Introduction to Emerald

Introduction to Emerald

What are emeralds?  Of all the gems used in jewelry, emerald remains the most misunderstood and yet also the most valuable (yes, in many cases, mor...

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Introduction to Sapphire

Introduction to Sapphire

What is Sapphire? Did you know that ruby and sapphire are from the same family of minerals? Indeed, sapphires are the non-red varieties of the mi...

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Introduction to Amethyst

Introduction to Amethyst

What is Amethyst? The purple-pink variety of quartz, amethyst is a versatile gem and used extensively within jewelry-making. It's without a doubt...

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Introduction to Opal

Introduction to Opal

Opal is a semi-precious gem that has a significant water content in its structure. The gem is divided into two principle categories: common and pre...

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Introduction to Garnet

Introduction to Garnet

Garnet is a very diverse family of stones with colors ranging from dark blood red to yellowish green. Some very rare varieties of the stone are cal...

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Black stone photograph black onyx agate

Introduction to Black Onyx

Black onyx is the black variety of a type of chalcedony (which in turn is a form of quartz; a widely used family of gems used in jewellery-making)....

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Agate 925 Silver jewelry switzerland, france, germany, United Kingdom, United States

Introduction to Agate

Agate is a variety of chalcedony, which in itself is a type of quartz (a very large family of gems that includes gems such as amethyst and citrine)...

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Rough Labradorite 925 Silver jewelry switzerland, france, germany, United Kingdom, United States

Introduction to Labradorite

Labradorite is part of the feldspar species of minerals, which forms approximately 50% of the earth’s crust. It has a distinctive greenish-blue gle...

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