Sunday, October 30, 2011
Pearl, clear quartz and rose quartz necklace, made by me. The pearls are freshwater potato pearls and are 10mm. Rose quartz is a member of the quartz family, and supposedly brings love, calm and peace into people’s lives.
This is for sale.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Long time no speak!
Hey guys, thanks for following! Sorry for not coming on here for God knows how long I’ve been hella’ busy with exams and work. I shall make it up to you soon with many lovely gemstone posts ^_^
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Baroque and Potato freshwater pearl bracelets from my own collection. Pearl is an organic gem which is formed by grit entering a mollusk (usually an oyster or clam), and becoming coated in nacre.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Golden and Red Rutilated Quartz Rutilated quartz is a transparent rock with golden needles of the mineral rutile arrayed in patterns inside it. Each pattern is different, many being breathtakingly beautiful.
ecc0 asked: i can't wait to see all the stuff you post!
Cheers! I’ll be putting some info about gems, pictures of some of the stuff I own and others, and a bit about the history behind each stone. I hope you like it! :-)
Golconda, where India’s prized diamonds were mined.
Pink Gems Series.
Sapphires are known and reknowned as one of the ‘big four’, yet we usually imagine them in the blue variety. Pink Sapphires (also known as Fancy Sapphires) have been increasing in popularity in recent years, but are still not often seen in high street jewellery stores. Pure Corrundum is white, and it is chromium the Corrumdum that turns Sapphires pink. Pink Sapphires look stunning as the ‘fire’ and lustre on them is quite high, and due to the hardness of the gem, they are often set into rings, as well as other forms of jewellery.
Pink Gems Series.
So I thought I’d kick this off with one of my favourite gemstones - Kunzite. Discovered in 1902 by gemmologist George Kunz, Kunzite is fairly rare. Throughout the gem world, it is thought of as one of the most femenine, romantic stones, and is said to be excellent for promoting healthy relationships. It is usually pink or lilac, but it can look different colours depending on where you view it from. This stunning gem contains traces of manganese, which is what makes it pink.
What makes Kunzite special is its phosphorescence. It absorbs energy, and releases it slowly, causing it to glow in the dark.