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I LOVE using gemstones in my work!! I always feel better after creating with them.

The Habitable Exoplanets Catalog now list a dozen object of interest as potentially habitable worlds with the addition of two planets, Gliese 667C e and f (Gliese 667C c was known since early 2012). Image released June 25, 2013.

If we could say there is one perfect diamond in the world, it might be the Centenary diamond. This large 273.85 carat diamond has the highest diamond clarity grade: flawless. The Centenary diamond combines this flawless clarity grade with a color grade of D, which means it’s perfectly colorless as well. Making it one of the most impressive stones in the world.

Today in 1954 photographer Sam Shaw shot the famous "flying skirt" image of his friend Marilyn Monroe. What was going on behind-the-scenes? Shaw's granddaughter takes us there.

Cotton Candy Nebula - The nebula known as N11, complete with sparkly star clusters embedded in fluffy pink clouds of gas. This exceptionally energetic star-forming region, also known as the Bean Nebula, extends over 1,000 light-years in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Three generations of star formation have created shells of gas and dust which are being blown away by radiation from the newborn stars.

Mangan Vesuvianite-Translucent to transparent complete single crystal with deep purple coloration. Crystal is undamaged, though there is an incomplete small partial crystal attached to the back. Excellent color. Cleaning gemstones chart: Check out this chart before you clean your jewelry. A soft cloth and soap are the only 100% safe ways to clean gemstones!

Fluorite. Blue Fluorite enhances creativity, orderly thought and clear communication. Purple Fluorite stimulates the third eye, imparts common sense to psychic communication. Green Fluorite grounds excess energy, and brings information up from the subconscious mind and accesses intuition. ~ This one looks like has a little bit of each in it! (Want!)

Pyrite is a traditional crystal for money and good luck. It is a powerful crystal for manifestation, especially with regards to wealth and prosperity. It is connected with the sun and strengthens your solar chakra. #pyrite #crystals #healing

Amazonite: is a powerful filtering stone; also soothes and calms the brain; balancing masculine and feminine energy, this stone helps you see both sides of an issue

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondies are a must make - a cross between a chewy blondie, a soft cinnamon sugar cookie, and a buttery cake! ...

...I want to teach you about science because I think if you understood the universe a little better, you'd start to understand me...