Malachite and all its shades

Malachite is mesmerizing and we willingly immersed ourselves in all its shades of green. The name and the deposit The name of the stone comes from the Greek word “malache,” meaning “malva,” because its color resembles the leaves of this plant. The second variant, malakos, means ‘soft’, which also describes the mineral. The mining of malachite is inextricably linked to the extraction of copper ore.…

Corals: treasures of the deep sea

Greek legend has it that coral grew from the spilled blood of Medusa Gorgon, defeated by Perseus. One type of bright red coral is called a “gorgonid. This material is devoted to the physical properties and use in jewelry of this most living of stones. The origin and physical properties of coral Coral is the fossilized skeleton of coral polyps. These bioherms are called “anthozoa,”…

Rhodonite. Rose among stones

Name and Deposits Rhodonite has a wide variety of red hues. So much so, that it begins and ends at the opposite poles of black and white. This mineral is known for its bright pink color. “Rhodonite comes from the ancient Greek ῥόδον, which means “rose. It is also known by its other name, eagle. This is the name given to the Urals rhodonite, with…

Bohemian garnets

The pomegranate is rich in meaning and significance. For example, according to the Bible, the stone lit the way for Noah’s ark, and rings with the garnet protected crusaders from deadly wounds and poisons. The stories about this stone convince even the most skeptical people of its “passionate nature. But here we will look at the physical properties, types and history of the most famous…

Test tube stones. Synthetic minerals in jewelry

From appliances to food, modern man’s life is full of things made by himself. It is not necessarily something bad, and yet the words “natural,” “natural,” or “eco-friendly” can be decisive in a purchase. How much of this is justified in jewelry? Let’s try to figure it out! The Imitation Game Let’s start with a clear distinction between the terms “imitation” and “synthetic stone. Synthetic…