Matching "gemstones" Tag

24 articles 
First | Prev | [ 1 ] | 2 | 3 | Next | Last
Think of crystals and fossils and the name of Madagascar leaps to mind. Sure, the chalcedony, crystals and quartz stones have been sourced from all over the world, yet this island nation of Africa is a treasure trove when you look for the finest minerals that make a difference.The island lying in the Indian Ocean shot into fame in 1997 when sapphires were found in the region! However, Political upheaval and ban in export of gemstones proved to be a difficult time for the nation that could not make use of its resources. Eventually though, a plethora of semi precious stones…
There are very few people not enamored by the brilliance of crystals. While not all of them can be aptly described as a stunning stone yet the colour combos and intrinsic patterns of a variety of both crystals as well as the quartz stones capture the attention.  While both ordinary crystals as well as the rock crystals better known as quartz stones contain a good amount of silicon dioxide, they often differ in terms of properties mainly due to the way they have been shaped.…
If you are looking to enhance your education by learning more about minerals and quaint crystals found from deep within the rocks then Madagascan Direct happens to be the right source for you. Well, we have been relentlessly collecting the very best of crystals from Madagascar and other select countries for the mystic and magical lands known for their treasures in the form of brilliant crystals. So, whether you are looking to study the nature of a freeform Fruit Jasper or an Indigo Gabbro, then you have come to the right place.…
2019
20
JAN
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.…
2019
14
JAN
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.…
Labradorite is a special gemstone or crystal that has the power to mesmerize the people who are often reluctant to turn their gaze away. Ordinarily, it could be termed as a crystal belonging to the Feldspar group usually dark grey or black in color that can bend light in a spectacular manner giving rise to iridescence of vibrant hues such as peacock blue, emerald green and even purple speckled with gold streaks…
The word crystal conjures up an image of a transparent stone that gleams mysteriously in a fortune teller’s hands.  The truth happens to be a trifle different though as it is merely an object that is made up of a flat surface and angular ends. Not all crystals are transparent though and may be found in a side variety of colors. A crystal can be determined scientifically via a microscope that displays the intrinsic structure forming a lattice extending in every direction.…
Lapis Lazuli is commonly referred to as 'Lapis' which is the Latin name for stone. This beautiful blue stone generally comprises of the mineral Lazurite. Lapis is known all over the world and has been used and cut by the ancient Egyptians who first used it to create wonderful and striking blue cosmetics which gave them their unique regal looks. Lots of ancient civilisations have used lapis in jewellery and carvings including; the Greeks, Romans and Persians.…
2018
19
JAN
Recently we have imported alongside the Chrysocolla some high grade Peruvian Pyrite Spheres, Hearts and Eggs. The Pyrite is a beautiful top quality grade and fits in well with all of our other products from Madagascar. Pyrite can also be known as fools gold due to it's bright golden lustrous metallic finish. Pyrite can also be found in association with gold which must have been a nightmare for early gold miners. Pyrite has an amazing crystal habit being cubic and massive and octahedral to name but a few.…
We have just added some beautiful Chrysocolla products on to our website www.madagascandirect.com which we have had made by a skilled artisan in Peru. The quality of the work is very good and the products blend in very nicely with all of our quality products from Madagascar. Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate mineral and occurs in copper mines notably from Peru and the Congo. Chrysocolla normally grows in a massive form but it also can be botroydal and have stalactitic growths. The name Chrysocolla is derived from ancient Greek.…
24 articles 
First | Prev | [ 1 ] | 2 | 3 | Next | Last
Copyright © 2019 Hidden Earth Ltd  |  All Rights Reserved
Unit 11a
Oaksey Park Airfield
Oaksey
Wiltshire
SN16 9SD

e: enquiries@madagascandirect.com
t: 01666 577 713