Abalone

Abalone

Abalone is a single-shelled marine mollusk that has been highly prized for thousands of years, and for multiple reasons. This amazing creature has ...

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Agate

Agate

Agate is gemologically described as a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz. Rather than a single crystal, it is composed of miniature crystals that ...

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Alexandrite

Alexandrite

Named in honor of Czar Alexander II of Russia, alexandrite is actually a very special variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. It exhibits an exotic and...

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Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the best-known members of the quartz family. Color can range from soft lilac to intense purple or violet. Amethyst is popular in...

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Apatite

Apatite

Apatite is the gemological name applied to a series of related minerals. It can be found in a wide range of colors, but is better known for its blu...

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Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Named after the color of sea water, aquamarine is the blue-green variety of the mineral beryl. This gemstone has been prized for many centuries.Mos...

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Beryl

Beryl

Beryl is a silicate mineral group with several varieties of gemstones, including well-known gems like emerald, aquamarine, and morganite, as well a...

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Boulder opal

Boulder opal

Boulder opal is a precious opal cut to retain some of the surrounding opal matrix, resulting in a unique opal look. Found in Queensland, Australia,...

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Carnelian

Carnelian

Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony. Though often a solid color of red to orange, it can sometimes be banded in coloration as well. Sources of car...

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Chalcedony

Chalcedony

Chalcedony is the form of quartz that is compact and microcrystalline. It occurs in many different forms, colors and patterns. It is typically used...

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Chrysoberyl

Chrysoberyl

Chrysoberyl is a durable, but relatively obscure and unknown gemstone. Chrysoberyl can be found in colors ranging from golden yellow to green, as w...

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Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase is a beautiful apple-green variety of chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz). It can range from translucent to opaque. It has been used ...

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Citrine

Citrine

Citrine is one of the better-known members of the quartz family. Naturally occurring citrine is generally a lighter shade of yellow, but heat treat...

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