Chart of various gemstone beads, great for finding the right one. However, the OCD in me really wants to re-arrange these by color.

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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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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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Tumbled and Polished Stones and Crystals - Great images of different types of tumbled stones and their names.

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Iridescent rainbows with fiery flashes can be seen in the domed Gem of our Precious Shimmering Opal ring. Clasped in a bouquet of beautiful delicate flowers, and named for the divine goddess of flora,

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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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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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