Types Of Gemstones

Types Of Gemstones

 

 

Mainly there are 2 Types Of Gemstones

Precious & Semi Precious

 

Precious stones are differentiated by their quality, their colours and their rarity & their hardness. There are only four precious stones: Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald. All other stones are therefore called semi-precious stones.

 

Due to their hardness, they are scratch resistance. One stone is harder than another if the former can scratch the latter. Only a diamond can scratch another diamond.

Hardness is measured on the Mohs scale on a scale of 1 to 10. Diamond (10/10), Ruby (9/10), Sapphire (9/10) and Emerald (7.5-8/10) these are their measures on Mohs scale and are considered the hardest.

 

 

Sapphire is usually blue but it can also be found in some other colors: yellows, oranges, greens, etc.Sapphire The Gem Creation

They are found mainly in Burma, Madagascar and Sri Lanka but also in India, Brazil, China, Thailand and some African countries.

 

 

 

Emerald The Gem CreationEmerald is green in colour and can vary from pale green to deep green. Emeralds are usually small in size. The larger ones are very rare and can be up to 20 times more valuable than a diamond of the same size. Today, the most beautiful emeralds come from Colombia, Zambia, Brazil and Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

Ruby The Gem CreationRuby is distinguished by its red tones, which can go from pink to purple, to slightly brown. The most beautiful and rarest, is undoubtedly the bright red colour.

The rubies in greatest demand, for their dense colour, that come mainly from Burma and Mozambique.

 

 

 

Types Of Gemstones The Gem Creation

The white diamond is the best of all. There many shades of white in diamonds. In addition to its white shades, the diamond has many more or less unusual shades.

The rarest of all is the red diamond, of which there are very few. Then there are the yellow and colourless diamonds. These wonderful stones can be found in mines in India, Canada, South Africa, Russia and Brazil.

The 4Cs are the international standards used to accurately identify the quality and value of the precious gem. These are Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat (weight).

 

The term “Precious Stones” does not necessarily reflect value, as they can sometimes be less expensive than some semi-precious stones.

Thus, a tsavorite green garnet may be more expensive than a medium-quality sapphire. Many semi-precious stones are rarer than precious stones.

 

On the other hand, the term “Semi-Precious Stones” does not mean that they are less beautiful than precious stones. The best known of these are tourmaline, agate, amber, aquamarine, amethyst , aventurine, citrine, garnet, hematite, jade, jasper, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, moonstone, onyx, peridot, rhodolite, tiger’s-eye, tanzanite, topaz, turquoise and many other materials. The range of semi-precious stones offers an infinite types of colours and shades that is much wider than all the colours of the precious stones put together.

 

Tri Color Tourmaline The Gem CreationTourmaline is quite possibly the most mainstream gemstones since it happens in each shade of the range. It can be found in various colours. Tourmaline gems are mined mainly in Brazil and numerous pieces of Africa, including Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria , Mozambique, Malawi, and Namibia. It is additionally mined in Asia, quite in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Indonesia just as in Sri Lanka and India, where some fine material reasonable for jewel use is found.

There are also some other semi precious stones which are also good & are used in making many types of jewelry.

 

The list of all types of gemstones are

 

  1. ALEXANDRITE

 

  1. ALEXANDRITE CAT’S EYE

 

  1. ALMANDINE GARNET

 

  1. AMBER

 

  1. AMETHYST

 

  1. AMETRINE

 

  1. AMMOLITE

 

  1. ANDESINE

 

  1. APATITE

 

  1. APATITE CAT’S EYE

 

  1. AQUAMARINE

 

  1. AUSTRALIAN OPAL

 

  1. AVENTURINE

 

  1. AZURITE

 

  1. BALTIC AMBER

 

  1. BASRA PEARLS

 

  1. BERYL

 

  1. BICOLOR SAPPHIRE

 

  1. BIXBITE

 

  1. BLACK ONYX

 

  1. BLACK OPAL

 

  1. BLACK PEARLS

 

  1. BLACK SPINEL

 

  1. BLACK TOURMALINE

 

  1. BLIZZARD STONE

 

  1. BLOODSTONE

 

  1. BLUE FLUORITE

 

  1. BLUE OPAL

 

  1. BLUE SAPPHIRE (NEELAM)

 

  1. BLUE SPINEL

 

  1. BLUE TOPAZ

 

  1. BLUE TOURMALINE/INDICOLITE TOURMALINE

 

  1. BLUE ZIRCON

 

  1. BOULDER OPAL

 

  1. BRAZILIAN EMERALD

 

  1. BROWN ZIRCON

 

  1. BURMESE RUBY

 

  1. BURMESE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. CARNELIAN

 

  1. CATS EYE

 

  1. CEYLON BLUE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. CHROME DIOPSIDE

 

  1. CHROME TOURMALINE

 

  1. CHRYSOBERYL

 

  1. CHRYSOBERYL CAT’S EYE (LEHSUNIA)

 

  1. CHRYSOCOLLA

 

  1. CITRINE (SUNELA)

 

  1. COLOMBIAN EMERALD

 

  1. COLOR CHANGE FLUORITE

 

  1. COLOR CHANGE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. CORNFLOWER BLUE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. CUBIC ZIRCONIA

 

  1. CULTURED PEARLS

 

  1. DANBURITE

 

  1. DEMANTOID GARNET

 

  1. DIOPSIDE

 

  1. EMERALD (PANNA)

 

  1. ETHIOPIAN EMERALD

 

  1. ETHIOPIAN OPAL

 

  1. FIRE AGATE

 

  1. FIRE OPAL

 

  1. FLUORITE

 

  1. FRESHWATER PEARLS

 

  1. GARNET

 

  1. GLASS FILLED RUBY

 

  1. GOLDEN SAPPHIRE

 

  1. GOSHENITE

 

  1. GREEN AMETHYST

 

  1. GREEN KYANITE

 

  1. GREEN SAPPHIRE

 

  1. GREEN TOURMALINE

 

  1. HELIODOR

 

  1. HESSONITE

 

  1. INDRANEELAM

 

  1. IOLITE

 

  1. JADE

 

  1. JADE NEPHRITE

 

  1. JADEITE

 

  1. JAPANESE RED CORAL

 

  1. JASPER

 

  1. KASHMIR BLUE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. KESHI PEARLS

 

  1. KUNZITE

 

  1. KYANITE

 

  1. LABRADORITE

 

  1. LAPIS LAZULI

 

  1. LAVENDER QUARTZ

 

  1. LEMON QUARTZ

 

  1. LONDON BLUE TOPAZ

 

  1. MALACHITE

 

  1. MEXICAN FIRE OPAL

 

  1. MOGOK RUBY

 

  1. MOLDAVITE

 

  1. MOONSTONE

 

  1. MORGANITE

 

  1. MOSS AGATE

 

  1. MOZAMBIQUE RUBY

 

  1. NATURAL PEARLS

 

  1. NAVRATNA

 

  1. NEON APATITE

 

  1. OBSIDIAN

 

  1. ONYX

 

  1. OPAL

 

  1. ORANGE KYANITE

 

  1. ORANGE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. PADPARADSCHA

 

  1. PARAIBA TOURMALINE

 

  1. PEACH SAPPHIRE

 

  1. PEARL (MOTI)

 

  1. PERIDOT

 

  1. PERSIAN TURQUOISE

 

  1. PETALITE

 

  1. PETRIFIED WOOD

 

  1. PIGEON BLOOD RUBY

 

  1. PINK FLUORITE

 

  1. PINK OPAL

 

  1. PINK SAPPHIRE

 

  1. PINK SPINEL

 

  1. PINK TOPAZ

 

  1. PINK TOURMALINE

 

  1. PITAMBARI NEELAM

 

  1. PREHNITE

 

  1. PURPLE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. RAINBOW FLUORITE

 

  1. RAINBOW MOONSTONE

 

  1. RED CORAL (MOONGA)

 

  1. RED SPINEL

 

  1. RED TOURMALINE

 

  1. RED ZIRCON

 

  1. RHODOCHROSITE

 

  1. RHODONITE

 

  1. ROSE QUARTZ

 

  1. ROYAL BLUE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. RUBELLITE

 

  1. RUBY (MANIK)

 

  1. RUSSIAN ALEXANDRITE

 

  1. RUSSIAN EMERALD

 

  1. RUTILATED QUARTZ

 

  1. SANG-E-MARYAM

 

  1. SCHORL TOURMALINE

 

  1. SERPENTINE

 

  1. SKY BLUE TOPAZ

 

  1. SMOKY QUARTZ

 

  1. SODALITE

 

  1. SOUTH SEA PEARLS

 

  1. SPECTROLITE

 

  1. SPESSARTITE

 

  1. SPINEL

 

  1. SRI LANKA MOONSTONE

 

  1. STAR GARNET

 

  1. STAR RUBY

 

  1. STAR SAPPHIRE

 

  1. SUNSTONE

 

  1. SWISS BLUE TOPAZ

 

  1. TAAFFEITE

 

  1. TAHITIAN PEARLS

 

  1. TANZANIA RUBY

 

  1. TANZANITE

 

  1. TEAL SAPPHIRE

 

  1. TIBETIAN TURQUOISE

 

  1. TIGER EYE

 

  1. TITANITE

 

  1. TOPAZ

 

  1. TOURMALINE

 

  1. TRAPICHE EMERALD

 

  1. TSAVORITE

 

  1. TURQUOISE (FIROZA)

 

  1. VIVID GREEN EMERALD

 

  1. WATERMELON TOURMALINE

 

  1. WHITE CORAL

 

  1. WHITE OPAL

 

  1. WHITE SAPPHIRE

 

  1. WHITE TOPAZ

 

  1. WHITE ZIRCON

 

  1. YELLOW BERYL

 

  1. YELLOW FLUORITE

 

  1. YELLOW SAPPHIRE

 

  1. YELLOW TOPAZ

 

  1. YELLOW ZIRCON

 

  1. ZAMBIAN EMERALD

 

  1. ZIRCON

 

  1. ZOISITE

 

 

For more information on types of gemstones do visit our website The Gem Creation.

No Comments

Post A Comment

× WhatsApp Us