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Mahogany Obsidian Pendant with Sterling Silver Wire BailObsidian is dense volcanic glass usually black in color. Inclusions and bubbles add color and patterns to some types of obsidian. It is often formed in rhyolite lava flows when the lava cools quickly enough to prevent crystal formation. Glass has no regular structure and fractures in round smooth sections. These can form an extremely sharp edge and obsidian was used by many cultures for knives and arrowheads. Today obsidian blades are used in heart surgery, and have a cutting edge much sharper than surgical steel scalpels.  Healing Properties  Cabochons
Ocean Jasper CabochonOcean Jasper is produced from a mine in Madagascar. It is an unusual and beautiful stone with extraordinary markings in a variety of colors. Primarily pure silica which has been converted from rhyolite.  It falls into the orbicular jasper category, since traditionally rhyolite with enough silica to take a polish has been labeled jasper. It may also be considered an agate as it is translucent while jasper is opaque. The label ďoceanĒ comes from the location where it was discovered along the coast and the patterns in the rock are suggestive of ocean waves.  Cabochons
Silver Lace Onyx PendantOnyx is a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. Bands are usually white, tan and brown but can be a wide variety of colors. Sardonyx has red bands of color. Black Onyx is less common than banded Onyx. Used for cabochons, beads and cameos. Onyx has been used by a variety of Ancient cultures and civilizations.  Healing Properties  Cabochons

Andamooka Opal PendantOpal  is a mineraloid gel which may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock. The water content is usually between three and ten percent but can be more. Opalís distinguishing characteristic is itís fire or beautiful play of sparkling color unlike and other stone. Opal can be clear, white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, olive, brown, and black. Red fire against black is the most rare and white and green the most common. Opal is Australia's national gemstone. Some fossils can be opalized.  

Australian Dendritic Opalite CabochonOpalite is a type of opal without any fire called potch. Natural opalite often has dendritic inclusions and is sometimes called moss opalite.  The name moss opalite may come from the moss like appearance of the dendrites or because opalite is often associated with moss agate and plume agate. A dendrite is a branching treelike figure produced by a foreign mineral. Opalite can be a variety of colors from yellow, green, brown, white, tan, and peach.  Cabochons

Fossilized Dinosaur Bone PendantPetrified Dinosaur Bone is the mineralized remains of dinosaur bone.  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.  Healing Properties  Cabochons

Australian Peanut Wood Fossil PendantPetrified Peanut Wood is a rare type of petrified wood from Western Australia. It comes from trees which grew 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period.  Peanut wood refers to the appearance of the peanut shaped light color markings against the blackish background of this petrified wood.  Peanut wood was created from wood washed into the ocean and infested by small marine clams. The wood sank to the ocean floor, and the bore holes filled with sediment, that later petrified.  This unique process created a uniquely beautiful petrified wood.  Peanut wood has beautiful glossy shine when polished, and the lighter beige colored markings are striking against the black background.  Healing Properties   Cabochons

Blue Pietersite Gemstone CabochonPietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 in Namibia, Africa. Currently China and Africa are the only known sources of Pietersite. Pietersite has brecciated, fibrous bands of blue, gold and red tiger eye type fibers in quartz. The fibers in Pietersite were folded, fractured and split, later reformed and naturally cemented together with quartz by geological processes. Pietersite has the chatoyancy of tiger eye with a chaotic pattern of colors. 

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