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Fascinating little rocks!! Stunning colours! Perfect sparkle!! If you want to have a look at a good collection of minerals visit the Museu de Mineralogia. My favourite stone is Aqua Marina with that elegant blue colour.
I visited a shop to learn a little more. They told me there are a lot of different qualities that have very different prices, sometimes less than half the price. They showed me several gems and helped me memorize the names. If you are an ignorant in this field. believe me, it is impossible to tell the difference. I am not saying that these people are not honest. I am saying that the gems of high or low quality are equally beautiful to the layman's eye...
These two men were extremely polite and friendly. Prices are not low but are not absurdly high either. Negotiate hard!
The word amethyst comes from Greek and means "not drunk" probably from the colour that looks like wine :)
Aqua Marina is latin and means "sea water".
Look at the photos!
Address: Rua Tiradentes, 134 – Centro – Ouro Prêto
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