Peridot beach August birthstone

BeachWhat better way to commemorate the birthstone of August then with a whole beach lined with it! The birthstone of the month is peridot and it comes in abundance on a small beach in Hawaii.

Papakolea Beach is a green sand beach; the sand came from a volcanic eruption that spewed green ash sand over 49,000 years ago. The green colour formed from Olivine rock fragments that came from the mountain. Olivine (more…)

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Unusual Textured Stones – Druzy And Faceted Pearl

PearlsDruzy is a quartz crystal formation that grows on the surface of rocks or in cavities between them. It forms a glittery surface as the tiny crystals refract the light in different directions. It is quite stunning when used in jewellery as it adds a unique texture and color play.

These hard crystal surfaces are often found in the central cavities of rocks – these rocks are so called geodes. They (more…)

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