Minerals with perfect cleavage will cleave leaving no rough surface; a full, smooth plane is formed where the crystal breaks. Minerals with good cleavage also leave smooth surfaces, but often leave over minor residual rough surfaces. On minerals with poor cleavage, the smooth crystal edge is not very visible, since the rough surface is dominant.… Continue reading Cleavage Qualities
In terms of minerals, the word cleavage explains how a crystal breaks when subject to stress on a particular plane. If part of a crystal breaks due to stress and the broken piece retains a smooth plane or crystal shape, the mineral has cleavage. A mineral that never produces any crystallized fragments when broken off… Continue reading Cleavage of a Gemstone
Birthstones provide with several different interpretations. Different cultures and civilizations have interpreted different meanings and metaphysical energies and powers to various precious stones, minerals and crystals. Thereby, the ancient people simultaneously defined different classifications of birthstones. At present, we know about the two widely accepted list: The traditional list The modern birthstone list Although being… Continue reading The Traditional and Modern Association of Birthstones by Month
Do you know your Birthstone according your birth month and what it represents? Get an insight of each birthstones in this blog. January’s birthstone: Garnet is blood red in colour and garnet means perseverance, truth, patience and consistency. Although most people think that garnets are only red in colour, but garnets come in a variety… Continue reading Know your Birthstone
There are so many ways to give birthstone jewelry — and everyone loves it. Here are some unusual ways to incorporate birthstones into your gift giving. Everyone wants to boost their gift-giving mojo. There are many choices out there for beautiful gifts to give, but don’t you want to give something really unusual and unique?… Continue reading Choosing Unique Birthstone Jewelry
Ever Wondered…How were birthstones chosen for each month? What is a birthstone? Which birthstones correspond to each month? Do you like jewelry? Oh! Of course you do! Whether it’s a ring, a bracelet, or a necklace, all of us love to wear jewelry to add that little bit of sparkle and shine to whatever we… Continue reading How were Birthstones Chosen for Each Month?
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