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Valued quartz variety; usually found in massive form; many pieces are translucent with many fractures; some believe it inspires love
Discovered at the start of the 20th century; highly sought-after member of the spodumene family; forms long, started prisms that can be opaque and often translucent; named after the American gemstone specialist G.F. Kunz
Variety of mica; coloured by lithium; can be found as masses of rounded sheaves or small, flat plates; also found as microcrystalline stone with a violet-in colour and surface that glistens in light
Colour caused by lithium, caesium, or manganese; rare variety of beryl; tumbled stones can have an almost be transparently clear or opaque milky white look
Pink to dark park pink with brown or black areas; often found in massive form; mostly found in metamorphic rocks; named after the Greek word for rose "rhodon"
Colouration due to manganese; resembles a version of blue lace agate in reds, oranges, and pink; large crystals are rare and found in rhombohedral shapes
Known as an ornamental carving stone in Norway since ancient times; a variety of the mineral zoisite; found in metamorphic limestones and igneous rocks with mineral alterations; named after the mythical island of Thule