Heart of Dazzling Clarity pins
Pin Details: 60mm with 2 pin posts, backstamp & laser
Effects: Mid-raised metal, transparent, and screen print
(Iris Agate variant includes glitter)
OE Black Tourmaline (Black)- Black Metal
OE Tsavorite (Green)- Silver Metal
OE Iris Agate (White)- Rainbow Metal
[VAULTED] LE Taaffeite (Purple)- Silver Metal
It's clear as crystal, you're an absolute gem! This design is based on the phenomenon of "crystal twinning", which may naturally produce a heart shape. Crystal twinning happens when two or more crystals grow with a shared lattice point. This effect does not make the new twinned crystal completely symmetrical, as it is an intergrowth of two separate crystals.
Tourmaline comes in a wide variety of colors, though the most common, making up 95% of all natural specimens, is black. The name Tourmaline is derived from "tōramalli" which is Sinhala, a language primarily spoken by the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka. The black color comes from high concentrations of titanium, iron, and manganese. The stone also has piezoelectric properties, which transforms pressure and heat into electricity!
Tsavorite is a naturally colored gem that comes in a range from yellow-green to deep blue-green. It is a green grossularite making it a member of the garnet family. This green garnet is, on average, more refractive, brilliant, and durable than emeralds. Tsavorite gets its name from the Tsavo National Park in Africa, as it is most abundant there.
Iris Agate, sometimes referred to as Rainbow Agate, it will display spectral colors when properly cut and lit at the correct angle. The more thin the Agate slab is cut, the stronger the iris effect will be. The color of the agate on its own outside of this special lighting is often an opaque, cloudy white.
Originally thought to be a variety of Spinel, Taaffeite is one of the most rare gems in the world. Because they are so similar, it is the only gem that has been discovered after it was faceted. The distinction between the two is so subtle, it can be easily missed. Taaffeite displays a double refraction, while Spinel does not.
[All pins in this listing are A Grade ONLY!]
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