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Chalcedony Agate PendantChalcedony is a form of silica. It has a waxy luster, and may be translucent. It has a wide range of colors, most common are white to gray, blue gray and brown ranging from pale to nearly black. Many gemstones are forms of chalcedony including agate, carnelian, chrysoprase and bloodstone.   Healing Properties 
Charoite Gemstone CabochonCharoite is found in the Charo River Valley in Siberia. It is a remarkable stone with distinct color and patterns. It is composed of several minerals, mostly pure Charoite mineral, with slight amounts of microcline feldspar, aergirine-augite and tinaksite. The mineral Charoite gives this gem its unique purple color. Itís swirling patterns are formed by interlocking fibrous crystals. As a gem it is reasonably tough with a hardness between 5 and 6 and no cleavage.. The best Charoite gems have a slight chatoyancy.   Healing Properties 
Chinese Writing Stone CabochonChinese Writing Stone is a limestone matrix with andalusite crystals. The crystals resemble the symbols of Chinese writing which is how the stone was given itís name. It is found in California in the Sierra Nevada foothills.  It is often confused with Chrysanthemum stone which comes from China and has much the same structure.  Chrysanthemum stone differs in the crystals form larger shapes resembling the flower for which they are named.     Healing Properties  Cabochons
Chrysocolla Gemstone CabochonChrysocolla is an attractive blue green unique in the mineral world. The beauty of this gemstone is further enhanced by the intricate swirling patterns it contains. Chrysocolla forms in oxidation zones of copper rich ore bodies. In it's pure form Chrysocolla is soft and fragile. However, Chrysocolla which has been "agatized" in chalcedony quartz is more durable and easily polished.  It is a copper bearing mineral found wherever copper deposits occur. Notable deposits are found in Africa, Chile, England, and the U.S.   Healing Properties  Cabochons
Chrysoprase Gemstone CabochonChrysoprase is a rare valuable variety chalcedony or quartz. Itís green color comes from the traces of nickel. It was used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians to make seals, signets and jewelry. The green color can vary from pale green, apple green and rich green. Generally opaque with better quality stones being translucent, however translucent chrysoprase is very rare.  Found in Australia, Brazil, the Ural Mountains, and the U.S.  Healing Properties  Cabochons
Coquina Fossil Jasper CabochonCoquina Fossil Jasper is full of coquina fossilized clams. It comes from Indian and is also known as Elephant Jasper.  This fossil stone forms near the seashore where the tiny clams are mixed with sand.  Healing Properties  Cabochons

Petrified Dinosaur Bone CabochonDinosaur Bone Fossils These are the mineralized remains of dinosaur bones.  As with other fossils the original animal bone, shell or plant has been replaced by minerals or become petrified.  Dinosaur bone can come in a variety of colors most commonly brown, dark red and grey although it can be yellow or orange.

Eudialyte Gemstone PendantEudialyte is a somewhat rare gemstone, which is well known for its distinctive colors including magenta, pink, blue, yellow and brown. Eudialyte is actually made up of several minerals; Sodium, Calcium, Cerium, Iron, Manganese, Zirconium, Silicon, Hydrogen and Chlorine. Eudialyte is usually found embedded in the host rock surrounded by other minerals. Most of the Eudialyte on the market today comes from the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Eudialyteís rare beauty and distinctive colors have made it popular among mineral collectors.   Healing Properties  Cabochons
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