Blue Moonstone Gem Mineral Information | New Parcels of Natural Sri Lankan Blue Moonstone

Blue Moonstone Gem Mineral Information | New Parcels of Natural Sri Lankan Blue Moonstone

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Natural Blue moonstone is a gemstone that is soft and feminine in its appeal just like the planetary energy it holds and represents – the Moon, which is the feminine principle in the energies of the zodiac. Blue Moonstone’s healing properties have been legendary in its ability to give emotional empowerment. The metaphysical properties of Blue moonstone also made its use extremely popular among the women, where it aided in resolving fertility and monthly cycle issues and also helped in easing the pain during childbirth. Blue moonstone is also regarded as a gemstone symbolic of love and also was believed to help in foreseeing the future.

In Vedic Astrology, Blue moonstone or Chandrkantmani is regarded as the upratna or substitute gem for natural pearl and is regarded as a gemstone of Moon.

Species: Feldspar (orthoclase)

Color: Colourless/White with Bluesheen / Adularescence

Chemical composition: (Na,K)AlSi3O8 potassium aluminum silicate

Color causing agent/reason for adularia: albite crystals

Crystal system: Monoclinic

Hardness: 6 – 6.5 (Mohs scale)

Specific gravity: 2.56 – 2.59

Refractive index: 1.518 to 1.526

Birefringence: 0.005

Optical character: biaxial negative

Dispersion: none

Fluorescence: weak

Origins:   India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Austrian Alps, Burma, Norway, Madagascar, Mexico, USA

Other names:  Chandrakantmani, hecatolite

New Parcels of Precious Blue Moonstone

 

Gemstoneuniverse brings to you two new parcels of Natural blue Moonstone and the prized Sri Lankan variety at that! So feast your eyes on the new parcels – LUNA 2013 and MONETA 2013.

LUNA 2013

LUNA 2013

Each Blue moonstone of LUNA 2013

–          Is natural treatment free gem

–          Is of Sri Lankan origin

–          Has fantastic Adularescence (blue sheen)

–          Has been cut en cabochon for maximum schiller

–          Is free of doshas/ flaws mentioned in sacred texts

–          Has abundant Moon energies

–          Will give good result in Planetary gem therapy

 

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MONETA 2013

MONETA 2013

Each Blue moonstone of MONETA 2013

–          Is natural treatment free gem

–          Is of Sri Lankan origin

–          Has fantastic Adularescence (blue sheen)

–          Has been cut en cabochon for maximum schiller

–          Is free of doshas/ flaws mentioned in sacred texts

–          Has abundant Moon energies

–          Will give good result in Planetary gem therapy

 

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Peridot Gemstone Mineral Information | Peridot Crystal in Vedic Astrology

Peridot Gemstone Mineral Information | Peridot Crystal in Vedic Astrology

Natural Peridot silver ring

Natural Peridot silver ring

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The peridot is a rich and luscious gemstone that has its own attraction. The rich olive green color gemstone has been favoured as much by the ancients as it is by the gem lovers today! In Vedic astrology, natural peridot is the upratna for natural emerald and is the gemstone of planet Mercury.

 

Here is mineral information about the gem Peridot: 

 

Species: Olivine (officially recognised name is Forsterite)

 

Color: pale yellow tinged green to vivid apple green to rich olive green 

 

Chemical composition: (Mg,Fe)2SiO4

 

Color causing agent/ Chromophore: Fe or Iron in most cases (sometimes traces of Chromium may be found)

 

Crystal system: orthorhombic 

 

Hardness: 6.5 – 7 (Mohs scale)

 

Specific gravity: 3.32 – 3.35

 

Refractive index: 1.650 -1.703

 

Birefringence: 0.036 – 0.038

 

Optical character: Biaxial positive

 

Dispersion: 0.020

 

Fluorescence: none

 

Origins: Burma, china, Pakistan, USA, Mexico, East Africa, South Africa, Brazil, Norway, Egypt (Comes formed in meteorites as well)

 

Other names: olivine, zabarjad, evening emerald, chrysolite

 
 

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Gemstone

Natural Peridot

Weight

3.68 carats

Treatment

None, Untreated

Origin

China

Planetary Energy

Mercury, Budh

Patron Location

Bangalore / India

All inclusive Price

$ 216.65/ INR 12999.00

Comments

Featured today is a fine natural China peridot of 3.68 carats set in sterling silver as a Mercury talisman ring. The cushion shaped checkerboard cut Peridot from China has a rich olivine color. And has the hypnotic touch to the crystal. The natural Peridot gem is has vitreous lustre and has excellent clarity. The peridot is accented by four diamond stimulants.

 

In Vedic astrology, peridot is regarded as the upratna or substitute gem for natural emerald. Peridot or zabarjad is a tremendously promising gemstone where emotional healing through use gem crystal is concerned.

 

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Iolite Gemstone Mineral Information | Iolite Crystal in Vedic Astrology

Iolite Gemstone Mineral Information | Iolite Crystal in Vedic Astrology

Natural Iolite in a Princess Diana Ring Design

Natural Iolite in a Princess Diana Ring Design

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Iolite is a beautiful gemstone widely prescribed in planetary gem therapy for benefit and relief. In the past, it is a gem that has been used by the mariners of yore to find direction. In crystal healing too it is widely used. However, its added appeal lies in the fact that it is difficult to distinguish it just by appearance from Tanzanite which has caught fancy, globally. Here is mineral information about the gem iolite:

 

 

Species: Cordierite

Color: Violet blue displaying pleochroism where gray yellow shade can be seen when gem is turned around

Chemical composition: (Mg2Al4Si5O18) hydrous silicate of aluminium and magnesium

Color causing agent/ Chromophore: charge transfer between Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions

Crystal system: orthorhombic

Hardness: 7 – 7.5 (Mohs scale)

Specific gravity: 2.57 – 2.61

Refractive index: 1.532to 1.549

Birefringence: 0.008

Optical character: Biaxial negative

Dispersion: feeble

Fluorescence: strong

Origins: Madagascar, Tanzania, Germany, USA, Norway, Finland, Brazil

Other names: Corderite, dichroite, lux sapphire, water sapphire, Vikings compass, neeli, shanipriya,

 

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Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Natural Iolite Gemstone Facts

Gemstone

Natural Iolite

Weight

2.53 carats

Treatment

None. Fully Natural

Origin

Madagascar

Planetary Energy

Saturn

Patron Location

Bangalore / India

All inclusive Price

$ 323.42 / INR 21022

Comments

Featured today is a fine iolite of 2.53 carats set in sterling silver as a Saturn talisman ring. The oval shaped iolite from Madagascar has a deep Royal violet blue color. The design is the much adored Princess Diana blue sapphire ring design with the iolite being surrounded by diamond stimulants.In Vedic astrology, iolite is regarded as the upratna or substitute gem for natural blue sapphire. Iolite or Neeli is the gemstone of Lord Saturn or Shanidev and is used in a talisman as a gemstone remedy. 

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Precious Natural Red Coral Mineral Information

Precious Natural Red Coral Mineral Information

Precious Natural Red Coral Italian

Natural Italian red Coral

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Precious Natural Red Coral Gemstone Mineral Information,Here is comprehensive mineral information about natural organic Red Coral also called precious Natural coral, the gemstone of Planet Mars.  Precious Natural Red Coral Gemstone, Do make sure that you know your facts about this Moonga Gemstone of organic origin, especially before buying a precious red coral so that your purchase is sound or cleaning the red coral (since it is organic in nature, any kind of chemical cleaning completely ruled out) so that your gem remains safe.

Species: Coral

Color: A wide range of colors within red itself – pink, orange, red, bright red etc. but astrologically significant are red (Mediterranean ox blood red color)

Chemical composition: CaCo3

Color causing agent/ Chromophore: An algae called zooxanthellae with which the coral shares a symbiotic relationship. To Know more about Red Coral Gemstone Benefits, visit

Crystal system: Trigonal

Hardness: 3 (Mohs scale)

Specific gravity: 2.60-2.70

Refractive index: 1.486 to 1.658

Birefringence: 0.160 to 0.172

Optical character: Uniaxial

Dispersion: none

Flourescence : dull

Origins: Italy, Japan

Other names: Red gold, Garden of the sea, Moonga, Pravaal, Vidrum

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Gemstone

Natural Organic Red Coral

Weight

6.97 carats

Treatment

None

Origin

Italy

Planetary Energy

Mars

Patron Location

California , United States

All inclusive Price

$ 993 / INR 64545

Comments

Featured today is a natural Italian red coral of 6.97 carats set in 22 karat gold as a Mars Planetary bhasma ring. The robust Mediterranean ox blood color oval shaped coral has been set in gold. The ring has the symbol of Mars standing in relief in silver on the shanks of the ring. The sacred herbal ash from the Planetary herb of Mars or Khadira bhasma has been sealed in the tubular design on the side of the gem.

Precious Natural Red coral is the gemstone of Planet Mars and is used in a talisman to harness the energies of this red planet.

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Natural Ruby Mineral Information

Natural Ruby Mineral Information

Natural Mozambique Ruby gold ring

Natural Mozambique Ruby gold ring

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Here is comprehensive mineral information about natural ruby. Do make sure that you know your facts, especially before buying a precious ruby gemstone so that your purchase is sound or cleaning the ruby jewelry (using chemical agents or electronic processes) so that your gem remains safe. All the more so as most of the ruby available in the markets is treated in some way, unless stated otherwise.

 

Species: Corundum

Color: Range of shades – Coveted Imperial Pigeon blood color in Burmese ruby to vivid reds to pinkish reds to vibrant reddish pinks (pink sapphires are classified separately from rubies). Color saturation determines price largely.

Chemical composition: Al2O3, Aluminum Oxide

Color causing trace element/ Chromophore:  Chromium/Cr

Crystal system: hexagonal

Hardness: 9 (Mohs scale)

Specific gravity: 3.99 – 4.1

Refractive index: 1.76 – 1.78

Birefringence: 0.008

Optical character: Uniaxial

Dispersion: Low (0.018)

Flourescence: very strong red

Origins: Burma (Mogok, Mong-Hsu), Mozambique, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Thailand, Cambodia, Tajikistan

Natural Ruby is the July birthstone.

 

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Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Natural Mozambique Ruby Gemstone Facts

Gemstone

Natural Mozambique Ruby

Weight

1.06 carats

Treatment

None.

Origin

Mozambique

Planetary Energy

Sun

Patron Location

Bangalore / India

All inclusive Price

$ 1566 / INR 104930

Comments

Featured today is a fantastic natural ruby from Mozambique of 1.06 carats set in a 22-karat gold ring. The oval shaped gem has a deep vibrant reddish pink color and has excellent saturation too. The natural ruby gemstone has great clarity and has that inner glow that makes ruby such an appealing gemstone.According to Vedic astrology, Natural ruby gem or manik is the gemstone of the Sun and is used to harness the powerful energies if Sun is placed favourably in an individual’s natal chart.View this Ruby gemstone as it was before being set in the Surya Talisman ring.

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Yellow Sapphire Mineral Information

Yellow Sapphire Mineral Information

Natural Yellow Sapphire gold ring

Natural Yellow Sapphire gold ring

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Here is comprehensive mineral information about yellow sapphire. Do make sure that you know your facts, especially before buying a precious yellow sapphire so that your purchase is sound or cleaning the yellow sapphire (using chemical agents or electronic processes) so that your gem remains safe.

 

Species: Corundum

Color: A wide range of shades spanning – very pale yellow, light butter yellow, golden butter yellow to bright and vivid canary yellow

Chemical composition: Al2O3, Aluminum Oxide

Color causing trace element/ Chromophore:  Iron / Fe

Crystal system: hexagonal

Hardness: 9 on Mohs scale

Specific gravity: 3.99 – 4.00

Refractive index: 1.76 – 1.78

Birefringence: 0.008

Dispersion: Low (0.018)

Flourescence : Yellow Sapphire usually none. Natural yellow sapphire will sometimes fluoresce in shortwave UV light; synthetic yellows will not.

Origins: Burma, Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Australia, USA.

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Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Natural Yellow Sapphire Gemstone Facts

Gemstone

Natural Yellow Sapphire

Weight

2.73 carats

Treatment

None. Fully Natural

Origin

Sri Lanka/Ceylon

Planetary Energy

Jupiter

Patron Location

Ontario, Canada

All inclusive Price

$ 1384.61 / INR 90692

Comments

Featured today is a fine natural and treatment free yellow sapphire of 2.73 carats set in 22 karat gold as Jupiter talisman. This oval cut Ceylon yellow sapphire has a golden butter yellow color with excellent clarity and lustre.Natural Yellow sapphire also known as pukhraj stone is the gem of Jupiter/ Brihaspati and is used to harness its benevolent energies.View this Yellow sapphire before it was set.Note: The above links generally exist on the website for a period of 40 days after which they are periodically deleted to make way for new gemstones and to enable faster browsing.Enjoy it in Video:

 

 

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