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Crystal Corner – May 2015

This month’s crystal is rose quartz. It is another form of quartz that occurs in shades of pale to dark rose pink and can be opaque or translucent. As with other quartz it can be found in several forms like spheres, hearts, palm stones, beads, figurines, as well as gem cut stones. However, natural rose quartz is rarely found in natural terminated points like other quartz; this form is usually cut to this shape. The origin of the pink color is not completely clear; it is believed to be cause  ...

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Crystal Corner – March 2015

This month’s crystal is amethyst. Amethyst is another very common crystal and is a purple variety of quartz, so it is also a silicate mineral. The name is derived from the ancient Greek meaning: a (not) – méthystos (intoxicated). This reference is related to the belief that the stone prevented drunkenness in its owner; ancient Greeks often wore it for this reason. Like clear quartz, amethyst can be found in many forms including points, clusters, and carved items as well as cut gemstones.  ...

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Crystal Corner – February 2015

I’m resurrecting this feature, a monthly post series called Crystal Corner. I started this last year but never followed up with it. So I’m starting over with the first post again. Then each month I’ll post about a new crystal. For this first post I’ll start with something simple – clear quartz. Clear quartz is probably the most common and easiest to find crystal; it’s also the most reasonably priced due to its commonality and is probably the first crystal that most people have  ...

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Crystal Corner – August

Today’s blog challenge topic was about your favorite book. Since I don’t really have a favorite book, in fact I haven’t even read a book in years, I decided to start a monthly post series that I have been planning for awhile called Crystal Corner. The first Wednesday of each month I’ll post about a new crystal. For this first post I’ll start with something simple – clear quartz. Clear quartz is probably the most common and easiest to find crystal; it’s also the most reasonably priced due to  ...

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