The gem cutter must be aware of pleochroisim in order to maximize the color potential of the stone.
Overview: Indicolite derives its name from the Latin word for the indicum plant, famed for its blue colors. Indicolite or Blue Tourmaline is supposed to be the most colorful and rare variety of all gemstones. Indicolite is one of the rarer varieties of Elbaite. Elbaite is the most popular variety of Tourmaline that comes in many varied and beautiful colors.
It is transparent to opaque and is found in metosomatically altered magnesian or dolomitic limestones in contact-metamorphic aureoles. A blue Tourmaline emanates a high degree of harmony and are reported to bring about openness and tolerance. Its typical color is a deeper almost neon blue than other blue gems such as Aquamarine and Blue Topaz.
Usage: Indicolite is a protective stone that can dispel curses and protect from all dangers .Indicolite can also bring happiness and laughter to your life. Its blue color is believed to have a soothing power and is said to help relieve stress. It also enhances tolerance and understanding. Indicolite increases flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion and serenity.
Legend: Indicolite was effectively re-discovered in Europe in 1703 when the Dutch imported some specimens that they had discovered in Sri Lanka. The Romans used Indicolite - particularly in carved broaches that often bore the images of animals and believed it to have strange occult powers.
Occurrence: Madagascar, North America, Brazil, Myanmar (Burma), Africa, Siberia, Australia, Sri Lanka.
Is there a website where you can just input ‘regular female, no lactose, two meals per day and snacks’ and it pops out with recipes and goes ‘that’s your daily nutrition requirements’?
(bonus points for options such as ‘low/high fibre diet; want to bulk up; want to lose weight; want to gain weight; high exercise; etc’)
Because there are websites with ‘you need to eat this much calcium and iron and magnesian and b vitamins and protein and blah blah blah here’s all the food that has them’ but how are you supposed to make meals out of that? especially with depression?
By Lord John Dalberg-Acton
Advice to persons about to write History: Don’t. Visit the Monte Purgatorio, as Austin called the Magnesian rock that yields Epsom Salts;
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