30mm Triquetra Celtic Knot Malachite, Green Synthetic Gemstone Semi-Precious Cry

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Seller: steampunkersusa (8) 100%, Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 303113503716 SMELT QUARTZ, GOLDSTONE, OPALITE, & Many MALACHITE... are Synthetic Stone! Surprised? I sure was! Synthetic stones can be lab created, formed, molded, or artificially grown. Depending on the creation method many synthetics are designed to be clearer, larger, or more colorful than natural stones. Below is what I know of the most commonly available varieties. OPALITE : Clear to Cloudy. Usually iridescent rainbow blue-gold. Includes some OPALIZED QUARTZ, SEA OPAL, and GLASS OPAL. Opalite is less brittle than common leaded glass due to its high pressure creation method and low lead content. Exceptions: Opalite can also include very low grade opal, but almost all commercially common opalite are man-made. SMELT QUARTZ : Clear to Semi-Transparent. Almost any color. Usually looks streaked. Includes RED QUARTZ, FIRE QUARTZ, BLUE QUARTZ, & CHERRY QUARTZ. Exceptions: Quartz can be found in the above colors naturally, but I have yet to see any commercially common varieties. GOLDSTONE : Opaque w/ Glitter-like Sparkle. Commonly Red or Blue, rarely Green. Despite the name the twinkling stars in this stone are usually Copper flakes. Goldstone is one of the oldest currently produced synthetic gemstones. Its creation method has been credited to Franciscan Monks or the Egyptians. Other names include MONKSTONE, Synthetic SUNSTONE, Synthetic AVENTURINE and FIRE STONE. Exceptions: As the names imply there are natural sunstone and aventurine. Aventurine is a common gemstone that has mica flakes which give the stone a subtle sparkle, it is very easy to distinguish the muted natural stones from the glittery synthetics. MALACHITE : Opaque. Green and Black. Very Stripe. Although I have included it in the list of synthetic stones it would probably be closer to calls this a modern ceramic. It is formed from various types of oil based clay and kiln hardened. Exceptions: Real malachite is available, but it is usually expensive. Not sure how true it is but many sources explain that natural malachite are found near ancient meteorite impact zones and are the result of copper exposure to the high temperatures and pressures involved. * Many colors are rare in nature. If a stone has been dyed look for the label "NATURAL, DYED" on the "STONE :" description line above. Stones labeled "NATURAL" are untreated and the original color to the best of my knowledge. "STABILIZED" stones (usually Turquoise) are treated with a hardener to reduce scratches and prevent discoloration from skin oils. "SYNTHETIC" stones are man-made, either grown in a lab or otherwise created. Contact me through eBay if you have any questions. I usually answer within 24 hours except on Saturday, Sunday or USA national / federal holidays. Condition: New with tags

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