Australia and the passion for opals. Part 2

The Australian diamonds   The Argyle Diamond mine is located in Kimberley, Western Australia. In this mine are harvested 40% of the diamonds in the world, measured in carats. However, besides a few hundred carats of the characteristic purple-pink stones and several thousand carats of the less ...

Australia and the passion for opals. Part 1

Australia’s greatest attraction is the beauty of its nature. The landscape varies from endless sunburned areas to dense tropical rain forests. Scattered along the coast, the Australian cities combine the European enthusiasm and love for art, sophisticated cuisine, and passion for sports and outdoor ...

Amethyst

The name of the amethyst comes from the Greek “ametistos” which means “not drunk”. The legend of the amethyst comes from the ancient Greek myth. Dionysus, the god of wine, was offended by an ordinary man who denied him recognition. Enraged, he noticed a young maiden named Amethyst. ...

The Moonstone

The precious and semi-precious stones have different magical properties. At least those are the traditional beliefs among the different tribes and nations. Ancient legends connect these stones with mysterious powers that can influence the destiny of a man.   As many as the different stones are, ...

Ammolite – the 7-colored stone of success and Feng Shui

The ammolite is a colored in the palette of the rainbow fossil of a sea creature existed more than 65 million years ago. There is an infinite combination of colors in its every square centimeter. As a whole, the red and green are more common than the blue and purple. There are also different shades ...

Titanium jewelry

Titanium was first discovered in the late 18th century. The name is connected with the Titans of the Greek mythology who were known for their exceptional strength and durability. Titanium is the only element that combines the strength of the steel with lightness comparable to that of the aluminum. Titanium ...

Tourmaline – curious facts

There are some important reasons to prefer the tourmaline over other gemstones. Tourmaline has a very wide range of colors, including red, pink, yellow, green and blue. The ancient Egyptians believed that the jewel has acquired this diversity of colors, as it imbibed in itself all colors of the rainbow ...
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