“V” 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 “V” Shown Below


 

Variscite – Sometimes considered a semi-precious stone, Variscite is a relatively rare phosphate mineral. It is a green, yellow green or even blue green hue and rarely seen as red, often being mistaken as turquoise, though Variscite is generally much more green in color. This stone can also be seen showing brown or black spider webbing patterns. One of the main sources for Variscite is Utah, and it was once called Utahlite.

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 Vesuvianite (Idocrase) – Vesuvianite, or Idicrase, is a silicate mineral found in green, brown, yellow and blue. This tetragonal crystal formation was first found in Mount Vesuvius, Italy in 1795. Idicrase can be set at a natural crystal in jewelry or faceted to create a vivid gemstone.

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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