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Weirdly Interesting Minerals more beautiful than diamonds  

JillNan
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List Rules Minerals that are not diamonds

There are over 4,000 minerals on our planet so why do diamonds get all the attention? This list contains some of the most gorgeous gems the earth has to offer.
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Opal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Opal Opals diffract light which allow them take on a variety of colors.

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Labradorite is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Labradorite This iridescent stone is found mostly in Labrador, Canada. 

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Amethyst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Amethyst A purple form of quartz, amethyst was once known to prevent drunkenness.

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Moonstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Moonstone Named for their moonlike hue, these stones have been used in jewelry designs for centuries.

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Lapis Lazuli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli has long been a prized stone known for its intense color. It was used for the eyebrows on the mask of King Tut!

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Rhodochrosite is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Rhodochrosite The national gemstone of Argentina.

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Ruby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Ruby Ruby is known around the world as one of the most precious gems and has been used in jewelry for thousands of years.

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Titanium Quartz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Titanium Quartz It's rainbow...and shiny.....

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Malachite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Malachite Malachite is one of the coolest crystals in the world. The circular shapes are formed when copper enters other minerals.

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Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Aquamarine Aquamarine is one of the most beautiful gemstones in the world.

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Fluorite is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Fluorite Flourite comes in many colors but all of them are amazing...

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Black Tourmaline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Black Tourmaline Black tourmaline has been used in Shamanic rituals around the world, and is known by crystal healing proponents as a grounding stone that soothes anxiety.

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Rose Quartz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Rose Quartz Rose quartz a pink translucent form of quartz said to enhance feelings of universal love.

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Bio Solar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
doa-sempena added Bio Solar

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Carnelian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Carnelian In addition to being a beautiful stone, some say that carnelian boosts the libido. Just sayin.

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Sunstone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Sunstone Sunstone is known for its warm gold color and is said to have a joyful effect when worn or held.

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Danburite is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Danburite Danburite has a crystal form similar to topaz, and is often used as a healing stone.

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Ocean Jasper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Ocean Jasper Orbicular ocean jasper is very rare and often found on the shores of Madagascar. The circles are formed by WATER!

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Moldavite is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Moldavite All the world's moldavite is said to have come from a meteorite impact  14,700,000 years ago! This gem is SUPER rare.

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Selenite is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Selenite Selenite is a crystalline variety of the mineral gypsum. Many associate it with celestial properties and the moon.

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Blue Lace Agate is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Minerals more beautiful than diamonds
Blue Lace Agate Blue lace agate is one of the prettiest forms of agate.