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Let me tell you about copper. Copper is both an element and a mineral. It is an essential trace element in all plants and animals, serving as a factor in various enzyme systems. It is essential to the normal functioning... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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Colla Wood is a rare blend of petrified wood and minerals that have infused the wood over time. These minerals are associated with copper deposits, and include chrysocolla, malachite, and azurite. In fact, the name Colla Wood comes from the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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Chrysoprase is a green stone that is a form of chalcedony, containing small quantities of nickel. It is known as a cryptocrystalline mineral, because the crystals that compose the stone are so fine that they cannot be seen under normal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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Butterfly Jasper is a stone that is mined in Mexico. It is called butterfly or sometimes butterfly wing because the patterning of the stone resembles that of butterfly wings. It is a brecciated jasper, which means that as it was... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
Have you ever thought about expanding your jewelry offerings? Collectors and galleries love it when your work has a thread of similarity running through all its pieces. But maybe, just maybe, you might want to expand your jewelry line a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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Malachite is a wonderful stone. Its deep green color resembles the greens of Nature. In fact, its name comes from the Greek word for the Mallow plant, whose leaves it was thought to resemble. The mineral has been known from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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Turquoise is a mineral produced from copper aluminum phosphate hydride. The blue color comes from the copper, and the greens and blacks come from iron impurities. China has become one of the world's leading producers of turquoise, with approximately 75%... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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Peruvian Opals come from the San Patricio area near the Andes Mountains of Peru. The Peruvian Opal is the national stone of Peru, and was considered by the Incas as a gift from Pachamama, the goddess of Mother Earth. They... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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Pinolite is a metamorphic rock that is a mixture of dolomite, graphite, and magnesite. The dolomite and graphite give the stone a gray and black color, while the magnesite appears in whitish clumps that look like the edible seeds of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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Sonoran Sunrise Jasper is a beautiful stone that contains aqua blues, reds, and blacks, that are reminiscent of sunrises in the desert, where in the clear air the colors can be quite vivid and intense. The stone is a mixture... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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I would like to tell you about a couple of Star stones, both of which we offer on our website. The stones are the Star Ruby and the Black Star Diopside. Let's take a look at Star Rubies first. Rubies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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These are some of my favorite stones. They're translucent, which means that light comes through them, but in a very soft diffuse sort of way. The stones look like a misty morning in a fall landscape where occasional fall colors... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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This is a very pretty mineral that is either pink or red. Unlike some minerals, it does not have any industrial uses. Instead, it is used primarily in jewelry and as mineral specimens. Stones used for jewelry often have inclusions... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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This is a gorgeous mineral that comes in shades of blue, deep blue, or purple. It is found primarily in copper ore deposits, and is often associated with the mineral malachite. Azurite has been used as a pigment since ancient... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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These fossils have a stunning symmetry of repeating elements within a black or brown matrix. The name comes from combining the Greek words for “straight” and for “horn”, because these fossils with their tapering ends look like straight horns. Orthoceras... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Heart of Stone Studio Blog
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