Amazonite - Amazonite is a rare gemstone whose green-blue colour can appear to have been sprinkled with stardust when turned in the light. Intriguingly, although named after the Amazon river in South America, few or no deposits of this green gemstone have ever been found there. For many years the source of Amazonite’s green colour was a mystery. Ranging from vivid green to blue-green, people just assumed that the colour was due to the presence of copper.

Amazonite - Amazonite is a rare gemstone whose green-blue colour can appear to have been sprinkled with stardust when turned in the light. Intriguingly, although named after the Amazon river in South America, few or no deposits of this green gemstone have ever been found there. For many years the source of Amazonite’s green colour was a mystery. Ranging from vivid green to blue-green, people just assumed that the colour was due to the presence of copper.

Coral Dyed 8mm Round.  Plentiful white coral from the Pacific dyed a variety of colors offers an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to rare or endangered naturally colored corals.

Coral Dyed 8mm Round. Plentiful white coral from the Pacific dyed a variety of colors offers an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to rare or endangered naturally colored corals.

Citrine Fac Oval 9x7-11x8mm.  These faceted ovals have a rich, medium amber hue.

Citrine Fac Oval 9x7-11x8mm. These faceted ovals have a rich, medium amber hue.

For the stone addicted beader, a selection of coordinating gemstone strands would be just the thing!

For the stone addicted beader, a selection of coordinating gemstone strands would be just the thing!

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