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The Uniqueness of Andalusite Gem Andalusite is a brilliant pleochroism displaying lovely olive green and brick red colors. This beautiful gemstone combines two minerals, Kyanite and Sillimanite, to form this elegant mineral used in making jewelry. Nature and Appearance of the Andalusite Andalusite is a strongly pleochroic gemstone with a hardness range from 7 to 7.5. It has an interesting tone and is durable, attracting most jewelry lovers. Its crystals are often transparent even though it is abundant in nature. The gemstones are mostly mined in Brazil and found in stream beds or hillsides embedded in clay. Aside from that, they are also found in some areas of Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the Inyo Mountains in California in the USA. Andalusite can reflect shades of yellow, olive-green, and reddish-brown colors within a single gemstone. The reflected colors vary depending on the viewing angle and how it has been cut. Some can show multiple colors even on viewing from a single angle. These colorful gems are important in making Andalusite Jewelry items like rings and pendants.
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