Monday, December 28, 2009

Red Spinel Gemstone

Spinel is a favorite with gem dealers and collectors because of its hardness, brilliance and wide range of colors ranging from red, pink, violet, purple, green, yellow, orange, brown and blue. For centuries red spinal was mistaken as Ruby Gemstone and gained a lot of undeserved fame.

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Rutilated Quartz Gemstone


Rutilated Quartz is a transparent gemstone belonging to the Quartz family which has needle like mineral inclusions known as rutiles in red, yellow, silvery, green or black in color. This stone is also known as Venus hair Stone, Fleches d’amour and Cupid’s darts.Rutilated Quartz is a healing stone and effective on all chakras.

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Chrysoprace Gemstone

Chrysoprace Gemstone is an opalescent apple green colored variety of Chalcedony gemstone with a hardness rating of 7. It is also a balancing stone representing money and prosperity and derives its color from the nickel content. The word Chrysoprase comes from the Greek word ‘chrysos prason’ which means ‘golden leek’. Chrysoprase is used for making jewelry and other ornamental objects and is often mistaken for Imperial jadeite. This stone is the Birthstone associated with the month of May.

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Rhodonite Gemstone

The Rhodonite gemstone is a stone of grace and elegance. The word rhodonite is derived from the Greek word ‘rhodon’ which means rosy. It is a strong feminine stone normally seen in deep pink to mauve color with inclusions of black. However, the stone can also be red, orange, or completely black. The color of this stone is due to the manganese content. This gem is associated with the Zodiac Sign of Taurus, Libra and Scorpio. This stone is very popular as jewelry and the carving material.

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Cinnabar Beads


Cinnabar is a lovely deep Red stone with a sub metallic luster. Cinnabar is the red sulphide of mercury that occurs in brilliant red crystals and in red or brown amorphous masses. Since it is mercury based, caution should be used in the handling of it. It is normally seen in bright red, purplish red to brownish red colors. Cinnabar is the principal ore of mercury.

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Alexandrite Gemstone

Alexandrite is the color changing gemstone belonging to the Chrysoberyl family. It is a rare and beautiful gemstone which has the unique characteristic of appearing green in the daylight and glowing red in artificial light. It is the gemstone is the Birthstone for those born in the month of June and under the Zodiac Sign of Gemini and Scorpio. Alexandrite is also the wedding anniversary gemstone for the 45th and 55th year of marriage.

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Bixbite or Red Beryl Gemstone

Bixbite is a variety of Beryl. It is also known by names Red beryl, Red Emerald and Scarlet Emerald. The other famous gemstones in the Beryl family are Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite, Heliodor and Goshenite. The red color of this stone is thought to be from the manganese content. The astrological signs associated with bixbite are Taurus and Aries.


Heliodor Gemstone

Heliodor is a stone belonging to the Beryl Gemstones family. It is also referred to as Golden Beryl. The other members of the Beryl family include Emerald, Aquamarine, Goshenite, Morganite and Red Beryl. This stone is associated with the Zodiac Signs of Gemini and Scorpio and is the birthstone representing the month of November.

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Goshenite Gemstone

Goshenite is a member of the Beryl family. Other gemstones of the Beryl family include Emerald, Heliodor, red beryl and Aquamarine. It is a clear and colorless stone.Goshenite is associated with the Moon and is also known as 'White Beryl’ or ‘Lucid Beryl’.


Tanzanite Gemstone

Tanzanite is a bluish purple colored gemstone belonging to the semiprecious stone category. This gemstone is the wedding Anniversary gemstone associated with the 24th year of marriage. This gem is also the birthstone for those born in the month of December.

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Moss Agate Gemstone

Moss agate is one of the most powerful stones belonging to the Agate family. This stone is said to be the stone of new beginnings and seems to have got its name from the green patches of color which resemble moss growing on a rock. It is the wedding anniversary gemstone associated with the 14th year of Marriage.

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Malachite Gemstone


Malachite is an opaque and banded green colored gem. It is a carbonate mineral normally known as copper carbonate. It is often resulted from weathering of Copper Ores and is normally found together with azurite, goethite and calcite. This gem stone is associated with the 13th Wedding Anniversary. It is also the Birthstone for those born in the month of July.

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Turquoise Gemstone

The color of turquoise gemstone ranges from sky blue through various shades of green to greenish and yellowish gray. The blue of this stone comes from copper, the green from iron. Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is also the Wedding Anniversary Gemstone associated with the 5th year of marriage.