?

July 11, 2018

Agate is a mineral of the Quartz family. It has many varieties, like Blue Lace Agate, Crazy Lace Agate, Dendritic Agate, Moss Agate, Luna Agate, and Fire Agate. The gemstone usually has bands in stripes or layers, while some varieties have specks of color, “eye” markings, or fossilized inclusions.The Physical Properties of AgateAgates are created [...]