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The World’s Most Beautiful Minerals

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There’s so much more that just rubies and emeralds.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend… but whoever said that obviously didn’t see these beauties. A mineral is defined as a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. Any two elements that come together naturally to make a new substance. There are about four thousand identified minerals out in the world and in our opinion, these are the most beautiful. Time to rethink that engagement ring gem ladies! Which ones are your favorite? Do you think we missed one? Be sure to comment below!

Minerals

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Check these beautiful minerals!!

Opal

Opal

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Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica that is formed by rain. There is some questions behind how it forms but it’s believed that when rain water seeps into rocks and then evaporates, the silica that is left behind hardens into opal. Opal is one of the few minerals that has been found outside of our planet (like on Mars!).

Contra Luz Opal

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Contra Luz Opal is a little different than regular opal because of its ability to create a color flash as light travels through it. This makes it more valuable than regular opal, a just a teense bit prettier.

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