Rhodonite is one of
the most valuable and original Russian ornamental stones, which in its
importance to the Urals is inferior, perhaps, only to malachite.The name of the stone
itself comes from the Greek "rhodon" - a rose, which indicates a
special color of rhodonite, characteristic of pink or red roses. It is also
called the "stone of the morning dawn", "pink or ruby spar."
Often black or gray shades are organically added to the pink, raspberry, red
color, there may be impurities of o..
For the colorful and
bright color of the stone, jasper, like the Greeks the Slavs called
"jasper" - "speckled stone." Other names for jasper and its
varieties: jasper agate, meat agate, bloody jasper, Swiss lapis, German lapis,
tiger stone, prazem, basanite.Jasper has always
attracted people with its variety of colors and shades. Place of Birth.Jasper is found
everywhere, but the most famous were the jasper of the Urals and Altai. In the
Urals, the jasper belt stretches from north to..
malachite is a stone of the Ural mountains. At the word malachite, Ural tales
of Bazhov, Danila the master and Mistress of the Copper Mountain are
immediately recalled. The magical, healing, decorative properties of malachite
stone have been studied and appreciated. He deserves to be present in the
house.There are two
versions of the interpretation of this noun. According to one, the Greeks
called this stone because of its rich color - - "green flower".
Another version says..
The name of the stone
is associated with its amazing iridescent coloration, similar to the eye of a
tiger. A lot of legends
about its abilities and origin are associated with this stone in many nations.In Russia, a stone, a
tiger's eye, was associated with the image of Perun, "Thousand". It
was believed that the stone gives the ability to defend themselves from the
enemy and, if necessary, to avoid collision, so that at the right time to
attack.In ancient Egypt, it
was believed that..
The name of the stone
serpentine dates back to the Latin word serpens - snake. Therefore, often the
serpentine is also called serpentinite. It really resembles snake skin, and its
color varies from greenish yellow to dark green. Blotches and streaks clearly
appear on the stone.The peoples of the
Urals have many beliefs and legends.One of the legends is
associated with the peculiarity of the coil, being one of the moons of gold. If
there is a coil - there is gold. Glittering flakes in the ..
Charoite is one of
the young minerals. It was first discovered only in 1948 on the banks of the
Chara River, which gave the name to this mineral.Initially, charoite
was taken as one of the forms of the coil, but after a more thorough study of
the properties and composition, in the 70s of the XX century it was found out
that this is a new mineral.At the moment,
charoite deposits on the planet are found only in one place, in the channel of
the Chara River. Due to the rarity of this mineral,..