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22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals

Whoever said ‘Diamonds are a girls best friend’, obviously had never seen any of these stunning natural wonders!

Whoever said ‘Diamonds are a girls best friend’, obviously had never seen any of these stunning natural wonders!

When we think of precious minerals and all those sparkly treasures that our wonderful Earth produces, then diamonds, rubies and emeralds may be something that springs to mind. There are so many beautiful naturally made minerals that we may be overlooking.

How about a Tourmaline encrusted engagement ring? Or a Bismuth bracelet? Hopefully this little gallery of some lesser known absolutely gorgeous stones and minerals will make you think ‘who needs diamonds after all?’

Flourite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Bismuth


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Burmese Tourmaline


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Luz Opal


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Opal Fossil


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Alexandrite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Carnelian


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Rhodochrosite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Crocoite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Ocean Inside Of An Opal


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

The Empress Of Uruguay


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Sunset Fire Opal


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Bismuth


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Realgar On Calcite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Azurite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Watermelon Tourmaline


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Scolecite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Chrysocolla In Malachite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Lightning Ridge Black Opal


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Cobalto Calcite


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Rose Quartz Geode


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

 

Titanium Quartz


22 Gorgeous and Sparkly Precious Stones & Minerals - Girly Design Blog

Written by Anjelica

(Starr) Anjelica De Alexandris is a part-time designer and co-owns a surf and clothing shop based in the South West, Great Britain. Anjelica considers herself to eat and sleep design and considers herself a dedicated Apple fan. Anjelica has written for numerous design blogs including Digital Art Mix, Girly Design Blog, Design Mash, Web Design Mash, Rez, Design is Dead and Blog of Francesco Mugnai

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