Black Diamond or Carbonado is a very unusual stone. It is a poly-crystalline structure, meaning that each black diamond contains many small cystals fused together. The Black Diamonds are not from Planet earth. They arrived in meteors about 2.3 billion years ago. Diamond is a stone of exceptional power and miraculous abilities. It is a king of gems, the strongest precious stone. Ancient Greeks named it "adamas", meaning invincible, indestructible.
An appeal was made before the serpent god, Sheshnag, to pacify Lord Shiva. Sheshnag hissed thereby giving rise to a flow of boiling water. The water spread over the entire area resulting in the emergence of precious stones of the type Goddess Parvati had lost. The name Manikaran is derived from this legend. The water is still hot and is considered extremely auspicious. The water of the spring is also supposed to have curative powers. Apparently, jewels continued to be thrown up in the…
The designers: What do you get when you pair Muse Showroom (known to insiders for championing emerging talent) has collaborated with Gemfields (the world’s leading supplier of ethically-sourced colored stones)? A collection of pieces from ten of the most exciting names, offered in a range of gorgeous precious stones. Why we love it: It’s a opportunity to get behind two things growing in importance: emerging talent and sustainability at the luxury level.
An intriguing cabochon of Rainbow Moonstone, from India. Cut from hard-to-find rough, Romans named it so because they thought it was made of moonlight. It's actually orthoclase, like its closest relative, labradorite.
10 Different Crystal Shapes and how you can use them
Did you know that the varying shapes of crystals actually have different characteristics? Along with the properties a stone has, its shape and formation brings additional benefits. You may have been drawn to a beautiful celestite cluster you saw in a display window, or a tiny satchel full of pyrite cubes, and there could very well be a reason for this. Sometimes our bodies crave the shape of a stone just as much as the properties it holds. Do you prefer raw stones to tumbled ones? Are you…
Ranjana Khan Teardrop Earring - Ranjana Khan's stunning statement pieces are handcrafted using rare and unusual materials like vintage beads and coins, semi precious stones, and feathers�just to name a few. These dazzling earrings feature a vibrant color scheme and a kaleidoscope of materials that showcase the designer's playful multi-media aesthetic.
Vivianite... Vivianite is a well-known phosphate mineral, forming in highly aesthetic sharply colored crystals. Vivianite is named in honor of John Henry Vivian, an English mineralogist and mine owner who first discovered this mineral in Cornwall.Chemical formula Fe3(PO4)2 · 8(H2O)
2.8" 369ct WATERMELON TOURMALINE Polished Green & Red Gem Slice -Brazil
Watermelon tourmaline. Tourmaline is a crystal boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colors. The name comes from the Sinhalese word "Thuramali" or "Thoramalli", derived from different gemstones found in Sri Lanka. [Wikipedia]