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Ametrine that is also known as trystine or by the trade name of bolivite has entranced men for decades. Discovered in Bolivian mines of Anahi in the 1960s, this semi precious gemstone has captivated the attention of dealers, jewelers and fashion lovers alike. It happens to be quartz stone that embodies the colors of both amethyst and citrine thereby attaining a yellow orangish hue with tinges of purple.…
The impure silicon dioxide may not excite the chemists but they can make a world of difference to an ordinary individual seeking to heal the body and calm the mind. This form of impure crystal is known as Jasper and has remained in vogue from time immemorial. The mottled colours of green, red, orange brown and yellow displayed by this enchanting crystal has the power to mesmerize you completely.…
The gemstone known as Jasper can be described as an opaque form of chalcedony that is found displaying a motley of amazing colours. The collectors are stunned by the beauty of this beautiful stone and are often eager to polish and wear it as an adornment. The red, green, yellow and brown splotches appear due to the presence of impurities particularly silica remnants. However, the beauty of this mineral is sure to attract the users who aspire to retain it for various purposes.…
Labradorite is a special gemstone or crystal that has the power to mesmerize the people who are often reluctant to turn their gaze away. Ordinarily, it could be termed as a crystal belonging to the Feldspar group usually dark grey or black in color that can bend light in a spectacular manner giving rise to iridescence of vibrant hues such as peacock blue, emerald green and even purple speckled with gold streaks…
The word crystal conjures up an image of a transparent stone that gleams mysteriously in a fortune teller’s hands.  The truth happens to be a trifle different though as it is merely an object that is made up of a flat surface and angular ends. Not all crystals are transparent though and may be found in a side variety of colors. A crystal can be determined scientifically via a microscope that displays the intrinsic structure forming a lattice extending in every direction.…
Lapis Lazuli is commonly referred to as 'Lapis' which is the Latin name for stone. This beautiful blue stone generally comprises of the mineral Lazurite. Lapis is known all over the world and has been used and cut by the ancient Egyptians who first used it to create wonderful and striking blue cosmetics which gave them their unique regal looks. Lots of ancient civilisations have used lapis in jewellery and carvings including; the Greeks, Romans and Persians.…
The nip in the air gladdens the heart and elevates the spirits with the thought of Christmas being just a few days away. It is the time to rejoice and forget your complaints while embracing life in totality. …
Throughout most of the mesozoic era which was about 251 million years ago to 65 million years ago Madagascar and India were connected and as this was the age of the dinosaurs they therefore shared similar dinosaur faunas which are quite distinct from those found on other modern African and Asian landmasses.…
At Madagascan Direct, you can find a vast array of crystals with wonderful healing properties. Whether you’re after a stone to help you fall (and stay) asleep, or a stone to improve your psychic powers, there are plenty of options available. Firstly, agate is a stone of stability and balance. Although it is less powerful than other crystals, it has the ability to balance all types of health: from outward physical health (including treating disorders of the skin…
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Recently we have imported alongside the Chrysocolla some high grade Peruvian Pyrite Spheres, Hearts and Eggs. The Pyrite is a beautiful top quality grade and fits in well with all of our other products from Madagascar. Pyrite can also be known as fools gold due to it's bright golden lustrous metallic finish. Pyrite can also be found in association with gold which must have been a nightmare for early gold miners. Pyrite has an amazing crystal habit being cubic and massive and octahedral to name but a few.…
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