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    that s when the debate started as to its real origins The paragraph above shows it as a man made material but one that still has a lot of appeal to consumers and collectors Rainbow Calsilica is an artificial material created for carving and lapidary purposes It contains a mixture of calcite plastic and artificial coloring pigments PB15 an art supply pigment and a paraffin like material ref Winter 2002

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/calsilica.htm (2014-10-22)
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    less saturated color and can display grey or brown tones India has the largest deposits of phenomenal Diopside s such as Cat s Eye or Star Diopside s The color of African Diopside tends to be a more yellowish color similar to Peridot It is believed that when worn close to the chest such as in a pendant is good for your health People say it aids in circulation giving

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/diopside.htm (2014-10-22)
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    from the Greek word Smaragdos meaning green gem Some people believe that wearing an Emerald brings wisdom growth and patience And as any couple would agree all of these qualities are essential for lasting love This may explain why a gift of Emerald is considered symbolic of love and devotion Emeralds are even believed to change color upon infidelity The neon green color of Emeralds is unparalleled in the gem

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/emerald.htm (2014-10-22)
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    transparent to translucent clarity and although it was rare to see faceted gemstones there has been a move in recent years to see this magnificent gemstone placed in pendants and other fine jewellery With its relatively low hardness it always important to have it mounted in jewellery that will not be subject to rough handling Color Change Fluorite is mined in Bihar India and shows a dramatic change from green

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/fluorite.htm (2014-10-22)
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    it flew away Although the lady thought she d never see it again it returned to her house with a Garnet that she put by her bedside To her surprise she awoke every night to see it shinning as bright as a torch illuminating the bird s gratitude for her kindness Although Garnet was the fashion gem of the Eighteen and Nineteenth centuries the inadequacy of available chemical tests often

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/garnet.htm (2014-10-22)
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    malachite agate and more are used in the creation of an intarsia piece The value of the intarsia is usually based on the rarity of the gemstones used and the precision and size of its creation Each stone is individually created so it is unique Modern Intarsia is most often seen today as concentric geometric shapes Sometimes it can have scenic pictures made up of several precious and semi precious

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/intarsia.htm (2014-10-22)
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    A pleochroic stone Iolite will show many colors in a single stone Iolite is a popular and interesting gemstone It has a pretty violet blue color that is unlike other gemstones although it has been compared to a light blue sapphire It is for this reason that it is sometimes known as water sapphire Although the color is attractive and popular it is not extremely rare and is therefore quite

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/iolite.htm (2014-10-22)
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    Columbian period the Mayas Aztecs and Olmecs of Central America also honoured and esteemed jade more highly than gold New Zealand s Maoris began carving weapons and cult instruments from native jade in early times a tradition which has continued to the present day This is a stunning Dog is carved from Natural Jade with a mottled Green Color Color Intensity of color vivacity and texture clarity and transparency are

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/jade.htm (2014-10-22)
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