Stone Stories

Tektite

Tektite

March 10, 2021

It’s hard to stay grounded when you stop and think about the situation we’re faced with in this life. We’re on a giant ball spinning in space at 1600kmph, a few planets away is a gigantic fireball a million times larger than Earth AND we’re all floating in infinity (whatever that means). Now bring your thoughts back down to Earth and ponder this. Crystals can take thousands to millions of years to form, which means they have been present during key moments, in our ...
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Tanzanite

Tanzanite

March 10, 2021

Tanzanite is the new kid on the block but has made waves through the jewelry industry, gathering a worldwide following along the way. Its color is more complex than others in the ‘precious gemstone’ category and although tanzanite requires special treatment to showcase its true colors we can still appreciate its natural talents. Known as ‘the stone of magic’, you too can appreciate the magic of its beauty when viewing our range of Tanzanite pendants, rings, and ear...
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Sugilite

March 10, 2021

A relatively rare gem mineral that can be a particularly vivid violet shade, visit our gallery and our natural sugilite jewelry collection will demand your attention! Found in a small handful of localities across the globe, it is the manganese rich deposits of massive Sugilite from Wessels mine South Africa that has produced the gem quality stones for our Sugilite jewelry collection.
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Fluorite

Fluorite

March 10, 2021

Forming in some of the most wild and extraordinary crystal specimens of brightly colored in both green, blue and banded purple/green, lustrous geometric crystals. Fluorite mostly expresses itself as cubes; either singular, clusters or interpenetrate twins. A noteworthy mineral with a split personality, with so many beneficial qualities here at Made in Earth we love assisting our clients to find the perfect piece of Fluorite, whether it be a ring, earrings, or a...

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Gibeon Meteorite

March 06, 2021

Believed to have begun their life as part of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, meteorites are a natural material that has been knocked out of orbit by colliding with other objects. These pieces of celestial debris plummet towards earth at tremendous speeds reaching up to 28,000km per hour, transforming into an intensely burning meteor, or shooting star, for a short moment in time before colliding with the Earth. An important iron meteorite to note is the ...
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Herkimer Diamond

Herkimer Diamond

March 06, 2021 1 Comment

Although the Herkimer Diamond is named after Herkimer County, these crystal beauties are also found in Tibet, Afghanistan and various other locations in the world. There are some clear factors that separate Herkimer Diamonds from the real deal. Herkimer Diamonds display typical Quartz crystal characteristics; 6 prisms, two terminations each with 3 major and 3 minor rhombohedra. They have a hardness of 7, compared to the highest ranking of 10 of a diamond. Far from ...
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Gembone Fossil

March 06, 2021

Fossils are incredible feats of nature and are fascinating to people of all professions not just rock lovers. The concept of a once living creature being preserved throughout the eons for us to view and study, sometimes millions of years later, is certainly astonishing. Found in Wyoming and the Colorado Plateau in the USA, gembone is considered a geological miracle of nature because of the astronomically slim odds of a dinosaur bone not only becoming a fossil, but ...
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Iolite

March 06, 2021

Iolite is the trade name given to the blue/violet variety of Cordierite, a magnesium, aluminium silicate mineral. Fine Iolite can display a deep blue-violet through to a pale blue-violet color with some more vivid stones challenging the likes of Tanzanite. The name Iolite originates from the Greek word “ios” meaning violet. Other names such as ‘Water Sapphire’ and ‘Dichroite’ have been used in the past, both in reflection to Iolites pleochroic properties. ‘Water Sapphire’, one that seem...
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Emerald

Emerald

March 06, 2021

Many countries around the world produce commercial quantities of emerald. Made in Earth focuses on just two, India and Colombia. Colombia has been a shining beacon of Emerald mining for hundreds of years, producing some of the world’s most exquisite stones. Known for their internal garden of inclusions, it is accepted and understood that eye-clean Emeralds are exceptionally rare and so stones are celebrated for their color more so than their clarity.
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Jadeite & Nephrite Jade

March 06, 2021

Jade has a long lineage with prehistoric artifacts found in Asia, Europe, North and Central American and New Zealand dating back thousands of years and continues to be cherished by modern cultures lured by its rich heritage, beauty and rarity and as a symbol of prosperity, success and good luck. ‘Jade’ is a term that can be applied to two separate minerals, jadeite and nephrite. Both are metamorphic rocks, made up of tiny interlocking crystals. This aggregate struc...
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Dendritic Quartz

Dendritic Quartz

March 06, 2021

Inclusions are the battle scars and something we should learn to love and appreciate (particularly since resources are not as abundant as they once were and this may be our only hope for survival). Aside from the regular old feathers, veils, negative crystals, cavities, color banding, etc. there are mineral inclusions that add color, sheen and charm to a gemstone. One of the more beautiful and intriguing mineral inclusions are dendrites and dendritic inclusions.  Read More

K2 Jasper & Preselite

March 06, 2021

Bunny Bedi, owner and designer of Made in Earth, is always on a quest to find stones with personality that our clients can connect with and therefore are worthy of adding to one’s permanent gemstone jewelry collection. Bunny tells us about his discovery of K2 Jasper and Preselite. “Both have their own unique eccentricities and tales to tell, they are the conversational gems that will pique the interest of those they meet. I was drawn by their mysterious beginnings and knew they would be...
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