This fluorite came back to us today, its an interesting piece, quite large and appears a purple blue colour, but it’s real magic shows when you hold it up to the light!
So people are drawn to stones for many reasons, whether they’re collectors, therapists, jewellery makers or just fascinated.
Here’s a couple of crystals specimens, being a good example of quality and of how the crystal actually is formed, often rarer than more common versions of the mineral.
Gorgeous and fairly rare a lovely blue amber sphere from the dominican republic, its called blue amber because it has a dark smokey look which under UV light gives a bluish tone. Uploaded today
A bargin for today, some lovely hand polished kunzite tumblestones only 1 bag here
Mostly we mention rutile as those silver or golden threads or hairs within quartz, sometimes the term is also used(perhaps mistakenly) when tourmaline or other minerals are present.
Anyway these are actual rutile crystals on their own.
we’ve a few machine we can cut and polish with but this combination unit needs a little attention, new belts, wheels & saw blade. Hopefully we can sell a few stones in order to pay for it!
To keep a certain ‘currently home schooled’ 8 year old occupied we’ve loaned him a tumble polisher, forgetting where he decided to ‘borrow’ the rough stone from. Heres some himalayan fluorite getting ready!
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I have to confess, the festive period took its toll with my time line for adding posts and I concentrating on posting orders!
But heres a niggle of mine, crystals and minerals are found in varying qualities or grades, there’s not real standard until you start talking semi / precious gemstones. However i often see A, AA, AAA listed by sellers for labradorite, lapis, dolomite etc perhaps a bright and happy stone but which clearly isn’t the best grade you could find….Anyway before I continue my grumbles heres a clearly top grade lapis lazuli cut as a faceted stone, a gorgeous rich deep royal blue colour, just unfortunate that there a chip on the end, not sure I’m brave enough to repolish but perhaps it could be hidden in a claw type setting…
A rare combination of celestine and sulphur formed crystals, from Sicily, Italy, gorgeous formed crystals of celestine with bright yellow sulphur crystals.