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turquoise

Turquoise

Turquoise is an ancient gemstone, and has been highly regarded in many of the world’s civilizations. Possibly, it is the oldest stone in man’s history used as a talisman and amulet of kings, shamans and warriors all around the world.

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Pearl

Unlike all gems, Pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature – oysters and molluscs. Over time, Pearl has become the symbol of purity and innocence and it is often sewn into bridal gowns, or worn as jewellery by the brides.

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Moonstone

Named for its moon-like sheen, Moonstone is a Feldspar mineral exhibiting a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called “chatoyancy” that moves as a line across the surface of the stone as light varies.

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Pyrope Garnet (Czech Garnet)

The deep, glossy red colour of Garnet resembles the juicy seeds of a pomegranate, which is perhaps why its name is derived from the Latin word granatum.

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Tourmaline

Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and the gemstone comes in a wide variety of colours. The name comes from the Sinhalese word turmali that has been used to name many stones coming from Sri Lanka.

opal

Opal

Opals are relatively soft and fragile gemstones. The name comes from the Sanskrit word upala, meaning precious stone. .

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Emerald

Emerald, as morganite is a member of the Beryl group of stones. Genuine Emeralds may include inclusions, referred to by experts as jardin, a French word for garden.

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Ruby

Ruby is a stone of nobility, queen of the stones. The Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have offered an entire city in exchange for a sizable Ruby. For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth.

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Topaz

Topaz is a gemstone popular for its hardness, transparency and availability in various colours. In contrary to other gemstones, for some reason it was not known and mined in the ancient times.

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Olivine (Peridot)

Olivine, of which Peridot is a type, is a common mineral in mafic and ultramafic rocks. It is often found in lavas and in peridotite xenoliths of the mantle, which lavas carry to the surface.

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Diamond

Perfect in structure, Diamond is referred to as the “King of Gems” as it is a stone unique in its powers of light reflection and dispersion. Diamond is the hardest natural substance on the Earth.

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Labradorite

Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of colour, known as “labradorescence”.

sapphire

Sapphire

For thousands of years, Sapphire has ben considered the stone of kings. Its precious characteristics and qualities make this stone one of the most precious pieces of nature on Earth.

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Morganite

Morganite is a pink to purplish-pink variety of gemstones from the Beryl family (same as Emerald, for example). Therefore it is sometimes referred to as “Pink Beryl”.

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Citrine

Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz, ranging in colour from pale to golden yellow, honey or almost brown. The name Citrine comes from the French word citron meaning lemon.

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Black Onyx

Onyx is a form of chalcedony stone, which is microcrystalline quartz. It is formed in the gas cavities of lava. Its multi-layering is similar to that of agates.

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Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz comes from the family of popular quartz stones (like citrine-yellow, amethyst-purple and others), which could be called a grandfather of all gemstones. It usually occurs in massive form, though it sometimes grows in clusters of small prismatic crystals.

moldavite

Moldavite

The rock metamorphosed by the heat of impact created a strew field of Moldavite in two areas of Bohemia and Moravia. Therefore, Moldavite is sometimes touted as “the only known extra-terrestrial gemstone on Earth”, or “the gemstone born from the stars”.

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Amethyst

Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral Quartz, and it is its most famous and valuable gem variety. Certain iron constituents in connection with natural radioactive radiation cause the magic colour of Amethyst.

 

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