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A Writers Guide to Amazonite


Amazonite, also called Amazon stone, is a rare variety of microcline feldspar. It’s found in various shades of green to blue green. The source of amazonite’s color remained a mystery for a long time. People assumed it came from copper due to copper compounds often producing blue and green colors in rocks. Recent studies suggest […]

A Writers Guide to Citrine

Citrine is a variety of quartz. The color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. Natural citrines are rare. Most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes, which produces small lines in the crystal. Natural citrine has a cloudy or smoky appearance. “Ox Blood” or “Madeira” citrine is a dark, intensely saturated orangey-yellow. The name […]

A Writers Guide to Roses

Roses are woody plants within the Rosaceae family. There are over a hundred species and thousands of cultivars. They may be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing plants. The stems often have sharp prickles. Prickles are small, sharp outgrowths of the plant’s stem. They break off easily. Thorns have vascular bundles making them tougher. Though we say […]

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