“W” STONE GLOSSARY

This stone dictionary will give you insight into the world of minerals, generally describing most of our utilized materials.

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Stones “W” Shown Below


 

Wavelite – Wavelite was named in 1805 when it was discovered by William Wavell and is a green mineral found in metamorphic rock. These wavelite crystals grow as a circular spray of crystals and can include grey orbicular patterning.

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White Topaz – White topaz is a colorless variety of topaz. Natural topaz that is pure is colorless, though there are several treatments available to enhance the color of this stone.

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Wild Horse Stone – Sometimes referred to as Crazy Horse Stone, this iron mineral made up of magnesite and hematite is found in Southern Arizona. Wild Horse Stone can be seen in hues that include creamy white, purple tones, rosy browns and mocha. The name is based on the stone’s resemblance to the patterning of the brown and white spotted pinto horse.

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Stones by first letter: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z