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Aquamarine

Aquamarine, the color of the sea on a warm tropical holiday or a cool iceberg in the Antarctic.It is the color of earth’s life-giving forces, and surely one of the cheeriest on the colored gemstone palette.It is most commonly associated with the sea, the name is Latin for seawater (aqua means water and marine means …

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Black obsidian

Being born out of lava, black obsidian has the potent energy of the interaction of several raw elements, including fire, earth, and water. It’s categorized as volcanic glass and is very hard and smooth, but it can have incredibly sharp edges. In crystal healing Black Obsidian is seen as providing an instant connection to the …

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UV Fluorite

Fluorite is a mineral with a veritable bouquet of brilliant colors. Fluorite is well known and prized for its glassy luster and rich variety of colors. The range of common colors for fluorite starting from the hallmark color purple, then blue, green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, black and reddish orange is amazing and is only …

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Yellow Fluorite

The rarest of all colors of Fluorite, Yellow Fluorite holds the energy of abundance and prosperity. Yellow Fluorite is believed to help us express our creativity, sharpening our minds and helping us to be more decisive. It is also said to be good at stabilising group energy, uniting groups and removing negativity. With its upbeat …

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Apophyllite

Apophyllite can be a beautiful mineral, forming in lustrous, transparent crystals that are well-formed and occasionally very large. Though it is found worldwide in volcanic zeolite environments, the Indian traprock quarries have produced enormous quantities of this mineral in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Apophyllite’s structure consists of layers, which gives in a pearly …

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Chalcopyrite

Chalcopyrite is one of the sulphide minerals referred to as “Fool’s Gold”, and is often confused with pyrite. Although it is not as rich in copper as some minerals, chalcopyrite is the major ore of copper due to large quantities and widespread distribution. Named from the Greek words for “copper,” chalkos, and for “fire,” pyr, …

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Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is the pastel pink to bright pink gemstone that is spiritually connected most famously with love, peace and harmony. Our ancestors recognized the beauty and power of this gemstone as far back as at least 7000 BC as Rose Quartz beads have been found in the ruins of the Ancient kingdom of Mesopotamia. …

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Chrysoprase

Called the stone of Venus, is the rarest and most valuable rich apple-green gemstone in the chalcedony family and was often mistaken for emeralds by ancient jewelers. Unlike emeralds, which owe their color to the presence of chromium, the bright spring green of chrysoprase is a result of trace amounts of nickel.Chrysoprase was used by …

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Jasper

The word Jasper means spotted or speckled stone and when you see the huge variety of gemstones that appear under this name you can understand why. The swirling patterns, the flecks of color, daubs of red, green and yellow, the woody or organic looking patches all make this a truly unique gemstone. Jasper gemstones can …

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Labradorite

Labradorite is a stunning and rare Feldspar mineral, known for its play of beautiful and lustrous colors like those of the rainbow. Named after a region in Labrador, Canada, where it was discovered in 1770 by Moravian missionaries, this powerful stone continued to emerge in other parts of Canada and all over the world, including …

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