Pink Aventurine

Hmmm… Kinda looks like lepidolite, however it’s more pink. It’s more opaque, grainy-ish and glittery than rose quartz. So, what mineral is it? OK.. Here’s a big hint. Most folks associate this mineral with the color green. And one way to distinguish this mineral from jade is by its sparkling mica inclusions. Yes, it’s aventurine….

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Sphene aka Titanite

Sphene (aka titanite) is a rare gemstone with lots of brilliance and shine. Its colors range from bright yellow-green, green, orange and brown. When this mineral is cut a certain way (brilliant cut), it can exhibit a fire similar to diamonds. The chemical composition of sphene is CaTiSiO5 (calcium, titanium, silicon and lots of oxygen).

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