Ruby and Spinel can be extremely difficult to distinguish from each other.
It wasn’t until the late 1800s that variations between rubies, sapphires* and spinel were made. *Spinels can also be blue.
Their similarity in appearance, chemical composition and the… Continue reading
Garnet, the birthstone of January is a popular crystal among gem enthusiasts.
Garnets refer to a group of several closely related minerals. Unlike other minerals that have specific chemical compositions, garnets have varying compositions.
There are 6 main groups of… Continue reading
Happy Birthday to all of our Taurus amigos.
If there is one astrological sign that I would associate with ROCKS, it would have to be Taurus. Their stable, dependable and fixed characteristics make them solid as a rock.
These practical… Continue reading
A very good question indeed.
Agates and onyx are both forms of chalcedony, a member of the quartz (SiO2) family.
Chalcedony is cryptocrystalline quartz which means that you can’t see its crystalline structure without powerful magnification.
The general opinion of… Continue reading
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