AMBER'S warm shades complement earth tones in your wardrobe.
The traditional birthstone for the month of February
AQUAMARINE is named because of its sea water color.
HELIODOR in Greek means"gift of the sun".
In the ancient world, consideredthe most beautiful of the Jaspers.
CHALCEDONY can be semi-transparent or translucent.
"Madeira CITRINE" are the orangey-brown citrines
A diamond takes a magical journey,starting from deep within the earth's mantle.
Some gem minerals can appear quitedifferent from another but are the same.
Symbolizing rebirth and hope,Emerald is the birthstone for May.
FELDSPAR is the name of a group of minerals includingAmazonite, Labradorite, Sunstone and Moonstone.
Formed during volcanic activity.
"The most colorful mineral in the world"
Garnet comes in a rainbow of colors, such asthe vibrant greens of the African Tsavorite.
Hessonite is referred to as the "cinnamon stone"in reference to its distinct color.
Hypersthene crystal may display schillerwhich are the silvery bands visible in the photo.
Imperial (or Precious) Topaz has been described asthe color of a sunset and is the most sought after natural Topaz
Iolite's feature, pleochroism causes itto show two different colors when viewed from different angles.
In the late 1700s, Jadeite Jadewas discovered in Burma.
Jet inspired the phrase "jet black"which means "as black as possible".
Jasper is found in all colors including: red, pink, brown,yellow, green, grey, and shades of blue and purple.
The patterns in Kambaba resemble amphibian eyes,hence the nickname, "Crocodile Rock".
This variety of spodumene gets itspink color from trace amounts of manganese.
Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue metamorphic rock,prized since antiquity for its intense color.
Malachite, with its beautiful, rich green color,is often called the "mirror of the soul".
Moonstone displays adularescence,the light that appears to billow across a gem.
Mother of Pearl has a very distinctmulti-colored effect and a faint glow.
Nephrite is used for jewelryin ornamental and religious objects
Some people wear Onyx for protectionand as defense against negativity.
Opal is revered as a symbol ofhope, fidelity, and purity.
Unique in the world of colored gemstones, Pearls arethe only gemstone formed within a living creature.
Peridot is treasured in Hawaiias the goddess Pele's tears.
Since 1950, almost all natural Prasiolitehas come from a small Brazilian mine.
Quartz is the second most common mineral on earth,and its abundant colors produce many gemstone types.
Rhodolite is a varietal name for rose-pink pyrope,a species in the garnet group.
Many people associate Ruby's brilliantcrimson colors with passion and love.
Most people think of Sapphire's beloved blue huebut it comes in a rainbow of colors.
Sodalite is known for its often bright-blue color,and it usually contains white veins or streaking.
Spinel is thought to protect the owner from harm, toreconcile differences, and to soothe away sadness.
Sugilite gets its attractive purple colorfrom traces of manganese.
Tanzanite has the beauty, rarity anddurability to rival any gemstone.
Blue, once the most rare color of Topaz,is today the most recognized.
The name Tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese wordturmali which translates as "more colors".
Turquoise adorned the ceremonial dressof early Native Americans.
Unakite is composed of pink feldspar,green epidote, and quartz.
In the middle ages, Zircon was said toaid sleep and bring prosperity to its owner.
Zirconia is a created gemstone and it remarkablysimulates the diamond in appearance and versatility.