Like waters deep and
ancient, Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising
to soothe the spirit and calm the soul. Its energy is as powerful as the river
for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it
Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the
world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost any
skin or eye color From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea,
aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue
is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has
been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much
valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative
Apatite is the most common phosphate mineral,
and is the main source of the phosphorus required by plants
Its colour is as unique as it is seductive, though in fact
this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction.
The amethyst is extravagance in violet.
They are found in ancient
ocean beds, where silica rich groundwater has percolated through them and over time
has replaced it's calcium carbonate skeleton with a hard variety of Chalcedony.
This leaves the ornamental fossil with a sometimes banded stone look.
is a most alluring and popular mineral. It occurs in a
diversity of colors, and has several important gemstone varieties. The green
variety, Emerald, is one of the most precious gems.
Unlike ordinary opals, black opals have carbon and iron oxide
trace elements present, which cause the unusual darkness of the stone. Because
of their dark body tone, the rainbow colours in a black opal stand out much
better than lighter opals.
Due to the dark backing provided by the ironstone, boulder
opals generally have a dark body tone which leads to a vibrancy of colour
similar to that found in black opals.
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Black obsidian has the aura of absolute
mystery. Its energy draws you in softly, but very deeply, which makes the
presence of black obsidian powerful in many ways.Often
called the stone of truth, the black obsidian can reveal boundless secrets and
Really jasper, but more of
a dark green Chalcedony which includes a mixture of red to brown. It appears to
be glassy to waxy with an inconsistent color as the green color is derived from
Because of this repetitive
nature, crystals can take on strange and interesting looking forms, naturally.
When we grow crystals we are separating all the building block molecules into
individual units in water and letting them fall naturally into their
appropriate place in the repetitive structure as the water evaporates.
Consist of two layers adhered together with glue: A black
backing which is made of either black industrial glass, black potch (colorless opal), hard plastic, brown ironstone or sometimes vitrolite. A
thin slice of opal (normally
crystal opal or
is a term used for colorful, transparent to translucent opal with a background color that is a fire-like hue of yellow to orange to red. It might or might not
exhibit "play-of-color" (the typical flashes of spectral colors that
can be seen when a precious opal is
turned under a source of light).
Garnet is a series of several different minerals with
unique chemical formulas. See The chemical formula of Garnet for details. Color. Red, Green,
Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Black. Hardness.
is the most famous and valuable green gemstone.
Its beautiful green color, combined with durability and rarity, make it one of
the most expensive gemstones. Deep green is the most desired color in Emeralds
and interesting rock types. This rock has a style and look like a honeycomb that
usually hangs from a tree branch. Motif fiber or segments resemble bubbles and
air holes make this stone is very similar to a real beehive.
Jasper is generally an inexpensive gemstone when used
in jewelry. It is cut and polished into cabochons, and used as beads for necklaces and bracelets. It
is also carved into cameos which can be worn as pendants.
It can become translucent again and have color play through
absorption of water. Jelly opal -
bluish-gray precious opal with
little play of color
. Matrix opal consists of thin seams or spots of precious opal in matrix. The matrix is usually dark ironstone, but is occasionally light sandstone.
Moss agate (also called mocha stone) is a semi-precious
gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. It is a form of chalcedony which includes minerals of a green
colour embedded in the stone, forming filaments and other patterns suggestive
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Malachite is used mostly as a bead gemstone for
necklaces and bracelets. Cabochons are occasionally also cut, and these may be
in various jewelry forms including pendants. Due to its softness and patterns,
Malachite is a popular carving gemstone
The peridot adds a wonderful variant to the colour spectrum
of green gemstones. Increasingly, it is processed not only to one-offs, but
also for use in series jewellery. And since the world of fashion is just in the
process of rediscovering its love for the colour green, the popularity of this
rich green gemstone is also very much on the up.
It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and
protected from decay by oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in
dissolved solids flows through the sediment replacing the original plant
material with silica, calcite, pyrite or another inorganic material such as
Quartz is one of the most well-known minerals on
earth. It occurs in basically all mineral environments, and is the important constituent of many rocks. Quartz is also the most varied of all
minerals, occurring in all different forms, habits, and colors
warmth and a strong sense of vitality. And red is also the colour of the ruby,
the king of the gemstones. In the fascinating world of gemstones, the ruby is
the undisputed ruler.
Rough opals are uncut stone direct from the opal mines. Rough opalare uncut
and unshaped gemstones, which are sold after cleaning, to either opal cutters
who are using them for a hobby, or for serious professional cutters who on-sell
the completed stones to jewelers and opal manufacturers
Sapphire is the most precious and valuable blue
gemstone. It is a very desirable gemstone due to its excellent color, hardness,
durability, and luster.
An opal triplet is
similar to a doublet, but has a third layer, a domed cap of clear quartz or
plastic on the top. The cap takes a high polish and acts as a protective layer
for the opal.
Topaz actually has an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturations of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. Colorless topaz is plentiful, and is often treated to give it a blue color. Topaz is also pleochroic, meaning that the gem can show different colors in different crystal directions.
Tourmaline is the most colorful of all
gemstones. It occurs in all colors, but pink, red, green, blue and multicolored
are its most well-known gem colors. Scientifically, tourmaline is not a single
mineral, but a group of minerals related in their physical and chemical
Welo Opal is from
Ethiopia, Africa and is similar to Crystal Opal. The intensity and depth
of color in Welo Opal can be mesmerizing. Relatively new to the Opal
world but the interest is growing. Is Welo Opal that is Black, natural
Opal? While some say Black Welo Opal is found in it's natural form, based on
our research, Black Ethiopian Opal is dark grey in color and fractures easy.
"Light opal" and
"white opal" are terms used for opal material that has a white,
yellow or cream body color. This is the most common body color for precious opal
wood patern jasper
Jaspers have been revered by
ancient peoples and civilizations throughout the world as sacred and powerful
stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm