Watermelon Tourmeline #Gemstones #Torumeline #palagems

Pala gems A stunning bi-color tourmaline acorn, cut by Pala International’s Meg Berry. This stone won an AGTA Cutting Edge award in Photo: Wimon Manorotkul

Labradorite (Spectrolite)  "Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance.

Labradorite (Spectrolite) "Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen re

Watermelon tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship while stabilizing, grounding and reaffirming our Earth roots.

Watermelon tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion & cool headedness, radiates energy that attracts money, healing & friendship while stabilizing, grounding & reaffirming our Earth roots.

Watermelon tourmaline - we may have a couple of those at our Gem Roundtable picnic in October 2014.. https://www.facebook.com/ithacajewelbox?sk=events&key=events

Watermelon tourmaline - we may have a couple of those at our Gem Roundtable…

Crystals & Stones:  #Goethite, from the Dachang mine, Qinglong County, Guizhou Province, China.

Goethite / Dachang mine, Qinglong County, Guizhou Province, China iron bearing hydroxide mineral of the diaspore group, is found in soil and other cool temp environments

Gemstones with unusual optical qualities have held a special fascination for centuries. In gemology these are known as phenomenal gems, which is actually a rather nice name, since it appears to bestow a superlative as well as as its intended scientific meaning.

Color Change Gemstones: Garnet, Sapphire and Alexandrite: Featured Gem - Opal

Color Changing Gemstones - Sapphires, Alexandrites, and Garnets can all display color changes when moved from day light to incandescent light. Its like having two different gemstones in one!

RARE CAT'S EYE BICOLOR TOURMALINE   Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California, USA

Rare Cat's Eye Bi-Color Tourmaline cts, faceted) / Himalaya Mine, California by limeyey

28 pierres et minéraux qui vous vous faire briller les yeux ! La 17 je ne savais même pas qu'elle existait...

28 pierres et minéraux qui vous vous faire briller les yeux ! La 17 je ne savais même pas qu'elle existait...

Garnet ~ Demantoid ~ Mineral Canada. Size: 3.1 x 1.4 x 2 cm. Origin: Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Québec, Canada (Page displays garnet varieties incl. color change)  Photo © www.fabreminerals.com / Mineral Friends <3

Andradite variety demantoid, cm, from the Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Quebec.

Diaspore

Diaspore is an aluminium oxide hydroxide mineral. It often occurs in lamellar form (thin plates or scales) but sometimes also forms crystals such as the ones shown in the images.

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