Beryls are some of the most valuable of all the coloured gemstones, although pure beryl is colourless and is known as Goshenite. Beryls occur in green, yellow, greenish-yellow, blue to blue-green, red, colourless and pink when tinted by impurities. The pink variety is known as Morganite, red is very rare and known as Bixbite. Golden beryl is a yellow-green and called Heliodor.
The most famous varieties of beryl are Aquamarine and Emerald. Aquamarine come from the latin aqua marina, meaning, "water of the sea" and is a blue or turquoise. The deep blue version of aquamarine is called maxixe. Maxixe is commonly found in the country of Madagascar. Its color fades to white when exposed to sunlight or is subjected to heat treatment, though the colour returns with irradiation. Emerald are green beryl and are coloured by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.
Fossilised Mammoth Tusk Ivory is from the modified two upper incisors of the Woolly mammoth. This fossilised ivory or Mastodon ivory is from the fossilised remains of the wooly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) that have been extinct since the last 10,000 years. The remains of these huge animals are found in the permafrost in Siberia, Alaska and other regions of Russia. The fossilised ivory is a rare commodity that has high antique and historical value.
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.
Quartz is the most common mineral found on the Earths surface. It is a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. This natural form of silicon dioxide is found in an impressive range of varieties and colours. There are many names for different varieties. Cryptocrystalline varieties of quartz are generally separated into chalcedony, which includes agate.
The main members of the quartz family are clear (rock crystal), smoky, citrine, rose, amethyst and prasiolite. There are also varieties of quartz with inclusions like rutile, tourmaline, copper and chlorite.
Smoky ranges from brown to black variety in colour. Like other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky colour results from free silicon, formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation.
Smoky is said to dissipates blocked energy & negativity and assist in grounding and centering oneself and may enhance awareness and dreams.
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