Crystals Rocks Minerals to Tempt and Tantalise You

Alloy

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Alloys are used to add strength or other beneficial properties

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Asteroids

asteroids in space

An asteroid is a rocky metallic object that orbits the sun

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Aventurescence

aventurescence in sunstone

Aventurescence is caused by minute plate-like mineral inclusions

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Beryllium

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Beryllium a strong lightweight and brittle metal

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Birthstone Chart

six colourful gemstones

Birthstones according to modern traditional mystical and ayurvedic charts

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Calcium Sulphate

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Calcium sulphate also known as gypsum or anhydrite

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Capillitas Mine

rhodochrosite mineral

Some of the world's finest rhodochrosite comes from Capillitas

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Chakras

location and meaning of each chakra

Chakra from the Sanskrit word for 'wheel' or 'turning'

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Chatoyance

cats eye optical phenomenon in gemstones

Chatoyance an optical phenomenon seen in certain minerals and gemstones

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Chemical Elements and Compounds

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Chemical elements and compounds a simple explanation

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Chlorite Group

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Minerals included in the chlorite group are mostly green

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Chromium

natural chromium

Chromium often abbreviated to chrome

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Cryptocrystalline and Microcrystalline

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Crystalline describes a naturally occurring solid made up of crystals

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Crystal Healing

the alternative therapy of crystal healing

Crystal healing an alternative therapy that uses crystals

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Crystallisation

a mass of crystals that have crystallised

An example of crystallisation is water freezing to form ice

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Crystals

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A crystalline solid is made up of crystals. Crystals are made up of atoms

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Culet

faceted gemstone with the names of the different sections

Culet correctly pronounced 'kyoo-lit'

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Cullinan Diamond

nine cullinan diamonds

The Cullinan diamond was initially cut into 3 larges gemstones

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How to Clean Silver Jewellery and Gemstones

silver polishing cloth

Sound advice for cleaning silver jewellery and gemstones

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What is Mineral Cleavage?

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Cleavage the way a mineral breaks along planes of weakness

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Dendrites

the mineral talc with dendritic inclusions

Dendrites are crystal formations that may look similar to organic matter

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