"This "Laughing Buddha" pendant is made of jadeite and is edged all around by 1.15 carats of diamonds and topped with a 1.50 carat diamond.
It sold for over $3 million (CAD) at auction earlier this week!” - Genesis Rare Diamonds
Paraiba Tourmaline Brazil is the classical country of tourmalines. Members of this splendid gemstone group come in practically all the colours of the rainbow. For a long time, however, a radiant turquoise was lacking - that is, until the discovery of that precious deposit in Paraiba.
Normally, iron, manganese, chrome and vanadium are the elements responsible for the beautiful colouring in tourmalines. The Paraiba tourmaline is different: it owes its splendid colour to copper, an element which has never before been observed in a tourmaline. Indeed quite a fair proportion of its weight consists of copper.
Tanzanite is a rare type of zoisite famed for its striking purple-blue color. It is named after its country of origin, Tanzania (in central East Africa) - and has only been found in one location: The world’s one source of Tanzanite is only a five square mile area - and is a hilltop at Merelani, ten miles to the south of Kilimanjaro International Airport, in the Lelatema Mountains of the Arusha Region of Tanzania.
Ametrine is a rare and unusual stone which occurs in quartz when amethyst and citrine reside in the same crystal. Ametrine is very helpful in getting rid of depression. This leads to inner peace and tranquility.
Many believe that it contains the powers of amethyst and citrine in one stone, making it a very powerful money stone as well as an excellent via to higher psychic awareness and spiritual enlightenment.
source: Crystal Cure
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