13 Extremely Beautiful Minerals And Stones

”Mineral” is not the first thing to come to mind when you hear the word “beauty,” and that‘s a pity because they look so, so pretty. This selection of some of the most beautiful minerals and stones in the world will be a feast for your eyes.

A mineral is a “naturally occurring substance that is solid and inorganic representable by a chemical formula, and has an ordered atomic structure.” Rocks, unlike minerals, don’t have a specific chemical composition, and can be made of both minerals or non-minerals. Although there are over 4,900 known types of minerals, the ones here are just the most beautiful ones that we and our readers could find.

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1.Watermelon Tourmaline.

The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colors in the same crystal – green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind).

2.Ocean inside an Opal.

When the light hits this opal it looks like an underwater scene from the ocean.

3.Fire Opal.

Fire opal looks best when viewed in daylight just after sunrise or before sunset, which exposes and maximizes its exceptional color.

4.Lightning Ridge black opal.

The most valued of all opals is the Black Opal. Black Opals fetch a higher price for a given colour, clarity and pattern, due to their scarcity.

5.Scolecite.

Scolecite is a stone of connections, patterns, and peace.

6.Rhodochrosite.

While all pink stones promote unconditional love, Rhodochrosite emanates one of the most tender and loving energies of any stone, soothing the heart, comforting the soul, and vibrating to the frequencies of inner peace.