Rare Large Crystal Opal Mintabie, South Australia, Australia The opal deposits of Mintabie have long been depleted with no new production emerging. The present example was set aside many years ago by the miner who could not bear to part with it earlier. Simply contour polished to reveal its beauty, a vibrant electric green blue pinpoint play-of-color are seen to dance across the surface. Such a notable piece would, no doubt, create a fine pendant.
Fractal mineral space by Pascal Petit. Incredible colors! Igneous rocks formed from lava flows of the Archaean era (>2,700 million years ago) are often found to contain disequilibrium-textured crystals characterized by spherulitic, branching or dendritic morphologies that occur in layers near the flow surface.
The March birthstone is aquamarine which literally means "ocean water" and was believed by sailors to come from the treasure chest of mermaids. It was also promised to bring love, health and energy to those who wore it.
I think this is effective as the purples are deep and vibrant. Also the texture is very glacial. "Amethyst - it helps to bring calmness and clarity. Integrates and balances all systems of the body. Useful for meditation as it calms the mind and emotions while keeping awareness sharp and focused. Intuition is also enhanced."
Unique/ Classic Black Opal Lightning Ridge, Australia This unique and unusual cabochon of true black opal has been fashioned by the gem cutter in a lozenge-shaped outline. The body color is a true black, w/vibrant & vivid play-of-color in blues & greens, characteristic for the region