crystals and gemstones

Que Sera Stone

How many of you have heard of the Que Sera Stone?Que Sera in Spanish means “What Will Be”. This expression gained recognition and popularity in 1956 when Doris Day sang “Que Sera Sera” (What will be, will be) in the… Continue reading

Angel Aura aka Angel Aura Quartz

Have you ever seen pictures of crystals with a wide range of these sparkly colors?

This eye generating crystal has almost as many names as the colors on it.

Most commonly referred to as angel aura or angel aura quartz,… Continue reading

Ocean Kyanite

Ocean Kyanite is a vibrant teal form of kyanite, the rarest member of that family. The teal coloring is a cross between blue and green kyanite.

 

It was originally discovered by Patrick Gundersen in the Hart’s Range in Australia.… Continue reading

Morrisonite Jasper

Morrisonite Jasper is a rare stone that has been labeled the “King of Jaspers” of the porcelain jasper group.

Porcelain Jasper aka Exotica Jasper or Sci-Fi Jasper is a particularly attractive variety of jasper that is recognized by its unusual… Continue reading

Lepidocrocite

So, what is that weird sounding mineral that is in the Super Seven and Auralite stone? Yes, the long name which begins with the letter “L”.

It’s Lepidocrocite… an iron hydroxide mineral that is most often found growing inside quartz.… Continue reading

Epidote… A Mineral Not To Be Overlooked

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Transparent and translucent stones ROCK my boat.That being said… There is something about epidote that draws me to it. Is it gorgeous? IMO, No. Is it translucent? Definitely not. Is it colorful and vibrant. Nope.So, what is it about epidote?We… Continue reading

Green Tourmaline

Green tourmaline is gorgeous and soooo versatile in its applications.

Green tourmaline is a water element stone…. (No surprise there as some specimens appear like they have water inside) and its vibration is 6 (universal mother in numerology).

Its coloring… Continue reading

The Many Hues of Amethyst. What Gives?

Amethyst, the violet to purple quartz, is one of the most popular gemstones among gem appreciators. Many years ago, amethyst was classified as a precious stone, like ruby, sapphire and emerald.

Since the 1800s, its high perceived status began to… Continue reading

The Differences Between Agate and Jasper

 

Both agate and jasper are chalcedony minerals.

To clear up any confusion, there is a light blue mineral called chalcedony.

The chalcedony family, however, refers to quartz based minerals that are microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline in structure. (The words microcrystalline… Continue reading

Angelite and Blue Wing Anhydrite are the Same Mineral

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Angelite and blue wing anhydrite, calcium sulfate minerals, are basically the same thing. Their difference lies within… Continue reading

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