STONE GLOSSARY

This stone dictionary will give you first insight into the world of minerals, describing most of our utilized materials.

Stones by first letter: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Stones “A” Shown Below

Abalone:


Abalone:

The Pauashell from the marine Abalone snail is mainly found on Newsealand´s coasts  shining in opalizing rainbow colours and thus also called Ocean-Opal or Sea-Opal. Long known in the pacific region as jewelry and a religeous item decorating ceremonies and holy places. In Europe Abalone is also famous for its culinaric value. See all Starborn Jewelry with Abalone

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Agate:

Agate:

Agate is a cryptocrystallin variety of Quartz (SiO2 ), which shows beautiful concentric pictures when cut and polished. Those structures are based upon rhythmic crystallization in layers of different Chalcedony. Agates are often filled geodes, found in many different varieties like Montana Agate, Crazylace-, Snakeskin- and Fire agate  (USA, Botswana, China, Mexico). See all Starborn Jewelry with Agate

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Anazasi-Pottery:

Anazasi-Pottery:

Anazasi-Potery: Original pottery shard from the Anazasi tribes in today’s area of the Midwest USA. Their culture began 700 AD and they vanished before the new world was even discovered, supposedly around 1400 AD. The Anazasi are believed to be not nomadic and they were extremely creative potteryartists, building household goods and furnished houses using the regional red, beige or ockercoloured clay mixtures. See all Starborn Jewelry with Anazasi Pottery

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Ammonite:

Ammonite:

Ammonite:  Cephalopod which once swam in shallow marine seas and whose different species are long extinct. The closest living relative to the Ammonite is the chambered Nautilus in the Pacific Ocean. Like the chambered Nautilus, the Ammonite’s ability to swim was due to the unique construction of its shell, which contained many air filled chambers. Already in early mankind the fossilized Ammonite served as a cultic talisman and symbolic charm. We are using this Fossil from many sites such as Madagascar (opalized), France (hematitic), Russia (pyrotized) or the older fossils from Morocco. See all Starborn Jewelry with Ammonite

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Iron Meteorite

Meteorite, sometimes unofficially referred to as Imilchil Meteorite, was found just in 2000 in the Agoudal area of Morocco. A hexahedrite iron meteorite, Agoudal is believed by many to have created a dual crater upon impact. The 2 lakes in the High Atlas Mountains believed to be the craters are a well-known ceremonial area for annual weddings. As of 2013, less than 1 kilogram of this Meteorite has been found.

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