List Of Precious And Semi Precious GemstonesThere are so many beautiful gemstones available on the market today that it can be confusing. We have created a list of precious and semi precious stones to help navigate your way through this wonderful world of coloured gemstones. Simply click on the gemstone that is of interest to you and you will be taken to a page full of useful information on that specific gemstone.
One of the oldest and most commonly used precious stones. Amethyst can be found as large clean gemstones and can be used to create beautiful statement pieces of jewellery.
A unique mixture of Amethyst and Citrine that is known to only come from one place on earth, Bolivia.
These semi precious stones come in hues from a light sky blue all the way up to the highly saturated Santa Maria blue Aquamarine.
The orange variety of Quartz, these semi precious stones have been used for centuries as ornament and in jewellery.
Emerald is the only green gemstone out of the precious stones. The most famous location is Columbia in South America.
Garnet is the name given to a wide range of gemstones that vary in colour from Red, Green, yellow and even Blue.
Opal is often referred to as the Queen of Gemstones. It can show all the colours of the rainbow at the same time. The most famous opals come from Australia.
Peridot is a green semi precious stone that can display only one colour, green. Peridot can range from yellowish green to pure green in colour.
When it comes to precious stones, Ruby is often called the king of gemstones. It can show the most amazing red colour with the best colour being pigeons blood red.
The most famous of the coloured precious stones, the Sapphire can come in almost any colour, including Pink and Yellow.
Spinel: Facts and Information
Spinel is the newest big player to the gemstone scene. It can be found in large red and pink stones and is a rival to Ruby.
This purple to blue gemstone can only be found in one location, Tanzania. This gemstone was made famous in the 60’s by Tiffany and Co
Topaz is the most common of all the semi precious stones. The most common colour is blue, but it can come in a variety of colours including yellow, pink and even red.