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GUIDE TO GEMSTONES: GEM ENCYCLOPEDIA


Gem Encyclopedia is a virtual journey through the science and lore of gemstones from across the globe. Each precious stone page features additional detailed gemological information, a buyer’s guide, photos, videos & research.

RUBY


Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire.

The Facts

Traces of chromium give this red variety of the mineral corundum its rich color. Long valued by humans of many cultures. In ancient Sanskrit, ruby was called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones.”

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Opal


Opal is a kaleidoscopic gem like a firework in the sky reflecting different hues.

The Facts

It's the color-change variety of the mineral, chrysoberyl. Bluish green in daylight, purplish red under incandescent light; hard and durable. Top quality examples are rare and valuable.

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Emerald


Unique pure vibrant bluish green to green colour with optimum saturation, emeralds occurs rare.

The Facts

Fossilized resin, color of the burnished sun--orange or golden brown. Amber might trap and preserve ancient life, including insects, leaves, even scorpions and occasionally lizards.

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Blue Sapphire


Combining excellent hardness and wear-ability with outstanding brilliance and lustre, blue is the classic sapphire colour. It is a powerful stone for planet Saturn or Sani.

The Facts

Ametrine, one of the rarest types of transparent quartz, combines two colors: amethyst’s purple and citrine’s orange-to-yellow, growing together in a single crystal.

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YELLOW SAPPHIRE


Shine like a bright yellow sun with brilliant sparkles, yellow sapphire brings prosperity, abundance, and it is truly a benevolent gem.

The Facts

Blue to slightly greenish-blue variety of the mineral beryl. Crystals are sometimes big enough to cut fashioned gems of more than 100 carats. Well-formed crystals might make superb mineral specimens.

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Opal


Opal is a kaleidoscopic gem like a firework in the sky reflecting different hues.

The Facts

It's the color-change variety of the mineral, chrysoberyl. Bluish green in daylight, purplish red under incandescent light; hard and durable. Top quality examples are rare and valuable.

Read more about Opal Opal Guide

Emerald


Unique pure vibrant bluish green to green colour with optimum saturation, emeralds occurs rare.

The Facts

Fossilized resin, color of the burnished sun--orange or golden brown. Amber might trap and preserve ancient life, including insects, leaves, even scorpions and occasionally lizards.

Read more about Emerald Emerald Guide

RUBY


Ruby is the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire.

The Facts

Traces of chromium give this red variety of the mineral corundum its rich color. Long valued by humans of many cultures. In ancient Sanskrit, ruby was called ratnaraj, or “king of precious stones.”

Read more about ruby Ruby Guide

BLUE SAPPHIRE


Combining excellent hardness and wear-ability with outstanding brilliance and lustre, blue is the classic sapphire colour. It is a powerful stone for planet Saturn or Sani.

The Facts

Ametrine, one of the rarest types of transparent quartz, combines two colors: amethyst’s purple and citrine’s orange-to-yellow, growing together in a single crystal.

Read more about Blue Sapphire Blue Sapphire Guide

YELLOW SAPPHIRE


Shine like a bright yellow sun with brilliant sparkles, yellow sapphire brings prosperity, abundance, and it is truly a benevolent gem.

The Facts

Blue to slightly greenish-blue variety of the mineral beryl. Crystals are sometimes big enough to cut fashioned gems of more than 100 carats. Well-formed crystals might make superb mineral specimens.

Read more about Yellow Sapphire Yellow Sapphire Guide

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