All posts tagged "quartz"

  • Gem Profile Apr. 12: Diamond

    by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Diamond Shop Diamond CZ Stones | Shop Quartz Gems | Shop White Topaz Gems “Diamonds are Forever” is a phrase you have heard from DeBeers to James Bond, and it fits, because diamonds...

    • Posted April 12, 2013
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  • Gem Profile Feb. 1: Fordite

    by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Fordite Shop Designer OOAK Cabochons on Wire-Sculpture Who doesn’t love a great car? The “new car” smell, the iconic designs, the beautiful paint in a rainbow of colors, and the pleasure of taking...

    • Posted February 1, 2013
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  • Gem Profile August 31: Tanzanite

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Tanzanite Find Tanzanite CZs on Wire-Sculpture.com The Discovery of Tanzanite Tanzanite was discovered by a tailor in Tanzania, named Manuel d’Souza, in July of 1967. On July 7th, Manuel was prospecting for gold...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Gem Profile July 13: Onyx

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Onyx Onyx comes from the Greek word for nail. Nail? Yes! While many of us think of the color black when onyx comes up, onyx is a variety of chalcedony that can be...

    • Posted July 13, 2012
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  • Gem Profile June 22: Chrysocolla

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Chrysocolla Shop Chrysocolla Beads | Shop Chrysocolla Cabochons Chrysocolla, also called gem silica is found in large deposits and is fairly common; yet gem-quality chrysocolla is very hard to come by. Why? Because...

    • Posted June 22, 2012
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  • Gem Profile June 8: Chalcedony

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Chalcedony Shop Chalcedony Beads Chalcedony used to be considered a fibrous variety of quarts. However, it has been shown to contain quartz as well as moganite, a different form of silicon dioxide with...

    • Posted June 8, 2012
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  • Gem Profile April 20: Cryptocrystalline Quartz Introduction

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Cryptocrystalline Quartz Introduction, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Agate Cabochons | Shop Agate Beads As you have become aware in recent months, there are many, many kinds of quartz dug from...

    • Posted April 20, 2012
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  • Gem Profile March 30: Macrocrystalline Quartz

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 30, 2012 Summarizing Macrocrystalline Quartz, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Quartz Cabochons | Shop Cherry Quartz Beads, Quartz Beads Within this brief conclusion...

    • Posted March 30, 2012
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  • Gem Profile March 23: Quartz with Inclusions, Part 2

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 23, 2012 Included Quartz Part 2, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Quartz Cabochons | Shop Rutilated Quartz Beads, Tourmalinated Quartz Beads Tourmalated quartz,...

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Mar. 16: Quartz with Inclusions

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 16, 2012 <br/ > Included Quartz Part 1, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Quartz Cabochons | Shop Rutilated Quartz Beads, Shop Tourmalinated Quartz...

    • Posted March 16, 2012
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  • Gem Profile March 9: Tiger Eye

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 9, 2012 Tiger Eye, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Blue Tiger Eye, Red Tiger Eye, and Brown Tiger Eye Cabochons | Shop Tiger...

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Feb. 24: About Rose Quartz

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for February 24, 2012 Rose Quartz, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Rose Quartz Cabochons | Shop Rose Quartz Beads by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Quartz that has been colored by...

    • Posted February 24, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Jan. 13: What is Smoky Quartz?

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 13, 2011 Smoky Quartz, one in a Series on Quartz When macrocrystalline quartz is colored or tinted in shades of gray or brown, it is...

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Jan. 6: About Citrine and Ametrine

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 6, 2012 Citrine and Ametrine, one in a Series on Quartz At the end of my macrocrystalline quartz article featuring amethyst, I mentioned that when...

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Dec. 30: About Amethyst

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 30, 2011 Amethyst, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Selection of Amethyst Beads | Shop Amethyst Cabochons As we learned in an Introduction to...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • Gem Profile Dec. 23: Quartz Introduction

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 23, 2011 Quartz Introduction, first in a Series on Quartz   The subject of the mineral quartz, is huge! Basically there are two types of...

    • Posted December 23, 2011
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