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Pearl

  Description: Pearls, natural or cultured, are formed when a mollusk produces layers of nacre around some type of irritant inside its shell. In natural pearls, the irritant may be another organism from the water. In cultured pearls, a mother-of-pearl bead or a piece of tissue is inserted (by man) into the mollusk to start … Continue reading Pearl

Peridot

Description: Peridot is a gem variety of the mineral olivine. Belonging to the forsterite-fayalite family. Often referred as olivine, but when we talk about gemstone the correct name would be peridot. It's an idiochromatic gem, which mean its color comes from the basic chemical composition of the mineral, but there is no minor traces of … Continue reading Peridot

Garnet

Identity: It's unique trait is, the occurrence it has with metamorphic rock. But there is still one way to recognize a Garnet is by using a strong neodymium magnets. Garnet is attracted by neodymium magnet due to its constancy of iron and manganese. It's ┬áhardness is of 6.5-7.5 on the Mohs Scale. ┬áTypes: Garnet is … Continue reading Garnet