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Category Archive: Stones

Rare mineral Eudialyte

Rare mineral Eudialyte

Rare mineral Eudialyte

Regularly, we are inspired by the richness of nature and a variety of stones and minerals, among which is a little-known but very interesting stone – Eudialyte. This rare mineral combines the reliability of granite, purple of sunset and gold of underground mines. Eudialyte derives its name from the Greek phrase meaning “well decomposable”. Sami, the local inhabitants of the Kola Peninsula (the far northwest of Russia) call Eudialyte “Sami blood”. The origin of the name is related to the ancient Norse legend, described by Academician Fersman in his book “Memories of a rock.” In the Sami folklore there is a legend about the battle of Sami with the Swedish soldiers. As a result of the fight on the tundra was sprayed the blood of Sami soldiers killed in the battle. Drops of blood turned into a beautiful stone Eudialyte.
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Mineral kaleidoscope

Mineral kaleidoscope. Amethyst (source -  Fersman Mineralogical Museum Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow Russia)

Mineral kaleidoscope. Amethyst (source – Fersman Mineralogical Museum Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow Russia)

Nature is able to create truly wonderful things. For example, minerals. In Mineral kaleidoscope each mineral is unique and unique in its kind. Mineral – the natural homogeneous solid body which has been or is in the crystalline state and has a specific chemical composition. Minerals can be stunningly beautiful. Man used minerals since ancient times. For a long time the main minerals was flint – fine-grained variety of quartz, it was used by primitive people in the Old Stone Age. Were also used other minerals, such as cherry hematite, goethite tan and black manganese oxides – like amber, jade, native gold, and others as a material for jewelry.
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Cora Sun-Drop Diamond

Sun-Drop Diamond

Cora Sun-Drop Diamond

Cora Sun-Drop Diamond is also called “Shard of the Sun”, “Tears of the Sun”. The unique diamond has a number of characteristics of the highest among all diamonds and a record – in its class. Rough diamond was mined in 2010 in kimberlite mines of South Africa. To facet stone the largest diamond processing company US – Cora International LLC, NY, had to spend about six months. The time was taken for choosing a suitable shape and filigree. The company asked Gemological Institute of America, GIA for an expert opinion on the received diamond.
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Moonstone kaleidoscope

Moonstone kaleidoscope. Natalie Wool-Art Moon stone bracelet

Moonstone kaleidoscope. Natalie Wool-Art Moon stone bracelet

Moonstone (also ‘adularia’ or ‘Selenites’) is a gemstone. French jeweler Rene Lalique used this gem in his «Art Nouveau» pieces, which today can be seen only in museums and private collections. When buying jewelry with moonstone You may experience differences in prices. Price is determined by the intensity of the color, size and transparency of the stone. Excellent blue moonstones have an incredible three-dimensional color depth, distinguishable by the rotation of the stone. Such instances are highly prized by collectors because of their rarity and therefore expensive. Multicolored Indian moonstones are generally cheaper than classical blue moonstones, so that everyone can choose a stone corresponding taste and budget.
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Sparkling stars Aventurine

Sparkling with stars Aventurine

Sparkling stars Aventurine

Aventurine (from Italian Avventura – Adventure) fine-grained quartz of brown, gray, yellow, red, green and blue colors with sparkling golden shimmer. Sparkling with stars Aventurine has the effect of aventurescence due to the inclusion of small flakes of hematite, goethite or biotite. In the compounds of quartz are flakes that sparkle and play in the sun, bewitching its brilliance. Any color of aventurine inclusions caused by impurities, so if you liked this stone, you can choose the color – yellow, brown, green, red, cherry, blue and even black. Dark Blue Aventurine is called – “The Night of Cairo” because it really looks like a dark blue southern sky, studded with stars.
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Top ten largest diamonds

Top ten largest diamonds

Top ten largest diamonds

Throughout human history diamonds were the objects of universal admiration and attracted the special attention of notable people. As a status symbol, they decorated royal crowns, or simply sparkled on the ladies’ elegant fingers to the delight of others. Some diamonds are known for rich history, some for their fabulous price, while others have become famous throughout the world for their impressive dimensions. So, the top ten largest diamonds in the world includes Millennium Star, Red Cross, De Beers, Jubilee, Centenary, Spirit of de Grisogono, Cullinan II, Incomparable, Great Star of Africa, and the largest – Golden Jubilee.
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