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Why wear crystals?

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Love shimmer and sparkle but without the $$$? Then crystals are the next best option to give you that icy-shine loaded with healing powers and endless styling options. So what is a crystal exactly? Generally speaking, this stone is a solid material made of atoms, molecules and ions which have been arranged in a highly complex mathematical pattern called a crystal lattice. This is just the beginning of this piecingly bright gem, find out more below…

1. Crystal comes from the word krustallos which deviates from kruos meaning icy, cold frost.

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Shard Pendant

2. Examples of larger crystals include table salt, snowflakes and diamonds.

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Lariat Necklace

3. Almost all types of crystals have some kind of imperfection.

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Victorian Necklace 

4. The Cave of Crystals located in Mexico, contains some of the largest natural crystals in the world. The largest one in 39 by 13 feet and 55 tons in weight.

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The Jewelry Insider

June 7, 2008

So while cellphones may not be technically jewelry, it seems some of them feature more diamonds and gems than your average jeweler’s window. Forbes.com recently published a gallery of ‘10 Most Lust-Inspiring Cellphones’ and it’s apparent from some of these high-rolling devices that design and diamonds are integral when it comes to flashing your phone.Top on the list of ‘Look – I’ve got loads of Money’ Phone is the 8800 Arte from Austrian designer Peter Aloisson. The luxury Nokia phone is studded with more than 680 pink and white diamonds set in 18K white gold. At $134,000, this is one phone you don’t want to forget in a cab.

Some techno-freaks may be more interested in the soon-to-be launched 2nd generation Apple iPhone than the diamond-encrusted iPhone by Amosu. At $39,000 it’s a snip compared to the 8800 Arte.


And finally, but by no means least, is Christian Dior’s recently released ‘My Dior’ mobile. The more expensive ‘My Dior’ version has a crocodile skin case and some obligatory bling – in this case 640 Swarovski crystals – yours for $26,000.