Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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  1. I have a lovely opal pendant. As I was choosing, I kept coming back to the one stone that I referred to as Xena (warrior princess). It has a green spear through the centre and flecks of red. The jewellery designer said that many people name their opals and this showed that that was the stone for me.

    1. That’s a good option. I was given an opal ring, but rarely wear it as the stone doesn’t take a lot of knocks and I am careless. It also catches on the keys of my bassoon when playing.

      1. Yes, I had a ring with alternating diamonds and pearls. One day I noticed that a pearl was missing. It was difficult to match, size and colour. I’m hard on rings, what with motorcycling, gardening and playing bassoon. I always mean to take them off, but always forget.

  2. Thank you for posting this. I’ll be sharing it with my young son, who is quite interested in rocks/minerals, volcanoes and sharks. (!)

  3. Brain is not working this morning! Just remembered there is the famous old localities of fluorite at Castleton in Derbyshire, England, where, under the name of Derbyshire Blue John, purple-blue fluorite was extracted. It was the very purple colour that threw me. Great blog post though. Thanks.

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