Learn why Paraiba is a rare and expensive gemstone and how it got its color etc
A beginner's guide to birthstones and gemstones, including their attributed uses and properties.
AN ALMOST MYSTICAL LOOK AT A CHINESE LEGENDARY GEMSTONE. vERY RARE AND UNKNOWN IN THE WEST.
Many of the most popular lapidary and gemstone material found in the United States come from Utah. Here are some of my favorite gemstone materials found in Utah and the counties they come from.
Contradictory or Conflicting Gemstones refer to Stones that should not be worn together. Check this Hub for tips on How to wear gemstone jewelry to get maximum benefits from wearing it.
Bloodstone is dickite or kaolinite found in cinnabar bands, it is a type of stone featuring the scarlet color that is redder than vermilion. Because the redness is exactly the same as chicken blood, people name it heliotrope (chicken blood stone by...
There supposed to be another type of jade that is the red jade, as least this is what people call it (whatever it really is), which is a reddish-brown mineral. It usually has only one color. It is a popular jade in China, often mixed with gold and...
Although they are both copper minerals and are somewhat similar in appearance, Chrysocolla and Turquoise are not the same thing. Often found with Malachite, Tenorite, Cuprite, and Azurite.
Love collecting agates? Wonderful old agates are still being offered from Mexico and new discoveries are occasionally discovered. Here are some of the most popular agates found in Mexico.
Numerous types of copper minerals have been collected from the Lavender Pit and the Copper Queen Mine as well as several small mines in and around Bisbee, Arizona.