Gemstones

“Think of a rock polisher, one of those drums, goes round and round, rolls twenty four/seven, full of water and rocks and gravel. Grinding it all up. Round and round. Polishing those ugly rocks into GEMSTONES. That's the earth. Why it goes around. We're the rocks. And what happens to us- the drama and pain and joy and war and sickness and victory and abuse- why, that's just the water and sand to erode us. Grind us down. To polish us up, nice and bright.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
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raw opals

raw opals-my birthstone. You know it's bad luck to wear opals unless they're your birthstone

amethyst sceptres

Druzy pink and clear quartz crystals topped with amethyst scepters. This specimen must have had quite a complicated growth history!

In October 2002, Tanzanite was added to the official birthstone list by the American Gem Trade Association. Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, East Africa. As one of the newest and most exotically colored gemstones, Tanzanite is part of the Zoisite mineral species and is only found in East Africa. Tanzanite is very rarely a pure blue and usually exhibits rich purple overtones.

In October Tanzanite was added to the official birthstone list by the American Gem Trade Association. Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, East Africa. As one of the newest and most exotically colored gemstones, Tanzanite is part of t

Sapphire

Sapphire "The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine- (Beyrl)- composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula .The pale blue color of aquamarine is attributed to , hardness of Crystal system Hexagonal

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