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Eternal charm of Sterling Silver Jewelry
A 100 gm. piece of Sterling Silver contains 92.5 gm. silver and 7.5 gm. of another metal, usually copper. The number 925 is attached with sterling silver jeweler as the alloy has minimum millesimal fineness of 925. Also, the US Trade Laws prohibit any alloy from being labeled as sterling silver unless it has at least 92.5% silver in it.
Thus all Sterling Silver Jewelry is usually attached with the number 925. Pure silver is too soft to craft into jewelry and hence copper is used to infuse strength to the shiny metal. Depending upon the specific usage of the strengthened alloy, other metals like germanium, zinc and platinum too can be used in place of copper. Copper is most widely used as it is inexpensive and gives stable tested results however it makes the alloy tarnish over time as the copper element comes into contact and reacts with various gases.
The popularity of Sterling Silver Jewelry is due to its immense beauty and affordability. Every woman wants to look beautiful in fine jewelry and Sterling Silver brings that dream come true for a lot of women who cannot afford the luxuries of Gold and Diamonds. Sterling Silver Jewelry is available in every budget and very expensive pieces of jewelry also make use of Sterling Silver. Sterling Silver is not a recent development and has been used even in ancient times for making jewelry.
Sterling Silver alloy along with Cubic Zirconia diamonds are the basic raw materials of the large value-jewels market worldwide. Real diamonds are out of the budget of many people in the world and this CZ or Cubic Zirconia stones are used for making low-priced jewelry. Sterling Silver crafted pieces are embellished with CZ or artificial diamonds to make jewelsstunning to the eye as well as easy on the pocket. Not just jewelry pieces but even dining pieces, such as spoons, plates, jars and all kinds of dining table utensils are made out of sterling silver. Crafting them out of more expensive metals like Gold would not be feasible and less expensive metals would not look as aesthetic. Therefor Sterling Silver fills the gap for the alloy requirement in these cases.
Sterling silver jewelry must be stored in special clothing; cases or bags that help prevent the metal from tarnishing, besides the soft cushion will also prevent pieces from scratching each other. It is wise to minimize moisture and store the jewelry in a dry place.
Please do not use toothpaste to clean sterling silver no matter how many different place you read that toothpaste works like a charm when cleaning sterling silver jewelry. It is rough and abrasive and is bound to cause scratches on the smooth shiny surface of metal. Use special polishing cloths widely available in the market.
Similar to the old jeans develop faded areas and dark areas, Sterling Silver Jewels too develop bright and dark areas over time. They can be removed using polishing cloths but some people prefer this appearance as it makes the jewels more aesthetic.
Recently developed platinum-based Sterling Silver alloys are completely tarnish resistant.
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Talented artisans at Ana Silver Co. masterfully handcrafts each piece of jewelry you see here. Our pieces are made with solid 925 sterling silver and genuine gemstones. The one-of-a-kind piece you see here is the same exact piece you will receive.Some gemstones we use in our jewelry are Coated, Dyed, Heat treated or Irradiated.Aquamarine is Heat treatedBlue Topaz is IrradiatedBlue, Green, Orange P...
Why All Of The Obsession With Meteorites
Meteorites hold a transcendental appeal for collectors all across the globe. Not only are collectors fascinated by the concept of owning a piece of rock and metal that is from outer space, but they also enjoy meteorites for their cultured appeal. Some like the craggy outward appearance of an uncut Meteorite, but others appreciate the beauty that may be hidden beneath the rugged exterior.
Many meteorites are found in desert areas where climate, high visibility, and lack of foliage lead straight to higher levels of discovery. The Sahara Desert and the Arabian Peninsula boast high amounts of meteoric finds, while Australia, Antarctica, and the American fields and Midwest have also had numerous meteorites found. Once on the earth's surface, meteorites experience weathering, meaning they are exposed to moisture, wind, and other elements. Meteorites are often found by winding folks hunting for them in the desert so they can sell the meteorites to collectors.
86 p.c of meteorites are rocky, stone-like chondrites. They are called chondrites because of the round grains called chondrules that were formed from once-molten droplets in space. Chondrites are sold entire or in slices and are acquired by collectors who appreciate the meteorite's outer fusion crust and inner metallic flecks. The can also be smoothed and formed into sculptures or jewellery. A sub-type of hard meteorite is the achondrite, so called because this meteorite does not contain chondrules. This hard meteorite is rarer than chondrite; only 8 percent of meteorites are achondrites. They have an igneous, basaltic appearance like that of moon rocks, are also sold whole and in slices, and are admired for their more crystalline interior.
Iron meteorites are uncommon, representing only 5 p.c of meteorites. They have ingrowths of iron-nickel metals and are famous for their silver, metallic appearance. These meteorites can be purchased entire or carved down and chiseled to form metallic sculptures. They are also used to make various sorts of jewellery like rings, watches, and pendants.
The final sort of meteorite is the also the rarest, representing only 1 percent of all meteorites. Stoney iron meteorites are a mixture of iron-nickel metal and silicates; as well as being rare, the highest-quality stony iron meteorite contains top-grade olivine (or Peridot). When correctly cut with a wet saw into chunks, collectors can enjoy the stained-glass nature of the olivine pallasite. Peridot may also be removed from stony iron meteorites and cut into gem stones to be place in rings, necklaces, earrings, and other types of jewellery.
Meteorites come in numerous types and are picked up in raw, entire form, in slices, and in jewelry. Many collectors appreciate the variety present in the differing kinds of meteorites and collect multiple meteorites in their assorted forms.
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Approximate size and shape of a chicken egg, translucent blue with distinct tight spiral running from bottom to top of outside surface area. Heavy like a rock, and rough in texture, but with a porous surface that is particularly smooth in small areas which, appearing quite shiny, are clearly more porous than others. The inner body of the pearl has a diffusion pattern that appears somewhat like an inclusion one might see inside an ice cube. Megha Mani is generally translucent with a moderate degree of opacity, but when the surface is wet from either water or oil, the entirety of the gem, when looked through from top to bottom, functions as a transparent lens if sufficient light is cast on the observed surface.
The spiral has an unusual feature wherein if the eyes focus on the top endpoint looking in, the surrounding spiral viewed along the edge surfaces creates a very surprising visual effect. Basically, the focal point shifts (similar to 'looking glass' 3-dimensional pictures which appear once the eyes 'enter into' a patterned 2-dimensional image) as the two ends of the spiral meet in an optical 3-d space, with the net effect that the spiral actually appears to be a deep tunnel into dimensional space non-local to the physical environment.
Variant Cloud Pearls according to tribal traditions are reported to exist which are called "Thundercloud Pearls", in addition to different varieties of Cloud Pearl lacking the traditional spiral formation. There is also what appears to be a sister gem known as the "sky pearl" which is common to two disparate collections- one from Indonesia and one in a Himalayan foothill between Tibet and Nepal; the latter are reported as more opaque and containing embedded geometric patterns. In these cases, while the gems may be closely related to a greater Megha Mani family, the Hindu tradition is widely expectant of blue gems with a single spiral formation.
2. References to the pearl within sacred texts.
Sri Garuda Puranam, Chapter LXIX (69) -"Suta said... A cloud-grown pearl rarely reaches this mortal globe, and usually falls to the lot of the celestials. By illuminating the four quarters of the sky with its native lustre, a cloud-begotten pearl, like the sun dispels the gloom of a cloudy day. Outshining the combined effulgence of the fire, the moon, and the myriads of scintillating stars, such a pearl, like the dawn of day, can dispel the gloom of even the darkest night on earth. The whole earth, girdled by the four oceans containing innumerable gems in the fathomless depths, can not be deemed as the adequate price of such a pearl, even if she be covered over with layers of pure gold. A man, born in indigence and of humble parents, but happening to be the possessor of such a pearl, only through the transformation of a good deed done in a previous existence, is sure to be the paramount sovereign of the entire surface of the Earth. Not to the good deeds of the king alone, but to the better fortune of the whole humanity, should be ascribed the advent of such a man on earth, and no evil would ever strike the land to the extent of a thousand Yojanas (a Yojana is about 8 to 9 miles) round the place of his birth."
Reports have come to the fore that in the holy texts, a Cloud Pearl is actually the heart of Vishnu himself, while in another indication it is reported that the flowers of Vishnu's garland become Cloud Pearls as they fall to earth. The continued expansion of our Vedic library will facilitate these references for our publication.
3. Theological alignment of a given pearl group (i.e. presiding deity)
The Megha Mani is almost certainly an artifact belonging to the continuum of Lord Vishnu.
4. Cosmological Inherents (i.e. gem of Heaven, Underworld)
Clearly indicated as a gem from Heaven.
5. Religious or cultural significance of given pearl variety.
We have come to understand through Vedic tradition that the class of artifacts known as The Cloud Pearls have deeper spiritual significance than the other gems investigated herein.
6. Cross-references noted within Varahamihira.
The Brhat Samhita reinforces the existence of Cloud Pearls using the following language-
"They say that pearl is produced in the clouds of the seventh layer of wind in the sky in the manner of hail-stones. It falls there with the brilliance of lightning and is taken away (before it reaches the earth) by the denizens of heaven. "
7. Ritual handling of the artifact.
It has been suggested that puja in the manner of the Cobra and Boar Head Pearls is appropriate.
Vedic advisory has indicated that it is imperative to obtain a Dakshinavarti Shankh when owning a Cloud Pearl so that it will not 'act up'; that the presence of the Conch (which symbolically pairs the Vishnu Pearl with its Lakshmi Shankh counterbalance) is necessary to cause the pearl to settle down.
8. Stipulations regarding ownership.
Our Vedic advisory indicates that it is not easy to understand what one is dealing with regarding Cloud Pearls, noting that it would be disastrous if owners relinquish them in many cases; and that ownership carries responsibility regarding lives of others beyond an owner.
During several discussions on the same, it was noted that the Cloud Pearl is unhappy due to specific circumstances, which coincided with the appearance of an unhealthy-looking green layer similar to algae on the surface of the pearl. These instructions and concerns have been a primary topic with our Vedic advisory, and we consider such ultimately authoritative in Vedic practice on how pearls should be properly administrated.
9. Historical references.
Even beyond the Vedas, a large body of ancient literature is rife with legends of mysterious blue pearls possessing magical or miraculous characteristics, often taking owners to heights and depths of desire and despair. One of the most interesting is in the well-known 2200 BCE Epic of Gilgamesh, at a point wherein hero Gilgamesh (at the end of his long and tiring adventure) makes one more shot at rising beyond his mortal existence... expending the last of his energy to seek a legendary undersea object that would bring eternal life, health, and healing. The translation between western and eastern accounts of the Epic vary on the interpretation of a word translated either "plant" or "pearl". Using the eastern translation, Gilgamesh, at great expense of energy, dives under water to obtain the blue pearl which he recovers, against all odds. However, he is so tired that he falls asleep on the shore, at which time a snake comes and swallows his gem. The story ends in resignation to cruel twists of mortal fate, however the mechanics of this exchange are at least salient to snakes swallowing magical gems from underwater; a reasonable proposition to the cuneiform reader at the Mesopotamian branch of the Sumerian library. While this sort of event sequence could even be direct anecdotal testimony by a witness to this behavior between snakes and gems, the blue pearl and its conveyed irreplaceable and unearthly properties make the loss of Gilgamesh appear more like a Cloud Pearl.
While Gilgamesh resided far from the heart of the Indus basin, the Vedic realities of mortals owning effulgent blue heavenly gems conferred by deities are largely a juxtaposition of the infinitely powerful and the impossibly weak. In one holy text, Lord Surya (representing a view of God as having characteristics of the Sun) presented a heavenly blue gem to his disciple, Prasanjit, whom he felt truly deserved it. It was a private gift, but responsibility for accepting it found the mortal Prasanjit in over his head. Prasanjit visited the court of Lord Krishna wearing his gift, but the courtiers apparently felt concerned that the image of Krishna, and thusly their own, was diminished by someone wearing an accessory that Krishna didn't have. Out of envy, the sycophants tried to manipulate Prasanjit into feeling worthless next to Krishna, hoping he would donate his gem out of guilt or self-loathing. Prasanjit wasn't prepared to deal wiith this and made the mistake of trying to process his feelings and hunt wild game at the same time.
Walking unprepared into a more direct form of combat, this time against a lion, Pransanjit was overcome. The lion took the blue Mani from dead Prasanjit, but was instantly killed by a bear entering the scene trying to possess the heavenly gem. The bear, Jambvant, an associate of Lord Rama, took the blood-drenched Mani to his cave and in turn gave it to his children as a plaything. Meanwhile, the same courtiers that tried to manipulate Prasanjit apparently decided to see if their propaganda could manipulate Krishna himself, and spoke of foul play when Prasanjit didn't return. Likely they implied that Krishna killed him for the pearl, or either projected that onto him based on how they themselves felt. For reasons of his own, Krishna left the court to look for Prasanjit, and when he found instead a family of bears, lion parts, and a frenzy around the pearl, he knew that Prasanjit was certainly dead. Moreover, the bears were damaging the pearl, and in light of the fact that the bears were suspects in Prasanjit's demise, he immediately snatched the broken pearl from Jambvant, who didn't think twice and attacked Krishna to get the pearl back. However, he didn't know it was Krishna, whom he feared, and ultimately offered his daughter to Krishna along with the pearl in an act of submission.
Krishna went home and fixed the pearl. He ignored the courtiers and put the pearl somewhere, no one really knows where. The rumor exists to this day that Krishna kept the heavenly blue pearl for himself, however he may also also have buried the pearl at Pransanjit's grave.
10. State of scientific analysis.
We have done no scientific analysis on this class of artifact.
11. Geographical origin.
12. Scientific considerations for full overview.
This artifact has some properties which can be explored, such as an examination of light diffusion observed when the pearl is hit by different forms of illumination. The pearl seems to throw tiny single or multiple photon diffusions as an optical characteristic. Another analysis is a non-intrusive DNA-test to explore whether the pearl substrate may be at least partially composed of genetic material.
The 3d tunnel-effect produced by the spiral should be researched for similar examples both in naturally occurring mineral formations as well as similar man-made art throughout all known history, as well as investigation within broad bodies of sacred geometry involving spirals and their capacity to affect brainwave states; also aggregate analysis of historical meditation objects.
The likelihood remains that a Cloud Pearl is postulated as of infinite physical value only in an abstract sense when compared (from the standpoint of a deity) to its effectiveness to produce either meditative states, spiritual awakening or other personal development (which no amount of money could buy), but which a deity may see as a way to help an aspirant's progress.
13. Archaeologist review.
The observed spiral formations may have a personal precedent observed in fulgurites of river banks struck by lighting. Lightning hitting sand mixed with flourite could create a composite of blue translucent silicate complex; some unusual target point may have then been responsible for producing the spiral. The possibility exists that the artifact is some form of petrified egg and should be subjected to DNA testing.
14. Hindu intelligence.
The Cloud Pearl entry into the city was noted intuitively by some team members, and specific weather patterns were predicted remotely by the Hindu priest which were confirmed to have occured by the Vedic jeweler the following day.
A Cloud Pearl has been observed at a specific Shiva temple in India.
The number of rings around a Cloud Pearl face is known within the Hindu knowledge set. While we did not know that the Cloud Pearl was one continuous spiral before viewing it locally, this fact, the color, and other characteristics were already known to our Hindu associates and the artifacts were immediately recognized and validated upon examination.
15. Gemological opinion.
Our Vedic jeweler reports that a Cloud Pearl was submitted for scientific testing from a temple in India some time ago. The resulting report was that the substrate of the gem most closely resembled lava, however the greater body of tradition towards any testing of such gems is that it is a waste of time, that they are beyond any testing, and that testing will never yield a conclusive result.
16. Artist overview.
The composition is without question not man-made, however the spiral was likely carved by hand with a shell by a Hindu holy man hundreds if not thousands of years ago. The egg-like shape was almost certainly not the original formation of the substrate, but was likely carved out of a larger block. The 3-d tunnel effect caused by the spiral was created intentionally with full knowledge of the visual effect that would be produced. The porosity of the substrate may reveal that it is not mineral but comprised of genetic material. The blue color was likely the result of an unexpected chemical reaction between two disparate minerals under exposure to air or pressure. The Cloud Pearl is beautiful and has a definitive feel of authenticity. It is possible that the stone is a large uncut sapphire.
17. Anecdotal reports.
To the observer, the gems seem constantly active, and others note a low-volume high pitch sound. Some notice a swirling visual pattern. Color hues change gradually over weeks and months, and occasionally white chalky surface matter emerges. At other times the aforementioned green film appears, and is very difficult to completely remove, but disappears over time.
18. Personal observances.
The Cloud Pearl appears to be some form of meditation device rather than a precious gem per se. Anyone approaching a Cloud Pearl with the intent of 'enter the spiral' as we indicate may stare transfixed for inordinate periods of time and later emerge quite tired but with little explanation about the experience. Biofeedback or other brainwave monitoring devices would be highly informative in describing delta between pre-Cloud Pearl state and midstream Cloud Pearl access.
None known at this time, barring those cited earlier.
21. Miscellaneous subtleties.
The gems have a definite other-worldly feeling, with a sense that the are both very old and very futuristic.
22. Relative Scarcity of pearl.
Rarest of the rare. One confirmed available for placement, which unlike other known specimens is small enough to fit on a pendant. The owner has agreed that Divine Net Galleries will be allowed to represent the brokerage of this gem specimen to interested buyers.
23. Known Placements.
We do now where several of these are and who owns them, as the owners have a difficult time keeping it quiet. As far as temples and other holy sites, these placements are presently unknown to us. We are aware that minimally one cloud pearl exists by private collectors in the following areas: Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. We would need to seek permission before publicly identifying any of the owner's identities.
24. Relative Valuation Criteria.
Oral tradition transcribed withinSri Garuda Purana states that a Cloud Pearl is of greater value than the total mass of the Earth's oceans filled with an averaged mass of gold and precious stones. While the oceanic mass starts out at something like 2x10^24 kg, we will compute this some time as a matter for posterity.
25. Indicated ownership benefits.
The Cloud Pearl is described in such a way in Sri Garuda Purana that one would infer that there is nothing of greater value in the entire world. The mysterious object is said to form within a cloud, considered so valuable that it is usually stolen by demigods, and that it has the unusual property of protecting an owner's entire country from evil at a radius of 8,000 miles from their birthplace. An obtainer of such an artifact is purportedly turned into a conduit to help meet human needs. It is also indicated that the object contains an 'effulgence' (also used to describe properties of the Cobra Pearl) which is sufficient to make the darkest night shine like the sun. In addition, the price is also set for a Cloud Pearl using a simple equation that defines the maximum value which a Megha Mani will always exceed.
26. Conjecture on what gives each pearl a Sacred property.
One theory is that this may be noted on a number of levels with regard to the Megha Mani, and that these artifacts are largely very elaborate riddles that for whatever reason have waited until 2005 for the spirals to start unraveling, so to speak. As with other cross-cultural mystery artifacts of human development, similar types of objects are often held as trophies between warring religious orders, tribes, temples, mosques, and churches. We tend to see that today, new cross-cultural exchanges are being facilitated which open sharing and learning between a new generations of bearers open enough to forgive the past.
27. Action plan for further research.
We were presented with the opportunity to interview bernadette of Daytona, Florida (mentioned in the Cobra Pearls section) about this artifact, that the biological/zoological contributor did not have enough background in to comment.
28. Biological and Zoological review.
Few ideas, so referred to the rather unorthodox and subjective "gem psychic" associate, but with very interesting resulting insight.
29. Final determinants.
This will be an ongoing field of examination, however the rather intangible field of Heavenly Clouds may be most accessible by others conversant in such concepts, leading somewhat back to comments by the mysterious "Stone Psychic" of Daytona.
The Cloud Pearl was placed before bernadette, again with no descriptions about what it was or where it came from, and amongst a group of stones. She indicated that she could only speak what the stone told her.
She gravitated directly to the Cloud Pearl and picked it up, however while she held it, her hands continued to shake; unlike when she picked up other stones. Her first words were indicating it was from a meditative hand from an ancient mold, and then likened it to "the discovery of Angelite in Peru during the 'harmonic convergence'" which, she indicated, "was the result of group meditation."
She pointed to a phenomeon we had observed in the Cloud Pearl, which is loosely an internal flat plane somewhere in the internal refraction as almost an inclusion. She said that this is a "lightbrary" and had the ongoing property of forming itself "as a manifestation of desire and universal input" according to the form it was created in. She compared this principle to breaking a double-terminated quartz crystal, as that over time the crystal would continue to grow and form double termination.
She then "channeled" the stone and said the following-
"That which is a cloud in the heat of heaven..."
"An imperfection of the perfection."
She said that the stone wanted to call itself elaborate names and had a somewhat 'boasty' personality. She indicated that she heard a number of voices surrounding it, and not just one; that its creators may have not known what they were creating but that we would hope so. She indicated that there was also a pink and mauve one somewhere, with a wave pattern and not a spiral one (which is similar to other observed artifacts we have reviewed in the non-Vedic tradition).
She indicated that what she had already deemed some form of "Cloud Pearl" was intended to sit on something which would then make it glow red and violet. When asked what, it was some sort of sculpture, located far away from the point of origin.
She then concluded saying that the purpose of a Cloud Pearl was to take one point of view, then another point of view and arrive at a middle point. When we asked if this meant as a "synthesizer" of opposite points of view, she took a few moments and then said, finally, no, as...
As the original legend of this particular collection mirrored this exact story, it lends support of the notion that this we are dealing with multiply authenticated Cloud Pearl artifacts; something that may take a while for science to catch up with.
The collection was conferred after a number of generations which treated the gems as heirlooms. Hundreds of years ago, villagers found them underneath a piece of land that was being cleared for a family in Sumbawa, Indonesia. Years prior, a master from China had done a group demonstration in Qi Gong practice over this plot. He conjured a cloud, and then the onlookers watched it disappear into the ground. When the gems were later found, the villagers recognized them as Cloud Pearls and attributed their existence to this event.
If Cloud Pearls can indeed function as an arbiter in bi-polar human strife, we would hope that placements would best occur in areas of entrenched fighting over heated issues.
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science:rocks and minereals questions (special properties) HELP?
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here are the questions.
what are the special properties of:
3. how does the amount of space affect the apperance of a crystal?
4. identify the crystal shapes of these minerals:
any of those answers are great!
1. fluorite is the most colorful mineral and Fluorite has perfect octahedral cleavage, It has a hardness of 4, and it is transparent to translucent and has a vitreous luster.
2. sphalerite- important ore of zinc, hardness 3.5-4, Cleavage: perfect in six directions
Color: black to brown also yellow to red and very rarely colorless
Transparency: crystals are transparent to translucent,
Associated Minerals: Arsenopyrite, Barite, Chalcopyrite, Calcite, Dolomite, Fluorite, Galena, Magnetite, Pyrrhotite, Pyrite, Quartz, Siderite, and many other mineral verities
3. The amount of space available for a crystal to fill affects its final shape and size
4 mineral shapes
a. feldspar- Monoclinic (Flat tabular or prism-shaped crystals)
b. corundum- typical tapered shape and hexagonal cross section
c. calcite- many different shapes (dog tooth is one famous one)
d. galena- forms many crystal shapes
Where did you look "everywhere?" all of the is accessible in any mineral site on the web. You may have... You need more confidence in yourself. You probably know these answers already.
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Fluorite can be found in a wide range of colors, from green to black, and even with multiple colors on the same specimen. The different colors correspond with different meanings, but all colors are thought to activate one's mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Fluorite is thought to be a powerful cleanser that enhances one's thoughts and decision-making processes. Experience the thrill of fin...
The Esoteric Properties Of Purple Flourite
Purple fluorite is not just stunning. It's a strong healing tool. Though fluorite comes in different colours like green, grey, yellow and white, the most striking is the purple. There is a green and purple striped combination that is similarly beautiful. It doesn't need to be faceted to enhance its beauty either. It is a comparatively softer stone and is commonly carved into heart shapes and obelisks or pyramids.
The purple variety is employed by many psychics to enhance their mystic power in a reading. Some psychics keep it near their tarot cards or hold it in their hand while doing a reading. It is thought to make the connection between the human mind and the universal consciousness clearer. Occasionally it is placed between the eyebrows, on the 3rd eye, to promote spiritual vision. It accelerates spiritual awakening and increases self-respect. It also cleans the auric field so helping balance the chakras.
When placed in a room or worn on the body, fluorite absorbs negative energies and stops mystic pulls. Fluorite is also a forceful immune booster. It forestalls the veins from fat accumulations and cholesterol deposits. Placed on the bones and backbone fluorite, can be a superb stone for rheumatism sufferers. As it helps with psychological lucidity it can be used for senility.
Fluorite is also sometimes called fluorspar. The word means to flow. Fluorite is essentially fluorescent under ultraviolet light. Because it absorbs negativity, it should be cleaned frequently. Just holding it under running water for a short while will generally do the trick. You then wish to charge it in daylight for no less than thirty minutes to an hour. It can be found generally in the UK, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the US and in China. Most of the Purple and green fluorite we sell in the U.S. Comes from China. They're among the largest exporters of fluorite.
Fluorite Jewelry comes in numerous different shapes and sizes. Fluorite gems can be simply converted into exquisite jeweled pieces, especially when coupled with other complimenting precious stones like amethyst and peridot. It is frequently carved into beads which make beautiful beaded necklaces and wristbands. Earrings are also really attractive and light. Pendants made with fluorite are very good in either silver or gold. It is a semi-precious stone that is rather inexpensive and is used with gold and silver to make some fascinating rings. It is a stone you can wear everyday easily.
Purple Flourite is considered a Stone for the third eye, bringing rationality to the intuitive qualities. It brings an orderly connection and conscious organisation to both mystic and spiritual growth. Assists in treatment of aberrations connected with the bone and bone marrow, expediting appropriate balancing in the body, bone and cellular structures. Helps to ready all of the bodies for healing.
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Although sulfuric acid is one of the most commonly used chemicals, it was probably little known before the 16 th century. Was prepared by Johann Van Helmont (c.1600) by destructive distillation of green vitriol (ferrous sulfate) and fire and brimstone. The first demand of the main industrial sulfuric acid was the Leblanc process for making sodium carbonate (developed c.1790). Sulphuric acid is produced in Nordhausen of vitriol green, but it was expensive.
A synthesis process for burning sulfur with saltpeter (potassium nitrate) was first used by Johann Glauber in the 17th century. and developed commercially by Joshua Ward in England c.1740. He was soon replaced by the lead chamber process, invented by John Roebuck in 1746 and since improved by many others. The contact process was originally developed c.1830 by Peregrine Phillips in England, was little used until the need for concentrated acid arose, particularly the manufacture of synthetic organic dyes.
When pure, acid sulfuric acid is a clear, colorless, oily. One hundred percent of H2SO4 has a melting point at 10 ° C, when heated, emits SO3 until acid concentration was reduced to 98.5%, and then boiled at a constant temperature of 338 ° C. considerable evolution of heat is produced when concentrated sulfuric acid is diluted with water. Substantial amounts of SO3 can be dissolved in acid. The resulting solution is commercially known as sulfuric acid fuming.
Sulfuric acid does not occur as a free acid in nature. Found only in the form of its salts (sulphate): gypsum, Epsom salts, barite and Glauber's salt. Until the eighteenth century, sulfuric acid was made by heating alum (potassium aluminum sulfate) or iron vitriol (ferrous hydrated sulfate).
This method was replaced by the combustion of natural sulfur with saltpeter, which eventually became the lead chamber process call which has the advantage that the acid can be obtained at any concentration, while the highest concentration possible in the lead chamber process is 78%.
The contact process is as follows, sulfur dioxide (SO2) is obtained by roasting iron pyrites (FeS2) in a rotary kiln, left out of the kiln or fluidized bed furnace. Which of these types of furnaces are used depends on the particle size and nature of the Pyrite to be processed. When the process gases toast has cooled in the gas lines for heat radiation of 1000 ° C to 400 ° C -500 ° C, containing powder is removed by electrostatic precipitators (Electricians).
which of the iron compounds that follow contain the highest percentage of iron?
pyrite (FeS2) hematite (Fe2O3) or siderite (FeCO3)? thanks amooo! : D
Fe2O3 contains more iron why? because the relationship between the molecular weight of iron and other atoms are the highest among all pension funds of the proposed molecules (which contains two iron atoms + no + no carbon sulfide is higher in molecular weight of oxygen)
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Lapis Lazuli from mines of sar-e-sang Badakhshan, Afghanistan
However certain rocks, (such as lapis lazuli) and organic materials (such as Amber or jet) are not minerals, but still used for jewelry, and therefore often regarded as natural gemstones as well. Most precious stones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry due to its brightness or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another feature that gives value to a gemstone. Besides jewelry, from ancient times until the 19th century engraved gems and carvings and cups were Hardstone large luxury art forms, the sculptures of Carl Faberge was the last major work in this tradition.
The traditional classification in the West, dating back to the ancient Greeks, begins with a distinction between precious and semiprecious stones, similar distinctions are made in other cultures. In modern usage precious stones are diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald, with all the other gems to be semi-precious stones. This distinction is not scientific and reflects the rarity of the respective stones in antiquity, and their quality: they are all fine translucent color in its purest form, with the exception of colorless diamonds, and very hard, with hardness of 80-10 on the Mohs scale. Other stones are classified by their color, transparency and hardness. The traditional distinction does not necessarily reflect modern values by example, while garnets are relatively inexpensive, called Tsavorite green garnet, can be much more valuable than a mid-quality emerald. Another scientific term semi-precious stones used in art history and archeology is Hardstone. The use of the words' beautiful 'and' semi-precious in a commercial context is not certainly misleading, since it apparently involves some stones are inherently more valuable than others, which is not the case.
In modern times Natural gemstones are identified by gemologists, who describe gems and their specific characteristics using technical terminology in the field of gemology. The first characteristic a gemologist uses to identify a gemstone is its chemical composition composition. For example, diamonds are made of carbon (C) and rubies of aluminum oxide (Al2O3). Then, many gems are crystals which are classified by crystal system such as cubic or trigonal or monoclinic. Another term used is habit, the shape of the gem is usually found in. For example, diamonds, which have a cubic crystal system, are often in octahedra.
There are no universally accepted classification systems for any gemstone other than white (colorless) diamond. Diamonds are graded using a system developed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in the decade 1950. Historically, all gemstones are graded with the naked eye. The GIA system includes an important innovation, the introduction of 10x magnification as the standard classification of clarity. Other <a href=" "> http://www.gemandgemstone.com natural gemstones </ a> are still qualified with the naked eye (assuming a vision of 20/20).
A mnemonic device, the "four Cs" (color, cut, clarity and carat) has been introduced to help consumers understand the factors used for classification of a diamond.  With the modification of these categories can be useful in understanding the classification of all gemstones. The four criteria are weighted differently depending on whether they apply to colored gemstones or diamond colorless. In diamonds, cut is the main determinant of value followed by clarity and color. Diamonds are meant to shine, to break light into its rainbow colors iris constituents (scatter) brilliant cut them into pieces (scintillation) and submit it to the light (brightness). In its crystalline form in the rough, a diamond will do none of these things, is required for proper settings and it is this called "cut." In gemstones, color, including colored diamonds, is the purity and beauty that color is the main determinant of quality.
Physical characteristics that make a colored stone valuable are color, clarity lesser extent (emeralds will always have a number of inclusions), cut, unusual optical phenomena within the stone and color as zoning and Asteria (Star effects). The Greeks, for example, Asteria valuable gems, which were considered as a powerful love charm, and Helen of Troy was known for bringing star corundum.
Historically gemstones were classified into precious stones and semi-precious stones. Because this definition may change over time and vary with culture, has always been difficult to determine what constitutes precious stones.
Diamond has a wide band gap of 5.5 eV, corresponding to the ultraviolet wavelength of 225 nanometers deep. This means pure diamond should transmit visible light and appear as a colorless glass. Colors in the diamond come from defects in the network and impurities. The diamond lattice is exceptionally strong and only atoms nitrogen, boron and hydrogen can be introduced into diamond during growth in large concentrations (up to atomic percentages). Transition metals Ni and Co, which are commonly used for synthetic diamond growth using standard high pressure high temperature, have been detected in diamond as atoms individual, the maximum concentration is 0.01% for Ni  and even much less Co. Virtually any element can be introduced into the diamond by the implantation ion.
Nitrogen is by far the most common impurity found in gem diamonds. Nitrogen is responsible for yellow brown diamonds. Boron is responsible for colors.Color blue gray diamond has two sources: the radiation (usually by alpha particles) which causes the color of green diamonds, and plastic deformation of the diamond lattice. Plastic deformation is the cause of some brown color  and diamonds.In order maybe pink and red of rarity, colorless diamond, by far the most common, is followed by yellow and brown, by far the colors common, then the blue, green, black, translucent white, pink, purple, orange, purple, and the rarer red. "Black" or Carbonado, diamonds are not really black, but contain numerous dark inclusions that give the jewels of its dark side. Colored diamonds contain impurities or defects causing structural coloration, while pure or nearly pure diamonds are transparent and colorless. Most diamond impurities replace a carbon atom crystal lattice, known as a deficiency of carbon. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a deep yellow color light, depending on the type and concentration of nitrogen.  The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grades diamonds low saturation yellow and brown like diamonds in the range normal color, and applies a rating scale of "D" (colorless) to Z (light yellow). Diamonds of a different color, like blue, are called fancy colored diamonds, and correspond to a different rating scale.
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How much is pure Afgahn Lapis worth?
I have several rocks of it, some fairly large. Anyone know if there is a going rate for this stuff. It is real pretty when polished.
Here is a lapidary dealer that has a lot of Afghan Lapis Lazuli for sale. The rough specimens go from US$18.50 per ounce for small high grade samples, to US$4.50 per ounce for medium grade specimens.
One seller I saw listed on eBay wanted US$19.55 per ounce (converted from kg/pound sterling).
In Pakistan, the mineral has a range of value reported as
"Gem dealers in Peshawar say the remaining stone is worth from $1 to $1,000 a kilogram, depending on quality." Converted that would be US$0.03 to US$28.35 per ounce. I imagine the higher end is more realistic outside of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Science Museum - La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Located in a large urban renewal site dedicated to the culture and leisure, the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie was completed in 1986 with a mandate to educate visitors about the science and technology. Designed by architect Adrien Fainsilber and based on five themes, water and earth, the universe, industry, communication, and men and health, the City has received nearly 40 million visitors since it opened its doors on March 13, 1986, coinciding with the arrival of Halley's Comet. Located in the Parc de la Villette, which was previously a huge slaughter, with a surface 55 hectares, this highly innovative complex is one of the greatest scientific and cultural centers in the world and consists of several individual sites.
Explore offers activities to the visitors how to fly an airplane or travel streamlined by the human body, the Geode is a geodesic dome that contains a display of 1,000 meters Cinaxe square is a simulator equipped with equipment used to train airline pilots. For children, the Cité des Enfants taught how to a television program, while Electricité Exhibition offers the opportunity to learn how electricity is supplied. One can find a submarine of 400 tons in the Argonaute submarine that was the pride of the French army during the 1950's and settled in the city in 1989. New exhibitions include L'homme et les show the genes, is an introduction to the world of genes. Poussière d'étoiles tells the story of the birth of the universe through giant shows and musical creations.
Located in an impressive modern site in northeastern Paris, called the Parc de la Villette. The 'Parc' is an exceptional area of culture and leisure in Paris. Offering a wide variety of exhibitions and shows, this cultural crossroads is also a beautiful park with gardens surrounding the Ourcq channel. The appointment of Science and Industry is at the top of the park, and is a masterpiece of modern architecture.
Parc de la Villette is the setting of this great science museum best known for its Geode dome and impressive 180-degree cinema. Natural and scientific phenomena are explained with the help of exhibitions in an area specially designed with children in mind. Children three and over can visit a real submarine, the Argonaute, and find out how it works, are exhibitions organized in Espace Explora. The entrance to La Cité des Métiers resource center and media library is free for children.
Section space is also worth visiting, with scale models of the Ariane launchers, where you can experience weightlessness firsthand. There is even a real submarine base - 400 tons Argonaute came to rest at La Cité des Sciences in 1989 and has been restored to its former glory on the mainland. La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is one of the largest science museums in the world, visited by thousands each year.
All amenities are nearby with playgrounds for children, the Grande Halle - A giant hall for exhibitions and shows, the national conservatory of music and dance, and the "Folies" - small red building housing exhibits and mini bars.
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Geodes why so expensive?
geodes stores sell a lot of money (100s or even 1000). And I saw online that you can make your own geodes geodes and some sold on eBay for $ 10. what determines the value of the geodes? Why do not people make artificial pockets if the kit is available on the Internet that is, why would anyone pay $ 1000 for a pocket?
Pockets are large and fixed as jewelry. People will pay for them what they are willing to pay in comparison with willingness to seek and accept. Others have no intrinsic value to be really good and nice, I think we can all agree. You can not really make your own pockets. You can do something that has some crystal inside a hollow body, but will not make your own pocket. A geode is a rock hollow truth that formed in a pore large rock. hydrothermal fluids flowed through and over an unspecified period of time items made in these liquid crystals formed. Some not very interesting (Which you can get 10 for $ 1 in stores) or the incredibly beautiful (many meters high and covered with beautiful colors and large crystals). You will never to create an amethyst geode, for example. Just something that you can put on the shelf that is worth less than they paid for the "kit of pocket" and honestly is not even going to look interesting. The kits are just crap to get attention of children and gullible parents. There is also no industrial method for geodes. Can * only * be created naturally, and their prices just depends on what you can bargain. There is a "pocket" about 2,000 feet deep at the bottom of a mine in Mexico. It was discovered quite by accident, no one was looking for a large underground pocket, they were looking for resources (I think it was copper ...). Very good link, below.
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A Fountain Can Be An Excellent Element Of Home Decor
Are there spaces in your home that don't seem to reflect your individual taste and personality and you just don't know what to do to improve the space? You should consider adding a decorative water fountain to your indoor decor. It may be just the solution to make your home reflect the spirit you desire.
A beautiful water fountain will do two things to bring a space alive in your home. Its artistic beauty will enhance any decor, and many fountains come with delicate lighting to accentuate its space. A fountain will also contribute to the auditory environment of your home. The serene sound of water gurgling over rocks or down the face of a colorful wall will minimize the noises of the outside world and bring peace and serenity to you and your guests.
A fountain strategically placed near your main entryway will set the tone for your guests as they enter your home and are greeted by the harmonious lyrics of bubbling water. Smaller fountains placed in the dining room or in bedrooms will unify the theme into a serene whole. The rapidly flowing water also adds moisture to your space, which can be beneficial especially if you live in a dry climate.
You can shop online for decorative fountains taking as much time as you need to find the perfect fountain for the perfect space. Fountains are available in almost every conceivable material, from natural rock formations, including beautiful geodes and crystals, to stainless steel, copper, and synthetic materials that will accentuate the beauty of your home. You can find a fountain that is just the right size to fit any space inside or outside your home. Fountains can be found in all price ranges so they can fit any budget.
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