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Etsy Blogger's blog carnival for March

I'm hosting this month's blog carnival for the wonderful group I belong to: Etsy Blogger's. Here's the choices I picked for topics.
1. April birthstone: diamond- write about it's history, gem info, whether or not you like them, or if this is your birthstone!
2. April Fool's Day: Do you participate? Tell us about a joke you played on someone, or if one has been played on you. What do you think about this "day"?
3. What is your favorite gemstone and why?
I've picked number 3.
My favorite gemstone is tourmaline. Watermelon is number one, green tourmaline comes in second.
watermelon tourmaline

green tourmaline

Tourmaline is a mineral in the aluminum silicate family. They are said to have great electric and magnetic properties. You may have seen tourmaline listed as an ingredient to cosmetics and beauty products.
They are listed as semi-precious gemstones and are found is a variety of colors: green, pink, red, blue, brown, and black. On the Mohs scale, it is ra…