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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Paraiba Quartz ( AKA - Medusa Quartz )

A copper silicate mineral of tourmaline with color zoned clusters of radiating fibers called Gilalite. The tiny acicular inclusions are dispersed in the quartz matrix. An intense blue - green color suspended in quartz. This material is rare and is only found in small deposits.

Chemical composition: 
Cu5(Si6)17.7
Color: 
color with blue/green
Lustre: 
semi - vitreous lustre
Hardness: 
7 - 7.5
Crystal system: 
prismatic
Origin: 
Parai'ba State of Brazil
Healing properties*: 
Motivation and getting things done. Prioritizing the most important things in your life at the present moment.
Folklore: 
This is a new find so there has not been anything written about it.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.