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Materials:
All our jewelry`s stones are handpicked to create the unique Hawaian Starborn Creations Design. Our highly-trained craftsmen work with 925 Sterling Silver and each finished piece of silverjewelry is marked "925" and "Starborn" on the back or inside to certify origin and quality of our product. After the piece is handcrafted we finish production with a final quality control.

This stone dictionary will give you first insight into the world of minerals, describing most of our utilized materials. If you have any further questions about our jewelry please contact our support.

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Tektite: Seraphenite include a golden and a green variety of this Clinochlor found in Russia (Ural, Siberia). It was discovered in the middle of the 19th century and since then the mineral is used in jewelry and stone art despite its rather low hardness.

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Topaz: Topaz is a rather rare silicate mineral of a very good hardness. The white Topaz is the most common stone in this group. Colour variations of white Topaz are caused by natural radioactivity (blue), heat or included metal particles. The stone can vary in appearance from blue and pink to reddish golden colours (imperial Topaz from Brazil). Since the most beautifully coloured stones are scare and technical enhancement is known, most of the Topaz varieties on the jewelrymarket are  technically upgraded in colour or clarity. This enhancement always requires genuine white Topaz and is caused by heat, particle irradiation or metal plating. A recent trend in jewelry is the manufacture of Topaz in iridescent colors (so called Mystic Topaz) by applying a thin layer of metal such as Titanium by physical Vapor Deposition Plating. For our designs we use natural Imperial Topaz as well natural and enhanced white and blue Topaz, several kinds of so called Mystic Topaz (e.g. Ecstasy, Salmon, Pink), and the brownish Champagner Topaz. All our showcased Topazes are  genuine and rare, yet affordable gemstones, whose colour properties are almost equal to the worlds most expensive and rare specimen.

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Tourmaline: New Description Coming Soon!

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Trilobite: Trilobites are extinct sea creatures that were one of the first forms of life on earth. The closest extant relative may be the Horseshoe Crab. Trilobites ruled the world before the time of the dinosaurs during the Palaeozoic Era (between 545 and 251 million years ago). To cast Trilobites in our jewelry we first have to clean the petrified Arthropod with a sandblaster before the final cutting- and polishing process allows us to use this interesting Fossil in our creations. We mostly work with the long extinct species Elrathia kingsi from Utah/USA.

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Turquoise: This classical jewelry mineral is easily identified by its unique structure and opaque blue and green colour (except few brown-white coloured varieties). The most famous findings come from the midwest region of the US (e.g. the Kingman-Mine). China and Mexico also a large producers of gem quality Turquoise. Due to its softness almost all turquoise has to be stabilized before being polished and processed for jewelry. This process also helps to prevent colour loss (caused by sun, water and air) and makes the stone less vulnerable to pressure.


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