Have you recently seen a new wave going through Internet – growing your own Bismuth Crystal? Yes, firstly you need to obtain one. It’s difficult, since Bismuth in its elemental form is a rare occurrence in nature, even more so for bismuth crystals. But once you get it and start growing it up, it becomes one of the most beautiful decorative pieces in the entire house!
Lab grown crystals are popular because of their intricate shapes and dazzling colors. They also form incredible geometric patterns in a stair step arrangement similar to a stadium. The unusual crystal patterns are due to the crystal edges growing at different rates than the crystal faces. They often have several iridescent metallic colors caused by light scattering at a very thin layer of bismuth oxide. Reds, yellows, blues, greens, and purples are common – just imagine the beauty of it!