Tag: gem of the month

Gemstone of the Month: Auralite 23

Gemstone of the Month: Auralite 23 Auralite 23 is another intriguing gemstone that we highlighted in our recent blog post about noteworthy gemstones from our last buying trip.  I’m definitely a gemstone addict and I had heard about the amazingness that is

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Gemstone of the Month: K2

Gemstone of the Month: K2   K2 is a rather new gemstone, not only to us here at Bead World, but to the gemstone industry in general.  It is a rare gemstone and is so unique that people often question its

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Gemstone of the Month: Pietersite

Gemstone of the Month: Pietersite I don’t know why, but I have always been inexplicably drawn to Pietersite.  For a long time, I couldn’t even tell you anything about Pietersite, other than that anytime I saw it I felt like I had

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Gemstone of the Month: Dragon’s Blood Jasper

Gemstone of the Month: Dragon’s Blood Jasper Last month I featured one of my favorite immunity-boosting gemstones, Bloodstone, and this month I want to introduce you all to my other favorite gemstone for boosting your immune system and keeping you well…Dragon’s Blood

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Gemstone of the Month: Bloodstone

Gemstone of the Month: Bloodstone Bloodstone (also known as Heliotrope) is part of the Chalcedony family.  It is a dark green gemstone with red flecks.  The red flecks are actually inclusions of Hematite or Red Jasper and were said to resemble drops of blood on the

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Gemstone of the Month: Mookaite

Gemstone of the Month: Mookaite Mookaite (pronounced moo-ka-ITE) is a member of the Jasper family.  It is found exclusively near Mooka Creek in the Kennedy Ranges in Western Australia (hence the name Mookaite).  Mookaite is also sometimes called Australian Jasper

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Gemstone of the Month: Astrophyllite

Gemstone of the Month: Astrophyllite When you’ve been making jewelry for over 15 years and working at a bead store for more than 9 years, it’s pretty rare to run across a gemstone you’ve never seen before.  When you do, you

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Gemstone of the Month: Angelite

Gemstone of the Month: Angelite This past weekend I traveled to Austin for my best friend’s wedding, and of course whenever I go on a trip I have to check out the local bead and crystal shops.  I just love bringing

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Gemstone of the Month: Dumortierite

Gemstone of the Month: Dumortierite Oh, Dumortierite…one of my favorite gemstones!!  I can’t begin to tell you how many clients have brought this beautiful stone up to the front counter and asked, “What is this — and HOW do you SAY

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Gemstone of the Month: Chalcedony

Gemstone of the Month: Chalcedony Chalcedony Briolettes . Chalcedony is truly a beader’s gemstone. Available in a rainbow of colors, and easily dyed into even more colors, there is a chalcedony bead for every project. That’s because chalcedony is actually a huge

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