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

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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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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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Ready to Ship! Handmade Jewelry, Tentacle Ring, Octopus Ring, OctopusME, Wicked tentacle ring

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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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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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Although this gemstone came into being millions of years ago, it has only been known by the name of morganite since 1911, before that the gemmological world simply viewed the 'pink beryl' as a variety of beryl, not as a gemstone in its own right. mainly comes from deposits in Brazil, Madagascar, Afghanistan and California. Its good hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale

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