Tag: gem of the month

Gemstone of the Month: Howlite

Gemstone of the Month: Howlite Howlite was first discovered in Nova Scotia in 1868 by Canadian mineralogist, Henry How. It is most commonly found in Canada and the U.S., but it has also been found in Mexico, Germany, Russia, Turkey,

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Gemstone of the Month: Larvikite

Gemstone of the Month: Larvikite One of the gemstones we have been asked about most recently is the stunning Larvikite. Everyone wants to know what this mysterious, beautiful gemstone is about. Larvikite is a monzonitic feldspar from the feldspar family. The Larvakite

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Gemstone of the Month: Cavansite

Gemstone of the Month: Cavansite Last up in our most recent series of noteworthy gemstones at Bead World is Cavansite. Cavansite is an uncommon, small gemstone. It is often found in a matrix with other gemstones, typically white stilbite. Between its size, rarity,

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Gemstone of the Month: Shattuckite

Gemstone of the Month: Shattuckite Next up on our journey of noteworthy gemstones is Shattuckite.  I especially love this stone because it’s an Arizona specialty.  It was discovered just a few hours south of our stores at the Shattuck mine in Bisbee, Arizona.

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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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