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Gemstone News

Diamonds worth $50 m stolen from Brussels airport
Courtesy of The Hindu The thieves drove through a fence at Brussels airport as the cargo was being loaded on …
2013-02-19, 07:18:22

De Beers’ rough diamond sales drop 15% in 2012
Courtesy of Diamond World Forevermark expands its reach by 40% De Beers noted that in 2012, there was a 16 …
2013-02-16, 05:54:27

Jewelry Store Sales +12%, Best Dec. Performance Since 2007
Courtesy of RAPAPORT RAPAPORT… U.S. jewelry store sales in December 2012 surged 11.8 percent year on year to $6.301 billion, …
2013-02-14, 07:11:50

Diamond prices strong at Sotheby’s NY sale
Courtesy of The National Jeweler New York — Sotheby’s sale of Important Jewels here on Feb. 7 achieved a total …
2013-02-14, 05:11:56

ALROSA Recovers 145-Ct. Diamond
Courtesy of RAPAPORT Author: Dilipp S Nag RAPAPORT… ALROSA recovered a diamond weighing 145.44 carats, which may be valued at …
2013-02-13, 08:13:56

Company drops attempt to block Ekati sale
Courtesy of National Jeweler Toronto –The $500 million deal that would transfer ownership of Canada’s Ekati Diamond Mine from BHP …
2013-02-09, 01:24:34 read more

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Wedding Anniversary Gemstones Chart

Wedding Anniversary Gifts For The First 25 Years

For every wedding anniversary, there’s an ideal gift. Traditional wedding anniversary gifts chart below lists gemstones given for the first 25 years of marriage, A wedding anniversary occurs only once a year so make it a day to remember. Every anniversary marks a moment on the personal time line of the married couple.

1    Anniversary Gold Jewelry
2    Anniversary Garnet
3    Anniversary Pearl
4    Anniversary Blue Topaz
5    Anniversary Sapphire
6    Anniversary Amethyst
7    Anniversary Onyx
8    Anniversary Tourmaline
9    Anniversary Lapis
10  Anniversary Diamond
11  Anniversary Turquoise
12  Anniversary Jade
13  Anniversary Citrine
14  Anniversary Opal
15  Anniversary Ruby
16  Anniversary Perdoit
17  Anniversary Watch
18  Anniversary Cats Eye Chrysoberyl
19  Anniversary Aquamarine
20  Anniversary Emerald
21  Anniversary Lolite
22  Anniversary Spinel
23  Anniversary Imperial Topaz
24  Anniversary Tanzanite
25  Anniversary Sterling Silver

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Precious Gemstone Guide

Information on natural gemstone color, mineral composition, hardness, common cuts, refractive index, relative density, tenacity, transparency & value

A stone guide with pictures of gemstones and their names.

Achroite Tourmaline Chrysocolla Hypersthene Petalite Spessartine
Agate Chrysoprase Indicolite Phenakite Sphalerite
Albrite Citrine Iolite Prehnite Sphene
Alexandrite Cuprite Jadeite Pyrite Spinel
Almandine Danburite Jasper Pyrope Spodumene
Amblygonite Demantoid Kornerupine Red Beryl Staurolite
Amethyst Diamond Kyanite Rhodochrosite Sunstone
Andalusite Diopside Labradorite Rock Crystal Tanzanite
Andradite Dioptase Lazulite Rose Quartz Tektite
Anglesite Dolomite Lepidolite Rubellite Thomsonite
Apatite Dravite Malachite Ruby Topaz
Aquamarine Dumortierite Marcasite Rutilated Quartz Turquoise
Aragonite Emerald Microcline Rutile Uvarovite
Axinite Enstatite Milky Quartz Sandonyx Vesuvianite
Azurite Epidote Moonstone Sapphire Zircon
Baryte Euclase Morganite Sard Zoisite
Bloodstone Fire Agate Natrolite Scapolite
Brazilianite Fluorite Nephrite Scheelite
Calcite Goshenite Obsidian Schorl
Carnelian Grossular Onyx Seprentine
Cassiterite Gypsum Opal Sillimanite
Celestine Hauyne Orthoclase Sinhalite
Cerussite Heliodor Padparadscha Smithsonite
Chatoyant Quartz Hematite Pectolite Smoky Quartz
Chrysoberyl Hessonite Peridot Sodalite

Precious Gemstones free informational and educational guide to gemstones. Discover and learn all about a variety of precious, semi-precious, crystals, and exotic gemstones, their cuts, characteristics, origins, legend and lore of your favorite gemstoneGemstones have been faceted for hundreds of years and up until about 20 years ago the facets have been perfectly flat surfaces.

Learn the types of gemstones, gemstone education, know your birthstone, gemstone buying & investing. Metaphysical properties, understand the significance of gemstone characteristics.

Secrets of the gem trade at your finger tips, inside secrets of the gem trade like the cut dramatically affects the appearance of a gemstone, quality evaluation, gem identification, & treatments.

These attributes attract us to colored gemstones for personal adornment and make gemstones valuable and precious. Whether you’re seeking information about gems for jewelry making, for their healing properties or just want to know how to care for your precious gemstones. Buying color gemstones can be a confusing experience and clear understanding the value of colored stones is vital to a successful purchase. February’s birthstone is the amethyst. read more

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