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An Almost Magical Gem For People Who Can’t Pick Just One Favorite Color

Yeah, so that name is long and cumbersome, but so is the name of this gem: tourmaline. It gets a little more complicated; since tourmaline comes in every color, sometimes all in the same stone, each color and most color-combs of tourmaline have their own name, like schorl (black tourmaline) or rubellites (red tourmaline). The […]

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Twinkle Topaz

Topaz is a hard, hard gem, coming in at a whopping 8 out of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale. It has perfect cleavage in one direction (that’s what she said, har har har, no but really, don’t hit your topaz against hard things, it might split in two). And it’s probably the Ron Swanson […]