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Australia’s Magnificent Mookaite Masterpieces

The first thing that comes to mind when people hear my Aussie accent is the almost universal happiness Australians are known for. Many of my friends have expressed their dream of visiting Australia and experiencing its rich history. With the travel restrictions, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to share one of my previous journeys back to my native home of Melbourne. There are so many things that make Australia such a special place, from the incredible biodiversity and the breathtaking countryside, to natural gems as colorful as our culture.

One of my favorite gemstones, Mookaite, is based on the Aboriginal term “mooka” which translates to running waters inspired by the numerous springs that feed Mooka Creek in Western Australia. Mookaite is a truly gorgeous stone, with its dramatic color combinations including deep reds, yellows, plums, pink, and cream. During my visit, I explored warehouses and showrooms responsible for bringing us the jewels that we all treasure. Here’s a bit of my trip you can experience from wherever you happen to be. Enjoy the video below.

Mookaite Gemstone Jewelry

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