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Loving Labradorite!

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Recently I’ve started using Labradorite in my jewelry, and I’ve fallen madly in love! The shimmering greens and blues are like no other stone, and it has a naturally luxe quality.  It is a mineral whose charm is not fully noticed and may be overlooked if not viewed from the proper position. It might be seen generally as a dull, dark looking mineral, until the colorful shiller is observed glowing on the surface. Labradorite can produce a colorful play of light across cleavage planes and in sliced sections called labradorescence. The usually intense colors range from the typical blues and violets through greens, yellows and oranges. Some rare specimens display all these colors simultaneously.

The color display is from lamellar intergrowths inside the crystal. These intergrowths result from compatible chemistries at high temperatures becoming incompatible at lower temperatures and thus a separating and layering of these two phases. The resulting color effect is caused by a ray of light entering a layer and being refracted back and forth by deeper layers. This refracted ray is slowed by the extra travel through the layers and mixes with other rays to produce a light ray coming out that has a different wavelength than when it went in.

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Sparkling Jade, a new favorite!

August 18, 2010 Leave a comment

 

I never realized how beautiful jade is until I came across some lovely large Jade gemstones in different shades!  This stone has a lot of depth and rich color, and when faceted and cut, shines beautifully.   

 

Jade is a stone valued for its beauty and utility. Jadeite (one of the two varieties of jade which includes yellow jade) can be found in Japan, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Guatemala, and in California and Alaska within the United States. Although jade is most often considered a green stone, the variety of jade known as jadeite comes in a variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, lilac, pink, black, white, and brown.   Jade is the considered the mystical birthstone for March, and the astrological birthstone for Virgo. Jade is the anniversary gemstone for the 12th, 30th and 35th year of marriage.   

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New! Honey Comb Gold Necklace

July 13, 2010 Leave a comment

This dainty honey comb gold plated charm is strung from a delicate 14k gold filled chain, and closes with a small 14k gold filled clasp. 

You can wear it alone, or stack it with one of my  

 

longer gold necklaces for a chic double strand look. See last picture for example pairing with the Golden Rutilated Quartz Necklace (sold separately). 

A wonderfully feminine summer look! Flowers for the hair.

July 2, 2010 1 comment

I have to admit that with my upcoming September wedding in Puerto Rico, I am especially drawn to flowers and other such feminine details!  This one is especially lovely, and I ordered it in white for my honeymoon!

This beautiful blooming rose feels real to the touch, and it’s rich pink color is just lovely absolutely stunning! Find it at Lilyladyblue’s shop on etsy.com!

New! Golden Rutilated Quartz Necklace

July 2, 2010 Leave a comment

This gorgeous golden rutilated quartz stone is wire wrapped with 14k gold filled wire and hung from a sparkling 14k gold filled chain. The naturally formed gold inner threads of this quartz stone compliment the wire and chain beautifully. It is one of my absolute favorite stones! 

Rutilated quartz is a type of quartz with needle-like rutile (a titanium dioxide mineral), embedded in it. The rutile needles can be reddish, which is what rutile means in Latin, or they may be golden, silvery, or on very rare occasions, greenish.

Rutilated quartz is found in Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Norway, Pakistan and the United States.

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New! Black Druzy Crystal Agate necklace on Sterling Silver

June 28, 2010 Leave a comment

This black agate semi precious gemstone’s center has tiny sparkling crystals, called drusy, which naturally occur in agate. It hangs on delicate sterling silver chain with tiny sparkling black spinel gems on either side of 2 inch pieces of round sterling chain. The facets on this stone is nice and sharp, adding to its sparkle.  See this one and more at www.jguilddesigns.etsy.com!

Natural Agate Necklace on Gold

June 23, 2010 Leave a comment

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The word Agate comes from the Greek “Agateeq” which means happy. It is said to insure good health combined with a long and prosperous life. Often tiny quartz crystals form within the stone and add to the beauty and uniqueness of individual stones. These crystals are called drusy.

Agate is the Ayurvedic Birthstone for May, the Hebrew Birthstone for May, the Roman Birthstone for May, the Arabic Birthstone for June, the Mystical Birthstone for September. It is the accepted gemstone for the 12th and 14th wedding anniversaries.

It is found all over the world including: the Africa, Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, and the USA. It can be traced back to the Stone Age man in France 20,000-16,000 BC. The Egyptians used it prior to 3000 BC. Agate was highly valued by ancient civilizations as it was said to render the wearer invisible.