Stones Properties

MAHOGANY OBSIDIAN

WHAT IS MAHOGANY OBSIDIAN: Mahogany obsidian, also known as mountain mahogany, is natural glass obsidian that has iron inclusions creating the mahogany colored stripes and swirls in it. Obsidian can be found anywhere volcanic activity has occurred. Some of its most notable sources today include South America, Japan, Mexico, Afghanistan,...

TOURMALINE

WHAT IS TOURMALINE: Tourmaline is a gemstone that belongs to a complex family of borosilicate mixed with iron, magnesium or other various metals that depending upon the proportions of its components may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue or violet.The name Tourmaline comes from an ancient Sinhalese...

BLACK TOURMALINE

WHAT IS BLACK TOURMALINE: The black tourmaline is also called Schorl or Schorl Tourmaline. Its name came from a particular Sri Lankan regional terminology known as ‘turmali’ –a word that’s used in referring to a yellow zircon. It’s actually just a simple fault of sending the tourmaline in a certain...

LARIMAR

WHAT IS LARIMAR: The pectolite mineral from which Larimar is formed is actually white to gray in color and it is found in many places around the globe.However, the only place in the world where pectolite is the most desirable is in the Dominican Republic.The traces of copper contribute to...

CHAROITE

WHAT IS CHAROITE: Discovered in Russia in 1978 in the Murun mountains in Yakutia.This the only known location for this rare mineral. The name Charoite is derived from the Charo River which is near where it was found.The colors range from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with...

LANDSCAPE JASPER

WHAT IS LANDSCAPE JASPER: Landscape Jasper stone is distinguished by its brown colour, which can show superimposed or intertwined striations of different tones. Landscape jasper is also called picture jasper, scenic jasper or Kalahari Desert jasper because of its sandy colour which suggests ancient landscapes. Its etymology comes from the...

PYRITE

WHAT IS PYRITE: Pyrite is a brass-yellow mineral with a bright metallic luster.It forms at high and low temperatures and occurs, usually in small quantities, in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks worldwide.Pyrite is so common that many geologists would consider it to be a ubiquitous mineral. METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES: Pyrite has...

CHALCEDONY

WHAT IS CHALCEDONY: A more general term for all varieties of quartz that are made of microscopic or submicroscopic crystals, the so-called microcrystalline varieties of quartz. Examples are the different types of agate, jasper, chert, chrysoprase, onyx, pietersite, etc. In the strict sense, and in the scientific literature, "chalcedony" designates...

XINYI JADE

WHAT IS XINYI JADE: Xinyi Jade is the trade name or Serpentinite that is a rock composed predominantly of one or more serpentine group minerals, the name originating from the similarity of the texture of the rock to that of the skin of a snake. Serpentinite has been called serpentine...

AMBER

WHAT IS AMBER: Amber is fossilized tree resin that has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects.Amber is used in jewelry and has been used as a...

HAWK'S EYE

WHAT IS HAWK EYE: Hawk's eye also known as Blue Tiger Eye or Falcon's Eye is a blue-gray to blue-green opaque gemstone variety of fibrous quartz.Hawk's eye is famed for its chatoyancy, reminiscent of the 'eye of a hawk'. It is closely related to tiger's eye and pietersite, both of...

NOREENA JASPER

WHAT IS NOREENA JASPER: A silicified mudstone, Noreena Jasper which is conceived to be an autochthon of nature’s earth is solely extracted from the Pilbara region of Western Australia.The locale from where it pulls out is said to situate near the mining town of iron ore of Newman and is...

SELENITE

WHAT IS SELENITE: Selenite or Satin Spar has become lately a very used crystal in home decoration being it is a very soft mineral and easy to carve a number of beautiful items were born with which you can beautify your home and favourite space.Selenite/Satin Spar is a satin-transparent variety...

ARAGONITE

WHAT IS ARAGONITE: This is a carbonate gemstone has a mellow orange or straw yellow color and has come to symbolize truth and understanding.The Aragon River in Spain, where it was first discovered in 1788, is what the mineral is named after. Aragonite is an interesting and attractive gemstone that...

HOWLITE

WHAT IS HOWLITE: Howlite is a borate mineral found in sedimentary rock. It was first discovered in Canada in 1868 by Henry How, a Canadian chemist, mineralogist and geologist. A group of miners brought it to his attention when they came across it while mining, finding it to be a...

ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL

WHAT IS ETHIOPIAN WELO OPAL: Welo Opal is distinguished by its bright colours, beautiful transparency and impresses with its shimmering play of colour which occurs in all colours of the rainbow – mainly in yellow, orange, red and green. Some in the past have claimed that it is more fragile...