Peridot Gemstone

Origin & History | Value | Magical & Healing Properties Perhaps, no one gemstone aroused so much misunderstanding in the context of this term as Chrysolite. Some jewelers called it Chrysoberyl, whereas the true Chrysoberyl was called Chrysolite. Such misunderstandings, we can also trace among the ancient treatises. Like this, Pliny the Elder called it […]

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June 23, 2018

Opal Gemstone

Properties, useful to buyers | Origin & History | Varieties | Magical Properties Opal is definitely the only stone, which possesses natural beauty, being inside the matrix, while other gems are required to be cut and polished, until they acquired their brilliant effect. However, we have to admit, that speaking about the Opal, as gemstone, […]

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June 23, 2018

Onyx Gemstone

Name | Brief History | Superstitions | Mining | Birthstone Onyx and Agate are the same stones, in fact. They both are, actually, just the varieties of chalcedonic Quartz. However, the Onyx and the Sardonyx have its different bands arranged in parallel layers. Name The name “Onyx,” as supposed to be, derived from the Greek […]

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June 23, 2018

Moonstone Gemstone

Name | Consistence, Structure & Color | Superstitions & Magical Properties | Mining | Birthstone Name Obviously the Moonstone derived its name thanks to its surface, similar to the Moon, and due to its shine, similar to the moonlight. The Romans called it “Lunaris,” the Greeks called it “Aphroseline,” however, both of these names signified […]

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June 23, 2018

Moldavite Gemstone

Name | Origin | History | Mines | Color | Superstitions Moldavite is a gemstone of bottle-green color, first discovered in the Czech Republic, more accurately in the region called “Moldau” in ancient Bohemia, whence its name. However, formerly, it was called “Moravian bottle glass.” Chemically, Moldavite is a variety of Obsidian, included in the group of Tektites. Name […]

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June 23, 2018

Malachite Gemstone

Name | History: Ancient Usage, The Great Discovery | Mines | Value | Healing and Magical Properties Malachite — is not hard gemstone (3,5-4/10, according to the Mohs Scale of hardness), having a green color, which is chemically, nothing but the carbonate of a copper, which has been used chiefly for the ornamental purposes in the ancient times, however, due […]

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June 23, 2018

Lapis Lazuli Gemstone

Name | Brief History | Color | Consistence & Properties | Mines | Value | Birthstone Lapis Lazuli is notable thanks to its magnificent blue color, due to the existence of substance so-called “lazurite” inside it. By the way, the ancients called it “Sapphirus,” although they called all the blue stones by this name. Name The […]

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June 23, 2018

Kunzite Gemstone

Discovery | The Colors | Name | Varieties | Particular Features | Scarcity | Birthstone Discovery This unusual gemstone has been discovered in the United States, in 1903. It was named in honor of George F. Kunz, an American mineralogist and collector, because of his scientific contribution in mineralogy. Chemically, the Kunzite is a lilac-colored […]

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June 23, 2018

Jasper Gemstone

Name | History & Usage | Mining & Color | Superstitions & Magical Properties Jasper is the opaque variety of Quartz, which occurs in nature in a diversity of colors, which could be from green, red and brown to yellow, grayish and even black. The color depends on impurity it contains; it can be iron, oxides or even […]

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June 23, 2018

Jade Gemstone

Name | History | Mystery | Physical & Chemical Properties Jade is an opaque mineral of green color, which is chemically a silicate of magnesia and lime, was known to the ancients for ages. It was used for personal ornaments, art objects, interior decoration and even as weapons. Under the term “Jade” is often mean […]

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June 23, 2018