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Names Of Precious Stones

An intriguing cabochon of Rainbow Moonstone, from India. Cut from hard-to-find rough, Romans named it so because they thought it was made of moonlight. It's actually orthoclase, like its closest relative, labradorite.

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Tumbled and Polished Stones and Crystals - Great images of different types of tumbled stones and their names.

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Lightning Ridge Black Opal. It gets its name from a real Australian town in New South Wales and is one of the rarest kinds of opal on the planet.

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Are you a November baby? We highlight an array of interesting facts about Topaz, the November birthstone, a gemstone which has remained a popular choice among jewelry aficionados: From its enduring legends to its healing properties, ideal usage to the names of famous celebrities who share it as their birthstone, this infographic has everything you need to know! http://blog.brilliance.com/infographic/topaz-the-november-birthstone

Topaz, The November Birthstone

Are you a November baby? We highlight an array of interesting facts about Topaz, the November birthstone, a gemstone which has remained a popular choice among jewelry aficionados: From its enduring legends to its healing properties, ideal usage to the names of famous celebrities who share it as their birthstone, this infographic has everything you need to know! http://blog.brilliance.com/infographic/topaz-the-november-birthstone

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LABRADORITE~ This is a stone of magic awakening within you mystical and magical abilities and psychic powers. It holds protection from negativity, so it cannot be used for ill will.

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Scepter'd Isle The name was taken from William Shakespeare's romantic, idyllic description of England in Richard II: This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle... This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea...

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