I love gemstone and minerals, put it down to being a jeweller or possibly a magpie, but one of my favourite things is my grans box of polished stones. I used to love playing with them when I was little.
Pyrite on Fluorite on Quartz.
✯ Prehnite is considered a stone of unconditional love and the crystal to heal the healer. It enhances precognition and inner knowing. Enables you always to be prepared. Prehnite calms the environment and brings peace and protection. It teaches how to be in harmony with nature and the elemental forces ✯
Tourmaline is a crystal boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gem comes in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Sinhalese word "Thuramali" or "Thoramalli" , which applied to different gemstones found in Sri Lanka.
Peridot and Ludwigite
Olivenite with Gartrellite ex. Zweibel. Tsumeb, Namibia, 10 x 7 x 5 cm This remarkable specimenis widely regarded as the best Tsumeb olivenite specimen and perhaps worlds best of species. It is brilliantly lustrous, and pristine, and consists of huge clusters of intergrown crystals to several cm in size erupting from a light green matrix of solid Gartrellite (making this also an uncommonly rich Gartrellite specimen as a bonus). Photo John Schneider
Olivetti with Gartrellite