Exotic Stones

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Gemstones and charms have distinctive qualities and traits, which can illustrate their physical characteristics and splendid history. Exotic gemstones are considered as ultimate gems for jewelry lovers, who love to be different and classy. Here are some of the world’s most exciting and rare gemstones with their beneficial information and facts. These gemstones add exceptionality to the jewelry products with their color, appearance and mysterious qualities for those who wear them. Most popular Exotic Gemstones in world includes Goldstone, Alexandrite, Cinnabar, Almandine, Ametrine, Ammolite, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Cat’s eye and many more. This page consist numerous Exotic gemstones and plenty details about their historical and cultural significance, their birthstone facts, healing and divine energies, substantial information and details about the existing colors and much more. Exotic gemstones are believed to exclusive and rare ones that comprise conventional meanings of their names, hardness and mind-enhancing powers, and all these details are available at our information bank.

Exotic Stones List

  • Abalone

    Abalone

    Sometimes called as the Mother of Pearl and also Sea Opal, Abalone is a naturally occurring organic gemstone that is found in the coastal areas of California, USA. Abalone has a greenish and iridescent blue color when polished and looks quite similar to that of Opal and hence the name Sea Opal. Abolone is actually a mollusk that can quite easily be identified by its oval and/or rounded shell and the body that is made of a series of holes which make a whorl. This gemstone, which is abundantly used for making pendants and earrings, has a structure made of calcium carbonate or Aragonite. It is a strong gemstone as the tiles are stacked like bricks and thus do not easily break. Abalone jewelry not only stands out but is also very beautiful and unique. Anyone can stand out simply by wearing just abalone earrings.

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  • Actinolite

    Actinolite

    Actinolite is an almost transparent or sometimes translucent gemstone that is used to make ornaments. The emerald green-colored gemstone is made of tiny crystals which are silky and have a vitreous luster.Actinolite is known as emerald spar and often wrongly called cat’s eye jade as it looks very similar to nephrite jade. The gemstone is derived from Greek words for ‘ray’ and ‘beam’. The beauty of Actinolite jewelry can be seen when the fibrous inclusions concentrate in such a manner that a single line of light appear, especially on domed stones. However, this specific beauty can only be seen when the stone is cut en cabochon.

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  • Adamite

    Adamite

    Adamite is a stone that is rarely cut for jewelry purposes. The reason is that it is extremely soft and fragile. However, experts can and do cut it to give beautiful Adamite jewelry. Adamite is an almost colorless, though most jewelry experts will argue that it has a prominent yellowish to green color shade. It has a vitreous luster. This mineral is mostly found in parts of Mexico, Greece and United States of America. However it is believed that the first Adamite was found in Chile in 1866 by French mineralogist Gilbert-Joseph Adam, after whom the mineral gets its name.

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  • Aegirine

    Aegirine

    Aegirine is a black stone that is highly regarded among gemstone connoisseurs. It is highly valued not just because it is a rare gemstone but also because it has numerous properties that can help the wearer in numerous ways. Aegirine jewelry represents strong personality and truthfulness. It is a black beauty which helps build confidence in the wearer. It is believed that Aegirine can ward of evil from one’s life and any jewelry made using this gemstone is perfect for Taurus born individuals. It is also said that wearing an Aegirine stone especially helps an alcoholic or drug addict as it removes all negative energies from the aura. According to some belief, Aegirine honors Manat, the Arabian goddess of destiny, death and time. Though it is mostly popular for its jet black color, it is also found in brownish-black and greenish-black shades. Basically a mineral, Aegirine is rich in alkaline.

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  • Alabaster

    Alabaster

    Alabaster as a gemstone has been in use for centuries, especially in Egypt. It is a white, marble-looking stone that is named after an Egyptian town – Alabaster. Alabaster is widely used for stone carvings,though Alabaster jewelry is also quite common. You will mostly find carvings and drawing on this stone. The Alabaster crystal is a form of Selenite gemstone and mostly found in South America and Chile. It is believed that wearing Alabaster during pregnancy is helpful. It is a protective stone for babies and anyone who is innocent. Though Alabaster is commonly found in its white variation, there are rare exceptions where this stone was found in grey and black colors. You may also find reddish and yellowish tinge on an Alabaster stone. It is a very soft stone and hence popularly used for stone carvings and for
    making statues.

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  • Alexandrite

    Alexandrite

    Alexandrite is a rare stone that is highly regarded because of its color-changing nature. It is one of the very few stones that does so. Alexandrite is also called ‘emerald by day and ruby by night’. The color changing ability of this stone is because of the chromium element. The rarity of Alexandrite is mainly due to the fact that it is only produced when beryllium and aluminum conglomerate together along with elements such as iron, titanium and chromium. It is believed that wearing Alexandrite jewelry can bring good fortune. It is a good stone for those born in the month of June. This stone was named after the Russian Czar Alexander II. The world’s largest Alexandrite, which weighs 66 carats, is housed at the Smithsonian Institution. Alexandrite can be found in numerous colors, such as bright red and green. These two colors are the most sought-after ones.

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  • Almandine

    Almandine

    Almandine is a mineral that belongs to the Garnet group and is the most common form of Garnet gemstones. The Garnet group comprises of several minerals that have similar elements. The mineral Almandine can be easily found but those are mostly opaque and thus unfit for jewelry purposes. Only transparent or translucent forms of Almandine are used in jewelry making. It is important to note that this gemstone is not popularly called Almandine but is known by its generic name Garnet or Almandine Garnet. People born in the month of January usually wear Almandine jewelry and it is the zodiac stone of Aquarius. The gemstone variant of Almandine is mostly found in deep red or purple color. Almandine garnet gemstones are found in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar and USA. It has also been found in small quantity in Austria and the Czech Republic. This gemstone that’s found in Sri Lanka is often called as Ceylon Ruby.

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  • Amazonite

    Amazonite

    Amazonite is a light bluish-green gemstone that derives its name from the River Amazon. It is a popular and common gemstone that is widely used in India and Egypt. Though Amazonite derives its name from the Brazilian river as it was once believed that the gemstone was found there but mineralogists now confirm that there have found no feldspar deposits ( a pre-requisite for Amazonite formation) on the river. They assume that what was found there was probably nephrite jade and not really Amazonite. Until recently it was believed that the actual Amazonite was only found in Ilmen Mountains of Russia, however now mineralogists have started excavating this mineral from Colorado and Virginia in USA, Australia, Brazil and also Madagascar. Though Amazonite is commonly associated with shades of green and blue, there are some exceptions and you can find rare specimens of Amazonite in yellow, shite or grey colors. One can easily identify Amazonite by looking at its distinctive grid-like pattern.

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  • Amber

    Amber

    Amber is one of the very few organic gemstones that is popular in jewelry making. Amber is formed through the fossilization of tree resin. The gemstone is formed when fossilization happens only on the Pinus succinifera tree. Amber is a soft and sticky resin and can contain animal and plant particles. It is an exceptionally light gemstone because it has a crystalline structure much unlike other colored stones  which have an amorphous structure. One interesting thing about Amber is that it can float in saltwater but it doesn’t float in freshwater. This happens because of its low density. Amber is primarily found in Kaliningrad, Russia while the Baltic region also has huge deposits of this gemstone. Amber is usually found in the colors of golden-yellow though rare pieces of white stones have also been found. Amber jewelry was very popular amongst ancient Germanic tribes and also the Chinese.

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  • Ametrine

    Ametrine

    Ametrine is an unusual and rare gemstone that is formed when the gemstones Amethyst and Citrine combine. This happens when these two mineral reside within a single stone. It is not that Ametrine as a gemstone is rare, its uniqueness can also be judged by the fact that almost no two stones have the same color hues, though you will find certain combinations of purple, orange or yellow colors. Ametrine is almost exclusively found in Bolivia. The gemstone is also known by the names trystine or bolivianite. Ametrine jewelry is commonly associated with silver jewelry. Rings and pendants are most common.

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  • Ammolite

    Ammolite

    Ammolite is a biogenic gemstone that is made from fossilized shells of ammonite. Being biogenic in nature means that this gemstone is formed from a life process much like how gemstones like pearl and amber are formed. Ammolite is composed of the carbonate mineral aragonite which also produces the nacreous pearl. Ammolite is primarily found in USA and some parts of Canada. The best ammolites are said to be found in high energy river streams along the Rockies of Southern Alberta. Ammolite gives out a kaleidoscopic range of colors including red, green, blue, crimson, mauve, violet, yellow, orange and indigo. Ammolite is truly a different gemstone as you can find innumerable patterns on it. Some of the common patterns found are dragon skin, floral, ribbon, stained glass, pinfire, banding stain, ripple, sunset, etc. Ammolite jewelry such as necklaces, earrings and rings are quite common.

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  • Ammonite

    Ammonite

    Ammonite is a highly revered fossilized stone and can be identified by its spiraling shape. Ammonite are extinct mollusk formed from shelled cephalopod. It is widely found in India where Hindus identify it with Lord Vishnu. Known as ‘shalugram shila’, Ammonite can be found in numerous Hindu households as their primary god. Ammonite derives its name from an Egyptian god Ammon who had the form of a ram and because the stone has a strong resemblance to a ram’s horn, it is so called. Ammonite fossils are commonly found all over the world though large deposits are found in India, Madagascar and Canada. Ammonite is a very powerful stone that is strongly associated with the Root Chakra. One can also wear it in the form of ammonite jewelry and sense a feeling of completion in life. Ammonites are known to improve personality and spiritual will, converting negative energy into positive signals.

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  • Andalusite

    Andalusite

    Andalusite is primarily an aluminum silicate mineral that is considered a rare gemstone. It got its name from a Spanish autonomous community where it was first discovered. Some believe that the stone was discovered before Christ birth. Though an old gemstone, Andalusite is a lesser-known gemstone. Andalusite is composed of three mineral (all of which are polymorphs and have the same chemical composition), namely aluminum silicate, sillimanite and kyanite. It is a very beautiful gem and has very distinct color combinations. It is found in colors of red, brown, white, yellow, orange and green. The beauty of this gemstone is evident as different colors get reflected on the crystal from different angles. Formerly, Andalusite was more of a collector’s item but nowadays it is becoming popular among jewelry designers. Andalusite jewelry are bright, colorful and distinctive. It is nicknamed as ‘poor man’s alexandrite’. The most precious form of andalusite is the Chiastolite stone.

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  • Angelite

    Angelite

    Angelite is a beautiful blue crystal that is also known by the name blue anhydrite. The name of the gemstone comes from the Greek word ‘anhydras’ which means ‘without water’. It is so named because the mineral is formed after losing all its water content. That is why Angelite is called a gypsum – something that is without water. Angelite is a very soft mineral because of which mineralogists warn against dropping it into water. If you drop Angelite in water, traces of white calcium will start floating indicating that the stone is getting rehydrated and thus running the risk of losing its specialty. Angelite is usually found in blue color, though some rare specimens of white and bluish-white Angelites. Angelite jewelry is best suited for those with the star sign Aquarius as it is believed that as a truth seeker thus an Aquarian is most benefited by Angelite.

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  • Apatite

    Apatite

    Apatite as a mineral is quite easily found but it is the gemstone that is rare. Its rarity makes it a collector’s item. Apatite derives its name from a Greek word meaning ‘cheat’. It is so called because Apatite resembles numerous other gemstones especially stones that are much more expensive and valuable. Since it looks deceitful, it has been called the deceitful stone. Among the many kinds of Apatite, the ones which have the cat’s eye effect or have chatoyancy are considered highly valuable and truly a collector’s item. This gemstone is found in Germany, Portugal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and several other countries. Gemstone-quality Apatite comes in several colors, such as white, gray, brown, yellow, red, pink, blue, purple etc. While making Apatite jewelry, one must remember that it is not a very hard stone and can only be used for jewelry that doesn’t easily wear and tear.

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  • Apophyllite

    Apophyllite

    Apophyllite is a clear gemstone that comes in varied colors tints, though is primarily a colorless mineral and is usually transparent or opaque. The gemstone gets its name from two Greek words, ‘Apo’ and ‘Phyllon’ and roughly translates to ‘to leaf apart’. It is so called because the crystals that form apophyllite tend to peel off when exposed to heat. This happens when water molecules are lost from the crystal.Apophyllite is found in white, green, pink, yellow, violet and brown colors. This mineral is found in India, USA, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico. Apophyllite is used as a healing stone as it helps enhance intuition. Wearing apophyllite jewelry can sharpen senses and make vision clearer. The stone also helps one to become more sensitive to one’s surroundings. It is also known to have helped those who seek to connect with their spirit guides and guardian angels.

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  • AQUA AURA QUARTZ

    Aqua Aura Quartz

    Aqua Aura Quartz is one of the most popular types of aura quartz. The mineral can be easily recognized by its shimmering iridescence that flashes out hues of violet. It is one of the finest aquamarine gems that had several healing properties. It is often called the success stone and is also attributed for abundance in a wearer’s life. Wearing aqua aura quartz jewelry brings success to a person and also helps him realize that what he is experiencing in actually success. Aqua aura quartz is most commonly found in the USA though it can also be man-made using quartz crystals.

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  • Aragonite

    Aragonite

    Aragonite is a crystal that is also known by the names tufa and tchazar. It is a carbonate gemstone that has a straw yellow or mellow orange color. It was first discovered on the Aragon River in Spain, in 1788 and hence its name. One of the commonly known forms of this naturally forming carbonated mineral is found in moist areas, especially around stalactites and natural hot springs. This is called floss ferri or iron flower and looks like branch-like, thin crystals. Another form of aragonite is found on the mother-of-pearl lining of mollusk shells. Aragonite stands for truth and understanding. Using aragonite as a gemstone is possible, but it is ideally for those who love subtle, simple stones for jewelry. Aragonite jewelry invariably have delicate designs and are generally paired with colored beads. The combination of colored beads and the yellow gemstone is classic.

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  • Astrophyllite

    Astrophyllite

    Astrophyllite is a leaf-like crystal that radiates thin patterns in starburst shapes. Astrophyllite means ‘brilliant leaf’ and its name has Greek origins. Mineralogists believe that astrophyllite was first discovered in 1854. It is not an easily found mineral however Russia is known to have huge deposits of this stone. It is also found in some parts of USA. Astrophyllite is mostly found in shades of brown and yellow though good quality stones give out red radiance. It is typically opaque and can only be found as cabochons. It is believed to be a very potent gemstone that can infuse one’s body with light. Wearing astrophyllite jewelry can help you identify your purpose in life and bring out your true self. Since it helps the wearer reveal his true self, it is often called the honest stone. You can make silver jewelry and use astrophyllite as a pendant.

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  • Atlantisite

    Atlantisite

    Atlantisite is a beautiful, glimmering mineral that has only recently been discovered by mineralogists. It is made up of green serpentine stichtite with pink and purple inclusions. The yellowish-green stone is exclusively mined in Stichtite Hill, a small hill in Zeehan district, Tasmania. Because this mineral is exclusively mined in Tasmania, it is also called Tasmanite. Atlantisite was named by Gerald Pauley.Atlantisite is known to help stabilize mood and find inner peace. It is a great meditation stone that also helps establishing a sense of security in one’s life. Wearing atlantisite jewelry can lessen anxieties and reduce stress.

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  • Auger Shell

    Auger Shell

    Auger shells are not gemstones but can be artistically used for jewelry making. Auger shells belong to the cone shells group and are small in size, generally not longer than 1¾ inches. They have a corrugated appearance and usually found in off-white color. Auger shell is generally found inwarm waters. It has several healing properties and wearing it as a jewelry piece can help one to learn more about oneself. Since auger shell helps in reflecting upon one’s inner self, it helps one to make better choices in life. Auger shell jewelry can be worn for guiding oneself towards self-realization.

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  • Aura Quartz

    Aura Quartz

    Aura quartz crystals are one of the most beautiful types of crystals known to mankind. They shimmer and give out a faint rainbow sheen that makes them look royal and magnetic. There are numerous types of aura quartz, each different from the other. Nowadays with the help of modern technology, aura quartz is artificially enhanced. However in ancient times, these crystals were associated with synergy and alchemy. Aura quartz can easily be found in every part of the world. Wearing aura quartz jewelry can enhance communication and writing skills. It is also believed that these crystals help build a psychic communication channel. Some of the common types of aura quartz include Angel Aura Quartz, Apple Aura Quartz,Aqua Aura Quartz, Champagne Aura Quartz, Cobalt Aura Quartz, Flame Aura Quartz, Opal Aura Quartz, etc. They can be used brilliantly with sterling silver for making exclusive jewelry items.

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  • Australian Pilbara

    Australian Pilbara

    Australian Pilbara is a kind of cabochon that is found in many colors. Australian Pilbara can be said to be a type of Chalcedony that contains numerous healing properties. This mineral is also known as Australian Jasper Cabochon. As its name suggests it is found in the Pilbara area of Western Australia. Many call it the Picasso stone too as just like a Picasso painting it is made of hues of black, grey and red in a very avant-garde, non-figurative manner.Mineralogists have found an interesting fact about this stone – every time it goes through metamorphosis (during its formation stage), new elements get added to its authorship. Australian Pilbara is known to aid the wearer to become practical in life and not waste it getting bored. Wearing Australian Pilbara jewelry adds vitality to life and boosts one’s energy. It gives a wake-up call to those who neglect life.

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  • AVENTURINE

    Aventurine

    Often called the Stone of Opportunity, Aventurine is considered to be of the luckiest crystalknown to man-kind. It is especially useful to those who seek to prosper in life and accumulate wealth. Aventurine as merely a stone has been used by mankind for millions of years. Before its usage became popular in the jewelry industry, Aventurine was used for making tools and as adornments for statues. Though Aventurine is available in numerous colors (such as brown, blue, orange, peach, red and purple), the green-colored stone is most famous and of gem-quality. The belief that Aventurine is a lucky stone is deep-rooted. According to certain folklore, if an Aventurine gemstone is kept on the left pocket while purchasing lottery tickets, it can bring positive results. Wearing Aventurine jewelry can make any person lucky – in every way. This crystal is found extensively in India, Nepal, Brazil, Tibet, China and Russia.

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  • Axinite

    Axinite

    Axinite as a gemstone is very rare and thus is regarded as a collector’s item. As a mineral it belongs to the calcium aluminum borate silicate group. The gemstone is usually of golden brown color, though rare instances of Axinite coming in violet, brown, lilac or reddish brown colors have been recorded. Axinite derives its name from a Greek word meaning ‘axe’. As a gemstone, Axinite has a very clear crystal structure and has a triclinic crystal system meaning that crystals appear in flat and spatula shapes. As it is not a common gemstone, only rare deposits have been found in USA, France, Russia, Mexico and Australia.Axiniteis considered to be the stone of truth. If the body is recovering from some disease, wearing Axinite jewelry can help energize and boost the healing process. It is also useful to those who want to avoid struggle and conflict in their life.

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  • Azurite

    Azurite

    Azurite is a vivid blue colored gemstone that is highly valuable because of its rarity. Gemstone-quality Azurite is not easily found. It is a variety of copper ore, and is one of the two basic copper carbonate minerals, the other being malachite. Azurite derives its name from the Persian word ‘lazhward’. It is a soft stone and thus using it for jewelry making is difficult and rare. It is rather a sought-after collector’s item. It is also nicknamed ‘chessylite’ due to the fact that this gemstone was first discovered in Chessy, a small commune in France. It is also found in Peru, Russia, Egypt, Nambia, Chile, Australia and USA.  Azurite is mostly mined from copper mines. Azurite is famous from its blue color, but this gemstone has also been found in color mixes of green and blue. Though it is not a traditional birthstone, it is associated with the Greek goddess of wisdom and war Athena.

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  • Baltic Amber

    Baltic Amber

    Baltic amber is one of the few organic gemstones known to mankind. A type of amorphous amber, this gemstone doesn’t come in a crystalline form. Baltic amber is quite soft and thus difficult to use for jewelry making. It is also a sensitive gemstone as it easily reacts with caustic solutions, acid, alcohol, gasoline and perfume. It can also burn if made to come in contact with match. Baltic amber is, however, very light. Baltic amber is considered to be a natural antibiotic and it has been traditionally used for treating goiteramong women. As the name of this gemstone suggests this type of amber is found in the Baltic region.

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  • Barite

    Barite

    Barite, also spelled as Baryteis a barium sulphate mineral that is found in various forms. However, it is most commonly found as prismatic, tabular crystals. Barite can be found in several colors such as red, yellow, blue, green, black or brown. Colorless barite is also common. The color depends on the mineral content. There are numerous minerals that have similar compositions as barite, all of which form the Baryte Group of minerals. Celestite and Anhydrite are the two other types. Barite is commonly used as a healing stone and is believed to have been widely used by Native Americans in their religious practices. Keeping barite close to oneself can help sharpen the brain and enhance memory. It is also a tough stone that can help augment dream recollection if worn as barite jewelry. Barite is commonly found in Canada, China, Chile, India, Greece, Mexico and several other parts of the world.

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  • Birds Eye

    Birds Eye

    Bird’s Eye is a gemstone that can be distinctly identified through its gracious patterns and designs. These designs are similar to the eye of a bird, and hence the name. Bird’s eye is believed to be the stone of peace and helps heal a troubled mind and spirit. It is a sedimentary stone that is a type of Rhyolite and is generally found in light colors of pink or yellowish brown. It is found worldwide but most specifically in the western part of USA, and Mexico. Bird’s eye is an exotic stone helps expand one’s ability to focus and it also stimulates the heart chakra. Anyone wearing Bird’s Eye jewelry will receive love of others. It is considered to be a stone of regeneration, general healing and protection. Wearing Bird’s Eye gemstone can also physical heal and boost the immune system, supporting the digestive system.

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  • Bismuth

    Bismuth

    Bismuth is a man-made gemstone that is hardly found in any natural form. It is a metal that has a silvery white appearancebut if the crystals come in contact with air, an oxide layer forms over it producing an array of colors that resembles soap bubble or oil in water. Bismuth is a popular gemstone because of its unique geometric shape and iridescence. Though heavy in weight, it is very brittle and can easily wear and tear. Bismuth’s chemical property is similar to that of arsenic and antimony. Bismuth jewelry isn’t uncommon and wearing it can help heal in several ways. Wearing it can help general a channel of communication between the divine and one’s inner self. It also helps one understand the reality of life clearly. It also helps clearing away physical distress from one’s soul.

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  • Biwa Pearl

    Biwa Pearl

    Biwa pearl is one of the lesser known types of pearl that were first discovered in Japan. It is originally a freshwater pearl that isn’t cultured by oysters but by mussels. Also known as freshwater pearls, biwa pearls were first cultivated from Lake Biwa, Japan in 1920. Unlike other saltwater pearls, biwa pearls do not have an external body at their core but when cultivated the shroud of a living mussel has to be cut opened, thus introducing an external body into the mussel. Biwa pearl is a glossy gem that has numerous healing properties. The soothing energies of the gembring love not only to the wearer but also to one’s surroundings. Said to be the creator of love, biwa pearl jewelry can improve one’s defensive abilities, while soothing an emotional heart. Though it was originally cultivated in Japan, nowadays China is also cultivating this type of pearl in large numbers.

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  • Black Golden Seraphinite

    Black Golden Seraphinite

    The black golden seraphiniteis a very common gemstone that is extensively used in jewelry making. Also called the angel stone, the black golden seraphinitebelongs to the silicate family and as the name suggests is generally of black color, though varieties of its coming in shades of dark green are also known. The gemstone can be identified not just by its color but also the silver feather-like strokes thatdesign it. These strokes are made of mica. It is believed that wearing black golden seraphinitecan make a wearer communicate with angels. It also helps improve one’s spiritual quest yet helps keep balance in life. It is also believed that wearing this stone can improve one’s health, especially ailments related to nervous and circulatory system. People who believe in yoga usually wear this stone as it helps keep the body calm.

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  • Black Pyrite

    Black Pyrite

    Black pyrite is an iron sulphide mineral that is present in numerous geological creations. Black pyrite is one of the major constituents of metamorphic rocks and is dug out from sedimentary deposits of the earth. The name clearly suggests that black pyrite is found in the black color. It is believed that black pyrite has numerous healing properties and is especially useful in bringing back a sense of safety in one’s life. It is also known to improve arithmetic, architecture, art and science. Wearing black pyrite jewelry can help improve creativity too. One can also see the positive effects of the stone simply by keeping a piece of it in any corner of the house. Black pyrite’s shares similar property with onyx, agate, black tourmaline and hematite and all of them are dimorph of Black Pyrite. The word Pyrite has a Greek connection as it is derived from the word ‘Pyros’.

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  • Bloodstone

    Bloodstone

    Bloodstone is one of the oldest known gemstones to mankind. Its usage has been found before Christ but then it was popularly known as Heliotrope. Bloodstone is a variety of Quartz which may be classified as Jasper or Chalcedony, though the gemstone is most usually found in a combination of both. Bloodstone can typically be identified by its dark green color (that is due to Chalcedony) and having blood-like spots of iron oxide inclusions or Red Jasper. This gemstone can be found mostly inan opaque form.In ancient times, bloodstone was referred to as Sun Stone and also Christ’s stone. The belief that it is a talisman was prevalent not only in ancient times but even today. It is believed that wearing bloodstone jewelry, especially as a pendant, can vitalize and bring strength to the wearer and also improve courage and passion. As a stone it can purify blood while nurturing and protecting the wearer.

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  • BLUE ANHYDRITE

    Blue Anhydrite

    Blue Anhydrite is an uncommon version of Gypsum. Chemically similar, what sets gypsum and blue anhydrite apart is the water content. While blue anhydrite doesn’t contain water, gypsum gets its uniqueness due to the water content. Blue anhydrite derives its name from Greek words ‘An’ and ‘Hydra’ which when combined mean ‘without water’.In fact these two minerals are are so similar that some specimens have been found which are part gypsum and part blue anhydrite. This gemstone is found in Peru, Germany, Britain, Poland, Egypt, Mexico and Libya. Wearing blue anhydrite jewelry especially helps those born under the Aquarius star sign. This gemstone is also called Angelite.

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  • Blue John

    Blue John

    Blue John is a rare, semi-precious gemstone that is almost exclusively found in Britain. Also known as the Derbyshire Spar, Blue John was first mined from the Blue John Cavern in Derbyshire, UK – and hence the name. It is also mined from the Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton,Derbyshire. The ornamental quality of Blue John is mined in small scale and thus is rare. Recently some deposits of fluorite that have a similarity to Blue John have been found in parts of China. This gemstone is also called the Genius Stone as it signifies the highest state of intellectual achievement. It is believed that it can expand one’s consciousness, making him aware of psychic existence. As for its healing properties, Blue John is said to help the wearer improve his ability to perform tasks. Wearing Blue John jewelry can also help bring balance in life.

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  • BOTSWANA AGATE

    Botswana Agate

    Botswana Agate belongs to the Quartz family and is a type of banded Chalcedony. Predominantly found in shades of pink and grey, Botswana Agate is highly revered for its healing properties. It is a stabilizing stone that helps strengthen influence. Since agate is a stone with low intensity, it helps in keeping balance. Those looking for emotional, physical and intellectual balance in life can be greatly benefited by wearing Botswana Agate jewelry. As the name of the gemstone suggests, it is predominantly found in Botswana, Africa. Other types of Agate are found in Italy, India, Mexico, USA, Germany and China.

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  • Brazilianite

    Brazilianite

    Brazilianite is a bright yellow stone that can be identified by its prismatic crystals. When it was first discovered, it was wrongly assumed to be a variety of Chrysoberyl. It has also been wrongly identified as Amblygonite, golden beryl and yellow topaz because of their color similarity. As a stone it is rarely used in jewelry making since it isbrittle and prone to cracks. Only highly skilled jewelers have made Brazilianite jewelry to perfection. It is, however, a collector’s item. Brazilianitewas first discovered in Brazil, and hence the name. It has also been found in New Hampshire, USA. As a healing stone,Brazilianite is known to help heal disorders of the nervous system. Often termed as the stone of return, it can help bring back a wearer to his normal self, especially after a bout of illness. It is also helpful in building a healthy relationship with one’s partner.

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  • Brecciated mookaite

    Brecciated Mookaite

    Brecciated mookaite is a form of Australian jasper that is also known as brecciated radiolarite. Opaque in nature, the density of brecciated mookaite can differ, increasing or decreasing its value accordingly. The density in brecciated mookaite becomes the deciding factor of its value as the stone contains iron oxide in various proportions. It is the iron oxide which gives the stone different look, pattern and color. Thus this stone can be found in colors of dark red or brownish red, often with silver or grey highlights. Brecciated mookaiteis so named because it was first mined from a region in Western Australia called Kennedy Ranges that is near the MookaStation near Gascoyne Junction.Mooka means running water.Brecciated mookaite jewelry is popularly used in jewelry making, especially in rings, necklace and bracelet. The gemstone is ideally suited for those born in October and who have the zodiac sign Virgo. Called the stone of vitality, brecciated mookaite gives the wearer a chance to give his best shot for any new endeavor.

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  • Bronzite

    Bronzite

    Bronzite is a green-brown color mineral that belongs to the Pyroxene group of minerals. Heavily loaded with iron-bearing materials, it was earlier known as Enstatite and was first mined in Austria. The stone gives out a submetallic luster and resembles bronze on the surface, hence the name. Apart from Austria, Bronzite is also found in Norway, India, England, South Africa and Greenland. Bronzite is most commonly found in shapes of coin, tube, rectangle, oval and teardrop. Known for its numerous healing properties, bronziteis considered perfect for those who are spiritually inclined. Wearing bronzite jewelry helps you be yourself and helps keep calm and serenity. It is believed that bronzite is effective to ward off evil curses and is called a magical protector. Bronzite is said to be more effective if combined with black tourmaline as together they can absorb ill-wishes. Romans were known for their active use of this stone.

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  • Bumble Bee

    Bumble Bee

    The bright yellow color and designs on the Bumble Bee gemstone looks similar to those found on bumble bees, hence the name. Bumble Bee is popularly known to be a type of Jasper, though some mineralogists claim it to have qualities of an agate. Actually this mineral is made of volcanic matter, hematite, anhydrite, arsenic and sulfur, hence the confusion. It is sulfur which gives the mineral its yellow color but this sulfur is toxic. One has to be cautious in touching and using Bumble Bee for this reason. Known to heal a person from physical distress as well as mental problems, Bumble Bee isan useful stone. Wearing it can help activate your Sacral and Solar Plexus chakra. The stone can also help you deal with change, grab new opportunities, help take decisions without involving emotions and also increase your self-esteem. Wearing Bumble Bee jewelry can bring physical changes to your life. If you are suffering from abdominal issues, or quickly react to allergies this stone is known to help.

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  • Cacoxenite

    Cacoxenite

    Cacoxenite is a beautiful, though rare type of gemstone. Cacoxenite’s rarity is due to the fact that it manifests itself within a host mineral, usually Amethyst or Quartz magnifying the beauty of the host. Cacoxenite usually comes in colors of yellow, gold or earthy brown and is mostly found in Sweden, Germany, USA, France and England. It was first mined in the year 1825 in the Hrbek Mine area of Bohemia,Czech Republic. The presence of Cacoxenite enhances the healing properties of the host gem, adding a new dimension to their healing powers. Also called the Stone of Ascension, Cacoxeniteraises the spiritual awareness in a person. The gemstone also helps decode hidden meanings in random events andunderstand their significance in life. It is believed that Cocoxenite within Amethyst is particularly beneficial as it has regenerative qualities, helping revitalize the mind.

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  • Calcite

    Calcite

    Calcite is a common mineral that is one of the most stable forms of calcium carbonate. It is one of the primary ore of calcium and is present along with numerous other minerals. However, in its purest form, Calcite is colorless and transparent. Often known as limespar or calspar, Calcite has numerous uses, apart from jewelry making. It is widely used for industrial purposes, especially for cementation. Common chalk is also made using calcite. As a gemstone, it is regarded as a collector’s item, not because it is rare, but because in its purest form it is very soft and fragile. It is difficult to use Calcite for jewelry making purposes, though not impossible. Calcite jewelry in the form of pendants and earrings are common. Calcite is known to help heal back pain, eventually increasing overall physical strength. Since it is all about calcium, wearing this gemstone can help strengthen bones, eyes and teeth.

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  • Cameo

    Cameo

    Cameo is not a type of gemstone but it is a method of carving on gemstones that are mostly found on jewelry itemsand vessels. In this type of craftsmanship, you will almost always find a raised image(the positive relief image) and an intaglio for contrast that holds the negative image. It is believed that Cameo as a technique was first used in France and later in England. Now it is commonly all over the world. As a technique, Cameo became popular after the Second World War. It is mostly used in gemstones such as agate and onyx.

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  • CARNELIAN

    Carnelian

    Carnelian is a red-orange to brownish-red colored chalcedony quartz which is believed to be of the oldest known gemstones to mankind. Also spelled as Cornelian, this mineral is so named because of its cornel cherry color. It is easy to confuse Carnelian with another darkbrown variety of chalcedony known as Sard. Though an exact distinction between the two hasn’t yet been identified, expert mineralogists can spot the difference. Thoughthis quartz as a mineral is abundantly found in different parts of the world, it has recently been seen that Carnelian is becoming a rare gemstone. Since the demand for Carnelian is high, many have resorted to using agate stones and dying them to get the carnelian-like color.It is believed that wearing Carnelian jewelry can bring good luck. Legends have it that Prophet Mohammed wore a Carnelian ring which had brought him luck. Similarly Napolean was known to wear this gemstone as a lucky charm.

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  • Cats Eye

    Cats Eye

    Cat’s Eyeis a common gemstone that is a variety of beryllium aluminum oxide. The gemstone has this unique name because it has a rare optical trait that lets light reflect on the stone in such a manner that it resembles the slit eye of a cat. This optical trait is called ‘chatoyancy’. Also called Chrysoberyl, it is the original, naturally occurring cat’s eye gemstone. Other stones are mechanically made to give a cat’s eye effect but they have specific names, such as cat’s eye quartz or cat’s eye apatite. Cat’s Eye was first mined in 1789 by geologist Abraham Gottlon Werner. Some types of Chrysoberyl have a color changing ability, under different lighting conditions. But it is very rare and thus very valuable. Cat’s Eye is found in Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka. It is believed that Cat’s Eye is the stone of discipline and self-control. Wearing a Cat’s Eye jewelry can help the wearer improve concentration.

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  • Celestite

    Celestite

    Celestiteis a strontium containing mineral that can be identified by its sky blue color. It is a delicate mineral that is so named because it resembles a clear sky, in other words, celestial.Celestite is found in several parts of the world, most significantly in Egypt, Libya, Britain, Peru and Poland. It is normally found inside geodes and many times alongside quartz and amethyst. Apart from the popular sky blue color, Celestite has also been found in colors of red, white and yellow. However, with regards to its healing properties, it is the blue Celestite that is most effective and thus sought after. Wearing Celestite jewelry can help de-stress, and deal with anxiety and tension. It is also an emotional healer as it fetches the positive feelings, driving out agony and fear. Celestite is also known to be effective for those seeking peace while meditating. It is also a Throat Chakra balancing stone.

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  • Chalama Black Opal

    Chalama Black Opal

    Chalama Black Opal is one of the unique varieties of opal that is almost exclusively mined from Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia. In fact, a few years ago, Australia recognized black opal as the state gemstone of New South Wales. One of the common techniques thatenhance the beauty of Black Opal is when common opal is strategically left at the back of a polished black opal stone. The common opal enhances the tone of the black opal and adds a richness of color. Wearing Chalama Black Opal jewelry can sooth any irritation of the eyes and can also heal itching skin. The stone is also known to guard the soul from evil spirits.

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  • Chalcedony

    Chalcedony

    Chalcedony is technically not a single gemstone but it is rather a gemological term used for all types of quartz that are found in cryptocrystalline form, and can come in various colors, patterns and sizes. However, in recent times, an ‘actual chalcedony’ is slowly getting accepted as the ‘only type’ of chalcedony. It is a specific type of cryptocrystalline quartz which is distinguished by its translucent body, light color, typically in shades of blue, white and gray. Chalcedony is an ideal gemstone for jewelry making and is very popularly used. Chalcedony derives its name from the Latin word ‘Chalcedonius’. The term is also believed to have been derived from Chalcedon, an ancient seaport, now located in Turkey. The actual Chalcedony is found in Brazil, Namibia, Uruguay, Madagascar, India and USA. The gemstone is believed to help relief from physical ailments related to neck, vocal chords and tonsils. The stone also brings inner peace to the wearer.

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  • Charoite

    Charoite

    Charoite is a silicate mineral that is highly valued because of its rarity. The complex mineral is formed by the composition of phosphorous, sodium and calcium. It is a very distinctive gemstone and has many times been referred to as being unnaturally beautiful. Charoite is typically found in the colors of lavender, or light violet or medium-deep purple. The gemstone is so called because it was first discovered from the Chara River in Russia. The Russian variety of Charoite is not only gorgeous but also very distinct. In olden times it was believed that this stone honored the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge – Sophia. It is an effective stone for rekindling the heart and crown chakra.

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  • Chiastolite

    Chiastolite

    Chiastolite is a deep brown colored stone that comes with a naturally formed cross in its structure. Due to the presence of this cross, the stone was highly revered in the olden days and was seen as a sign of God. It is also known as the Cross Stone. Chiastolite gets its name from the Greek word “Chiastros” which means cruciform. Andalusite and Chiastolite are basically the same stone, just that the former doesn’t have the cross symbol and are translucent. Chiastolite is found in numerous parts of the world, most commonly in Australia, Sri Lanka, Spain, France, China, Brazil, Chile, Canada, Russia and USA. As a crystal, Chiastolite is regarded to be a protective stone. In the olden days it was believed that this stone worked as a psychic protector. It is also a meditative stone as it helps the wearer concentrate and discover past life information.

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  • Chrome Diopside

    Chrome Diopside

    Chrome Diopside is a relatively new discovery in the world of gemstones, yet it is fast becoming one of the popular choices for green gemstones. It is a chromium-rich gemstone-quality mineral that comes in both transparent and translucent variety. Chrome Diopside also contains calcium magnesium silicate and is quite a rare mineral. Discovered only in 1988, Chrome Diopsidewas first found in Eastern Siberia. Now it is also mined in large quantities from Pakistan. Soon after its discovery, this gemstone became a cheaper and affordable alternative for green stones such as emerald, tsavorite garnet and demantoid garnet. Chrome diopside is believed to be avisualization stone and helps the wearer improve his creative mind. Wearing Chrome Diopside jewelry also helps the wearer improve his control over emotions such as love and commitment, while subduing negative emotions such as stubbornness and aggression. As an astral gemstone, it is associated with the month of March.

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  • Chrysanthemum Stone

    Chrysanthemum Stone

    Chrysanthemum Stone, also called the ‘Flower Stone’ is a beautiful, naturally occurring stone. There are small whitish, grayish flower-like designs on black stones making it a gorgeous and attractive stone. Wearing aChrysanthemum Stone as a jewelry piece can be a style statement by itself and the fact that it comes with numerous positive energies only makes it a great stone. The Chrysanthemum Stone helps the wearer stay ‘in the moment’ and to be fully present. It helps to stay focused and also helps the wearer discover his true purpose in life. Just like the flower within it blooms, the Chrysanthemum Stone encourages the wearer to open up. Chrysanthemum Stone was first discovered in Japan, but now it is also found in Canada, USA and China. A naturally occurring stone, it is actually a mixture of gypsum, limestone and dolomite. Other minerals such as celestite, andalusite, feldspar and calcite may be present in varying proportions.

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  • Chrysocolla

    Chrysocolla

    Chrysocolla is a rare, relatively lesser-known gemstone that belongs to a small copper-bearing gems group. Chrysocolla is composed of hydrous copper silicate and can be identified by its unique patterns and attractive colors. Other gemstones which belong to the same copper-bearing group are malachite, larimar, azurite, Oregon sunstone, turquoise and Paraiba tourmaline. Chrysocolla is mostly found in colors of blue or green cyan. The gemstone gets its name from Greek words ‘chrysos’ and ‘kolla’, which when combined mean gold glue. It was so named because in olden days Chrysocolla was used as a gold soldering agent. Chrysocolla is a hard, durable gemstone that is ideal for jewelry making. It is a fairly common mineral found in copper deposits all over the world. It is notably found in countries like Congo, England, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Peru and USA.Chrysocolla is known as a stone of peace and helps a wearer deal with fear, nervous problems and guilt.

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  • Chrysoprase

    Chrysoprase

    Chrysoprase is one of the rarest varieties of chalcedony quartz. It is a minty, apple-green colored gemstone that is opalescent in nature. Chrysoprase gets its green hues not from the usual suspects such as iron, chromium or vanadium, but from nickel impurities. Chrysoprase gets its name from Greek words, ‘chrusos’ meaning gold and ‘prason’ meaning leek and together they refer to the leek-green colored mineral having golden inclusions. The best quality Chrysopraseis found in Australia, Poland, Germany, USA, Russia, and Brazil. The largest Chrysoprase deposit in the world is in Lower Silesia, Poland though the best are found in Central Queensland, Australia. As a healing stone,Chrysoprase is believed to help balance the conscious and unconscious states of mind. A person wearing a Chrysoprase jewelry piece will carry strong energies and crystal powers which in turn will bring happiness, success, good fortune into his life.

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  • Cinnabar

    Cinnabar

    Cinnabar is a soft, glimmering mineral that is highly valued in the jewelry market. Seen more as a collector’s item, Cinnabar is also used for jewelry making. Though essentially a soft mineral, Cinnabar’s uniqueness arises because it is a particularly dense mineral. It is a mercury sulphide mineral which is typically found in colors of brick red, bright scarlet or cinnamon red. Cinnabar is commonly found innumerous places around the world, notably, USA, Egypt, Russia, Peru and China. In ancient times mercury would be extracted from Cinnabar by Arabian and Chinese alchemists. Wearing Cinnabar jewelry helps those who are into race car driving, hunting, martial arts, etc.

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  • Coco Nova Jasper

    Coco Nova Jasper

    Coco Nova Jasper is a popular gemstone that can be distinguished from other stones by its brownish red or brownish yellow color having stripes of red and yellow. Coco Nova Jasper can be found in numerous places around the world, though the majority of deposits are in Australia, South Africa and Mexico. It is believed that Coco Nova Jasper has numerous healing properties and acts as a protective shell for any wearer. Coco Nova Jasper not only helps a personal spiritually but also benefits physically and emotionally. As a gemstone, it is believed that Coco Nova Jasper jewelry helps get rid of negative opinions that engulf one’s life, bringing constancy and balance in one’s life.

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  • Coffee Bean Jasper

    Coffee Bean Jasper

    Coffee Bean Jasper is not really a sub-type of Jasper, but it is a fine grained sedimentary, siltsone with hardly any silica. During its formation, it is not exposed to neither extreme heat nor pressure. It comes with a clear stabilizing coating that makes it a durable and stable stone. Also known as the Chinese Picture Jasper, Artistic Jasper, Variegated Jasper or Paintbrush Jasper, it is mostly found in the mountainous regions of China. It is also found in Canada, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan and Uruguay.Coffee Bean Jasper is a unique gemstone as no two pieces of it bear resemblance. The coffee colored stones have varying levels of grayish, blackish, rusty and wine colors on them. According to belief, Coffee Bean Jasper is said to be a protecting stone helping the wearer remain grounded. It has a calming effect on the wearer.

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  • Copper Nugget

    Copper Nugget

    Copper is a very common mineral that almost everyone uses in their daily lives. One of the common confusions people have regarding copper is whether it has any gemstone-bearing quality and whether it can be used in jewelry making. Copper is an old mineral, dating back to more than 10,000 years. Apart from being used to make weapons, household items and currencies, Copper has also been used as a jewelry piece since time immemorial. Wearing copper jewelry is beneficial in numerous ways. Since copper is a conductor of heat and electricity, if worn as a jewelry piece, it is said to boost psychic communication. It also helps to fight laziness and lethargy, stimulating optimism and independence in one’s life. Copper is also believed to bring luck. Its healing properties are numerous. It helps balance the flow of blood in the body and regularly wearing it helps prevent joint pains.

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  • Copper Turquoise

    Copper Turquoise

    Copper Turquoise is a special variety of gemstone that is uniquely formed when crumbled turquoise and copper mix to form a beautiful gemstone. Having qualities of both the turquoise and copper, it is packed with healing properties. Copper turquoise is usually found with deposits of copper. Copper turquoise is said to be the stone of communication and helps the wearer stay motivated and enthusiastic. Wearing copper turquoise jewelry helps the wearer stay inspired, which in turn lead to success and prosperity. It is believed that this gemstone also brings an overall positive change in the mind and body of the wearer.

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  • Coral

    Coral

    Coral is a deep water gemstone that is formed in rocky sea beds that have low levels of sedimentation. Usually precious corals are formed in dark spaces at least 500 feet under water. Small marine animals called coral polyps build corals over a period of time. Among the various types of corals used as gemstone, Coralliumrubrun or noble coral is considered to be the best quality for jewelry making. Coral is one of the few organic gemstones known to mankind and can be easily distinguished by its red color and translucent to opaque form. The oldest coral deposits are in Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy though a large quantity is now harvested from the Western Mediterranean Sea, near Sardinia. Since a long time Coral was believed to hold mystical powers and was seen as an effective healing gemstone. According to Vedic literature, Coral is the planetary stone of Mars.

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  • Creedite

    Creedite

    Creedite is a rare gemstone that comes in almost colorless or whitish, orange and purple hues. The best Creediteis found in Mexico. It is also found in parts of USA, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Creedite is considered a powerful healing stone and is known as the stone of light. It has high vibrational frequency that helps a wearer reach a clear and high meditative state. Wearing Creedite jewelry helps a wearer activate his Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra. The stone also cleanses, helps improve creativity and builds a stronger connection with the Divine forces.

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  • Crinoid Fossil

    Crinoid Fossil

    Crinoid Fossils are fossilized stones of marine creatures that have formed over thousands of years. Crinoid fossils are popularly used to make beautiful gem beads. Crinoids belongs to the marine class Crinoideo, a term deduced from the Greek words, ‘Krinon’ meaning lily and ‘eidos’ meaning form and thus they are also known as sea lilies. Believed to be fossilized forms of starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers, Crinoid Fossils are said to have been around some 570 million years ago. They are mostly found in colors of gray and ceramic and some even with pink tint. Crinoid fossils are particularly found in Indiana, though they are known to be found in almost all deep seas. It is considered a highly enthusiastic gemstone and is known to help in expression oneself. Wearing Crinoid Fossil jewelry can teach a wearer on how to prudently use power and will.

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  • Crystal

    Crystal

    Crystals are solid substances made of atoms, molecules and irons and arranged in such an orderly, repeated manner that they take special dimensions and characteristics. The word crystal is derived from the Greek word Krustallos. Crystals are commonly used as healing stones and for meditation. They are also popular as protective stones and common for channeling one’s energies. Crystals are also commonly used for healing one or all the chakras, namely, Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra. Crystals are common healers because they work in various frequencies and guide every wearer towards self-improvement. Crystal jewelry is common and it is believed to be an effective healer.

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  • Cuprite

    Cuprite

    Cuprite is a brownish red mineral that is made of copper oxide. Though it is primarily a red colored mineral, certain variations have been observed depending on the mineral impurities present. Because of its striking red color, this gemstone is also known as Red Copper or Ruby Copper. The mineral was found by mineralogist Wilhelm Karl von Haidinger. Cuprite is so named because of the significant presence of copper content and is derived from the Latin word Cuprum. Cuprite is found in different parts of the world, most notably in USA, Congo and Namibia. It is believed that Cuprite helps boost willpower and strengthens one’s resolve. Wearing Cuprite jewelry helps in keeping the wearer feel vitalized, secured and supported. It is also believed that Cuprite’s presence in one’s life helps activates the base chakra and brings back energy.

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  • Danburite

    Danburite

    Danburite is a calcium boric silicate mineral. As a mineral it is fairly common, but as a gemstone it is a rare commodity.It is a relatively unknown gemstone and mostly regarded as a collector’s item. It was first discovered in Danbury, Connecticut, USA and hence was named Danburite after the place.Danburite was discovered by American mineralogist Charles UphamShephard in 1839. Good quality Danburiteis transparent and offers great clarity. They are so hardthat they surpass the hardness of quartz. The gemstone comes in various colors, from being colorless to coming in light pink, light yellow and brown colors. However, as gemstone Danburite is mostly colorless.Danburite is believed to give out gentle yet powerful vibration. As a healing stone, the powers of Danburite are many. It is considered to be a highly spiritual stone that is excellent for the Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra.

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  • Dendrite Opal

    Dendrite Opal

    Dendrite Opal is a variety of opal that is so called because of the dendritic collections that are formed within the stones. These dendritic collections are nothing but tiny inclusions of manganese, iron and other metallic oxides. Together they create bold patterns within the opal stones, making them gemstone worthy. Dendrite Opal is popularly considered collector’s gemstone because typically they have to be cut into slices to showcase the dendritic inclusions. The beauty of this gemstone is that no two stone looks alike and each has their unique dendritic inclusions. Dendrite Opals are usually found in various colors such as white, blue, yellow, pink and green, and mostly with black inclusions. It is believed that Dendrite Opal can help a wearer access the spiritual universe by helping him develop his psychic aptitude. It is also known to be helpful in healing troubles related to the blood circulatory system.

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  • DICHROIC GLASS

    Dichroic Glass

    Dichroic Glass is a man-made stone that has largely been promoted by NASA to help the space research and laser industries. Derived from Greek words, ‘di’ meaning two, and ‘chroma’ meaning color, Dichroic Glass is basically a two-colored stone. However when viewed under different lighting angles, Dichroid Glass reflects multiple colors. Though known to have been used in the Roman Empire, Dichroic Glass became popular in the 1950s and 60s when NASA started developing and using it. While in the olden days Dichroic Glass was made using silver and gold, NASA developed a process wherein metals would be vaporized in a vacuum chamber with electron beams which would then be applied as ultra-thin films on surfaces.

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  • DINOSAUR BONE

    Dinosaur Bone

    Dinosaur Bone is an organic stone that is believed to be full of energy, magic and wisdom. Dinosaur Bone gets its name from the Greek word ‘dino’ meaning great and fearful. It is formed by the petrified remains of dinosaur bones that over thousands of years have permeated with minerals, giving them unique characteristics. Depending on the type of mineral that the bonemixes with, the color of the stone varies. Dinosaur Bone, also known as Gem Bone is commonly a result of the dinosaur’s bone mixing with Calcite, Agate or other minerals. In the olden times it was believed that Dinosaur Bone was endowed with great power and strength and was especially helpful for hunters and soldier. Any Dinosaur Bone jewelry can help one open his Third Eye Chakra as the stone helps connect with the past and with ancient history.

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  • Dolomite

    Dolomite

    Dolomite is a mineral that was first discovered in 1791 by French mineralogist DodatGratet de Dolomieu. The stone is named after the mineralogist. It is primarily found in colors of white and brown while transparent dolomite is very rarely found. Dolomite, also known as Dolostone, is less seen as a jewelry stone but more as a collector’s stone. Dolomite is primarily found in Algeria, Brazil, Switzerland and also in Spain, India, Great Britain, Namibia and Mexico. Some deposits of the mineral have also been found in Australia, Italy and USA. It is believed that Dolomite is a healing stone that is particularly helpful in balancing life’s distress. It also helps a wearer in getting rid of physical ailments and help to reconstruct the building blocks of the body. Dolomite is also seen as a centering nugget that greatly works as a meditative stone.

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  • Druzy

    Druzy

    Druzy (otherwise also spelled as drusy) is the term used for a cluster of tiny crystals that typically form within other minerals. Druzy gemstones are used in jewelry making and are popular because they add a unique sparkle and look to any jewelry item. To put it simply, druzy is more of a technical term used to describe a particular formation of crystals, much like how various crystal systems are known to be cubic, monoclinic, tetragonal, and triclinic. Druzy is commonly found of the agate or chalcedony variety, though other gem types of Druzy are known to exist. Other Druzy varieties include that of rainbow pyrite, uvarovite garnet, chrysocolla, rainbow hematite, sphalerite, domomite, turquoise etc. For a gemstone to be classified as Druzy several things are taken into consideration, such as color, clarity, weight and also the evenness of crystal coverage. Those that have a high even matrix are considered a highly valuable Druzy gemstones.

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  • Dumortierite

    Dumortierite

    Dumortierite is a type of quartz that is very rare and unusual. It is a blue colored gemstone that is primarily found in quartz aggregate and is known to be made of the mineral called dumortierite. The gemstone got its name after the French paleontologist who first discovered it in 1881, Eugene Dumortier.  Dumortierite is one of the rarer varieties of blue-colored quartz. The gemstone is believed to be a significant healing stone and especially helps in improving organizational abilities. It also helps enhance one’s self discipline. Wearing this stone will help one to speak for oneself and take control over his life. Wearing Dumortierite jewelry helps energize the throat chakra. Dumortierite also helps in improving communication between the other chakras. It is also believed that this blue-colored variant of quartz help keep the brain stimulated. It enhances intellectual abilities, strengthening mathematical development.

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  • Ethiopian Opal

    Ethiopian Opal

    Ethiopian Opal is one of the newest gemstones that is becoming popular in the gemstone and jewelry market. As the name suggest, it is exclusively mined from Ethiopia, in the Welo mines. Ethiopian opals are distinguished by their bright colors that characteristically come with brown and dark colored patches. Ethiopian Opal also flashes out vivid colors of sunburnt green and red. Though opals are considered one of the oldesttypes of gemstone known to mankind, Ethiopian Opal is a relatively new variant that was discovered only about a decade ago. It has been found that Ethiopian Opal balances all the chakras, releasing the negative energies from within the body and around the wearer. Ethiopian Opal jewelry helps increase the psychic abilities of the wearer. Wearing Ethiopian Opal helps give positive direction to the mind dispelling depressive thoughts. It encourages the wearer to stop brood and become positive.

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  • Eudialyte

    Eudialyte

    Eudialyteis a crystal that derives its name from the Greek words ‘easy’ and ‘to dissolve’. The crystal was named Eudialyte because when it was first found, it was observed that it could easily dissolve in acid. Eudialyte is primarily found in USA, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Madagascar. Eudialyte is believed to be a supportive stone that helps a wearer find the reason of him being somewhere at a particular time. The gemstone helps improve the connection with the heart, guiding the wearer into creating a purposeful life. The gemstone is often considered to be a ‘fine tuner’ as it facilitates with materialization, clairaudience, and telepathic significance. It is also nicknamed as the defensive stone. Wearing Eudialyte jewelry helps improve one’s ability to love – also receive love and communicate love better. It also keeps the wearer grounded and at peace. It is a soothing gemstone that also improves the wearer’s ability to trust God.

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  • Florida Auger Shell

    Florida Auger Shell

    Auger Shells are elongated augers that have a physical similarity with turret shells or Turritellidae. Auger shells can hardly be classified as gemstones as they are convex whorls that are made of living objects under water, usually warm water. Usually found as small cones, Auger shells are hardly longer than 1¾ inches. They are very popular in jewelry making. Auger shells are commonly found in off-white color and are known to possess several healing qualities. Wearing Auger shells jewelry helps one know more about himself. It helps one to reflect and see his inner self. Making better life choices becomes easier with auger shells.

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  • Fluorite

    Fluorite

    Fluorite is one of the most popular minerals. Its popularity is second only to that of Quartz. Historical evidence show that Fluorite was first discovered around 1530 but initially it was known as fluorspar. Even today the term fluorspar is used but only when the mineral is used in industries. Fluorite is the popular term for the gemstone variety. Often known as the most colorful gem in world, the term fluorescence is derived from this mineral. Fluorite is a relatively soft gemstone though and is found in colors of violet, green, purple, brown, pink, blue, red etc. Fluorite is found in numerous places around the world such as China, Poland, England, Germany, Norway, Mexico etc. Fluorite jewelry isn’t very popular, hence not much is known about its healing powers. However it is believed that the gemstone has a calming effect on the wearer and can also cure kidney disease.

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  • Fossil Coral

    Fossil Coral

    Fossil Coral is a naturally occurring gemstone that is formed by ancient corals. It is also known as agatized coral because during its formation, the corals get replaced by agate. It takes millions of years for Fossil Coral to take form and attain its gemstone quality. Due to its silicon dioxide composition, Fossil Coral is generally considered to be a variety of agate rather than coral. Apart from jewelry making, fossil coral is used in industrial fertilizers and water purification filters. Though confusions between Fossil Coral and Dendritc Agate can arise, you can distinguish the former by its dull, waxy luster and ancient skeletal-like patterns. They are commonly found in colors ranging between chalky white and cerise pink. Since Fossil Coral has the qualities of both agate and coral, it holds numerous healing properties. From being a grounding stone to healing physical ailments related to pancreas, kidney and blood circulation, the stone does it all.

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  • Gaspeite

    Gaspeite

    Gaspeite is one of the newer gemstones discovered only in 1977. The gemstone derives its name from the place where it was first found, in Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec, Canada.  Gaspeite was discovered by mineralogists D.W. Kohls and J.L. Rodda. Gaspeite is composed of the rare nickel carbonate mineral and generally found in green color. Apart from Canada, it is also found in Western Australia and New Mexico, USA. Gaspeite has for long been used by Australian Aboriginals as a healing stone. The yellowish green stone helps lose weight. Gaspeite is also known for its spiritual qualities as it helps improve communication with the other worlds.

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  • GEODE DRUZY

    Geode Druzy

    Geode Druzy is formed when a depression forms on the soil mostly created by animals or plants. In this depression, water gets stored which then dissolves with silica to form a porous stone. After rapid cooling, tiny crystals or Druzy are formed on rocks. The clear druzy are formed on the top side of some previously deposited gemstone. The term Geode is derived from a Greek word which translates to shape of the Mother Earth. Geode Druzy forms over millions of years. Geode Druzy is generally found in multi-colors, of strips of contrasting colors. It is abundantly found in several parts of America such as California, Utah, Iowa, Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, Kentucky and Missouri. It is believed that Geode Druzy offers numerous healing benefits. It is said to boost energy and infuse a sense of vivacity into one’s life. Wearing Geode Druzy jewelry can also make a wearer feel secured.

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  • Goldstone

    Goldstone

    Goldstone is a man-made gemstone that was invented by a Venetian glass crafter named Vincenzo Miotti in the 17th Century. There was for a long time huge suspense on how goldstone was made, though one of the popular folklores claimed that one monk (or probably just a general worker) had accidently dropped some copper shavings into a pot of molten glass which resulted in the formation of the gemstone. It is typically made in reddish-brown color, often having flecks of copper or gold. Rare green-colored, blue-colored and purple-colored Goldstones are also available. Even though it is man-made, Goldstone is believed to possess numerous healing properties. Wearing Goldstone jewelry brings glow into one’s life and strengthens the inner self. Because it contains copper, Goldstone is also beneficial in improving the circulatory system, in strengthening the bones and reducing inflammations. Goldstone is not a birthstone or any anniversary stone.

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  • Goshenite

    Goshenite

    Goshenite is a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral belonging to the beryl group. While beryl is found in numerous colors, Goshenite is mostly found colorless. Since there are no coloring agents or impurities in Goshenite, it is regarded as the purest form of beryl. The other famous minerals belonging to the beryl group are emerald and aquamarine. The mineral was first discovered in a small town of Western Massachusetts called Goshen – hence the name. Today it is found in several other parts of the world. As per belief, Goshenite is said to bring clarity in one’s life. It is believed that wearing Goshenite jewelry can keep a person truthful to himself. Goshenite also drives away thoughts of infidelity and makes a person sincere towards his relationships. Reference of Goshenite is found in old Irish scriptures where it is mentioned as a divining tool. Goshenite is also called a friendship gemstone.

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  • Hawk's Eye

    Hawk's Eye

    Hawk’s Eye is a variety of fibrous quartz, specifically macro crystalline quartz, which is usually found in colors of blue-gray or blue-green. Many consider Hawk’s Eye a pseudomorph or an irregular or deceptive form of quartz. It is so called because Hawk’s Eye changes into any other mineral over a period of time. What first began to form a crocidolite later changed its form into quartz. The gemstone is so called because it easily reminds of the eye of a hawk as it exhibits chatoyancy. Hawk’s Eye is found in numerous parts of the world but significantly in South Africa, India, USA (California) and Sri Lanka. Sometimes called the falcon’s eye or blue tiger’s eye, Hawk’s Eye serves numerous metaphysical purposes. It is believed to be a cure for those who fear flying. Wearing Hawk’s Eye jewelry can help improve vision and also helps improve one’s ability to focus. It can also help in clearing sinus congestion.

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  • Heliodor

    Heliodor

    Heliodor is an affordable and easily available form of beryl mineral that is also known as golden beryl. While other gemstones such as aquamarine and emerald belonging to the beryl family are famous and much sought after, Heliodor isn’t that popular. The mineral was first discovered in 1913 in Namibia by a German mining company. Heliodor gets its name from a Greek word that means ‘a gift from the sun’. Heliodor became very popular in the jewelry market when the German company (which first found the mineral) made jewelry set using the gemstone for Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife. Heliodor is also found in Madagascar and Brazil. Heliodor is known for possessing excellent clarity and is available in large sizes. The gemstone is believed to honor the Greek goddess of spring, Persephone. Heliodor is also believed to be the birthstone of those born in June and July and is said to be the stone of sun. Keeping Heliodor in a house keeps it illuminated, adds vitality and vivacity.

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  • Hematite

    Hematite

    Hematite is an iron oxide mineral that is one of the few gemstones that naturally comes with a metallic luster. The gemstone is known for its remarkable density and high refractive index. The gemstone gets its name from a Greek word that translates to blood. Hematite was so named because when thinly sliced or powdered, its color is red. However Hematite shouldn’t be confused with Bloodstone which is chalcedony quartz. If highly polished, Hematite can get the appearance of polished silver. In its gemstone variant, Hematite is typically found in shades of blackish-gray. The gemstone is primarily found in Norway, Germany, USA, Russia, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy. Hematite as a healing stone has been known to mankind for hundreds of years. Due to the presence of iron, it is believed that wearing Hematite jewelry can improve oxygen and blood circulation within the body. Considered to be a grounding stone, it has a cooling and calming effect on a wearer.

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  • Herkimer Diamonds

    Herkimer Diamonds

    Herkimer Diamonds isn’t a variety of diamonds but it is double-terminated quartz that is known for its exceptional clarity. Herkimer Diamonds was first found around the Herkimer County, New York and hence the name. The gemstone is also called Middleville Diamond and Little Falls Diamond and these are the names of the first few discovery sites. The ‘diamond’ term in its name is due to its clarity which is much like that of diamonds. Large deposits of Herkimer Diamonds are also found in Afghanistan and Himalayan ranges of China. It is believed that Herkimer Diamonds arouse Kundalini or life force energy.

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  • Hiddenite

    Hiddenite

    Hiddenite is a greenish mineral that almost resembles Emerald and is sometimes referred to as ‘lithia emerald’. The gemstone got its name from W.E Hidden who discovered it in 1879 in North Carolina. It was a chance discovery as Hidden had gone to mine platinum to help Thomas Edison make his electric light bulb. Hiddenite is a variety of spodumene which is used as a source of lithium and is found in green, pink and lilac colors. Hiddenite is also found in colors of green-yellow, yellow-green and emerald green. Hiddenite is more popular as a collector’s item and often found in museums. People born in the month of August often use Hiddenite as a birthstone, though there is no traditional significance. Wearing Hiddenite jewelry helps a wearer feel liberated from fear and also encourages compassion and kindness. The stone has healing properties and according to Hindu mythology, it benefits the Third Eye Chakra.

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  • Imperial Jasper

    Imperial Jasper

    Jasper is a chalcedony mineral that has an opaque surface but is fibrous and usually huge. The high density of jasper makes it a stable crystal, hence suitable for jewelry making. There are five fine types of Jasper and Imperial Jasper is one of them. Imperial Jasper is found in Mexico, near Guadalajara. Large deposits of Imperial Jasper are found in this area.The specialty of the jasper found in this region is that the vegetation of the area is dense with steep slopesand it is believed that Jasper generally occurs in areas where there are stones (as is found in this area). The other types of Jasper are Bruneau Jasper, Willow Creek Jasper, Morrisonite and Blue Mountain Jasper. Wearing Imperial Jasper helps to lighten up the heart and stop being over-burdened by mundane life experiences. A wearer can feel a sense of wholeness by wearing Imperial Jasper jewelry.

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  • Iolite

    Iolite

    Ioliteis a gemstone variety of Cordierite mineral and is usually found in transparent or translucent form. Iolite is found in color ranges of light to deep blue with purple tinge. The gemstone is often considered a cheaper substitute of Sapphire because of its distinct similarity. The gemstone gets its name from the Greek word meaning violet.Iolite is found in several countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Norway, and Greenland. Wearing Iolite jewelry helps in balancing one’s life. It is especially helpful to those who suffer from disorientation and lack motivation. A person who is chronically disorganized and easily distracted can find benefit by wearing Iolite.

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  • Italian Murano Glass

    Italian Murano Glass

    Italian Murano Glass cannot really be classified as a gemstone as it is a type glass having glimpses of semi-precious stone. Italian Murano Glass is man-made by glassblowersusing amorphous quartz and is a specialty of a place called Murano in Italy. There are several healing properties of Italian Murano Glass and is said to cure a person suffering from distressful childhood. If someone wants to improve his self-esteem, wearing Italian Murano Glass jewelry can be helpful. It is also believed that the stone helps during meditation as it helps enhance one’s intuitive powers.

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  • Jade

    Jade

    Jadeis not really the name of any one gemstone, but it is rather an umbrella term that is used to describe several varieties of gemstones. While numerous types of gemstones can be called Jade, there are only two pure forms of it – nephrite and jadeite. Jade is a very old discovery in the world of gemology and its use has been found in weapon-making and tool-making, apart from jewelry making. The term Jade is believed to have originated from the Spanish word “piedra de ijada”, meaning “stone for the pain in the side”.Fine-quality jade is primarily found in USA, Russia and China. Large deposits of Nephrite are however found in New Zealand, Swiss Alps and Guatemala. Canada Jade or dark green Jade is found in Western Canada. Jade has been revered by numerous cultures from time immemorial. If the Spanish believed that Jade could cure pain, the Chinese believed it to be a heavenly and precious stone. It is generally believed that Jade strengthens the overall health and expands longevity.

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  • JASPER

    Jasper

    Jasper is an opaque, dense and microcrystalline variety of Quartz, specifically Chalcedony Quartz. Jasper is a colorful gemstone and it acquires its colors by iron oxides. The gemstone is found in colors of brown, yellow, green and red. There are rare instances when blue and purple Jaspers have also been found. Jasper derives its name from the Greek word “iaspis” which means agate. There are numerous types of Jaspers and they are mainly characterized by the color and form. Most Jasper gets their name from the place where it was first discovered. Black Jasper, Blue Jasper, Brecciated Jasper are some varieties of Jasper. The gemstone is an elemental Earth stone with slow and constant frequencies. Wearing Jasper jewelry can help a wearer reflect upon his life and enkindle awareness with his spiritual self. Nicknamed the Supreme Nurturer, Jasper is known to have grounding and stabilizing effect on the wearer.

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  • Kambaba Jasper

    Kambaba Jasper

    Kambaba Jasper is one of the rarer varieties of Jasper known to mankind. It is an exotic stone and is distinguished by its orbicular variety and is primarily mined from Madagascar and South Africa.Kambaba Jasper is a sedimentary stone and comprises of microcrystalline quartz that are interlaced with Stromatolites, which are ancient fossilized colonies created by blue green algae.Kambaba Jasper is also called the Green Stromotolite Jasper or Crocodile Rock or Crocodile Jasper. Sometimes it is also confused with Nebula Stone, though both have different composition. Kambaba Jasper is called the stone of peace. It brings tranquility to one’s life and is said to be the nourisher of green energy that’s found in Nature. Wearing Kambaba Jasper jewelry can comfort, protect, calm and relax a wearer and bring balance to the body and soul. It has a slow frequency that helps one focus during meditation.

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  • Kunzite

    Kunzite

    Kunzite has an interesting history, apart from the fact that it is a beautiful gemstone. It was discovered from the mines of Connecticut, USA and named after famous American mineralogist and mineral collector, George Fredrick Kunz. Kunz was the first person to comprehensively describe the mineral in 1902. Though Kunzite was first discovered in the USA, it is now primarily mined from Pakistan and Afghanistan. A variety of pyroxene mineral spodumene, Kunzite is composed of lithium aluminum inosilicate.Kunzite has a lot of similarity with Hiddenite since both belong to the spodumene gemstone family. However while Hiddenite is a yellow-green colored stone, Kunzite comes in pale pink or light violet colors. Kunzite comes in large sizes, sometimes as big as 20 carats and apart from being used in jewelry making it is also used in manufacturing medicines, mobile phones, ceramics and automotive batteries.

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  • Kyanite

    Kyanite

    Kyanite or also known by its more common name cyanite, is an aluminum silicate mineral that is considered to have gemstone quality. Kyanite is known by various other names such as disthene and rhaeticite. The mineral derives its name from the Greek word “kyanos” meaning deep blue, which indicates the color of a typical Kyanite. Kyaniteis also found in other colors, such as gray, orange, green and yellow. Colorless Kyanite has also been found. Usually a Kyanite stone doesn’t come in any consistent color. Most stones have patches of dark and light colors. The gemstone is mined in several places around the world, such as Austria, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Russia, Switzerland and USA. Kyanite is a powerful stone and is believed to help one express better. It also helps improve communication.Kyanite also helps in deep meditation and is believed to be most effective if worn near the throat chakra.

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  • Labradorite

    Labradorite

    Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar that is unique because of an optical effect called adularescence that gives a white or bluish light to it when it is turned. It was discovered in 1770 in a place called Isle of Paul, near Nain in Labrador, Canada. The gemstone is named after the place, Labrador, where it was first discovered. Adularescence or what is also termed as Labradorescence is a result of diffraction of light on the rock resulting in it displaying captivating colors. A Labradortie which shows the full spectrum of color is highly valued, though even those which do not exhibit the phenomenon are popularly used in jewelry making.Labradorite are categorized into three types – spectrolite, andesine-labradorite and rainbow moonstone. Apart from being found in Canada, Labradorite is also found in Australia, Mexico, Madagascar, Russia, Norway and the USA. Wearing Labradorite jewelry helps a wearer stay positive and calms an overactive mind.

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  • Laguna Lace Agate

    Laguna Lace Agate

    Laguna Lace Agate is a variety of Chalcedony belonging to the Quartz family. It is identified by its scarlet surface having layers of other colors such as deep red, yellow, milky white, brown, and gold. Agates are typically banded gemstones that are found in various forms – some  have specks of colors, other have “eye” markings, while some others have fossilized inclusions. Laguna Lace Agate is one type of Agate. It is typically found in Mexico, especially in the Chihuahua state. Laguna Lace Agate is believed to be a healing talisman that turns away negative energy.

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  • Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone that has been highly regarded since time immemorial. It is a blue-colored stone which has white calcite spots all over. As one of the oldest stones used for spiritual purposes, some also believe that Lapis Lazuli is nothing but what is mentioned as sapphire in Bible. In ancient Rome, Lapis Lazuli was considered an aphrodisiac, while Egyptians used it to cure recurrent fever and desolation. The gemstone is also a Chakra healing stone and wearing Lapis Lazuli jewelry helps activate the Third Eye Chakra. It also balances the energies of the Throat Chakra.

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  • Larimar

    Larimar

    Larimar is a rare, gemstone variety of the Pectolite mineral. While Pectolite is found in grey color, its blue variant is rare and of gemstone quality and is known by the trademark name Larimar.Larimar is composed of hydrated sodium calcium silicate with traces of manganese. Though Pectolite is found in many parts of the world, Larimar is found only in the Dominican Republic. Commercially Larimar is a comparatively new gemstone, however there are many legends attached to Larimar, especially amongst the Dominicans.Larimar is nicknamed the Atlantis stone and is considered a powerful metaphysical gemstone. It is believed that wearing Larimarjewelry enhances spirituality and communication. The gemstone is also known to soothe emotions and works to benefits the Throat Chakra, Crown Chakra and the Heart Chakra. It also helps cure physical ailments relating to problems of the throat and heart.

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  • Leopard Jasper

    Leopard Jasper

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  • Leopard Skin Jasper

    Leopard Skin Jasper

    Leopard Skin Jasper is a dark gemstone having colorful dots that vary from green to brown and red. The Leopard Skin Jasper is a variety of Jasper, one of the oldest known gemstones in the world. Mention of Jasper has been found in Bible where it has been associated with healing. Leopard Skin Jasper is also known as Jaguar Stone. It is believed that the stone is a powerful protection stone and is closely related to strength and vitality. If anyone is troubled by chaotic thoughts, wearing Leopard Skin Jasper jewelry is said to be helpful in calming and bringing harmony to his existence. The stone corresponds to one’s direct needs. As a healing stone, Leopard Skin Jasper is said to benefit those suffering from chronic health conditions. Staying true to the nickname of Jasper being a supreme nurturer, Leopard Skin Jasper is considered an important elementas one’s natural medicine bag.

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  • Lepidolite

    Lepidolite

    Lepidolite is lithium, aluminum-rich mica mineral that is not often referred to as a gemstone. It was discovered in the 18th Century but then it was called Lilatite since it is a lavender-colored stone. The stone got the name Lepidolite when mineralogists named it after the Greek word Lepidos meaning scale. It referred to its scaly appearance that is due to the presence of flakes of Lithium. Usage of Lepidolite as gemstone is uncommon but it is often used to make paperweights, ashtrays and ornamental items. Lepodolite is primarily found in USA, Brazil, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Finland and Madagascar.Lepodolite is also called the grandmother stone or the peace stone. It is believed to possess nurturing and calming benefits, especially in circumstances when one is in stress or is nervous. Wearing Lepodolitejewelry also has a positive effect on the Crown Chakraand helps open the mind.

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  • MATRIX OPAL

    Matrix Opal

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  • Maw-Sit-Sit

    Maw-sit-sit

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  • MEXICAN BIRD EYE

    Mexican Bird Eye

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  • mexican fire opal

    Mexican Fire Opal

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  • MEXICAN LAGUNA JASPER

    Mexican Laguna Jasper

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  • Montana Agate

    Montana Agate

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  • Mookaite Jasper

    Mookaite Jasper

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  • Mother of pearl

    Mother Of Pearl

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  • Mushroom Rhyolite

    Mushroom Rhyolite

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  • Mystic Topaz

    Mystic Topaz

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  • Noreena Jasper

    Noreena Jasper

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  • Ocean Jasper

    Ocean Jasper

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  • Oregon Sunstone

    Oregon Sunstone

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  • Owyhee Bruneau Jasper

    Owyhee Bruneau Jasper

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  • OWYHEE OPAL

    Owyhee Opal

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  • PARROT QUARTZ

    Parrot Quartz

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  • Peanut Wood

    Peanut Wood

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  • Petrified Palm Wood

    Petrified Palm Wood

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  • PETRIFIED WOOD JASPER

    Petrified Wood Jasper

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  • Phosphosiderite

    Phosphosiderite

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  • Picture Jasper

    Picture Jasper

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  • Plum Wood Jasper

    Plum Wood Jasper

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  • Porcelain Jasper

    Porcelain Jasper

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  • Psilomelane

    Psilomelane

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  • Psilomelane Dendrite

    Psilomelane Dendrite

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  • Pyrite in Magnetite

    Pyrite In Magnetite

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  • RAINBOW CALSILICA

    Rainbow Calsilica

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  • Rainbow Topaz

    Rainbow Topaz

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  • Rainforest Opal

    Rainforest Opal

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  • Rhodochrosite

    Rhodochrosite

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  • Rocky Butte Jasper

    Rocky Butte Jasper

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  • Rolling Hills Domolite

    Rolling Hills Domolite

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  • ROSE QUARTZ

    Rose Quartz

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  • Rosetta Jasper

    Rosetta Jasper

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  • RUBY FUCHSITE

    Ruby Fuchsite

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  • RUBY ZOISITE

    Ruby Zoisite

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  • Russian Pyrite

    Russian Pyrite

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  • Scenic Dendritic Agate

    Scenic Dendritic Agate

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  • SCENIC LODOLITE

    Scenic Lodolite

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  • Schalenblende Polen

    Schalenblende Polen

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  • SEPTARIAN NODULES

    Septarian Nodules

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  • SERAPHINITE

    Seraphinite

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  • SHARK TEETH

    Shark Teeth

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  • SHATTUCKITE

    Shattuckite

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  • Shiva Shell

    Shiva Shell

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  • SMITHSONITE

    Smithsonite

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  • Snakeskin Jasper

    Snakeskin Jasper

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  • Sonora Sunset

    Sonora Sunset

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  • Spessartine

    Spessartine

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  • Sponge Coral

    Sponge Coral

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  • Stingray Coral

    Stingray Coral

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  • Stromatolite

    Stromatolite

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  • Sundial Shells

    Sundial Shells

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  • SUNSHINE DRUZY

    Sunshine Druzy

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  • Tiffany Stone

    Tiffany Stone

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  • Turtle Agate

    Turtle Agate

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  • Vesuvianite

    Vesuvianite

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  • Wild Horse Magnesite

    Wild Horse Magnesite

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