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Gemstone of the Month: Astrophyllite

Astrophyllite 1

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: Crystal Quartz

Crystal Quartz

Gemstone of the Month: Crystal Quartz . . Easily the most commonly used gemstone in beading, clear crystal quartz is the undisputed queen of beads. Also known as rock crystal, pure quartz is attractive, durable and quite inexpensive. Whether tumbled

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