and Interesting Gemstones and Their Properties
I’m not a big jewelry gal, bracelet argent saphir femme but when I do buy necklaces, rings, bracelets, or earrings, I want them to be unique and different. I wrote this article as a way to show zag bracelet argent you fine folks some of the coolest, most original, and most interesting gemstones out there.
Read on for a list of twelve of my favorite gemstones that you’ve never heard of. I’ve also included information on the physical properties of stones themselves, as well as the meanings collier or noeud behind them. I hope it provides you with some gemspiration! (Har har.)
Precious or SemipreciousSo what’s the deal It’s actually quite simple. bracelet argent qui noircit Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are defined as “precious gemstones.” Everything else is a semiprecious gemstone, although some consider Opals and Pearls to be precious gemstones as well.
Wait, What’s a Gemstone
So what exactly is a gemstone It is any stone that is given value because of its use in jewelry, accessories, or art. These stones are often cut and polished, but as you will see, this is not collier argent collier or ancien filigrane homme 50 cm always necessary for use in jewelry.
In general, transparent, chaine bracelet argent very hard, and rare gemstones tend to histoire d’or collier argent homme be more valuable bracelet argent ésotérique than their opaque, softer, more available counterparts. Well, fear not, friends. I bracelet argent oeil de tigre have nary a transparent stone bracelet argent et rouge in my list. Well, maybe one. But it’s riddled with comment nettoyer bracelet argent pandora inclusions! Cheap gemstones for all!
Really, the most important thing to remember in terms of value, however, is the quality, scarcity, and demand for a given gemstone. If it’s a high quality gem that is hard to find, but highly sought after, it is going to be worth more. Precious and semiprecious have nothing to do with it.
Mini Gemology GlossaryPlay of Color: The flash of rainbow like colors seen in certain stones. Examples in: opals, labradorite
Cabochon: A type of stone cut used in jewelry bracelet argent cartier collier or clé characterized by a smooth, domed, non faceted shape.
Inclusion: Any material found in a stone. Many inclusions add character to a stone. Examples: other minerals, gases, plants/insects (seen in bracelet argent maille cafe amber)
Organic: Natural stones derived from once living materials. Examples: coral, jet, pearl, amber
Mineral: Inorganic stones found in nature.
Synthetic: Man made stones created in a lab environment to have the same chemical and physical properties of a natural stone.
Opaque: A stone that does not allow light to pass though it.
Translucent: A stone that allows light to pass through it, but does not allow one to collier argent femme initiale see objects through it.
Transparent: A stone that allows light to pass through and allows one to see objects through it.
1. LabradoriteLabradorite is a lovely everyday type gem with some sizzle. Named collier argent grosse maille marine for Labrador, Canada, this gem is also found in Finland, India, Russia, Madagascar, and collier or jaune et perle de tahiti Newfoundland. Labradorite is often used in jewelry in faceted or cabochon forms.
Color: Grey Blue with bracelet argent homme large flashes of Yellow, Gold and Green Blue
Properties Characteristics: Iridescent/opalescent play of color; Nearly all Labradorites of a certain size have “cleavage” lines that appear like cracks; these lines do not usually result in chips or breaking unless exposed to a particularly hard knock, like a drop on a hard surface. Treat these stones with care!
Meaning: “The Stone of Spiritual Awakening”
Cousins: Spectrolite aka “Falcon’s Eye” (a rarer, higher quality labradorite), Moonstone
You Might Also Like: Ammolite, Fire Agate, Opal
2. Tourmilated Quartz If colored stones aren’t your thing, but you still want something with a kick, check out Tourmilated Quartz. It’s a simple, interesting gemstone that won’t break the bank. It is most frequently mined in Brazil. collier or barette Tormilated Quartz is most commonly found in cabochon shapes for jewelry.
Color: Clear or translucent white with black needles or lines inside.
Properties Characteristics: Two Gems for the bracelet argent ceinture price of one! The inclusions in tourmilated quartz (aka tourmalated or tourmalinated quartz) are from the black stone Tourmaline. Go figure. Tourmalated quartz can also contain dark green tourmaline inclusions.
Meaning: “The Stone of Protection and Healing”
Cousins: Rutilated Quartz, Citrine, Amythest
You Might Also Like: Herkimer Diamonds, Snowflake Obsidian, Dendritic Agate
3. ChrysopraseSuch a pretty stone Chrysoprase reminds me of the emerald room in “Return to Oz.” It is found in Queensland, Western collier or avec pendentif coeur collier argent noeud papillon Australia and is commonly called “Australian Jade.” It is said that bracelet argent arthus bertrand it is the favored stone of Alexander the Great. Chrysoprase is usually cut into a cabochon, but it can also be faceted…