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Abreciated Jasper Abreciated Jasper
This stone is composed of angular fragments of minerals. Metaphysically it is often used for stress relief and relaxation. Mined in China and Brazil.
African Sodalite African Sodalite
A navy blue stone that is made up of sodium and has streaks of white calcite running through it. Darker blue than regular Sodalite, it is often confused with Lapis. It is said to harmonize the inner being and it is used to stimulate thought. Mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 6-7.
African Turquoise African Turquoise
African Turquoise is mined in Africa and is actually a type of spotted teal jasper rather than turquoise. Its matrix structure and shade is similar to that of turquoise, and is light bluish-green. Metaphysically, African Turquoise is called a ‘Stone of Evolution’ because it brings encouragement to growth, development and positive change within life itself. Mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 7.
African Sodalite Agua Nueva Agate
The Agua Nueva Ranch mine is located about hour north of Chihuahua City in Mexico. Some of the world's best agate has come from the Agua Nueva ranch. Predominant colors include gold, lavender, purple, pink and white. Metaphysically, Agate is a good protective stone and can also strengthen the body’s connection to the earth. Hardness: 6.5-7.0
Amazonite Amazonite
A member of the feldspar family, Amazonite, also known as Amazon Stone, ranges in color from blue-green to green. It's an opaque stone often found with white, yellow, or gray inclusions and a silky luster or a silvery sheen. It is know for it's balancing energy, harmony, and universal love. Most commonly mined in Madagascar, Russia, or Brazil. Mohs hardness 6-6.5
Amethyst Amethyst
This is the official birthstone of February. It forms in silica-rich liquids deposited in geodes and generally is found in clusters of crystal points. Amethyst's name is derived from from the Greek word amethystos meaning "not drunken", because people of ancient times believed it to protect the wearer from drunkeness. Mined in USA, Uraguay, South America, & Africa. Mohs hardness 7.
Angelite Angelite
A natural blue quartz, it raises the state of conscious awareness and facilitates contact with your angels. It is mined in Africa. It's also known as Angelita and Angelite Quartz. Morhs hardness 7.
Artistic Stone Artistic Stone
It is often called a jasper, but is made up of Calcite or Calcium Carbonate (commonly referred to as limestone). Each bead can depict a unique landscape or can resemble a Chinese character making each bead a piece of artwork. It is said to increase and amplify energy. It is a protecting , grounding, and centering stone that is said to bring prosperity. Morhs hardness 4.
Australian Dragons Blood Australian Dragons Blood
A serpentine mined out of Australia. "Dragon's blood" refers to the red spots that are matrixed in the stone. Historically, in the 19th century, people became aware of the fire resistant nature of serpentine, as a result is was utilized in many materials and fabrics. According to legend, Romans used this stone as protection against sorcery and the dark arts. mohs hardness 6.5.
Aventurine Aventurine
Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterised by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The most common colour of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or gray. Chrome-bearing fuchsite (a variety of muscovite mica) is the classic inclusion, and gives a silvery green or blue sheen. Oranges and browns are attributed to hematite or goethite. Because aventurine is a rock, its physical properties vary: its specific gravity may lie between 2.64-2.69 and its hardness is somewhat lower than single-crystal quartz at around 6.5.
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Birds Eye Rhyolite Birds Eye Rhyolite
Birds Eye Rhyolite refers to some spherulitic rhyolites. Rhyolite was named "streaming rock" because of its beautiful bands, bubbles and crystal-rich layers that form as lava flows onto the surface of stone and moves forward. Rhyolite can look very different, depending on how it erupts. Rhyolite has a composition similar to granite but has a smaller grain size. It is composed of the light-colored silicates and is usually buff to pink in color. Because of its varied formational traits it represents change, variety and progress. Mined in Mexico. Also known as Brown Rhyolite. Mohs hardness 6.
Black Gold Amazonite Black Gold Amazonite
This stone is made up of Amazonite, Tourmaline, and Pyrite all in one light blue and black stone. This member of the feldspar family often forms near Schorl (Black Tourmaline) and Albite, a white transparent variety of the feldspar family. Mined in Africa. Also known as Rainbow Amazonite and Black Cloudy Amazonite. Mohs hardness 6.
Blue Apatite Blue Apatite
A blue transparent Phospate mat erial. It derives from the Greek word apate, meaning to deceive. Apatite is a great stone for encouraging inspiration and is famous for deepening meditation. Mined in Brazil, Mexico, Myanmar, Africa, and USA. Mohs hardness 5.
Blue Crazy Lace Agate Blue Crazy Lace Agate
This is color enhanced Mexican Crazy Lace Agate which is normally white opaque with swirling patterns. To emphasize these beautiful patterns, the blue color is added. Color enhancing is common amongst agates to make them fashionably relevant. Although colors are enhanced the healing properties remain the same. Lace agates are said to keep the wearer well-balanced while helping to banish fear. Mohs hardness 6.5-7
Blue Goldstone Blue Goldstone
Goldstone is a glass with flecks of copper suspended in it. The glass is made in a reducing furnace with copper salts added; the copper platelets suspended in the glass give it its characteristic glitter. Goldstone has been around since the European Renaissance. Stories say that it was discovered by Venetian monks when by accident, molten copper tipped into a molten glass container. This crystallized into thousands of tiny crystals and formed a melt with golden light sparkles. Made in Italy and China. Mohs hardness 5.5.
Blue Goldstone Blue Green Quartz
From Brazil, Blue Green Quartz, also known as Prase, is solid clear Quartz crystals that get its bluish green color from Actinolite and Chlorite. Quartz is the most common mineral found on the face of the earth and occurs in all environments and all rock types - sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous. Mohs Hardness 7.0
Blue Impression Jasper Blue Impression Jasper
Impression Jasper comes in a variety of colors and possibly more names. The material comes with variety of tan and crimson matrix colors which create a striking contrast to any color it may be enhanced. Blue Impression Jasper has been color enhanced. It is used to find clarity and inner peace. Mined in Hubei China. Also known as African Blue Opal, Aqua Terra Jasper, Impression Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper. Mohs hardness 7.
Blue Kyanite Blue Kyanite
This stone is a blue silicate material found in aluminum-rich environments. It is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature. While most minerals have just one hardness, kyanite has a range of 4.5-6.5; this is due to Kyanite have alternating cleves. Mined in Brazil, U.S.A., Switzerland, Russia, India, Kenya, Myanmar and Australia. Mohs hardness 4.5-6.5.
Blue Labradorite Blue Labradorite
Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar found in igneous or metamorphic rocks. It has been dyed blue to enhance the purple and blue fire or labradorescence (schiller) the material emits. Labradorite is said to detoxify the body and slow the aging process. Named for Labrador Island in Canada the first place it was discoved. Mined in Canada, Madagascar, the Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, Norway and the U.S.A. Mohs hardness 6.
Blue Lace Agate Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a unique natural form of Agate from the Chalcedony family, pale blue in color, laced with bands or swirls of white to grey to periwinkle. It is among the most popular and rare varieties of Agate. It is said to be a calming and uplifting stone that relieves stress by fostering peace and tranquility when gazed upon. AKA: Lace Chalcedony. Mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 7.
Blue Tiger Eye Blue Tiger Eye
This stone is natural in color and is classified as a "pseudomorphous" stone. This means that the blue Crocidolite is replaced during the growth process by Silica (Quartz). Used to balance pessimistic behavior and dissolves negative energy and the thought patterns associated with it. This "all seeing stone" allows perspective on any situation and it can help gently attune the Third Eye and will enhance psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. Mined in Canada, India, South Africa and USA. Also known as Hawk's Eye and Falcon's Eye. Mohs hardness 7
Botswana Agate Botswana Agate
Botswana Agate is banded with defined parallel lines. It is found in purple, pinks and white on hues of gray. The value of the rough material has r isen in recent years since it has become scarce on the market. Botswana Agate has an anti-depressant quality and stimulates the exploration of the unknown. Mined in Botswana. Mohs hardness 7
Botswana Agate Brioche Agate
Brioche Agate is a brown, tan and white agate that has brecciated patterns and subtle banding. Agate is a variety of chalcedony formed from layers of quartz which usually show varicolored bands. It usually occurs as rounded nodules or veins. Metaphysically it is a very good protective stone, especially children. Mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 6
Bronze Infused Purple Turquoise Bronze Infused Purple Turquoise
Created from sky blue Kingman Turquoise infused with violet epoxy resin, heated and finished in metal bath of Bronze. It is truly a striking combination of textures and colors. Made in the USA. Mohs hardness: 4-5
Botswana Agate Bronzite
Bronzite is a member of the orthopyroxene group of minerals, belonging with enstatite and hypersthene to the orthorhombic series of the group. Rather than a distinct species, it is really a ferriferous variety of enstatite, which owing to partial alteration has acquired a bronze-like sub-metallic luster on the cleavage surfaces.
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Carnelian Carnelian
A translucent chalcedony or an A-grade Agate that receives its beautiful red tints from iron oxides. Heat treated to darken the material.
Cat's Eye Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye is a form of Chrysoberyl and is an aluminate of beryllium with the formula BeAl2O4. The name chrysoberyl is derived from Greek words chrysos and beryllos, meaning "a gold-white spar". Despite the similarity of their names, chrysoberyl and beryl are two completely different gemstones. Chrysoberyl is the third-hardest frequently encountered natural gemstone and lies at 8.5 on the hardness scale, between corundum (9) and topaz (8). Area of origin: Madagascar
Carnelian Cherry Quartz
Cherry Quartz is a beautiful man-made glass from China, a mixture of clear glass and swirls of deep pink. It is made from glass melted in a furnace then combined with a coloring agent to produce the swirling inclusions or "needles" that give it its unique look. The glass is then cooled, cut, & polished like a gemstone. It has been said to attract love. Country of origin: China. Mohs Hardness: 7
Chrysocolla Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla is a copper bearing mineral that is often confused with Turquoise. A relatively soft stone, it has variegated colors of blue and green and is most often found wherever copper deposits occur, especially in the southwestern US, Australia, Chili, Zaire, England and France. The name Chrysocolla was first used to describe the stone by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and botanist, in 315 B.C. Chrysocolla is associated with peace and tranquility and is said to foster creativity. Mined in United States. AKA Chrysocolla Malchite, Azurite Chrysocolla Mohs hardness 7
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Dog Teeth Amethyst Dog Teeth Amethyst
Dog Teeth Amethyst is a combination of Amethyst and White Quartz mixed together in a striped, chevron pattern. Named for its resemblance to a flower, the Dog Tooth Violet. Metaphysically, Dog Teeth Amethyst is said to help remove resistance to change and to dissipate and repel negativity of all kinds. AKA- Dog Tooth, Cape Amethyst, Chevron Amethyst. It is mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 7.
Dragon Blood Dragon Blood Jasper
A "stone of courage", Dragon Blood Jasper is actually a variety of quartz that displays flecks and veins of red within an opaque green background. A legend says the stone is the remains of deceased ancient dragons ? the green being the skin and the red the blood. Metaphysically, Dragon Blood Jasper is an intensely healing stone, promoting courage, strength, and vitality while also supporting centeredness and grounding. Mined in South Africa Mohs hardness 7.
Dumortierite Dumortierite
Dumortierite is a fibrous variably colored aluminum boro-silicate mineral. The crystals are vitreous and vary in color from blue, green, and brown to the more rare violet and pink. It can enhance organizational abilities and orderliness. It is mined in North America, South America, South Africa, Europe, Mozambique, Australia, and South Korea. Mohs hardness 7-8.5.
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Emerald Emerald
Emerald is a variety of green Beryl, and it is a highly sought after gemstone. The color in an Emerald is caused by trace amounts of chromophore such as Chromium or Vanadium. The majority of Emeralds are mined in the Muzo area of Columbia. Emeralds are the stone of love and romance. Mohs hardness 7-8..
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Flower Jade Flower Jade
Flower Jade is a type of jadeite. 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. Jadeite can be found in Japan Myanmar, Guatemala, California and Alaska. Historically, jadeite has been treasured in China as the royal gemstone, Yu, for 5,000 years. Mohs hardness 7.
Fluorite Fluorite
Fluorite is a colorful mineral, both in visible and ultraviolet light, and the stone has ornamental and lapidary uses. Industrially, fluorite is used as a flux for smelting, and in the production of certain glasses and enamels. The purest grades of fluorite are a source of fluoride for hydrofluoric acid manufacture, which is the intermediate source of most fluorine-containing fine chemicals. Optically clear transparent fluorite lenses have low dispersion, so lenses made from it exhibit less chromatic aberration, making them valuable in microscopes and telescopes. Fluorite optics are also usable in the far-ultraviolet range where conventional glasses are too absorbent for use. Mined in China, Germany, and USA. Mohs hardness 4
Fuchsia Labradorite Fuchsia Labradorite
Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar and we dyed it Pink to enhance the purple and blue fire or labradorescence (schiller) the material emits. Labradorite is said to detoxify the body and slow the aging process. Named for Labrador Island in Canada the first place it was discoved. Mined in Canada, Madagascar, the Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, Norway and the U.S.A. Mohs hardness 6.
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Golden Obsidian Golden Obsidian
Golden Obsidian is a variety of obsidian that has a golden sheen effect. Obsidian is a volcanic glass, a rock rather than a mineral. It is formed in the latest stages of volcanic eruptions. Metaphysically is is used to alleviate pain, reducing tension, and releasing energy. It is protective and helps remove negativity. Also known as Sheen Obsidian. Mohs hardness 5-5.5.
Goldstone Goldstone
Goldstone is a glass with flecks of copper suspended in it. The glass is made in a reducing furnace with copper salts added; the copper platelets suspended in the glass give it its characteristic glitter. Goldstone has been around since the European Renaissance. Stories say that it was discovered by Venetian monks when by accident, molten copper tipped into a molten glass container. This crystallized into thousands of tiny crystals and formed a melt with golden light sparkles. Made in Italy and China. Mohs hardness 5.5.
Green Brecciated Jasper Green Brecciated Jasper
This stone is composed of angular fragments of minerals. Pyhsically, it is found in a pale and earthy green. Metaphysically it is often used for stress relief and relaxation, but is also said that it can enliven and promote happiness. Like other forms of jasper it is a power, grounding, and protective stone which promotes strength and vitality. Brecciated Jasper is also known to increase physical endurance and fend off dehydration. AKA: Army Jasper, Abreciated Jasper, Brecceated Jasper, Bracciated Jasper Mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 6.5-7
Green Crazy Lace Agate Green Crazy Lace Agate
Color enhanced Mexican Crazy Lace Agate and is normally white and opaque with swirling patterns. To emphasize these beautiful patterns the green color has been added. Color enhancing is common amongst agates to make them fashionably relevant. Although the colors are enhanced the healing properties still remain. Lace Agates are said to keep the wearer well-balanced while helping to banish fear. Mined in Mexico. Mohs hardness 6.5-7
Green Goldstone Green Garnet
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition. The different species are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite.
Green Goldstone Green Goldstone
Goldstone is a glass with flecks of copper suspended in it. The glass is made in a reducing furnace with copper salts added; the copper platelets suspended in the glass give it its characteristic glitter. Goldstone has been around since the European Renaissance. Stories say that it was discovered by Venetian monks when by accident, molten copper tipped into a molten glass container. This crystallized into thousands of tiny crystals and formed a melt with golden light sparkles. Made in Italy and China. Mohs hardness 5.5.
Green Impression Jasper Green Impression Jasper
Impression Jasper comes in a variety of colors and possibly more names. The material comes with variety of tan and crimson matrix colors which create a striking contrast to any color it may be enhanced. Green Impression Jasper has been color enhanced. It is used to find clarity and inner peace. Mined in Hubei China. Also know as Impression Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper. Mohs hardness 7.
Green Kyanite Green Kyanite
Green Kyanite is the more rare green version of this silicate material found in aluminum-rich environments. It is considered the "Earth Stone" due to its soothing earth tone colors, as well as its grounding and tranquil nature. While most minerals have just one hardness, kyanite has a range of 4.5-6.5; this is due to Kyanite have alternating cleves. Mined in Brazil, U.S.A., Switzerland, Russia, India, Kenya, Myanmar and Australia. Mohs hardness 4.5-6.5.
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Hematite Hematite
Hematite crystallizes in the rhombohedral system, and it has the same crystal structure as ilmenite and corundum. Hematite and ilmenite form a complete solid solution at temperatures above 950 °C. Hematite is a mineral, colored black to steel or silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red. It is mined as the main ore of iron. Varieties include kidney ore, martite (pseudomorphs after magnetite), iron rose and specularite (specular hematite). While the forms of hematite vary, they all have a rust-red streak. Hematite is harder than pure iron, but much more brittle. Maghemite is a hematite- and magnetite-related oxide mineral.
Mohs hardness 5.5 - 6.5
Herkimer Quartz Herkimer Quartz
Herkimer Quartz is the industry name for a very hard variety of Citrine. After breaking diamond drill bits and dulling saw blades cutting this material the factory incorrectly labeled this material a diamond. It forms in small nodules, not like most crystals. Also known as Citrine Quartz. Mohs hardness 7
Hessonite Garnet Hessonite Garnet
Hessonite is an orange-brown variety of garnet popular with the Greeks and Romans for jewelry. It was also believed that hessonite illuminated the night, therefore preventing evil from harming the wearer. Garnet is also the January birthstone, and derived its name from the Latin word "granatus", meaning "like a grain." In Madagascar, hessonite is often referred to as "cinnamon stone." The color is from traces of manganese and iron.
Howlite Howlite
Howlite grows in irregular nodules that are white with fine gray or black veins in an erratic, often web-like pattern, and in rare situations grown in crystal form. It was discovered near Nova Scotia. It is known for creativity and improving ones emotional attitudes. It is mined in California. Also known as White Turquoise, White Buffalo Turquoise, and White Buffalo Stone. Mohs Hardness 3.5
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Ice Obsidian Ice Obsidian
This rare stone is from the Caucasus Mountains in Russia. It is not easy to export mineral items from Russia. Obsidian is a natural glass of volcanic origin that is formed by the rapid cooling of viscous lava. Metaphysically, this stone integrates the shadow and the light to clear murkiness. AKA: Russian Midnight Lace Obsidian. Mohs hardness 5-6.
Imperial Jasper Imperial Jasper
Imperial Jasper is found in beautiful combinations of pale earthy tones of mossy greens, pink, brown, and cream. Each stone has a unique pattern including branding color variation and streaking. Metaphysically, Imperial Jasper is known as a spiritual and healing stone. Like other types of jasper, it a strong healing, power, and protective stone. It is also known as a good stone to help one get organized, relax, and reach tranquility. Each stone is a very solid, fine-grained, and hard jasper. Mined in USA. Mohs hardness 7.
Impression Jasper Impression Jasper
Impression Jasper comes in a variety of colors and possibly more names. The material comes with variety of tan and crimson matrix colors which create a striking contrast to any color it may be enhanced. It is used to find clarity and inner peace. Mined in Hubei China. Also known as African Blue Opal, Aqua Terra Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper. Mohs hardness 7.
Iron Zebra Jasper Iron Zebra Jasper
Iron Zebra Jasper is a stone composed of characteristics similar to Tiger Iron and Tiger Eye. Colors vary from dark rich browns streaked with grey to a lighter brown brushed with a cream color and some materials have shiller, like Tiger Eye. Iron Zebra Jasper is said to bring strength, artistic creativity and balance to those who wear it. Mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 7.
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Jade Jade
Jade is the industry name for this beautiful deep green stone. Ours is actually a Serpentine, but takes a trained eye and a microscope to discern the difference between this material and the Jade it is named after. It is extremely tough and resistant to fracture and has been used to make choppers and blades since Neolithic times. It has been said that it brings strength and longevity to the wearer. It protects against failure and misfortune. AKA- BC Jade, Serpentine, Canadian Jade, Green Jade. Mined in North America. Mohs hardness 7.
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Jade Kyanite
Kyanite is a vitreous stone and the name comes from the Greek word ?kyanos? meaning blue, the common color of the species. Mined in North America, South America, South Africa, Tanzania, Nambia, Europe, Asia, and Australia. This stone has been used for attunement and it is known to induce tranquility and calm. Mohs hardness 5.5.
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Labradorite Labradorite
Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar that emits a purple and blue fire or labradorescence (schiller) when the light hits it. Labradorite is said to detoxify the body and slow the aging process. Named for Labrador Island in Canada the first place it was discoved. Mined in Canada, Madagascar, the Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, Norway and the U.S.A. Mohs hardness 6.
Lapis Lapis
Lapis is a semi-precious stone that contains primarily Lazurite, Calcite, and Pyrite. It was originally described from the Lapis-Lazuli mine in Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan. It is said to enhance ones insight, intellect, and awareness. Mined in Afghanistan, and San Gabriel Mountains in California. AKA: Lapis Lazuli and Denim Lapis. Mohs hardness 7.
Larvakite Larvakite
The name originates from the town of Larvik, Norway where this type of igneous rock is found. Larvakite goes by other names such as “Norwegian Moonstone”, “Black Labradorite”, and “Blue Granite”. Legend has it that it came to the world’s attention in the 1890s when a local geologist saw it glimmering in the moonlight and recommended that it be submitted as a representative stone from Norway to the World’s Fair in Germany. It won 1st price and has been used ever since in sculpture, jewelry, and architecture. It is not a granite, rather a feldspar-rich igneous rock. Mined in Norway. Mohs hardness 6.5 - 7.0
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Malachite Malachite
Malachite is a bright green carbonate that is considered a secondary mineral of copper that forms when it minerals are changed. Carbonated water and limestone create malachite when combined with copper. Malachite is the indicator that copper is present by it bright green color. Malachite is a soft stone that once polished and cut, can be used for ornaments, and jewelry. It was even used for the construction of columns for St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Metaphysically Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Most commonly mined in Africa. Mohs hardness 4
Matte Amazonite Matte Amazonite
A member of the feldspar family, Amazointe, also known as Amazon Stone, ranges in color from blue-green to green. It's an opaque stone often found with white, yellow, or gray inclusions and a silky luster or a silvery sheen. It is know for it's balancing energy, harmony, and universal love. Most commonly mined in Madagascar, Russia, or Brazil. Mohs hardness 6-6.5
Matte Carnelian Matte Carnelian
Carnelian is a translucent chalcedony or an A-grade Agate that receives its beautiful red tints from iron oxides. Most deep red Carnelian is heat treated to darken the material, this one has been sandblasted to give a matte finish. The ancient Greeks and Romans particularly valued Carnelian and believed that it could calm bad temper or still the blood. Mined in Brazil, India, Australia, Russia, Madagascar, South Africa, Uruguay and U.S.A. AKA- Cornelian, Mecca Stone, Natural Agate Mohs 6.5
Mexican Crazy Lace Agate Mexican Crazy Lace Agate
Mexican Crazy Lace Agate is white and opaque with swirling patterns of red, mustard and crimsons. While Lace Agates are mined all over the globe- the Mexican variety is the most strinking. Lace Agates are said to keep the wearer well-balanced while helping to banish fear. Mined in Mexico. Mohs hardenss 6.5-7.
Mexican Laguna Lace Agate Mexican Laguna Lace Agate
Mexican Laguna Agate is known for it's tight banding and vibrant hues of red. It is found about 150 miles south of the American-Mexico border in the state of Chihuahua. It is mined on several sites on the mountains, spanning 4 miles. Agates metaphysically are used for improving memory and increasing energy. They are also useful for stabilization and strength. Mined in Mexico. Mohs hardness of 7.
Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper
Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper is a stone mined in Mexico. It looks like a variation of the Orbicular Jasper, also know as Ocean Jasper, and Fish Eye Jasper. It consists of warm fall colors, nice dark reds, blacks, oranges and browns. Mined in Mexico. Mohs hardness of 7.
Moss Agate Moss Agate
Moss agate formed from silicon dioxide & is a type of agate which includes minerals of a green color embedded in chalcedony, forming filaments and other patterns suggestive of moss. Mined in Australia. Historically, Moss agates are considered the most powerful of the agates. It was the agate of warriors. Mined in North America and Europe. Mohs hardness of 7.
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New Brazil Agate New Brazil Agate
Found as sizable geodes of layered nodules in Brazil. These occur in brownish tones inter-layered with white and gray. Quartz forms within these nodules, creating a striking specimen. At the turn of the 20th century, the German area of Idar-Orbestein imported large quantities of agate from Brazil on an industrial scale using the stone as ship's ballast. During that time, they produced colored beads that were sold around the globe by making use of a variety of proprietary chemical processes. Mohs Hardness 6.5
New Burma Jade New Burma Jade
New “jade” is the trade name for a semi-translucent serpentine stone available in a variety of green shades including olive, sea green, green, and peridot. New Burma Jade is from a newly discovered deposit and closely resembles the top grade Jade from Burma. Metaphysically it is said to help correct emotional inbalance and to enable you to feel more in control of your life.
Noreena Jasper Noreena Jasper
Noreena Jasper is a silicified pelite or mudstone mined in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is known for its abstract designs in rusty red, mustard yellow and cream tones and can be confused for Mookaite. Our Noreena Jasper is A Grade. Mined in Australia. AKA- Norena Jasper, Red Australian Picture Jasper.
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Ocean Jasper Ocean Jasper
Ocean Jasper is a highly silicified Rhyolite or Tuff that has quartz and feldspar crystallized into needle like crystals that form orbicular (spherical) structures. It is said to increase the expression of love in words and actions. It is mined off of a remote coast in Madagascar. Also known as Orbicular Jasper. Mohs hardness 7.
Onyx Onyx
Black Onyx perhaps the most famous variety, but is not as common as onyx with colored bands. Artificial treatments have been used since ancient times to produce both the black color in "black onyx" and the reds and yellows in sardonyx. Most "black onyx" on the market is artificially colored. Mohs hardness 6 - 7.
Orange Sodalite Orange Sodalite
This particular type of Sodalite is from Brazil however Sodalite is found all over the world. It is named after its sodium content; in mineralogy it may be classed as a feldspathoid. Sodalite was discovered in Greenland in 1806, but was not widely used as an ornamental stone until 1891 when large deposits were discovered in Ontario, Canada. On a visit to Ontario, Princess Patricia chose Sodalite as interior decoration for Marlborough House in England, hence the alternative name for this beautiful gemstone: Princess Blue. Mohs hardness 6.
Outback Jasper Outback Jasper
Mined in Australia this Jasper closely resembles wood grain or petrified wood, but it is all Rock. Jasper is called an ornamental rock, composed mostly of chalcedony, microcrystalline quartz, in association with other minerals, which is what give it those colorful patterns. Dakota Stones has selected a matte finish to this material because we feel it enhances the organic look of the material. Metaphysically: combats exhaustion. AKA- Matte Outback Wood Jasper, Petrified Wood Jasper. Mohs Hardness: 6 - 6.5
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Picasso Jasper Picasso Jasper
Picasso Jasper is known for it's streaks of bold colors for an abstract look reminiscent of the late painter, Picasso. Originating from the chalcedony/quartz family, Picasso Jasper is a stone with beautiful contrast. It is commonly found in black or grey with streaks of black, grey, and sometimes red. Metaphysically, it is used to release creativity blocks, awaken spirit. and has strong calming and qualities. It is known to aid in building relationships and self-discipline, while some say it also promotes weight loss. In astrology, Picasso Jasper is the birthstone of the Leo.
AKA Picasso Marble, Spider Lace Jasper/Agate. Mohs Hardness 7
Picture Jasper Picture Jasper
Picture jasper is a type of jasper that has great bands of different colors. It's typically found in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. It is grounding and a harmonizing stone with a strong connection to the earth. It is said to promote feelings of responsibility towards the planet, encouraging a need to care for and protect it.
Pietersite Pietersite
Pietersite is found only in Africa and China. Pietersite contains brown, gold and blue bands that are similar to tiger eye. Pietersite was 1st discovered by Sid Pieters in Namibia, Africa in 1964. In the mid 90s Pietersite was also found in China. The Chinese Pietersite's fibrous mineral is a magnesium-rich alkalic amphibole. The African variety is mainly crocidolite. Pietersite is said to help you relax and release limits placed on your creativity and allows you to recognize your divine potential. Mined in China and Africa. Mohs hardness of 7.
Pink Crazy Lace Agate Pink Crazy Lace Agate
Pink Crazy Lace Agate is actually color enhanced Mexican Crazy Lace Agate and is normally white and opaque with swirling patterns. To emphasize these beautiful patterns the pink color has been added. Color enhancing is common amongst agates to make them fashionably relevant. Although the colors are enhanced the healing properties still remain. Lace Agates are said to keep the wearer well-balanced while helping to banish fear. Mined in Mexico. Mohs hardness of 7.
Pink Impression Jasper Pink Impression Jasper
Impression Jasper comes in a variety of colors and possibly more names. The material comes with variety of tan and crimson matrix colors which create a striking contrast to any color it may be enhanced. Pink Impression Jasper has been color enhanced. It is used to find clarity and inner peace. Mined in Hubei China. Also known as Impression Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper. Mohs hardness of 7.
Porcelain Jasper Porcelain Jasper
Porcelain Jasper is a brecciated jasper found high in the Serra Madre Mountains of Sonora, Mexico, about a hundred miles North East of Hermosillo Mexico. It was found years ago on a gold claim. Its exotic patterns and formations usually consist of purples, creams, and reds. Mined in Mexico. Mohs hardness of 7.
Prehnite Prehnite
Prehnite was discovered in South Africa in 1774, and was named after it's discoverer, a Dutch Colonel named Hendrik Von Prehn. Prehnite is the first mineral to be named after a person. It is a fairly strong crystal with a rich green color. Prehnite is now considered to be within the phyllosilicate category, and is composed of silicon, calcium, aluminum, and a trace amounts of iron. It is believed that it was formed by Volcanic aftermath. Black Tourmaline often forms in Prehnite and can be seen as the black fibers crisscrossing throughout the materials adding another dimension to the stone. AKA: Cape Emerald. Mohs Hardness: 6 - 6.5
Purple Artistic Stone Purple Artistic Stone
This is a rare Jasper with unique coloration in the Artistic Stone family. A mix of purples, burgundies and mustard tones with dramatic patterns make this a great stone. It is reminiscent of Red Creek Jasper. We only acquired a small amount of rough and cut a limited run, so get it while you can. Mined in China in the same area as Red Creek Jasper. Mohs Hardnesss 7
Purple Impression Jasper Purple Impression Jasper
Impression Jasper comes in a variety of colors and possibly more names. The material comes with variety of tan and crimson matrix colors which create a striking contrast to any color it may be enhanced. Purple Impression Jasper has been color enhanced. It is used to find clarity and inner peace. Mined in Hubei China. Also know as Impression Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper. Mohs hardness of 7.
Pyrite Pyrite
Pyrite is an iron sulfide and has an opaque, shiny, metallic luster. It is named for the Greek word pyr, or "fire," as it produces sparks when struck with steel. Pyrite has been used in jewelry and ornamentation for thousands of years. North American Indians used pyrite as amulets. Pyrite is used to foster intelligence, logic and analytical ability. All that and it also magnetic! Also known as Fool's Gold. Mohs hardness 6.
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Pietersite Crystal Quartz
Quartz is the most common mineral found on the surface of the earth. It is a significant component of many igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Quartz is the stone of power. It can enhance thoughts, and is extremely beneficial in meditating, manifesting, and protection. It is mined in North and South America, Africa, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Mohs hardness 7.
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Red Creek Jasper Rainforest Agate
Mined in Madagascar, rainforest agate is a green and brown jasper that is marbled with pockets of chalcedony. Its formation is a result of volcanic activity.
Red Creek Jasper Red Creek Jasper
Red Creek Jasper combines softly muted shades of mustard yellow, olive green, and burnt red in patterns reminiscent to a picturesque sunset. Metaphysically, it is believed by some to bring balance and relaxation, and like all jaspers, it is a stone of protection and grounding. Mined in China. Also known as Cherry Creek Jasper, Multi-Picasso, Red Picasso. Mohs hardness 7.
Red Tiger Eye Red Tiger Eye
Red Tiger Eye is natural in color and is classified as a "pseudomorphous" stone. This means that the red Crocidolite is replaced during the growth process by Silica (Quartz). Used to balance pessimistic behavior and dissolves negative energy and the thought patterns associated with it. This "all seeing stone" allows perspective on any situation and it can help gently attune the Third Eye and will enhance psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. Mined in Canada, India, South Africa and USA. Mohs hardness 7
Red Tiger Iron Red Tiger Iron
Red Tiger Iron is composed of 2 billion year old sedimentary deposits of 3 stones; Tiger's Eye, Red Jasper, and Hematite. Both Tiger Eye and jasper are members of the quartz family and Hematite is an iron oxide. Metaphysically, Red Tiger Iron enhances power, passion, and creativity. It is also very protective, especially from danger. Mined in South Africa. Mohs Hardness 7
Rhodonite Rhodonite
Rhodonite is found all over the world but these specific Rhodonite bead are mined in Beijing. The black matrixing found in Rhodonite is black manganese oxides. Rhodonite gets its name from the Greek work "rhodos" meaning Rosy. Mohs hardness 7.
Rhyolite Rhyolite
Rhyolite is an igneous rock with high silica content - chemically identical to granite, although sometimes mistaken as jasper. The stone's mossy greens, browns and grays are reminiscent of a rainforest. Metaphysically, Rhyolite is said to light the fire of creativity within the soul and help with self-realization. Mined in USA and Africa. Also known as Rainforest Jasper, Mohs hardness 7.
Rose Quartz Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is a pale pink to rose red semi-transparent quartz. Metaphysically, Rose Quartz is known as the "love stone" and known for it's healing, calming, joy, and warmth qualities. As with other types Quartz, Rose Quartz is known for it's ability to amplify energy and is commonly used in calming meditation and jewelry-making to stimulate romance and sensuality. Mined in: Madagascar, India, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, and South Dakota. Mohs hardness: 7 AKA: Strawberry Rose Quarts, Bohemian Ruby
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Sardonyx Sardonyx
Sardonyx is an onyx that is characterized by parallel lines of sard and different colored minerals. It is a distinct and dramatically banded variety of chalcedony composed of quartz layers. Typically found in black, brown and white layers. Metaphysically, Sardonyx is believed to improve memory and increase one's analytical talents. Mined all over the globe. Mohs Hardness: 7 AKA- Black Line Agate, Tuxedo Agate
Seraphinite Seraphinite
Seraphinite is a particular form of clinochlore and a member of the Chlorite group. It got its name because of the resemblance to feathers the stone's surface has. It is mined in a limited area of eastern Siberia in Russia. It has been used for spiritual enlightenment, self healing, and spirit communication. Also known as Chlorite Jade and Clinochlore. Mohs hardness of 2-4.
Smoky Quartz
Smoky quartz is named after its smoky color which is caused by gamma rays. The color of Smoky quartz is variable from brown to black and sometimes smoky gray. Sunglasses, in the form of flat panes of smoky quartz, were used in China in the 12th century. Smoky quartz is nature's stone of endurance. If you need an extra boost, carry a smoky quartz gemstone with you. It enhances organizational skills and is good to have around in the workplace or home office. Mined in Brazil. Mohs Hardness 7
Snowflake Obsidian Snowflake Obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass. It is formed when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools without crystal growth. Obsidian has been known since prehistoric times, and has some fascinating properties as well as some important practical uses. In addition to its use as a gemstone, obsidian has been used in cardiac surgery, as well-crafted obsidian blades have a cutting edge many times sharper than high-quality steel surgical scalpels. In some stones, the inclusion of small, white clustered crystals of cristobalite in the black glass produce a blotchy or snowflake pattern, and this is known in the gem trade as snowflake obsidian. Mohs hardness: 5.5.
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Tiger Eye Tiger Eye
Tiger Eye is a variety of quartz which is chatoyant because of parallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibers that mostly turn into limonite. It has been used to enhance wealth and vitality. Mined in North America. Mohs hardness 7.
Turritella Agate Turritella Agate
Turritella Agate is one of those rare & interesting materials due to the visible appearance of fossilized animals crystallized in agate over 40 million years. All rock is old, but being able to see ancient life in every bead or pendant adds a dimension not common in all materials. It makes your jewelry an interesting conversation piece to point out the now extinct- E. Tenera- freshwater snail that lived in Wyoming (USA) during the Eocene Epoch (35-55 million years ago). You can’t say that about glass beads.

The name Turritella comes from the Latin word turritus meaning "turreted" or "towered" and the diminutive suffix –ella. The ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing. Turritella is a genus of medium-sized sea snails with an operculum, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Turritellidae. They have tightly coiled shells, whose overall shape is basically that of an elongated cone.

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White Lace Red Jasper White Lace Red Jasper
Red and burnt orange tones are accented with tan highlights and flecks of translucent quartz. This material is reminiscent of the changing of the leaves in fall. Like most Jaspers White Lace can increase strength, vitality and courage. Mohs hardness 7.
Wildhorse Picture Jasper Wildhorse Picture Jasper
Wildhorse Picture Jasper is one of the many varieties of cryptocrystaline quartz, which includes others such as agates, chalcedony, and various other jaspers. It is believed to help with spiritual communication and can help you achieve balance in your life. It is mined in the Owyhee Mountains on the border of Idaho and Oregon. Mohs hardness 7.

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Yellow Jade Yellow Jade
Yellow Jade is the industry name for this natural serpentine. This stone features an array of shades from deep oranges to creamy off white tones. In China, jade was believed to preserve the body after death and is often found in the tombs of emperors from thousands of years ago. To ensure physical immortality, one tomb contained an entire suit fashioned of jade. Mohs hardness 6 - 6.5.
Yellow Turquoise Yellow Turquoise
Yellow Turquoise is sometimes called Chinese Turquoise or Yellow Chinese Turquoise. Most times this stone is actually a Jasper. It is said to help with intuition, creativity, and communication. Mined in Africa. Also known as Lemon Chrysoprase. Mohs hardness 7.
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