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  • The Myth of Amethyst

    🍇The Myth of Amethyst🍇 . Legends say that Dionysus, Greek god of wine and ecstasy, fell in love with Amethyst. She was a beautiful, pure maiden who...
  • Fabulously Flashy Feldspars

    Gemstone Feldspars have fascinated humans for a LONG time because they seem to emanate their own light. Things that seemingly produce their own lig...
  • "Is Someone There?": Pareidolia and Evil Eye Stones

    Let's learn about Pareidolia and eye-patterned stones.  Pareidolia is the psychological phenomena of seeing faces and facial features... When nobo...
  • Kiss My (Volcanic) Glass: Obsidian

    Obsidian is actually a naturally forming glass. When viscous lava cools rapidly, it creates this type of igneous rock. It cools so fast that crysta...
  • Oh, Sard It: Red and Orange Chalcedony

    Chalcedony is the mixture of quartz and moganite. Here is where things get confusing: moganite is a subset of quartz. It has the same chemical stru...
  • All About Ammonites

    Ammonites were sea creatures that resembled the modern-day nautilus, although they are more closely related to the octopus. The term "ammonite" co...
  • A Brief History of Stones and Magic

    Why are stones associated with metaphysical properties? Their physical appearance and interaction with light may be part of the reason!