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Absolutely gorgeous. I find that inclusions within other gemstones are particularly special. Worlds within worlds 😊

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Northern_Soul said:Thatís amazing! Iíd love to find gems like that. Not as much opportunity too in the U.K.

...But I stand by us having some of the best fluorite in the world at least 🙂

Will you sell your chalcedony do you think?


Yes I sell them as a lot on eBay
The druzy being a category of their own apart from chalcedony without druzy quartz coating
I also sell fulgerites
Lightening stones

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Valeriyabeyond said:

Yes I sell them as a lot on eBay
The druzy being a category of their own apart from chalcedony without druzy quartz coating
I also sell fulgerites
Lightening stones


Wow! Good luck with it 🤞🏻

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Brazilian natural citrine. I am so unbelievably pleased with this little piece. Iíve been reading a lot of blogs lately about the difference between natural citrine and baked amethyst, which is what a lot of people pass off as citrine.

I was so pleased when I bagged this piece. Itís just so sunny ☀️

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I also came into the possession of this. Itís one of those purchases that I just felt very drawn too, so I didnít question it too much. Itís Orchid Calcite, which in all honesty Iíd never heard of.

Anybody know much about it?

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Wow, that is so pretty!  Itís gotten harder to find real citrine anymore, but that is a really gorgeous piece.  

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Northern_Soul said:I also came into the possession of this. Itís one of those purchases that I just felt very drawn too, so I didnít question it too much. Itís Orchid Calcite, which in all honesty Iíd never heard of.

Anybody know much about it?


Heard of it yes but Im not familiar with how it works. the brazilian stone is just awesome, it is so powerful that i can almost feel it. I used to have a big rosequartz but lost it or unsure where it is. Its striking how crystals can teach us things because I did really need to do a lot of heart energy work after not having the Rose quartz, I have some smaller stones and a lovely small amethyst in sort of a heart shape, again the heart

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LunaGreyhawk said:Wow, that is so pretty!  Itís gotten harder to find real citrine anymore, but that is a really gorgeous piece.  

It really has. I probably started getting into crystal / fossil collecting about five years ago, and itís taken that long to find a reputable dealer who wasnít going to rip me off or pass off something fake as real.

My rock hound also had a 16kg natural citrine in stock. It was over £1000 in price! (Somewhat out of my price range... but hella pretty )

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RiAN said:

Heard of it yes but Im not familiar with how it works. the brazilian stone is just awesome, it is so powerful that i can almost feel it. I used to have a big rosequartz but lost it or unsure where it is. Its striking how crystals can teach us things because I did really need to do a lot of heart energy work after not having the Rose quartz, I have some smaller stones and a lovely small amethyst in sort of a heart shape, again the heart


Itís interesting because my interest in crystals and fossils has always been geological. Iíve always been extremely interested in the creation of crystal formations and the history associated with fossils etc.

I think itís when I got into my reiki that I started looking into the metaphysical side / crystal grids / crystal therapy etc. The more I learn about them, the more I think they do have a certain energy about them.

I was dreading this pandemic time, because I seem to get colds at the drop of a hat so I was feeling pretty nervous about everything. Iíve been carrying around fluorite and copper in a little crystal cage in my pocket that I cleanse once a week, and I havenít even had so much as a cold this year.

The ancients have been using copper for thousands of years. Yíknow, Lapis Lazuli was a firm favourite of the Egyptians... all these ancient civilisations revered them and worked with them in some form.

There must be something in that.

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Northern_Soul said:

It really has. I probably started getting into crystal / fossil collecting about five years ago, and itís taken that long to find a reputable dealer who wasnít going to rip me off or pass off something fake as real.

My rock hound also had a 16kg natural citrine in stock. It was over £1000 in price! (Somewhat out of my price range... but hella pretty )


Iím pretty sure most of the ďcitrineĒ I have is baked amethyst, but I do have one large piece I was given as a gift years ago and itís really hard to tell the difference.  Itís good to have a reputable source.  Now that Iím back home in the south, I suppose I need to start looking for a reputable source myself.  

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LunaGreyhawk said:

Iím pretty sure most of the ďcitrineĒ I have is baked amethyst, but I do have one large piece I was given as a gift years ago and itís really hard to tell the difference.  Itís good to have a reputable source.  Now that Iím back home in the south, I suppose I need to start looking for a reputable source myself.  


So this is a ďcitrineĒ druzy piece I have which is almost certainly baked amethyst. Baked amethyst almost always has the white matrix that it emanates from. Baked stuff will always be darker at the tip and descend down into lighter shades.

The natural citrine will have natural rutile markings within it, and itís always a good thing to look for air bubbles, which real citrine will not have. The real citrine also has a much harder outside (on the mohs hardness scale) compared to glass, or resin, or anything else that the Chinese are passing off as citrine these days 😂

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Northern_Soul said:

So this is a ďcitrineĒ druzy piece I have which is almost certainly baked amethyst. Baked amethyst almost always has the white matrix that it emanates from. Baked stuff will always be darker at the tip and descend down into lighter shades.

The natural citrine will have natural rutile markings within it, and itís always a good thing to look for air bubbles, which real citrine will not have. The real citrine also has a much harder outside (on the mohs hardness scale) compared to glass, or resin, or anything else that the Chinese are passing off as citrine these days 😂


Such a pretty piece, though!  I have a similar citrine druzy that is most certainly not real citrine, but itís so pretty all the same.  Iíd love to find a piece like that column you have in your pic.  

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LunaGreyhawk said:

Such a pretty piece, though!  I have a similar citrine druzy that is most certainly not real citrine, but itís so pretty all the same.  Iíd love to find a piece like that column you have in your pic.  


Oh yes, the druzy pieces sure are pretty

I love little towers like that. Not everyone is a fan of the points, but I think they have a grace all of their own.

Both of the companies I deal with here in the U.K. ship abroad. I can hook you up with them if youíre interested at all 🙂

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Northern_Soul said:

Oh yes, the druzy pieces sure are pretty

I love little towers like that. Not everyone is a fan of the points, but I think they have a grace all of their own.

Both of the companies I deal with here in the U.K. ship abroad. I can hook you up with them if youíre interested at all 🙂


I love the points, too.  I had a whole basket full of large clear and smoky quartz columns with beautiful points that I put on my apartment patio under the full moon a few months ago, and someone stole the whole basket grrrr!  

And yes, Iíd love that information, please!

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LunaGreyhawk said:

I love the points, too.  I had a whole basket full of large clear and smoky quartz columns with beautiful points that I put on my apartment patio under the full moon a few months ago, and someone stole the whole basket grrrr!  

And yes, Iíd love that information, please!


They stole them?! What utter [insert bad word here] Man, Iím sorry to hear that. Iíd be devastated if that was me.

Iíve PMíd you some deets 🙂

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