unique gemstones
In the spirit of Holi, the festival for colors, we will look at five unique gemstones that you may have not heard of.


JadeJade

• In China, a pierced jade disk is a symbol of heaven
• Jade is the official gem for the 12th anniversary
• Jade is actually two separate gems: nephrite and jadeite

 

 

 

TurquoiseTurquoise

• Turquoise is the traditional birthstone for the month of December and the gem of the 11th anniversary.
• Ancient Egyptians called turquoise “mefkat,” which also means “joy” and “delight.”
• In the market for top-quality turquoise, stones with no matrix at all command the highest prices. Gems with attractive spiderweb matrix rank second in value.

 

 

 

sunstoneSunstone

• Sunstone can have a sparkly, metallic-looking luster
• Sunstones from India are best-known sunstone variety followed by the untreated natural Sunstones from Oregon, United States

 

 

 

Kunzite

Kunzite

• Kunzite, an alternate birthstone for February, gets it’s delicate color from manganese
• This “New” Gem, first recognized in 1902, has relatively few inclusions, so “clean” finished gems in jewelry are common

 

 

 

Fancy color diamond

Fancy Color Diamond

• Diamond is the birthstone for April and the gem of the 10th and 60th anniversaries. Fancy color diamond adds a unique twist to your celebration.
• Only 1 in 10,000 diamonds has a fancy color
• Contrary to gem diamonds, where the value of fancy color diamonds increases with the strength and the purity of the color

 

 

 

Source: www.gia.edu

1 Thought on "Five unique gemstones that you may have not heard of."

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    Salma
    March 2, 2015

    those are all beautiful stones. I especially love the turquoise!

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