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"Detroit Agate",or Fordite - is NOT an agate at all - it is a product of the car-painting process. The original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on m

Polished boulder opal

It has been said, it is bad luck to wear Opals unless it is your Birthstone. it's good luck for me as it is my engagement ring!

Fordite

Solid Detroit Agate / Fordite Cabochon TEQUILA SUNRISE (suzybones) leftover enamel from painting both after the painting of vehicles usually from Detroit found in the ground and dug up and polished. Not a rock or mineral.

According to ancient Egyptians, tourmaline, on its way up from the center of the earth passed over a rainbow. In doing so, it acquired all the colors.

Tourmaline: a dazzling array of colors… it can shock you (literally)

Watermelon tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship while stabilizing, grounding and reaffirming our Earth roots.

cabochon of Mohave purple turquoise. My cousin purchased a block of this vividly colored material from the nice folks who mine Kingman turquoise in Arizona. It is composed of small chunks of natural blue turquoise, to which they added red dye and a brassy-bronze metallic. From there, I'm told the proprietary process is very much the same as with other stabilized turquoise, using a combination of heat and compression, and this is the end result. Beautifully rich coloration, with plenty of…

cabochon of Mohave purple turquoise. It is composed of small chunks of natural blue turquoise, to which they added red dye and a brassy-bronze metallic. Beautifully rich coloration, with plenty of contras

Opal nodule / Ethiopia

mineralists: Opal nodule Ethiopia This is perfect natural beauty in mineral form.

Natural Blue Obsidian (raw) Obsidian is a very, very special stone.  It is not a true mineral.  It is actually a volcanic glass that forms when molten lava cools too rapidly to crystallize.  It consists mostly of Silicon Dioxide.

Natural Blue Obsidian (raw) Obsidian is a very special stone. It is not a true mineral. It is actually a volcanic glass that forms when molten lava cools too rapidly to crystallize. It consists mostly of Silicon Dioxide.

Fordite or Detroit Agate - if this means what I think it means, it is the packed layers of paint off the wall of a car-painting facility. Siince the paint is enamel and baked on, it cuts and polishes up nicely.

Detroit agate/ aka Fordite is old car paint, hardened, cut & polished; formed from the build up of layers of enamel paint slag on skids on which cars were hand-painted, which have been baked numerous times.

Stunning backlight Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria

The range of colours shown by fluorite is equaled by few other gemstones. It may occur in beautiful cubic crystals or as a massive crystalline variety displaying banded or radiating patterns. Although the stone is somewhat soft for use as a normal.

sugilite/richterite . This crystal is said to be the crystal of Archangel Michael. That is why I am pinning this here.

sugilite/richterite Said to be the stone directly ascendant to Archangel Michael. This is my number one desired stone.

Solid Gem Black Opal- How can something so minute in the grand scheme of things resemble something as large as the universe??

Solid Gem Black Opal from Lightning Ridge - unique jewelry I would much rather receive an engagement ring with this instead of diamonds. I'm obsessed with opal my favorite stone!

Boulder Opal

Boulder Opal Stones 46 x 22 x 100 carats Auction Opal Auctions

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