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PearlPines

aka Allison

  • I live in Florida
  • I was born on August 15
  • I am trash
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    Topaz - Gem History

    June 10, 2015 by PearlPines




    Topaz is a fairly common and inexpensive gemstone. It can be found in huge and flawless crystals, which can be faceted into giant gemstones which can weigh thousands of carats. Some of the largest gemstone pieces ever cut were of Topaz.

    Topaz is a hard and durable gemstone, and will not dissolve in most chemical solvents. However, it does have perfect cleavage which can make it prone to chipping or forming flaws if banged hard ( silently waits for the perverted side of the SU fandom to respond to that ). Topaz is also a pleochroic gemstone and can have varied color intensity when viewed at different angles. Due to its good cleavage and pleocroic nature, care must be exercised when faceting Topaz gemstones.

    Blue Topaz does occur in nature, bu…




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    Opal Gem History

    June 9, 2015 by PearlPines

    So i decided to do another gem history on Opal! Enjoy! Use this in terms of theories, factoids, or anything you please! Just, please cite my blog post if you use it as reference for anything being posted online, thank you!



    In the Middle Ages, opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal. It was also said to confer the power of invisibility if wrapped in a fresh bay leaf and held in the hand.Following the publication of Sir Walter Scott's Anne of Geierstein in 1829, opal acquired a less auspicious reputation. In Scott's novel, the Baroness of Arnheim wears an opal talismanwith supernatural powers. Whe…



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    So someone on wiki chat requested that i create blog posts on gem knowledge so, here i am! I decided to do the first one on my birthstone, Peridot! I got this info from multiple sources, which will be listed and linked at the end



      The chemical formula of Peridot is (Mg,Fe)2SiO4. In essence it is a silicate of iron and magnesium with hardness in the range from 6.5 to 7 on the Moh's scale.

    Peridot comes in lovely green, olive and brown colors, sometimes with golden overtones. It is a transparent or translucent crystal with high luster.

    Notable occurrences are in the USA, Australia, Pakistan, Myanmar, China, Afghanistan, the Canary Islands and the Red Sea region. Some of the most beautiful specimens of Peridot originate from Pakistan. In Europe…



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    Pepe

    June 9, 2015 by PearlPines

    Anyone who has recently been on the Steven Universe wiki chat would know that there has been a HUGE ambush of pepe the frog memes and such. And coming from me, believe it or not, it's actually getting quite annoying! For any of you who do not know who Pepe is, this is Pepe

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    thank all of you!

    June 8, 2015 by PearlPines

    i would like to thank everyone on here for being so welcoming! All the admins, staff, chat mods, users, everyone. You guys are all wonerful! and almost 200+ edits in two days! and im #64 on the WHOLE wiki? Its insane, and i cant thank you guys enough!

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