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Important Facts About Quartz Gemstone
Quartz is the most common mineral on earth, making up about 12% of the Earth’s crust. Second only to feldspar, which is more common. However, one shouldn’t judge from this that quartz is uninteresting. In fact, the quartz family is surprisingly very diverse. The fact that they are inexpensive just means there are more opportunities for collectors. All quartz is made of silicon dioxide, but this was not discovered until the early 19th century. Prior to that, various forms of quartz were thought to be distinct minerals. This is not actually surprising, since there are two different branches of the quartz family. Macrocrystalline Quartz: When most people think of Quartz, they think of what is known as macrocrystalline quartz, which includes stone like: rock crystal, amethyst, aventurine, citrine, smoky quartz, rose quartz, blue quartz, hawk’s eye, Prasiolite, quartz cat’s eye, and tiger’s eye. Macrocrystalline quartz, as the name suggests, has large crystals with distinct shapes that can be distinguished by the naked eye, that run the gamut from tiny druzies all the way up to crystals larger. These types of quartz are mainly transparent to translucent, with a vitreous luster. Microcrystalline Or Cryptocrystalline Quartz: The other type of quartz is known as microcrystalline quartz. It has microscopically small crystals that are so minuscule and packed so tightly together that they’re completely indistinguishable to the naked eye. This type of quartz is usually translucent to opaque, with a waxy to dull or greasy luster. This kind of quartz is further divided into two subcategories, fibrous and granular. The fibrous varieties of quartz are known as chalcedony, but this name covers a remarkable array of stones. In fact, the name chalcedony refers to solid colored microcrystalline quartz, especially of a light color. The patterned varieties of quartz tend to have their own names. The most prominent of these include agate, distinguished by its bands of color; onyx, which is black and white layered chalcedony; chrysoprase, an apple-green variety of chalcedony, colored by nickel. and carnelian, a yellow-orange to a reddish-orange variety that is colored by iron The granular varieties include jasper and bloodstone. Jasper is typically multicolored, spotted, or flamed. Especially valuable pieces form patterns that look like natural landscapes. While Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is dark-green with flecks of red, caused by iron oxide. The diversity of these quartz varieties is remarkable. For example, Agate has more than a dozen different types, many of them much sought after by collectors. They have unusual names like eye agate, which forms ring shapes with a point in the center; moss agate, distinguished by its moss-like patterns; and fire agate, which displays an unusual iridescence. Different Types of Treatment or Enhancement Used: All Quartz Gemstones types receive different types of treatment or enhancements; there are very few varieties of quartz that are not treated. A few varieties of quartz that are not colorless and natural are Latte Quartz, Champagne Quartz. Colorless quartz is always untreated. Colored stones can occasionally be enhanced in color by dying (a combination of bathing in color agent solutions, followed by heating), irradiation (bombardment with low-level radioactivity), or heating. Reliable gemstone dealers will always inform their customers about any kind of treatment. Some quartz gems can lose their color saturation over a period of time in daylight. The original color can be restored by X-ray radiation. Amethyst: Normally untreated, but they may have a treatment of heat of 878-1382 °F which results in light yellow, red-brown, green, or colorless varieties. Some amethysts can lose their color saturation in daylight. The original color can be restored by X-ray radiation. Ametrine: No known treatments, but there are synthetic versions available. Aventure: Aventurine is a type of Quartz typically used for carvings and cabochons. They are mainly dark green sometimes with a glittery metallic appearance caused by included green mica. Large deposits of aventurine are found in Brazil, India, Austria, Russia, and Tanzania. They are not known to be enhanced. Bi-colored Quartz: Quartz crystals of different colors often form together to form interesting bi-colored stones. These can be part of natural citrine and smokey quartz, or amethyst and colorless quartz, these gemstones are beautiful. Another form of bi-colored quartz is Ametrine which is Amethyst & Citrine. Bi-colored Quartz is a natural mineral in nature and not enhanced, This gemstone can be created synthetically or treated by dying/irradiation/heat to create mass quantities or colors not typically found in nature. When natural bi-colored quartz is found in nature, there is no need for treatment or enhancement. Carnelian: Many carnelians being offered in the gemstone market today are actually Agates that have been treated (dyed and then heated). There are many ways to identify natural carnelian. When held against the light, the dyed agate will display striping, while the natural carnelian will show a cloudy distribution of color. Natural carnelian is increasingly rare. Carnelian can be Heated to darken the color. Multiple Types of Chalcedony: Chalcedony, mean any translucent, microcrystalline quartz with a single color, whether it has a unique variety name or not. Its colors are bluish, white, or grey. The various types differ in color due to metallic impurities, such as iron, nickel, copper, and titanium, present during crystallization. Agate: It is distinguished by having multiple colors. The banded agates are some of the most popular agates. A rarity is the so-called fire agate. The iridescent colors of red, gold, green, and rarely, blue-violet, result from interference between light rays traveling through these thin layers. Agate jasper, which grows with agate, is green, brown, or yellow blended. Onyx is a layered gemstone with a black base and a white upper layer. Agate is usually dyed with bright colors. Bloodstone: Is an opaque, dark-green chalcedony with red spots. Bloodstone is not treated in any way. Blue Chalcedony: Also called “Mohave” and “Mt. Airy Blues”, originating in California and Nevada, are slightly to moderately greyish blue with a light to medium color range. Blue chalcedony from Namibia, often known as “African Blue”, varies from greyish to nearly pure blue and from light to medium-dark. The most unusual and valuable type is from Oregon. Its blues are actually modified by slight to moderate amounts of pink, making a noticeably lavender gemstone, which nonetheless is called “Holly Blue.” Misty blue Chalcedony is not treated. The Aqua blue chalcedony is dyed. Chalcedony: In the narrow sense, comes in bluish-white or grey. Uni-colored chalcedony sometimes is called Onyx: Black and colored onyx is dyed. Carnelian ranges in colour from yellow-orange to rich, near reddish-orange, to orangey-brown, and varies from semi-opaque to highly translucent. Chrysoprase: Apple green chalcedony that derives its color from nickel, ranges from nearly opaque to nearly transparent. Its color spectrum includes Olive, to nearly pure greens of medium tone. Very fine and highly saturated pieces have been successfully misrepresented as Imperial jade. Chrysoprase is not enhanced. Chrysocolla Chalcedony: Marketed as “Gem Silica” this relatively rare, blue to blue-green, opaque to near-transparent material is the most expensive type of chalcedony. Its color agent is copper. Cat’s Eye Quartz: Comes in a variety of colors: Yellow, brown, green, grey, and white. Cat’s Eye Quartz: This is a reflection of light by parallel fibers, needles, or channels, which resembles the slit eye of a cat. When the gemstone is rotated, the cat’s eye glides over the surface). Inclusion causes many gemstones to lose value, but without inclusion, we would not see the beauty of the Cat’s eye in these gemstones. Treatments of Cat’s Eye Quartz: None Citrine: With the exception of natural stones, are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartz. The used temperature defines the color. Brazilian amethyst turns light yellow at 878 °F and dark-yellow to red-brown at 1022-1040 °F. Some smoky quartz’s turn into Citrine color already at about 390 °F. Crackle Quartz: This type of quartz can appear in any color dyed or seen in many colors, pink, yellow, blue and green, and more. The quartz is Heated and cooled in a dye bath, where it is then sold in the chip, tumbled, or even faceted form and gives a cracked appearance. Often many times, lower graded quartz can be used if using for chips or tumble beads. Enhancement: Heat, dye. Dendritic Quartz: Are quartz with fossilized plant life, really an agate or chalcedony, Natural Untreated Quartz Druzy Quartz: Found in the interiors of quartz geodes, when first found, natural geodes look like solid, round rocks. Most of these are actually solid, with only 5% or so being hollow with crystals forming on the inside. While only a fraction of these will have formed with the fine unblemished that create the unforgettable Drusy sparkle. However, the majority of stones are unattractive off-white or a washed-out grey. Only a few provide the finest shades of gem-quality Drusy quartz. Treatments: Typically, the quartz crystals are dyed. Grey Quartz: Bluish Grey, the color coming from a fibrous material included in the Quartz, this gemstone is not known to be Enhanced or Treated in any way. Lemon Quartz: This is one of the most common in the quartz crystalline family; treated with irradiation and heat. Lepidocrocite: The color of Lepidocrocite ranges from a dark yellow to a dark red. Lepidocrocite crystals may often be tarnished with iridescent colors, making them appear very similar to Hematite mineral. Often called strawberry quartz when seen in a clear state and red or pinkish-red spotting. This quartz is found in meteorites. This quartz is not treated or enhanced in any way. © Crystal Classics Medusa Quartz: Not known to be treated. Milk Quartz: The white color may be caused by minute fluid inclusions of gas or liquid trapped inside the quartz crystal during the crystal formation. The cloudiness caused by the inclusions effectively increases its use in most optical and quality gemstone creations like carvings, also known as Phantom quartz. Milk quartz also has been known to have gold inclusion. Not known to be treated or enhanced. Prasiolite (Green Amethyst): Prasiolite is not found in nature. Heat-treated violet amethyst or yellowish quartz turns into leek-green Prasiolite. WARNING: Whenever dark green amethyst is offered (forest green & other darker colors); chances are they are Synthetic Quartz or Dyed Quartz. Rose Quartz: No known treatments. Rutile Quartz: While most varieties of transparent quartz are valued more when they show no inclusions, but rutilated quartz is valued specifically for the lovely patterns formed by the delicate golden needles of rutile inside quartz crystal. There is currently, no do commented treatment is used to add this lovely inclusion. Smokey Quartz: Coloured stones can occasionally be enhanced in color by dying, irradiation, or heating. Reliable gemstone dealers will always inform their customers about any kind of treatment. Some quartz gemstones can lose their color saturation over a period of time in daylight. The original color can be restored by X-ray radiation. Star Quartz: This variety of quartz will display a six-rayed star effect if cut en cabochon and showed against a dark background. These gemstones are often painted black on the back, or assembled with black onyx as a doublet to display the star effect better. The quartz itself is not treated. Tiger’s Eye Quartz: Gold-yellow, gold-brown (similar to hawk’s eye effect, the ray of light is brown colored due to oxidized iron inclusions); they are not enhanced. Hawk’s Eye Quartz: Blue-gray to blue-green (small ray of light on the surface that resembles the eye of a bird of prey) also called Crocidolite. Hawk’s eye is not enhanced. In today’s gemstone market quartz is being used to fraudulently stand-in for many other gemstones such as Topaz, Ametrine, and many other natural gemstones, we see this the case with many types of topaz such as Mystic topaz and other bi-color or multi-color gemstones with the treatment of chemicals. This is extremely unfortunate, but as vendors, we need to know what to look for when providing gemstones for our customers, one way to prevent buying synthetic gemstones is to use a reliable source for the main gemstones you buy, for your own collection, or for resale purpose. Asia has been a regular source of synthetic gemstones for over 20 years. The market is flooded with these synthetic or fake gemstones. The scarcity of natural resources or gemstones is one of the main reasons this has happened. Also, dangerous mining conditions and Laws preventing importing or mining gemstones are all issues that cause the creation of synthetic gemstones, and there is a market for the item.
Where to Get Luxury Wedding Favor Bags for Invited Guests?
At the end of the day, when your guests fall into their bed, all exhausted partying on the dance floor, the wedding favors become the last remaining takeaway from the special event. Wedding favors are a great opportunity for the hosts to pay their thanks to the guests, friends and family, for committing their time, efforts, and money in celebrating the union of you and your life partner. Wedding favors are not only used to thank guests but they also serve as a very nice and unique decorative item at the wedding. It allows hosts to be creative and imaginative with the designs that go exactly with the theme of your event. People get their wedding favors a long time before the event, where on the other hand some wait for the last moment to get wedding favor bags. Personalized wedding favor bags holds a more sentimental value for the host and the guests. How about getting the most luxurious wedding boxes that leave your guests mesmerized and make your event memorable. It has always been a struggle to find the right box and in a hurry people always make a mistake. It is important to start planning your boxes a way ahead to save yourself from making mistakes. There are a lot of ways to get your wedding boxes but the mission is to get the most luxurious yet affordable ones. Local market: If you are not about presentation and it is only a formality for you, get your favor boxes from any local stationery shop, but it will be of no use. It is because they are not designed according to your needs and you will not be able to develop an everlasting impact on your audience. The boxes that are available at the shops are not made according to the need and requirement of the customer. These boxes are made in mass production in a similar shape, size, and the same old and boring designs that are too flat to be used for anything. Your guests will not feel any special receiving these boxes and you do not want that. Wholesale Custom Packaging And if you are all about leaving your guests talking about your favor boxes the whole weekend or maybe forever, indeed forever, go for custom favor boxes for your wedding. Here are the benefits that wholesale vendors offer over every other alternative that is available in the market. Customizable: You can create your wedding favor cookie bags, boxes, pouches, and wraps in shapes, sizes, and designs that go perfectly with the theme of your wedding, unlike regular boxes. Customization offer die-cutting on the packaging that displays the product in the most presentable manner. It enhances the quality and worth of the packaging and gives a more luxurious feel to the event. Die-cutting offer the most unique shapes for wedding favors such as pillow boxes, gable boxes, pouches, window cut-out bags and boxes, custom cut-out sleeve packaging that gives the most unique and distinguished appearance that does not only make your event more special but also is close to everyone’s heart. Custom printing: Not only the sizes but also printing plays an important role in making a more personalized image. You can get custom names, messages, notes, dates, and any other information such as imagery etc. on the boxes. Custom printing help in developing a more sentimental connection between the guests and the audience. Latest and advanced laser, screen, and inkjet printing enhance the outlook of the boxes. Go for custom prints and patterns on the boxes that go with the theme such as floral, minimalistic, abstract, or many more. Laminations: Wedding favor boxes are not only used to offer treats but most of the time they are saved by the guests as a souvenir in the memory of the loved ones, friends, and family. They can also be repurposed as a storage or organization box for smaller things. Custom laminations in glossy or matte enhance the outlook of the product but also enhances the strength of the boxes, making them water and moisture-proof. Laminations make custom boxes the most perfect for any type of item to be packed from food to jewelry or other smaller things. Foiling & Embossing: Customization offer people with the most unique design options, unlike any other alternative that makes your boxes high-end and unique, such as foiling and embossing. Foiling is perfect for custom names and dates in any color that goes with the theme of the wedding. Embossing is an art of raised ink that make your printed material more prominent and visible to the eyes. For instance, personalized names of the guests in embossed ink or the dates embossed at the top will make your favor bags more personalized. The most affordable and the most feasible option for everyone is to get custom wedding favor candy bags or any other party boxes in wholesale because they are the cheapest and also sustainable, which helps in reducing environmental pollution to the maximum. Be creative and innovative with designs to create distinction among others and be remembered for a longer period.
Tips to loose the Tight Shoes
We understand you were too excited to wear that at your next outing but you couldn’t because you realised at the last moment that they are too tight but it’s ok, things happen. So let’s see these tricks which can help you stretch your babies out. 1. Let’s wear them around the house: If you want to wear your new shoes to work or maybe all evening at a party, they need to be comfortable. Tight shoes are not comfortable at all. So whenever you are home, just start wearing them for short spans of time. This will break-in the shoe and help loosen the material and hence, will end up stretching the shoe right up and make it comfortable to wear for longer durations. 2. Freeze them: Just as water, your shoes also expand when frozen. Take a sandwich or plastic bag for each foot of your shoes. Fill 1/4th bag with water. Insert them inside your shoe and put them in the freezer and let them sit in till the water in the bag freezes. Once done take the shoes out of the freezer and let the ice inside the bag thaw and then try on your shoes. In case, it doesn’t feel right still, repeat the process. Be careful that the water does not leak, it can ruin your shoes. This is a tricky one, so be careful. In case of shoes like canvas or other materials that can get wet or be soaked, you can just wet them and put them directly in the freezer. 3.Heat them: Besides freezing, heating your shoes also has the same effect. Put on a pair of thick socks and then the shoes you want to stretch out. Switch on your hair dryer and heat the shoes where it is tight. While doing this keep flexing your feet inside the shoe as much as possible. It is a little uncomfortable but it works 200%. This is a good trick for leathers because they shrink back later. Men’s leather shoes and women’s formal shoes often need these techniques because they are expensive and usually cannot be returned. 4.Use some shoe-stretching tools: You can use some other tricks to stretch out your shoes instead of using your feet, try stuffing them with thick socks or maybe crumpled newspapers. There are certain tools available in the market specifically for this purpose. They can help stretch both the length and breadth of a shoe. These tools have knobs to adjust it to your required size. They work great but at times are a little expensive. Article Resource: http://club41.synergize.co/how-to-loosen-too-tight-shoes/?i=1
Korean Fashion Trends
Fashion is a plus in the Kpop World. Many artists are know to set many trends. However. sometimes normal people can set trends too. Many fashion designers sometimes hit the streets of Korea to find inspiration for a new clothing line. In this card I will share some Korean Fashion looks from the streets of Korea. Tagging the head chairs: @bbyitskatie @MichelleIbarra And tagging the rest of the fam: @xoxrlwoxo @LenaBlackRose @daniimals @ILikeHisFace13 @tayunnie @parktaemi @amobigbang @Sailynn @reyestiny93 @Elaynethtrumpet @JohnEvans @ParkHwaYoung @Stefany17 Here are a few fashion trends in Korea. I love how everyone has a different sense of fashion. This photos came from here. Vogue is another good source to keep up to date with Korean fashion. Here are a few more different looks. Everything makes an outfit. When creating a nice look you must plan from the top to the bottom. You can view more great Korean street fashion here. Now everyone need a cute comfortable shirt in their wardrobe. These shirts and hoodies are super cute. These would work with a basic pair of leggings, skinny jeans, or yoga pants. WHICH SHIRT IS YOUR FAVORITE? COMMENTS BELOW. My favorite out of these three is the one with the butterfly blouse. I love the mixture of feminine and masculine look. You can check out more looks here. KpopINT SHOUT OUT! THANKS to all that have been supporting KpopINT!! We rock, because you ROCK! Please continue to support us. We will continue to grow and give you the best updates that come from the Kpop World. Share us with your friends and or family. We have an instagram account now. Just type KpopINT in the search engine on Instagram. We have a Facebook page too and an official page! Tagging a few amigos.... @alywoah @AlloBaber @jordanhamilton @marshalledgar @TessStevens @MadAndrea @BulletproofV @SugaOnTop @CreeTheOtaku @Vkookie47 @ashleyemmert @SugaMint @kpopandkimchi @KpopGaby @PrettieeEmm @KaceyDodge @glostick @VixenViVi @bbyitskatie @MsLoyalHeart @VIPFreak2NE1 @stevieq @IsoldaPazo @Helixx @Ercurrent @KeziahWright @ashleyemmert @shantalcamara
Where To Buy Luxury Perfume For Men Online?
Every man wants to smell fresh and good every day, everywhere they go. To smell like a freezing breeze whenever you go out you will need some research on fragrances. The fragrance that you use reflects your true characteristics. So, always wear a good perfume for men whenever you go out. And to get the best perfume for men you need to search for the best perfume brand with premium quality perfumes. You should also how to use and where to use perfume to make it last for a long time and show its effect. There are lots of perfumes available in the market which makes it difficult to shop perfumes online. From expensive to pocket-friendly, you will find many perfumes online. So, choose perfumes that match your personality and create a great collection of men’s perfume for yourself. With natural perfumes are trending all over the world, you should start switching to natural and organic perfumes. If you already a lover of natural perfumes then you can try some new perfumes that will do wonders for you. Those who don’t know why natural perfumes are trending? To them, natural perfumes are safe and gentle to the skin. They are free from chemicals and alcohol and cause no harm to your health and skin. Where To Buy Natural Perfume For Men? Now, the question arises where to buy the best natural perfumes for men online? To make things easy for you I will suggest Adiveda Natural. The brand focuses on providing premium quality perfumes to men and women online at the most affordable prices without compromising on the luxury of the products and ingredients. If you are looking for long lasting perfumes for men online then Adiveda Natural is the place that you should visit once. Check out their collection of amazing men’s perfumes and give them a try. Some of the best selling men’s perfumes are - Bonjour Perfume Bonjour EDP is a fresh woody perfume for men. The perfume has a blend of bergamot and lemon in its top note making it a perfect citrus perfume with a woody base. The perfume is specially made for the modern man and most suitable for daily office wear. The perfume is purely natural and alcohol-free, so it has no harm to your health and skin. Skyhigh Perfume Skyhigh is an oceanic perfume for men made with ingredients like a sea breeze, citrus, aquatic green, and white musk. If you want to feel refreshed all day long you can try this aqua fragrance. Get closure to nature and stay fresh and energetic with aqua perfume for men. Conclusion There are a wide variety of perfumes available in the market. You can choose the best perfume for men according to your personality and need. But, going all green will benefit you more over synthetic perfumes. So, choose wisely what you want to wear. Stay home, stay safe and shop online!
Foot Pain Relief Qualis Products
Recommendations for Ingrown Toenail Treatment Ingrown toenails can affect your toes and cause discomfort, and if you experience pain in the area, it's possible that swelling and infection could be occurring as a result. You might be able to proceed with ingrown toenail treatment yourself but for other more difficult instances, you may need to see a physician for assistance. Symptoms and Causes Pain is a typical symptom of an ingrown toenail in addition to redness and swelling. If left untreated, an infection could begin in the skin tissue. These symptoms start when the nail begins growing into the flesh. Sometimes wearing tight shoes can also lead to these problems, and it is most common for these issues to occur with the largest toe. Self-Help Treatment Options Patients may try several remedies at home for ingrown toenail treatment. - Fill a basin with warm salt water, and place your foot in the water to soak for about 15 minutes. Many people find that this remedy helps reduce swelling and discomfort. You can repeat the soaking process several times each day. Always dry your foot thoroughly after soaking to prevent additional issues. - Use a small, clean file to gently push the skin back. Make sure not to cut or injure the skin during this process. - Soak a small piece of cotton in water or antiseptic cleanser. Separate the skin and the nail with this cotton to cushion the area. - Apply antibiotic ointment to the area to keep it clean and reduce infection risk. Cover the area with a bandage to help keep it clean. - Avoid shoes that constrict or pinch the feet. Wearing open-toed shoes or sandals may be wise until the area heals. Podiatrist Treatment Options When home remedies are not effective for resolving symptoms, see a physician for assistance. A podiatrist may perform one of these ingrown toenail treatment options. more : https://qualisproducts.co.uk/