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An intriguing cabochon of Rainbow Moonstone, from India. Cut from hard-to-find rough, Romans named it so because they thought it was made of moonlight. It's actually orthoclase, like its closest relative, labradorite.

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2.8" 369ct WATERMELON TOURMALINE Polished Green & Red Gem Slice -Brazil

Watermelon tourmaline. 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 gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Sinhalese word "Thuramali" or "Thoramalli", derived from different gemstones found in Sri Lanka. [Wikipedia]

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Benitoite is a stunning blue coloured diamond-like precious stone that has, so far, only been discovered in the vicinity of the San Benito River, San Benito California (hence the stone’s name), Arkansas and Japan. Whilst breathtakingly beautiful and still somewhat rare.

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Tumbled and Polished Stones and Crystals - Great images of different types of tumbled stones and their names.

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Lightning Ridge Black Opal. It gets its name from a real Australian town in New South Wales and is one of the rarest kinds of opal on the planet.

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Benefits of Gemstones

Poster free to copy/paste of rocks/names/info! Always good to know which ones do what in case of a crystal emergency.

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Kimberlite pipe through limestone. Kimberlite pipes are the geologic source rock of the world,s commercial diamond production, They also contain other precious and semi-precious stones. Named after Kimberly South Africa,( where the geologic formations were first discovered in 1888).

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