Tourmaline is the most colourful of all gemstones and occurs in all colours, but pink, red, green, blue and multicolored are its most well-known colours with blue (Indicolite) being one of the rarer colours.

Liddicoatite tourmaline is a calcium-rich lithium tourmaline, typically exhibiting extraordinarily beautiful geometrically patterned colour zoning usually in the form of triangles or the “Mercedes” star shape.

Scientifically though , tourmaline is not a single mineral, but a group of minerals related in their physical and chemical properties. The mineral Elbaite is the member of the Tourmaline group that is responsible for almost all the gem varieties. Three other members of the group - Schorl, Dravite and Liddicoatite, are seldom used as gemstones.

Corundum is a crystalline aluminum oxide and comes in a range of colours. Corundums are more commonly known as includes rubies and sapphires. The name "corundum" is derived from the Tamil word Kuruvindam or Sanskit word Kuruvinda meaning ruby.

The red variety of corundum is Ruby. Padparadscha is the name for a rare orange-pink variety and has a higher value than blue sapphires. Sapphire is the name given to the rest of the Corundum family whose colours include yellow, green, white, colourless, orange, brown, and purple. Blue is the most popular colour for sapphires.

Sapphire is the birthstone of September. It is also one of the birth stones for the Zodiac signs Pisces, Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius. Sapphire is given as a gem for the 5th, 23rd and 45th wedding anniversaries while a star sapphire is given on the 65th wedding anniversary.

Larimar is a rare blue variety of Pectolite, Larimar is found only in the Dominican Republic and is also known as the Dolphin Stone, Blue Pectolite, Atlantis Stone, and Stefilia's Stone. Originally discovered in 1916, it was named by the Dominican who re-discovered it in 1974, taking the first letters of his daughter's name, Larissa, and the Spanish word for the sea, mar, to create Larimar.

Larimar occurs as needle-like crystals, grown together in a solid mass and forms in cavities within basaltic lava. The copper substitution in Pectolite instead of calcium produces beautiful translucent shades of soft blues, white and turquoise marked with streaks and patterns of white, and may contain red or brown areas of oxidation or Hematite inclusions. The more intense the blue and contrast within the stone, the rarer and higher its value. Also the blue is photosensitive and may fade over time if exposed to too much light or heat.

Old Quartz & Ruby
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Old Quartz & Ruby
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It is believed that Clear Quartz works on all areas of the mind and body, awakening, amplifying and transmitting energy and clarifying thought processes. It connects to the higher self, removes negativity and allows access to your spirit guides. Clear Quartz is said to provide clarity in thinking and awareness.

These hand Carved Javanese Quartz beads were used for ‘trade’ with the local tribes by the likes of the the Dutch East India Company in the mid 1850’s are now one of the true treasures of these cultures.

Corundum is a crystalline aluminum oxide and comes in a range of colours. Corundums are more commonly known as includes rubies and sapphires. The ruby is a stone of nobility and the energy of the ruby is said to be intense and vivid. Many believe the Ruby brings love, confidence, loyalty, and courage.

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Materials
  • Old Carved Quartz
  • Ruby
  • Rolled Gold

Length 40cm

Weight
25g

Price $195 AUS
$195
Product Info...
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Old Quartz & Ruby

Price $195
Weight 25g
Length 40cm

As every piece is 'one of a kind', in the rare event that two people manage to order the same item before the system updates it will be first come, first served. Naturally the other buyer will be fully refunded.

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