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About Gems

To learn more about gemstones and their unique qualities, feel free to click on the images below. You will be able to read lots of interesting facts about the gemstones listed below.

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  • About Zircon

    Hindu poets tell of the Kalpa Tree, the ultimate gift to the gods, a glowing tree covered in gemstone fruit with lea...
  • About Tanzanite

    Tanzanite is a relative newcomer to the world of gems. It is named after the East African nation of Tanzania, the on...
  • About Topaz

    Topaz has been known for at least 2000 years and is one of the gemstones which is described in, ‘The Book of Revelat...
  • About Spinel

    Spinel is a good candidate for the title of ‘History’s Most Underappreciated Gem.’ Some ancient mines that supplied ...
  • About Sphene

    The rare collector’s stone Sphene, is a brilliant, transparent ,yellowish-green or green with a high luster an...
  • About Sapphire

    Sapphires and their close cousins, Rubies are members of the corundum mineral species. In gemology, a ‘species’ is a...
  • About Ruby

    For thousands of years, the Ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth. It has everything ...
  • About Peridot

    Peridot is a very ancient gemstone, and one which has become very popular again today. The vivid green of Peridot, w...
  • About Opal

    The name Opal was probably derived from Sanskrit ‘upala’, meaning valuable stone. Pliny, the famous Roman author, ca...
  • About Morganite

    Alongside Emerald and Aquamarine, Morganite is certainly the best known gemstone from the colorful family of Beryl. ...
  • About Garnet – Almandite

    By the term ‘Garnet’, the specialist understands a group of more than ten different gemstones of similar...
  • About Emerald

    Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. They can display the most beautiful, most intense and most radiant green imagina...
  • About Citrine

    The name Citrine, is derived from the color of the lemon. Citrine’s beautiful, soft warm tones have indeed captured ...
  • About Aquamarine

    From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, Aquamarines shine over an extraordinarily beautiful rang...
  • About Amethyst

    For many thousands of years, Amethyst, the most striking representative of the quartz family has been a jewel covete...
  • About Alexandrite

    If you love magic, especially the magic of science, you’ll love Alexandrite, the color-change gem. Outside in ...
  • About Garnet – Tsavorite

    So why is the stone called a Tsavorite when it is actually a green Grossularite Garnet? The nomenclature of gemstone...
  • About Garnet – Demantoid

    The Demantoid Garnet is one of the most brilliant, fiery, gemstones ever found. Demantoid is part of the Garnet grou...
  • About Garnet – Spessartite

    Spessartite is a very rare and fiery member of the Garnet Group. The reason that we refer to Garnet as a group is th...
  • About Tourmaline

    Tourmalines are gems with an incomparable variety of colors. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is tha...
  • About Garnet – Hessonite

    Hessonite is a close relative to Tsavorite. They both belong to the Grossularite Garnet family. However its warm bro...
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