The last of my old Labradorites from back in the 80's. A wonderfully colored feldspar.  Sometimes spoke of as Spectralite (Finish) if it displays brighter colors along with the more common blue and green.  These completed stones are small, the largest being a mere 14X18 mm.  Not the strongest stones for rings as they are relatively soft and scratch-able gems, but they will look great in a pendant or pin. I have seen bath and kitchen counter-tops made from this mineral.  Must be expensive as well a mad chore to keep it smooth and shiny. #labradorite  #spectralite  #gems  #gem#gemstones  #labradorescence  #shinystones  #shinyrocks  #gemstones  #gemstonecabs  #cabochons  #stonecabochons  #prettyrocks  #prettygems  #prettyminerals  #minerals  #roc#rocksehead  #stoned  #gettingstoned  #stonedagain  #gemporn  #mineralporn  #rockhound  #lapidary  #twinkle  #sparkle  #rocks
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This beautiful horse-eye-shaped wire wrapped Madagascar druzy agate pendant is available for purchase at my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/bellapietre #madagascar #druzy #agate #druzyagate #necklace #pendant #grey #gray #blu#blue #bluegrey #blue #horseeye #jewelry #weave #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #bellapietre #beautifulstones #prettyrocks #wirewrapped #wirewrapping #wirewrappedjewelry #bellapietrejewelry #handmade #bellapietreetsy
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So speaking of #Redandgreendaysofchristmas (follow my story every day till xmas), how about some gems to match?! #gemgeek #prettyrocks
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This appeared at the most perfect of times, my memory has been absolutely terrible lately, I even forgot what it was called #prehnite #gemstones #crystals #prettyrocks
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Found my crystal pages! This is what happens when I try to clean up.... I am the procrastinating QUEEN.
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When you've been having a really #roughweek and only wanna #sleep for a decade, so one of the doctors in your office gives you #prettyrocks Now all I want to do is make pretty #necklaces out of them. #smallthings #thankful
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pyrolusite magnese oxide a mineral trying to be a plant #beeeeyourself #prettyrocks
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Beach views 🌅🌊 #prettyrocks #beach #halletcove #exploring
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Excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop: Chrysocolla Pseudomorph Epimorph after Anhydrite Bright Blue Mineral Specimen from Africa #metaphysical #crystalcluster #naturalviewstone #prettyrocks http://etsy.me/2AxBp0H
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Having fun of the fluorescent kind with my girl. A dark room filled with glowing minerals creates the most vibrant illuminations, beating any Christmas decorations hands down (and they still glow strong when the light turns back on.....). ~~~~~ 💚Nature
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I’ve loved rocks/stones/crystals since I was a little girl. I guess some things never change. I just wish I was knowledgeable enough to know what each one was exactly if they are more than just gravel. I only know the names of a handful of them. #stones #rocksandgems #crystals #gemstones #prettyrocks #naturalstones #nerdygirl
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I got some free time today to work on some special requests. I am really stoked how pretty this Blue Lapis Y necklace came out for @valerie.h127 💙I cant wait for you to wear it! #rocksteadymetals #bluelapis #handmadejewelry #fun #prettyrocks
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Surprises (@mbattito sorry,I cracked it open) #gemsandminerals #prettyrocks
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All my babies sparkle 🤩✨✨#stones#sparklystones#prettystones#gems#gemstones#gemrocks#stoned#rocks#rockstar#prettyrocks#rockhunt#catchoftheday#💎#instagram#instagood#rockfinds#instagood#instadaily#instapic#picoftheday#instalike#instalove#bejewelled #instamood#instafun#instarock#roughstones#crystals#jewlerygram#naturerocks#naturalrocks
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Gem show findings- I’m not the typical customer at these things because I’m not interested in faceted gems nor beads on a string. I did find much of what I was looking for so I’ll consider that a success. These are all cabochons: sodalite, amethyst, onyx, and garnet. . . . #instajewelry #handmade #jewelrydesigner #gemshow #prettyrocks #garnet #amethyst #onyx #sodalite #cabochons
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This beautiful heart-shaped wire wrapped rose quartz pendant is available for purchase at my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/bellapietre #rosequartz #necklace #pendant #pink #jewelry #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #bellapietre #beautifulstones #prettyrocks #wirewrapped #wirewrapping #wirewrappedjewelry #bellapietrejewelry #handmade #bellapietreetsy
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A fossil tooth from Basilosaurus, a prehistoric cetacean (whale-like, marine mammal) that existed during the Late Eocene, 30 to 40 million years ago (mya). This piece was found in Morocco. Check Out our ETSY Store for more info! Free Shipping to the USA! #morocco #fossil #fossiltooth #prettyrocks #prehistoric #whale #Basilosaurus #eoc#eocenefossil #eocene
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ponytails#ponytailstyle#braids#lilgirls#prettyrocks#orlandostylist#kidsfriendly#kidsstylist
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ponytails#ponytailstyle#braids#lilgirls#prettyrocks#orlandostylist#kidsfriendly#kidsstylist
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It's been a while since I posted anything. Here's a picture of a rock! From the Gingko Petrified Forest. #petrifiedwood #roc#rockd #prettyrocks #rock #rocksrock #lookatthisrock
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Fire Agates in various stages from rough to finish.  These are old practice stones too, nothing spectacular or large, but they do have some worthy fire deep down in them.  Not one of the easiest stones I have ever worked with.  A lot of guessing in the process of uncovering the stone's secrets sometimes.  Pretty stuff! #fireagate  #fireagates  #fireagaterough  #gem#gemsemaking  #gemsintherough  #gemstones  #gems  #stones  #rocksinthehead  #humblestones  #prettystones  #prettygems  #prettyrocks  #firestones  #fireinthestone  #lap#lapidaryes  #lapidary  #minerals  #gemporn  #twinkle  #sparkle  #dazzle  #gettingstoned #stoned  XD  #rockhound
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My Cyber Monday purchase. A little rock tumbler. I am currently tumbling some rough rainbow moonstone that I bought this summer, before I had a tumbler. This is step 1 of 4. I expect the whole process to take 4 to 6 weeks. I’ll be documenting as I go. Also, now I want a bigger rock tumbler. I have my eye on a Lortone. I have a strong desire to tumble my metal jewelry and a bag of stainless steel jewellery mix shot just waiting to be used. #rockhound #rainbowmoonstone #roughgems
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Not sorry about the beach spam 👅#beach #prettyrocks #nature #peaceful #ocean
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This super cool Water Strider is from the Late Cretaceous epoch around 80 million ago. This piece was found in Yixin Formation, Yixin, Liaoning Province, China. Check out our Etsy shop for all deets! #waterstrider #fossil #prettyrocks #insects #geology #ancient
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Depending on how I look at it, white aragonite either reminds me of a cloud or bleached coral. A friend of mine saw this and thought it was a giant cauliflower 😂 What do you see? This piece is from @theeancients . . . . . #aragonite #whitearagonite #minerals #mineralsofIG #crystals #crystalsofIG #healingcrystals #crystallove #crystalcollection #crystalporn #mineralporn #nature #earthlove #sky #blue #clouds #cloudy #rocks #stones #healingstones #prettyrocks #rockhound #crystalhealing #crystallovers #metaphysical #loveandlight #goodvibes #hippieshit
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One of my wonderful customers heard that I'm cutting stones now, and so he brought me in these lovely gifts! Petrified wood, red jasper, and what I suspect might be tiger eye at the top! I can't wait to cab these and bring out their hidden beauty! . . . #theyremineralsmarie #lapidary #stonecutters #giftsfromnature #lovemycustomers #playingwithrocks #creativelife #prettyrocks #vanraay #ygk #kingstonontario #jeweler #staytuned #creativeprocess
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This thin, lumpy-bumpy-bubbly jelly opal nodule is only 1" x 1/2". Not a special stone, a bit dull in appearance at first glance.  But when wet and under the right light, it takes on fire.  I hope it is strong enough to be mounted in a pendant.  A ring may not be so worthy or gentle.  Something to ponder on.  #opal  #opalrough  #jellyopals  #goldenopals  #opalnodule  #prettyrocks  #prettylittlerocks  #prettystones  #prettygems  #prettygemstones  #rocks  #stones  #gems  #rocksinthehead  #shinyobjects  #twinkle  #sparkle  #glitter  #allthatglitters  #gemporn  #gemintherough  #roughstones  #stoned  #gettingstoned  XD  #rockhound  #lapidary  #minerals
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Another almost unnoticed batch of mixed and modest rough opal found in the bottom of a box of rock slabs.  I think these are some of my mother's  stones from decades ago.  Nothing too special, haphazardly stuffed in an old Alka Seltzer jar.  These are not the LR boulder ones I fear have walked off with another, (@#*&!), but none the less a nice surprise.  They are not very big.  Not sure what is inside under the potch and crust. To give reference to size, the largest flat orange one is about 1-1/2 inches by 3/4 inch, 1/4 inch thick.  There's a nice mix of clears, some foggy white and golden jellies.  I hope a few have hidden fire, but even a plain clear jelly is an awesome thing.  There is one odd shaped gold one on the bottom that consists of little nodules.  It is unique as found and plays bubbly fire with each turn.  I hope it is not too fragile to mount in jewelry. #opals  #opalrough  #jellyopals  #milkyopal  #opalchunks  #humblestones  #flashofcolor  #sparkle  #twinkle  #dazzle  #stones  #gem#gemss #gemsintherough  #gems  #minerals  #lapidary  #prettyrocks  #prettystones  #prettylittlerocks  #prettygems  #prettygemstones  #rockhound  #rocksinthehead  #gemporn  #stoned  #gettingstoned  XD
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Found this pretty blue mitten at work today!! #eas#eastcobbs #eastcobb #hiddengems #prettyrocks #bwi#bwiairport #bwi #hideandseek
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Random smalls of mixed white, blue, and clear.  Though only  a mere 6x8 and 5x7mm, these little triplet gems are still lustrous in the right light.  These almost too hard to focus on up close, sorry for any minor distortion.  Tiny, but great focal points for smaller projects. ##opals  #opalcabs  #opalcabobhons  #opaltriplets  #opalescence  #gem#gemss  #gems  #preciousstones  #preciousgems #humblegems  #lapidary  #prettylittlerocks  #prettyrocks  #prettygems  #prettystones  #rocksinthehead  #stoned  #gettingstoned  XD  #flashofcolors  #gemporn  #twinkle  #sparkle  #dazzle # minerals  #glitter #allthatglitters
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I think I have gotten to the last of the opal hunt.  Found some left over golden jelly rough remnants and a few bigger and better wafer slices.  These, and some smaller ones, are but the humble triplets.  At only 10x12mm, these are the largest of the lot.  Slightly milky are some of the opal slices under the clear quartz, but I think I coaxed enough sparkle out of them for the post.  I like how green is the dominant color in play under the LED light.  A whole different thing under another.  Such is the charm of opal.  But the two red-factors stand out in any light.  Though only a fraction of gemstone under their hats, they still look stunning enough. :D #opals  #opalescence  #opalcabs  #opaltriplets  #opalcabochons  #prettyrocks  #preciousstones #prettylittlerocks  #prettystones  #prettygems  #humblegems  #lapidarytreaures  #lapiday  #gem#gemss  #gems #rocks #flashofcolor  #gemporn  #rocksinthehead  #stoned  #gettingstoned  XD  #twinkle  #sparkle  #dazzle  #minerals  #bling ;)
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Elegant Amelia is stellar! #Iamlularoe #weareveryday #prettyrocks
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