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5 Benefits Of Having A Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp

  Pink Himalayan salt lamps are very pretty in your home as they give off a beautiful pink glow.   They come in many shapes and sizes but they are more than just a pretty lamp. They are minerals. Salt is a mineral.   The Magic of Science   Many people think its a fake…
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Moldavite: Gem from the stars

Moldavite: Gemstone From The Stars I would like to share with you what got me into working with crystals and minerals and let me to the path of making jewelry from them. I was in Denise and Daryl’s shop one day and still kinda new to the whole crystal thing. I’d already started a mini collection…
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What Is Phenakite?

Phenakite Phenakite, also spelled Phenacite, is a beryllium silicate that may be yellow, pink, white or red, clear or colorless. It usually forms in a hexagonal crystal structure and sometimes short prisms. It’s in the mineral family of Beryl which is the same family as Emerald, and Aquamarine. Phenakite is said to be a very…
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What is Glass?

Glass Is Made From Quartz   Glass jewelry is considered by many artisans either fake or cheap unless it’s created by a popular brand, but glass isn’t as fake as you may think it is Glass is made from sand. That warm yellow stuff you dig your toes in on the beach while the sun is…
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Seer Stone

The Seer Stone: A Journey into the Soul     Let me take you on a journey into your inner self. Explore the past, the present, and create your own future. What you see may or may not come to pass. It is up to you. Close your eyes and focus on your breath to…
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Jeremejevite: One of the most rarest crystals on earth

The World’s 2nd Rarest Mineral     When I moved to Arlington back in 2012, a DFW suburb, I stumbled upon this gem of a store. The owner, Trey, is super friendly and knows his stuff when it comes to gems and minerals. Trey does it all: he wire wraps, solders, cuts gems and minerals…
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Fake Citrines and Smoky Quartz Are Still Real Crystals

Heat Treated Amethyst Is Still Amethyst   A lot of times, many come across some really dark citrine or almost black smoky quartz. Those are actually heat treated amethysts and many collectors snub their noses at these ‘fakes’. But these are still real crystals.  Let me explain.   What Is Quartz?   Quartz is a chemical…
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Tranquillityite

Some Gemstones Are Found Beyond the Stratosphere Sure you have your meteorites that come crashing into our world with a burning rage of fire that’s quite attention getting. Yeah you have Moldavite, the one of a kind tektite that can be cut into gemstones. But did you know there is a type of gem/mineral that…
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There’s Something Special About Gold

There’s Something Special About Gold       It has been imitated, coveted, minted into money, made into jewelry, used in spaceships, and even the ancient Sumerians detail the history of aliens coming to earth for it. What is so special about gold? Is it the beautiful color, or the intensity of the pureness, the…
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Opals from Mars

Martian Gemstones   Mars has several gems and minerals on it–all planets do, but when you think of gemstones from other planets you kinda feel awed. In fact many people probably don’t think about gems and minerals on other planets, but meteorites do come from space and people wear them as jewelry all the time.…
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