Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Moonstone and Labradorite on the way!




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The rain here has made all the plants and grass greener. I thought I'd do my part to green things up too.
The translucent gems are Chalcedony and the opaque are Malachite. They are all on the way!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

ROCK TRIVIA: OPAL
The Opal group includes a large number of gemstones. If Opals lack a play of colors, they are called Common Opal. Precious Opals exhibit fire and color in a wide range of main body color, including dark or black, clear white to milky, pink to orange. 
Opal is formed when water runs down through the earth and picks up silica from sandstone, As the water evaporates, it leaves behind a silica deposit. This cycle repeats and eventually - in about about 5 to 6 million years- Opal is formed.
Until recently, Australia has been the source for over 95% of the world's precious Opal. That all changed in 2008 when Opal from Ethiopia became famous for its unusual color patterns. Ethiopian Opals even display colors not found in Australian Opals like turquoise and indigo.They are also the toughest opal available. The Gemological Institute of America performed drop tests of opals from various sources including Australia. From almost 5 foot the opals were dropped onto concrete. Only the Ethiopian opal survived the test.
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