The Enthusiast

Fall is officially here, though the temps have me thinking it's still the middle of summer. And nothing gets me excited about fall like the warm hues in one of my favorite stones. Carnelian is well known and generally inexpensive....
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Almandine is the most common form of Garnet. The term garnet describes a group of several closely related minerals that form important gemstones.  Almandine is a unique member of the Garnet group. Almandine can be opaque; making it unfit for...
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Agate is a banded form of finely-grained, microcrystalline quartz. The lovely color patterns and banding make this alluring gemstone unique. Each Agate has a distinctive style and pattern, and each Agate comes from its own habitat. No two types of Agate are...
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