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Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty.
The Gemstone Amethyst, was created when Bacchus, the God of wine poured wine over the stone, staining it purple.
Apophyllite is a crystal of facilitating and strengthening conscious, intended connection with the spiritual world.
Aquamarine is emerald's most famous sister. It has been credited with providing courage, curing laziness and quickening the intellect.
Beryl as a gemstone refers to all varieties of the beryl group which are not emerald-green or aquamarine blue.
Calcite is transparent to opaque and may occasionally show phosphorescence or fluorescence.
Carnelian (also spelled cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone.
Celestite is a mineral made of strontium sulfate. Celestite is the principal source of the element strontium, commonly used in fireworks.
Chrysanthemum stone is named for its unique patterns embedded in the stone that resemble flowering chrysanthemums.
Citrine is from the quartz group with a Moh’s hardness of 7. Most commercial citrine is heat-treated amethyst or smoky quartz.
Copper is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is soft and malleable.
Coral have built reefs and atolls with their branching trunks. Only their calcified skeletons are used in jewelry.
Dioptase is an intense emerald-green to bluish-green copper cyclosilicate mineral. It is transparent to translucent.
Emerald derives from Greek Smaragdos. It means "green stone". In ancient times referred to probably most green stones.
Fluorite is a halide, or one of the minerals composed of metals with the halogen elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine.
Garnet is a rainbow of gemstones. With the exception of blue, it is found in every color of the spectrum.
The name goes back to the time of the Spanish conquest of Central and South America and means piedra de ijada, i.e. hip stone
Jasper is usually considered as a chalcedony. Some scienists, however, put it in a group by itself within the quartz group.
The name is derived from the Canadian peninsule of Labador. It shows a play of color (labradorescence) in lustrous metallic tints,
As lapis lazuli is composed of several minerals, some experts consider it not to be a mineral, the main ingredient being lazurite.
The name could be derived from its color. When cut it shows layers of lighter and darker concentirc rings, parallel lines.
Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite.
It is divided into three groups: the opalescent precious opals, the yellow-red fire opalsand the common opals.
Onyx is characterized by it hardness & durability. Onyx has been traditionally favored in the carving of cameos, statuettes, scarabs & beads
According to astrologers, the wearer of peridot will enjoy happiness in marriage, the power of eloquence in speech
Pyrite has been confused with gold since the begining of time, hence the nickname "Fool's Gold."
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, after felspar.
Ruby is thus named because of its red color. It was not until about 1800 that ruby was recognized as belonging to the corundum group.
Ruby is named because of its red color (Latin Rubeus).
It was originally called saualpite, and has only recently been considered a gemstone.
Septarian is a geode that is a combination of yellow calcite, brown aragonite, grey limestone and white/clear barite.
Tiger Iron is a combination of hematite, red jasper, & sometimes yellow jasper or golden tiger eye.
The Egyptians said topaz was colored with the golden glow of the mighty sun god Ra. The Romans associated topaz w/ Jupiter, god of the sun.
Tourmaline is a large family of gemstones with more than 100 hues available. It is believed to promote continued good health.
Travertine is a form of calcite. It is often beautifully colored & banded as a result of the presence of iron compounds or other impurities.