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A to Z challenge: T is for Triplite April 29, 2016

Filed under: A to Z challenge,Gemstones, Rocks, minerals — Cynthia @ 12:27 am

Triplite is an orange-pink gemstone in it’s rare form. Because of its brittleness, good cleavage, and lack of hardness, it is difficult to cut and facet.  Most triplite are brown and opaque.
triplite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triplite
http://geogallery.si.edu/index.php/en/10210005/triplite
 

A to Z Challenge: I is for Iolite April 17, 2016

Filed under: A to Z challenge,Gemstones, Rocks, minerals — Cynthia @ 10:47 pm

Iolite is a gemstone that get it’s name from a greek word meaning “violet”. It varies in color from blue to violet-purple and may even be found a yellowish-grey.

It has also been called “water-sapphire” and “Vikings’ Compass” because of the Vikings using it to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days.

Although it is a lovely color, it is not very popular and is not widely found in jewelry.

iolite

 

refrences: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iolite
http://gem5.com/stone/61/iolite/
 

 
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