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Sally x

Sometimes gemstones don’t have the most attractive names...

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even if they are unusual and stunning stones…

mushroom ryolite

This is mushroom ryolite – the patterning on these are just incredible but I feel perhaps it could do with a Tiffany-style marketing rename (as they did with marketing blue zoisite as Tanzanite, although I don’t think there is anything wrong with blue zoisite!).

Ryolite is an igneous rock (solidified lava) and these mushroom-like formations consist of bands of quartz and feldspar. Definitely an unusual stone!

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