Saturday, 15 August 2015

Gemstones



When we on holiday I was luckey enough to get these polished gemstones. We got them from the Te Papa musieum in Wellington and I was wondering do you know any information about them? comment below If you have any extra imformation that is not written down it will be much epreciated if you let me know I would love to hear from you.

Amethyst:
Amethyst is a violet the color of Violet it is often known as a variety of of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from Ancient Greek. Rare kinds of Amethyst can be found in Siberia.Amethyst was used as a gemstone. This picture shows where the Gemstone Amethyst is found.
Quartz, Tibet.jpgQuartz:There are many different varieties of quartz including Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Citrine and lastly Milky Quartz.The word "quartz" is invented from the German word Quarz.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Howlet: Crystals of Howlite are rare, having been found in only a couple locations worldwide. Howlite is commonly used to make decorative objects such as small carvings or jewelry.                           

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jorja
    I hope you enjoyed your visit to Te Papa - it's a fantastic museum.
    Obsidian is really cool - it's a type of glass often found where volcanoes are. You find it in places where lava has cooled quickly.
    Hope you find out lots more about these gemstones. They certainly are pretty!

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