Pink Opal – Story of the Stone

Pink Opal Flip Flop Pendant - Shankla by paves

Opal was formed many millions of years ago, when a combination of silica and water flowed into cracks and spaces in the ground. This then gradually hardened and solidified to become opal. Opal is a hardened silica gel, usually containing between 5-10% water. Therefore it is noncrystalline, unlike most other gemstones. There are two variety:

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Chrysoprasus Stone – The making of Fresh Mint and Apple Green Shankla Pendants

Apple Green Shankla Pendant by

Story of the Stone. Fresh Mint and Apple Green Shankla. Made of CHRYSOPRASUS, Greek chrysoprasos, the tenth foundation stone of the celestial Jerusalem. It is a kind of green agate, composed mostly of silica and a small percentage of nickel. Spelled chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus, this opaque gemstone variety of chalcedony owes its lively hue

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