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Stones and Crystals
Peridot PDF Print E-mail

Peridot gemstone    PERIDOT, the Augus birthstone is a green gemstone that varies between Lime Green, Yellow-green, olive-green according to the amount of Iron. The stone of emotional healing, Peridot has been regarded as a Power Stone for centuries. It is one of the few gemstones sometimes found in meteorites.

It clears the path way to the heart and builds confidence. Anger and  jealousy are usually a result from wounded hearts.

Peridot helps us understand our relationships.  It makes us think about our romantic situations, giving rise to common sense in affairs of the heart.

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Quartz PDF Print E-mail

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, after feldspar. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2.

There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Especially in Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have been the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewellery and hardstone carvings.

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Hematite PDF Print E-mail

Hematite, also spelled as hæmatite, is the mineral form of iron oxide (Fe2O3), one of several iron oxides. Hematite crystallizes in the rhombohedral system.

Hematite is a mineral, colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include kidney ore, martite (pseudomorphs after magnetite), iron rose and specularite (specular hematite). While the forms of hematite vary, they all have a rust-red streak. Hematite is harder than pure iron, but much more brittle. Maghemite is a hematite- and magnetite-related oxide mineral.

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Pearls PDF Print E-mail

A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable.

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Moonstone PDF Print E-mail

The most common moonstone is of the mineral adularia. The plagioclase feldspar oligoclase also produces moonstone specimens. Moonstone is feldspar with a pearly and opalescent luster.

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Pure Quartz PDF Print E-mail

   Traditionally called rock crystal (sometimes called clear quartz), is colorless and transparent (clear) or translucent, and has often been used for hardstone carvings, such as the Lothair Crystal. Common colored varieties include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, milky quartz, and others. Quartz goes by an array of different names.

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