The Enthusiast

Carnelian is not considered a "precious" gem, but the warmth of carnelian is magical, especially when paired with golden pearls and smoky quartz.  This blog touches on the ancient roots of carnelian that carry forward to today.
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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 the same.
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Romancing Our Gems takes you behind the semiprecious and precious stones that adorn each design from White Orchid Studios. This blog explores the world of Amethyst.  Amethyst, the birthstone for February, is a form of quartz. Ancient cultures considered amethyst to be a antidote for drunkenness. 
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