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Agate – masterpiece of nature

Agate – masterpiece of nature

Agate – masterpiece of nature


Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz (chalcedony) with a banded, wavy or concentric pattern of different colors. This gem is found all over the world, but its largest deposits are located in India, the USA and Scotland. Agate is known to people more than 5000 years. Phoenicians, Assyrians and Sumerians cut decorative objects from it, the Egyptians made amulets depicting a sacred scarab and believed that this stone gives its owner strength and a long life, protects the crop and protects against disease.
Since ancient times agate was considered the most valuable species of chalcedony. It was loved not only for a beautiful pattern. Agate has long been recognized as a symbol of health and longevity. It was believed that this stone could be an antidote when bitten by snakes, scorpions, poisonous spiders.
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Amber – Sunstone

Amber - Sunstone

Amber – Sunstone


Amber is also called “a piece of sun in the palm of your hand”. Amber is a hard, yellowish, and often see-through substance that formed from tree resin. The resin that formed amber came from trees that grew millions of years ago. Over time these trees and their resin became buried beneath Earth’s surface. The trees eventually disappeared. But the resin hardened further, until it became amber.
Many pieces of amber contain the remains of insects or plants in the form of fossils. These living things were trapped in the resin before it hardened into amber.
Most of amber comes from the shores of the Baltic Sea in northern Europe.
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Emerald – green fire of life

Emerald - green fire of life

Emerald – green fire of life


When you admire the emerald, the question arises involuntarily: why is this gem so beautiful and how can we explain its unusually pleasant bright green color and radiant shine? And although for more than two centuries it is known that the noble green color of the gem is due to the chromium, still one wants to believe in a different version – the mineral absorbed the lush green of natural beauties. The name “emerald” comes from the Greek smaragdos – “green stone”.
A lot of emeralds are kept in museums in the USA, Germany, Austria, Iran, India and other countries of the world.
This gem gives the owner mental balance and creative inspiration, especially in literature. It is able to relieve stress, calm, improve the work of the heart and intestines.
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