Access Gems https://accessgems.com Your Stone and Gem Experts | Healing Stone Wed, 16 May 2018 13:58:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Jadeite Formation, Characteristics, and Healing Properties https://accessgems.com/jadeite/ https://accessgems.com/jadeite/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 13:58:42 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2949 Jadeite, a famous gem with mystical properties, has been mined by humans since the Stone Age. The gem is reputed to be more valuable than gold, and is especially prized in Chinese and Chinese-American cultures. The stunning stone varies in color from pale white to the deepest black, but green tones are the most traditional. […]

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Iolite Gemstone Properties, Spiritual Benefits, and Other Facts https://accessgems.com/iolite-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/iolite-gemstone/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 06:55:06 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2926 Iolite is the gemstone variety of a mineral call cordierite. Its name is derived from the Greek io, which means “violet flower.” The gem is known not only for its deep purple or blue color but for a quality called pleochroism, which means it changes color depending on the angle at which it is viewed. […]

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Hemimorphite Physical Properties, Spiritual Benefits, and other Facts https://accessgems.com/hemimorphite/ https://accessgems.com/hemimorphite/#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:25:02 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2914 Hemimorphite is a soroscilicate, which means it’s made up of two linked rings with a silicon atom in the center of four oxygen atoms. It is a hydrated zinc silicate and gets its name because it has different terminations at either end of one of its axes. One end of the crystal is blunt, and […]

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Coral Gemstone Physical Properties, Spiritual Benefits and Other Facts https://accessgems.com/coral-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/coral-gemstone/#respond Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:39:30 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2902 There are different forms and uses for coral, but precious coral is a gemstone quality that is found in rocky seabeds at levels below 500 feet. Although it comes in many shades, the most desired for jewelry is a variety known as Corallium Rubrum that has an intense pink to red color. Now let’s learn […]

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Chrysocolla Formation, Characteristics and Healing Properties https://accessgems.com/chrysocolla-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/chrysocolla-gemstone/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:15:11 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2889 The question of whether Chrysocolla is a gemstone unto itself or a mixture of copper hydroxide spertinite, water and amorphous silica is still an issue in the world of mineralogy. What is known is that it has been used for centuries by smiths as well as in ornamental carvings and jewelry. The name Chrysocolla came […]

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Calcite Gemstone Properties, Metaphysical Facts and Occurence https://accessgems.com/calcite-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/calcite-gemstone/#respond Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:26:29 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2881 When it comes to gemstones, few can surpass Calcite for its many uses and beauty. It’s not uncommon to see it incorporated into construction materials as well as pharmaceutical products. The gem’s calcium carbonate composition is found as components in limestone and marble as well as the shells of sea creatures and the exoskeletons of […]

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Spinel Stone Properties, Meaning, Occurrence and More https://accessgems.com/spinel-stone-properties-meaning/ https://accessgems.com/spinel-stone-properties-meaning/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:38:05 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2706 Spinel stone is unusual in that it has been mistaken for rarer gems throughout the centuries. It is actually made up of magnesium aluminum oxide and, in some forms, reacts to magnets. It is often called “the great imposture” because throughout history it’s been mistaken for rubies and sapphires. Following are some other interesting facts […]

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Azurite Formation, Characteristics and Healing Properties https://accessgems.com/azurite-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/azurite-gemstone/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:14:32 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2691 When it comes to blue gemstones few are more beautiful than Azurite. It is created when copper and weather transform ore deposits. Since it was found at the Chessy-les-Mines commune close to Lyon, France it’s also called Chessylite. Because of its color it’s often associated with colors that are seen in winter skies and low-humidity […]

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Andesine Gemstone Properties, Metaphysical Facts and Occurrence https://accessgems.com/andesine-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/andesine-gemstone/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:01:22 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2684 As a member of the feldspar family, Andesine remains somewhat of a mystery. It is 50-70% sodium aluminum silicate and 30-50% calcium aluminum silicate. It happens to contains properties identical to Labradorite and is often confused with that gemstone. Here are some other facts you may find interesting about Andesine’s properties, metaphysical details and where […]

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Andalusite – Formation, Properties and Metaphysical Facts https://accessgems.com/andalusite-gemstone/ https://accessgems.com/andalusite-gemstone/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:18:08 +0000 https://accessgems.com/?p=2676 Andalusite is a not well-known gemstone that is quite unique. In transparent form it will display various colors when viewed from different angles. The intensity of the colors will also look very different depending on how it is cut and the angle from which it is viewed. The gem’s fascinating color habits, properties, history and […]

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