“Z” 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 “Z” Shown Below


 

Zincite – The mineral form of zinc oxide is known as Zincite. With colors ranging from yellow and orange through red and even dark green hues, Zincite’s hexagonal crystal formations are not found in nature, but rather form as a byproduct of the smelting that occurs inside a chimney. The Zincite crystals featured in our jewelry were sourced in Poland.

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Zircon Crystal – Zircon crystals are a nesosilicate mineral that can be reddish-brown to blue-grey. These crystals are tetragonal and can be tabular, prismatic or even massive.

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Zoisite – The epidote mineral, Zoisite, was first known was Saualpite. It can occur as prismatic crystals or in massive rock form. Zoisite is available in blue, violet, green, brown, pink, yellow, grey and even colorless. It can be transparent or opaque.

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