Precious and semi-precious
Purple stones in jewelry
93
Purple stones and minerals have been used as jewelry since ancient times. This luxurious tone reflects prestige while adding a touch of elegance and sophistication.
Diamonds have been formed over billions of years and are one of nature's most amazing and precious gifts. Precise cutting and polishing highlight their incomparable beauty.Precious and semi-precious
10 unique diamonds before and after cutting
83
Diamonds have been formed over billions of years and are one of nature's most amazing and precious gifts. Precise cutting and polishing highlight their incomparable beauty.
The underground gardens are full of beautiful stone flowers! Dear readers have seen these wonders of nature in my publications more than once. Today I have collected for you 10 minerals in the form of the queen of flowers - rose 1.Precious and semi-precious
Top 10 minerals in the form of a rose
129
Nature truly creates miracles of beauty. Today I have collected 10 minerals for you in the form of the queen of flowers - the rose. Rose calcite Rosette calcite
Precious and semi-precious
Black opals - blueberry nights in scatterings of sparkling stars
384
There are few words to describe the beauty of this stone. Today you will learn what causes black opal to be so dark, where it is mined, how
Precious and semi-precious
Tektite – formed after the collision of the Earth and a meteorite
426
Tektite is a glassy, ​​frozen formation after meteorite bodies fall to the ground. Sometimes the stone is called a meteorite, but this is not true, since the mineral
When serpentine is joined with stichtite, then magic happens - the appearance of a unique stone called Atlantisite! and since the whole point is about stichtit, it means that the conversation will mainly be about it.Precious and semi-precious
Antlantisite stone is the one and only stichtite in serpentine
313
When stichtite is added to serpentine, then magic happens - the appearance of a unique stone according to Atlantisite! And since it's all about
Ornamental
Wollastonite stone - a talisman against the evil eye and black magic
335
Wollastonite is a natural mineral from the silicate class (calcium silicate). The stone is widely used in jewelry, industry and construction.
Ornamental
Pallasite stone - space guest
299
Pallasite is a stone of extraterrestrial origin. This is a guest who flew to us from outer space, whose secrets people will not be able to fully understand even after thousands of years of scientific progress.
The world's largest diamond, the Golden Jubilee Diamond, weighing 545,67 carats, as well as rings and earrings with brown diamondsPrecious and semi-precious
Brown stones in jewelry
316
In the world of gemstones, brown is not the most popular color. However, this earthy shade makes a sophisticated and versatile addition to any jewelry collection.
Precious and semi-precious
Gold sapphire is a new variety of corundum
195
Aptly named Zawadi Sapphire (Zawadi is Swahili for "gift" of the earth), this gemstone is also known as Gold Sapphire
©ju_see/Shutterstock.comPrecious and semi-precious
Discover the rarest gemstone on the planet
379
Determining the rarest gemstone in the world is not so easy because people are more concerned about the most expensive stone in the world than the rarest one.
Add a descriptionPrecious and semi-precious
Opposites Attract - Rare Ametrine
245
African violet, crocus and pansy combine these two colors - yellow and purple are a natural combination - the color of the summer sun and velvet
How harmonious these stones are with the winter landscapes of Russia.. Such a quiet charm emanates from the dendrites that, involuntarily, they give birth to tender feelings in the soul.. These thin branches.Precious and semi-precious
The obsession of dendritic agates
270
An uninitiated person who catches a glimpse of this stone may mistake the dendritic stone for a fragment of ancient Chinese porcelain. Intricate botanicals
Druze remind me of small galaxies filled with sparks from luminous star clusters! However, most people see druzes as tasty sugar treats...Precious and semi-precious
Drusa - a small galaxy in your hands
386
Druze stones resemble small galaxies filled with sparks from luminous star clusters! However, most people see druze as tasty sugar treats.
Ornamental
All the colors of joy - rainbow fluorite
574
Fluorite - creates a wonderful mood - colorful and delicate, with incredible color combinations! Fluorite is a favorite of mineral collectors.
Organic
Thunder Eggs - Crystal worlds lurk beneath the ordinary surface of stone!
372
An article about unusual nodules with the mystical name “thunder eggs”. As the Indian legend goes, the stones were the eggs of thunderbirds.
This amazing mineral is formed in the depths of Iranian soil, which captivates us with its beauty. Agate from Iran is a true masterpiece of nature, fascinating with its variety of colors and patterns.Precious and semi-precious
Agates “Spring” and “Autumn” from Iran
459
This amazing mineral is formed in the depths of Iranian soil, which captivates us with its beauty. Agate from Iran is a true masterpiece of nature, fascinating
The countless riches of the deep sea compete in beauty and rarity with the countless treasures of the underground kingdom!Organic
TOP 10 sea shells that are in no way inferior in beauty to precious stones
403
The countless riches of the deep sea compete in beauty and rarity with the countless treasures of the underground kingdom! You and I, dear readers, admire
Organic
Thumbelina pearls: small and beautiful “seed” pearls
333
A pearl seed is generally defined as a small natural pearl measuring less than 2mm in diameter. Although their early definition was that they
Inclusions in quartz and phantoms turn crystals into unique creations of nature!Precious and semi-precious
10 magic quartz with phantoms
589
Inclusions in quartz and phantoms turn crystals into unique creations of nature! If gemstones are valued for their purity and absence of inclusions, then these
Anatase comes in many beautiful colors such as deep indigo and amber yellow.Precious and semi-precious
Anataz stone - brilliant, rare, like a diamond
589
Anatase comes in many beautiful colors such as deep indigo and amber yellow. However, these rare gems are rarely transparent
Magnificent malachiteOrganic
15 Little-Known Green Minerals
556
The color green has a magical effect on people! And there are no esoteric meanings or connotations in this - this is simple reality, green -
Friends, together we admire the beauty of the world of minerals, marvel at the bizarre shapes, color combinations, amazing textures.-16Precious and semi-precious
10 "fluffy" minerals
466
Let's admire the beauty of the world of minerals together, marvel at the bizarre shapes, color combinations, and amazing textures. Meanwhile, mineralogists are still
The world learned about a new stone, a variety of chalcedony, just 10 years ago. His appearance baffled even the famous gem laboratory for some time.Precious and semi-precious
Aquapraz is a new, bright stone that got everyone thinking
568
The world learned about a new stone, a variety of chalcedony, just 10 years ago. His appearance baffled even the famous gem laboratory for some time.
Smoky White Pear Cut Diamond, White Heart Cut Diamond, Sky White Cushion Cut DiamondPrecious and semi-precious
Colored stones in jewelry: minerals of the color of the first snow
535
The white color in the representations of many nations is identified with the sacred flower of antiquity and modernity, the lotus, which symbolizes innocence, peace
Precious and semi-precious
Clinochlor stone (serafinite) - description, varieties and properties
534
Clinochlor, also known as seraphinite, is considered a semi-precious stone that is a magnesium aluminum phyllosilicate with hydroxyl. One of the most
Precious and semi-precious
Axinite stone - description, magical and healing properties, who suits
561
Axinite is a complex aluminoborosilicate mineral from the silicate class. It got its name, translated from Greek as “ax”, due to its shape.
Precious and semi-precious
Colored stones in jewelry: minerals of the color of the rising sun
460
Gemstones are characterized by attractive coloration, high hardness and durability, lively brilliance and play of light. Predominantly minerals separate
Ornamental
Mosaic stone Rhodusite - description and properties, price and who suits
694
Rhodusite - this rare mineral belongs to the silicates of the group of alkaline amphiboles containing magnesium. Despite the fact that not all modern collectors
Precious and semi-precious
Benitoite - description of the stone, magical healing properties, price and who suits
546
Benitoite is a very rare mineral, a silicate of barium and titanium, the color of which is similar to sapphire. It was first found in California, San Benito County.
Ornamental
Fiery rainbow - agates from Mexico
500
Found only in a few locations in the southwestern United States and Mexico, fire agate is a very thin layer of golden brown.
Precious and semi-precious
Petra Diamonds blue diamond sold for over $40 million
342
Mining company Petra Diamonds Limited announced the sale of a 39,34-carat blue diamond from the Cullinan diamond mine in April 2021.
Organic
The evolution of freshwater pearl shapes
606
The ideal of beauty and perfection is impeccable purity, inner light, spherical shape… Pearls fascinate people with their beauty!
Moon rock. India Image Source: treasuremountainmining.comPrecious and semi-precious
Moonstone of terrestrial origin
600
A shimmering ball of light, ghostly and pearly, full of mystery and romance... These words are suitable to describe both moonstone and celestial
This magnificent pink mineral is a rare prismatic example of Madagascar pezzottaite, most of which occurs in flake form.Precious and semi-precious
The mineral Pezzottaite is a cousin of Beryl.
533
This magnificent pink mineral is a rare prismatic example of Madagascar pezzottaite, most of which occurs in flake form.
Fancy agate patterns Source: pinterestOrnamental
When chalcedony is called agate - stone metamorphosis
819
What is agate? One could say that it is "striped chalcedony", but there is moss agate or landscape agate - without any stripes.
Peach adularia - the warm side of the moonPrecious and semi-precious
Peach adularia - the warm side of the moon
689
The little-known peach adularia is not as photogenic as its two "brothers", but it also has a property that unites these stones, called adularescence.
Life in pink - cobaltocalcitePrecious and semi-precious
Mineral cobaltocalcite - life in pink
725
A little-known mineral - cobaltocalcite is simply beautiful - why extra words. This is the most delicate stone on earth, in my opinion!
Ornamental
Jarosite is a natural pigment
816
Jarosite is a mineral, the main sulfate of potassium and iron, often contains sodium impurities. The stone is used instead of paint and natural pigment, it is widely
Natural pearls - splendor in diversityOrganic
Natural pearls - magnificence in diversity
636
Pearls - mother-of-pearl, pure and beautiful at all times were highly valued by people. For a mollusk to create a natural pearl, it must collide
Ornamental
Galena - description and types of stone, magical and healing properties, price
1.5k.
Galena is a mineral from the sulfide class, the most important source of lead, more than 80% of the mineral consists of it, so it is quite heavy.
Ornamental
Ophite - description and properties of the stone, who suits the Zodiac, jewelry and price
1.9k.
Ophite is a representative of the serpentine (serpentine) group. The name of this jewelry and ornamental stone comes from the Greek word "office", meaning "snake".
Ametrine ringPrecious and semi-precious
When Amethyst and Citrine got married - we admire jewelry with Ametrines
528
Ametrine is a stunning yellow-purple extravaganza of color, brilliance and beauty. This is a stone in which colors (usually yellow and purple) met and in
Bracelet with rock crystal magical propertiesPrecious and semi-precious
Bracelet with rock crystal - magical properties
496
Maybe you're looking for a unique piece to add to your personal jewelry repertoire, or maybe you're looking for something special to give to a friend—any
Opal characteristic of European minesPrecious and semi-precious
European opals - things of bygone days
522
Dear readers, we have been looking at opals for a long time, admiring the beauty of these stones, marveling at their diversity and talking mainly about opals, which
Vanilla Sky. All shades of pink pearlOrganic
Vanilla sky - all shades of pink pearls
521
As if the dawns and sunsets of summer days gave all their most delicate shades of pink to these pearls! Today's article is contemplative, not educational.
An exceptional specimen of cherry opal. These are rare. Image source: opalauctions.comOrnamental
Mexican fire opal
998
Mexican Cherry Fire Opal is a variety of the large color palette of fire opals found in Mexico. Opal is known as
A pearl like a work of art. What is Maki-e?Organic
A pearl like a work of art - what is Maki-E?
646
For many pearl lovers, any pearl decoration may seem like overkill. The pearl is already perfect, so there is no need to add anything to it.
Agate, named after the Greek goddess IrisOrnamental
Agate, named after the Greek goddess Iris
853
Rainbow agate is a stone, mainly decorative, valued by collectors and lovers of beautiful crystals. In its natural state, iris agate
Ornamental
Rhyolite / Liparite stone - description, magical and healing properties, decorations and who the mineral is suitable for
1k.
Rhyolite refers to rocks of volcanic origin, acts as a magmatic analogue of granite, contains many inclusions of various minerals.