As the first snow fell over Philly last night, I wanted nothing more than to preserve the fall. It seems autumn gets shorter and shorter each year, but maybe that’s just how years work as you get older. Luckily, there are a couple of stones that support that fall feeling.
I love gemstones of all kinds but there are two in particular that I have been really obsessing over this fall: Sphene (aka Titanite) and Coral.
Multicolored sparkle tumbles across sphene facets like autumn leaves shimmying across the sky and onto the damp streets on a gusty mid-October morning. The rich body color ranges from greens through yellows and into browns, but as lights hit the facets of this mesmerizing stone you can always see a variety of colors: green, orange, brown, red, champagne.
It’s magical display is most notably due to a high dispersion rate sometimes called ‘fire’ because it is the way in which light breaks down or ‘sparks’ within a crystalline structure.
Check out more of the detailed specs from The International Gem Society here.
TO BE CONTINUED….
Next time In the Giant Jewelry Box: