We all love rainbows, not only for their color gradient but also because they beautify the heavens. And just like rainbows, our Rainbow Bismuth Crystals adds iridescent colors and fascinating geometry to your scenery. You can’t help but adore it!
Man has known about the Bismuth metal since ancient times. Although it was commonly confused with lead and tin, it now rightfully sits on the 83rd spot on our periodic table.
Bismuth’s position on the periodic table is due to its relatively high density. However, unlike other similar heavy metals, Bismuth has very low toxicity. So having it around does no harm to you. It is not poisonous at all.
While I am tempted to say the flourish of colors exhibited by Bismuth Crystals is a result of magic, the truth is anything but. Instead, we have science to thank for this feature.
Crystal formation occurs while the metal cools after it has been heated. During this process, the outside edges experience a higher growth rate than the inside edges, hence their spiral, stair-stepped structure. How come it’s so colorful? Well, there are variations in the thickness of the oxide layer that forms on the surface causing the interference of different wavelengths upon reflection; hence they display a rainbow of colors.
I know, I know, we could very easily ascribe its glow to magic instead of laboring on these scientific intricacies. That could work, sure. But should you decide to gift these beauties to a loved one who happens to love rocks or one who is a geologist, it’ll help to know a few things about these crystals. That way, they are sure to appreciate the gesture more.
Shine Bismuth, Shine
Each Bismuth Crystal is of unique shape and color. As such, you can get a variety of crystal forms. Although they are not uniquely reproducible, each one is created using technically advanced procedures. Therefore, they possess a smooth and clear texture, a magnificent rainbow gradient, and a well-defined structural appearance.
Also, these crystals are very lightweight. They weigh between 30 – 40g, and as such, are very portable.
In addition to serving as gifts to geologists and folks with similar appetites, these crystals could also be used to decorate your home and/or office. Thanks to their small size and paperweight, they can easily occupy spots like your work desks, windows, counters, and tables. Their color and unique shape are sure to catch the eye of visitors and guests alike.