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100+ Gemsgem photos 100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure. Gems from SpaceGems from Space Extraterrestrial Gems A number of materials from space are used as attractive gems. Strontium Titanatestrontium titanate Strontium Titanate is a man-made diamond simulant with a fire much stronger than diamond. Ruby and SapphireRuby and Sapphire Ruby and Sapphire are the 2nd and 3rd most popular colored stones in the United States.
Opal PhotosOpal Pictures of Opal A collection of different types of opal from all around the world and Mars too! Emeraldemerald Emerald is the most popular green gemstone in the United States and most of the world. U.S. GemstonesU.S. Gemstones United States Gemstones Small mines in the U.S. produce a diversity of gemstones. All About DiamondsDiamond Diamond a collection of photos, articles, facts, maps and graphs about diamonds.
TurquoiseTurquoise Turquoise A blue to bluish- green gem material that has been used for over 6000 years. LabradoriteLabradorite Labradorite is a feldspar gem that can produce bright flashes of iridescent color. Fee MiningFee Mining Fee Mining sites are mines that you can enter, pay a fee, and keep anything that you find. AmmoliteAmmolite Ammolite is a fossil and a gemstone. It is shell material from fossil ammonites.
Gemstone BookGemstones of the World Gemstones of the World : A book by Robert Schumann. Over one million copies sold. TopazTopaz Topaz is a popular birthstone and the #8 mineral in the Mohs Hardness Scale. Amazing Agate PhotosAgates Beautiful Agates A gallery of spectacular agate photos and descriptions by Richard Weston. Ruby and SapphireRuby and Sapphire Ruby & Sapphire are gem corundums - ruby when red, sapphire when other colors.
Blood DiamondsBlood Diamonds Blood Diamonds Illegally-traded diamonds that may have been stolen or used to fund conflict. Tanzanitetanzanite Tanzanite was unknown until a few decades ago but it has erupted into wide popularity. Ant Hill GarnetsAnt Hill Garnets Ant Hill Garnets are tiny garnets that ants haul to the surface and discard on their anthill. Honest! Lapis Lazulilapis lazuli Lapis Lazuli - a metamorphic rock and the most popular blue opaque gemstone in history.
Organic GemsOrganic Gems Organic Gems are gems formed from or by plants or animals. They might also be fossils. What Is Jade?Jade Jade has been used as a gemstone and a tool-making material for for 1000s of years. US Diamond MinesUnited States Diamond Mines US Diamond Mines Where are diamonds mined in the United States? SunstoneSunstone Sunstone A feldspar with aventurescence caused by tiny copper inclusions.
Star GarnetStar Garnet Star Garnets are found in only a few locations worldwide. They are the state gems of Idaho. PeridotPeridot Peridot is the gem variety of olivine. Derived from the mantle and rarely from meteorites. AmetrineAmetrine Ametrine is a bicolor quartz (amethyst + citrine) and a gemstone of growing popularity. MalachiteMalachite Malachite has served as a gem material, pigment and ore of copper for thousands of years.
SpinelSpinel Spinel The gemstone that was confused with ruby and sapphire for over 1000 years. Rhodoniterhodonite Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate used as a gemstone, an ornamental stone and an ore. GarnetGarnet Garnet is best known as a red gemstone. It occurs in any color and has many industrial uses. Petrified WoodPetrified Wood Petrified Wood is a fossilized wood that often serves as a colorful gem material.
CabochonsCabochons Cabochons A photo gallery of cabochon gemstones from around the world. Arkansas DiamondsArkansas Diamonds You Can Be A Diamond Miner! At the Crater of Diamonds mine you can keep what you find. Jetjet Jet is a black organic gem material that forms from well-preserved woody material. Biggest MisconceptionDiamonds from Coal Diamonds Do Not Form From Coal Learn several reasons why the coal origin is false.
Fire OpalFire Opal Fire Opal is a transparent to translucent opal with a yellow, orange or red background color. Rock TumblersRock Tumblers Rock Tumblers are machines that slowly turn rough rock into beautiful gemstones. Iris AgateIris Agate Iris Agate can produce a rainbow of colors when light passes between its thin bands. Zoisitezoisite Zoisite is a diverse gem. Tanzanite, thulite and anyolite are three of its gem varieties.
Rose QuartzRose Quartz Rose Quartz is the name used for specimens of translucent quartz with a pink color. Azurmalachiteazurmalachite Azurmalachite is a mixture of malachite and azurite. It can be a beautiful blue and green gem. Chrysoberylchrysoberyl Chrysoberyl an extreme gem. Its hardness is 8.5, can display chatoyance or color-change. Chatoyant Gemscats eye gems Chatoyant Gems look like the eye of a cat. They have a line of light that moves across the gem.
Smoky QuartzSmoky quartz Smoky Quartz - A brown color-variety of the mineral quartz often cut as a gem. SpodumeneSpodumene Spodumene is an ore of lithium and the mineral of the gems kunzite and hiddenite. RhodochrositeRhodochrosite Rhodochrosite : a manganese mineral used as an ore, a pink gem and an ornamental stone. KyaniteKyanite Kyanite is a metamorphic mineral that sometimes has a gemmy transparent blue color.
Synthetic DiamondsSynthetic Diamonds Synthetic Diamonds of spectacular quality are now being produced in labs. Facts About DiamondsDiamond Facts Facts About Diamonds You are a diamond expert if you know all of these! US Gem ProductionUS Gemstone Production U.S. Gemstone Production is very low compared to the U.S. being the largest consumer. ScapoliteScapolite Scapolite can be a pretty faceted stone or a translucent cab with cats eye and iris effects.
Diamond ProducersDiamond Producers Diamonds are mined in many countries and their relative importance changes frequently. HeleniteHelenite Helenite is a man-made glass produced by fusing ash from the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. IoliteIolite Iolite is the gem variety of the mineral cordierite. An alternative to sapphire and tanzanite. Petrified PalmPetrified Palm Petrified Palm is often confused with petrified wood, but it is a distinctly different material.
AndalusiteAndalusite Andalusite is a gem that exhibits strong pleochroism and often has sets of oriented inclusions. Peanut Wood?Peanut Wood Peanut Wood? Yes! It is a very interesting gem material found in Western Australia. Turritella AgateTurritella Agate Turritella Agate is a brown agate containing snail fossils from the Green River Formation. K2 GraniteK2 Granite - aka K2 Jasper K2 Granite is a white granite with blue orbs of azurite. It is a new gem material from Pakistan.
       

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