Touchstone Gallery is offering a beautiful springtime piece for anyone who wants to display the season! The stunning blister pearl pendant is strung on rondel rose quartz beads. We invite you to stop in today one of Touchstone Gallery's locations in Sedona, Taos, or Santa Fe to see all of the magnificent bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that will pair with all of your springtime outfits!
Our gallery in Sedona will be receiving a large piece of pyrite on quartz from the Mundo de Nuevo Mine in Peru. This magnificent specimen was featured in an episode of Mineral Explorers in which it was unearthed for the first time. It weighs in at a whopping 116 pounds and measure 26 inches tall. The large quartz slab is accented with glistening pieces of pyrite erecting outward. Pyrite is often referred to as "Fools Gold". The stand is the creation of a local artist named Jay Rosenbaum and was made from recycled metal from a chili factory. Take advantage of this opportunity and come see a very unique formation of minerals.
Scientific Information - Ruby is a red gemstone that gets its color from the mineral chromium. This gem is highly sought after due to its hardness, rarity and durability. A ruby is essentially a red sapphire, as it is identical in all properties except color.
Revealed By man - Rubies are mentioned four different times throughout the bible and is prominent throughout human history. They have been mentioned by ancient Hindu and roman culture. The name “ruby “ has Latin origin and suggests that there is an eternal flame burning inside the stone.
Legend and Lore - Ruby is the birthstone for July. The ruby has long been considered the stone of kings. It has symbolic ties to power and wealth in many different cultures . This gem was also believed to bring luck in finding other gemstones
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