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Lovely in Lavender

URE LEPIDOLITE IS PURPLE MICA. Its softness — 2½ to 3½ on the Mohs hardness scale — and its perfect and easily developed direction of cleavage make it impossible to cut and set. When used in jewelry, lepidolite is always integrated into quartz. It may appear as tiny inclusions, such as those in

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