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Names Of Precious Stones

An intriguing cabochon of Rainbow Moonstone, from India. Cut from hard-to-find rough, Romans named it so because they thought it was made of moonlight. It's actually orthoclase, like its closest relative, labradorite.

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Lightning Ridge Black Opal. It gets its name from a real Australian town in New South Wales and is one of the rarest kinds of opal on the planet.

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from PositiveMed

Benefits of Gemstones

Poster free to copy/paste of rocks/names/info! Always good to know which ones do what in case of a crystal emergency.

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2.8" 369ct WATERMELON TOURMALINE Polished Green & Red Gem Slice -Brazil

Watermelon tourmaline. Tourmaline is a crystal boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Sinhalese word "Thuramali" or "Thoramalli", derived from different gemstones found in Sri Lanka. [Wikipedia]

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Nocturnal Hymns

Small parts of a thing, like this Bouquet Agate, can resonate with not only the larger thing it comes from, the Earth, but with the sacred vibrations of the entire Universe. When it does so clearly, it can be astoundingly lovely.

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