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SECLECTING GEMSTONES

Having a Graduate Gemologist degree from Gemological Institute of America, Aimee is interested in handpick stones and believes in their individual beauty and personality. PARADEISOS is passionate in playing with the uniqueness of natural gemstones, revealing overlooked gems whose unique characteristics attract the intuitive wearer. 

 
 
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Madagascar Chalcedony

As early as the Bronze Age chalcedony was in use in the Mediterranean region, and it was a treasured gemstone of the ancient world. 

Chalcedony is a member of the Quartz family with a cryptocrystalline structure. It is a translucent-to-opaque aggregate that occurs in virtually all colors. There are a few unique varieties of chalcedony, and ocean/marine chalcedony is one of them. Every piece has unique and unusual shape, color and pattern as ink painting by mother-world.

Durable and easy to care for, chalcedony has a Mohs scale hardness of 6.5-7 and enviable toughness even when carved in intricate designs. Chalcedony can be easily cleaned using warm, soapy water and a soft cloth or brush. Chalcedony is quite porous, be sure to rinse well to remove any soapy residue. 


Tiger's Eye

Tiger eye powers and beauty have been treasured for centuries, when the golden-brown quartz was carved into amulets and talismans worn by ancient Roman soldiers.

Tiger's eye is a type of macrocrystalline that forms from crocidolite when quartz crystals become embedded within it. As the quartz crystals develop, the crocidolite dissolves away but the fibrous shapes remain. It is famed for its remarkable chatoyancy and its attractive golden brown colors. It doesn't require a curved surface to display chatoyancy. This is what causes each to have a slightly different appearance, depending on the viewing angle.

It has been praised as stone of protection that is very stabilizing and grounding. 

Like most quartz gemstones, Tiger's eye is quite durable and resistant to wear and tear. However, it is sensitive to some acids commonly found in many household cleaning solvents. Cleaning should only done using only warm water and a mild soap or detergent.

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Charoite

Charoite was named after Yakutia's Chary River, the location in which it was first discovered, circa 1940. Despite its actual discovery first being made sometime during the 1940s, it's considered a relatively new gemstone, as it was not introduced on a commercial level until 1978.

Charoite is a rare silicate mineral with a very complex chemical composition of phosphorus, calcium, and sodium. It is translucent lavender to purple in color with a pearly luster. It has an unusual swirling, fibrous appearance, along with its intense color.

Often called the 'stone of transformation' and 'the stone of power', Charoite earned its pseudonyms through its ability to transform negative emotions into positive feelings of well-being.

Charoite is rather soft and can easily be scratched by other harder materials, but owing to fair cleavage, it is actually considered to be quite durable, and is ideal for pendants, earrings, necklaces, and brooches.


Labradorite
It is an unusual mineral. It can display a beautiful iridescent play of colors, caused by internal fractures in the mineral that reflect light back and forth, dispersing it into different colors. This effect, known as labradorescence, gives Labradorite its appeal and fame.

Moonstone
It is the most well-known gemstone of the feldspar group. Named for its glowing color sheen that resembles the moonlight. Greater transparency in Moonstone is more desirable, and the more transparency it has, the more valuable it is.

White Sapphire
White sapphire is completely colorless sapphire. A sapphire receives its color from the trace elements present within the earth when the crystal is forming. White sapphire is quite rare as it is completely untouched by trace elements. White sapphire does not display any scintillation like diamond but it is an ideal alternatives to diamonds in terms of its price.

White Diamond
A diamond is about the brilliance, fire and scintillation. A diamond, from the Ancient Greek: ἀδάμας, meaning "unbreakable", is one of the best-known and most sought-after gemstones. Diamond has many unequaled qualities and is very unique among minerals. It is the hardest known substance.

Freshwater Pearl
It looks remarkably similar to the Akoya pearl, but is available for almost 1/5 the price of Akoya pearls. The only tradeoff is that Freshwater pearls are generally smaller and less symmetrical. But if you're looking for pearls at an outstanding value, Freshwater pearls are the perfect gift.

Tahitian Pearl
Natural color Tahitian pearls are among the most popular cultured pearls in the marketplace today. The natural black color of these pearls comes from the color of the oyster's black lips. And within this range of colors they can have bluish, purplish, or greenish overtones.

Lapis Lazuli
It is a deep blue metamorphic rock, composed of multiple minerals, used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honour, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is also a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.