Types Of Crystals

Learn more about the wonderful world of crystals: mineral properties, crystal healing powers, how to take care of gemstones and more. 

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You would have heard about the limestone deposits in dark, dank caves known by the dual terms, stalactite and stalagmite. Yes! They are wonders of nature that has the visitors braving the darkness to enter the mysterious caves but the stalactite slices that you often see put up for sale are far removed from limestone formations. On the contrary, it is a formation of amethyst that grows in and around a central piece of agate and has to be cross cut to expose the crystal and the agate together.…
The very name of moss agate conjures up the image of a sparkling stone shining with green iridescence. Unfortunately, your imagination has let you down for moss agate can be very different from the picture in your mind. Sure, the stone is known as agate but it does not concur to the rules with no circular rings on it. Instead, you get to find a form of chalcedony created out of silicon dioxide.…
Ametrine that is also known as trystine or by the trade name of bolivite has entranced men for decades. Discovered in Bolivian mines of Anahi in the 1960s, this semi precious gemstone has captivated the attention of dealers, jewelers and fashion lovers alike. It happens to be quartz stone that embodies the colors of both amethyst and citrine thereby attaining a yellow orangish hue with tinges of purple.…
The impure silicon dioxide may not excite the chemists but they can make a world of difference to an ordinary individual seeking to heal the body and calm the mind. This form of impure crystal is known as Jasper and has remained in vogue from time immemorial. The mottled colours of green, red, orange brown and yellow displayed by this enchanting crystal has the power to mesmerize you completely.…
Rutilated Quartz is a truly beautiful and enchanting mineral inclusion which can vary in colours from a coppery red to the classic golden rutile needles which are generally seen in jewellery. Rutilated quartz was also known as angel hair or venus stone back in the time and it is not difficult to imagine this when you view the fine hair like needle inclusion perfectly trapped in the quartz frozen in time like they were trapped in ice. Rutile the mineral inclusion in the quartz has a triangonal crystal system and a prismatic habit.…
Pure quartz is beautiful. Sleek clear quartz has a world-renowned aesthetic. Yet alongside pure quartz there exists the equally, if not more, beautiful varieties of quartz which also contain mineral inclusions. Included quartz is the name for quartz pieces which in addition to the usual quartz crystalline structure, are also composed from various other minerals or crystals, for example epidote or tourmaline (the aforementioned ‘inclusions’). …
Quartz is one of the most common minerals in the world. It can be found in many locations across the globe, andphantom quartz in either sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic rock. It owes its name to the German language, however the ancient Greeks referred to quartz with their word for ‘ice cold’ because prominent thinkers of the time believed the mineral to have been created from ice. …
Due to its calming rosy pink colour, rose quartz has enjoyed enduring popularity throughout the centuries. Often referred to as a ‘love stone’, rose quartz is said to bring unconditional love, in any form, to those who own it; whether that be through family, friends or romance. Similarly, it is a centrepiece of feng shui as a healing stone for rocky romances or bad breakups.…
Carnelian, a beautiful orange-red crystal, derives its name from the cornel cherry due to the similarities between their alluring red shades. A form of chalcedony (a silica crystal composed from quartz), carnelian differs from this mineral because of its famed reddish tints, which are the result of iron oxide impurities within the chalcedony structure. Vibrant and vivid, the flame-like colours have influenced its place in the practice of feng shui;…
Citrine is a prized gemstone whose name originates from the Latin word ‘citrina’, meaning lemon, due to its famed lemon-yellow hue. Though many citrine crystals are lemon coloured, this gem exhibits a variety of shades of yellow; from burnt, summery yellows to pale golds. There are many theories about the cause of this rare colour,…
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