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Gemstones

Agate

Named after the Achates River in Sicily, Agate has been used for over 3000 years. It is used to make rings, ornaments as well as seals and is a breed of chalcedony which is a type of Quartz. Agate is an archaic gemstone with unique patterns and lovely colors.

 

Specifications

      Species: a banded type of Chalcedony with various patterns and colors.

      Color: comes in a variety of colors such as brown, red, pink, yellow, black, grey, white, and lilac.

      Clarity: Translucent

      Spiritual meaning: Harmony and balance creating an evenness between negative and positive

Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the rarest of all the colored gemstones. It is a variety of chrysoberyl dating back to the times of Imperial Russia. Named after Alexander II, a Russian Tsar, the gemstone was discovered by Finnish mineralist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiold. The gemstone is known for its Alexandrite effect, in which it changes its color under daylight and incandescent lighting.

Specifications

      Species: the original source of alexandrite is from the Ural Region of Russia but recently it has been discovered in Brazil.

      Color: Hue Green color

      Clarity: Clear but once cut and polished they exhibit a vitreous luster.

      Spiritual meaning: Discipline and Self-Control with an ability to enhance concentration and strengthen the learning capacity.

Amazonite

Amazonite is a beautiful gem that is a type of mineral Microline. It is named after the Amazon River in Brazil. With the glassy shine and waxy texture, it was used to make beads, scarabs and amulets in the ancient times of Egypt.

Specifications

      Species: It is a type of mineral called Microline. The green color is sought after and was named Amazonite. Other names include Peak Jade and Colorado Jade.

      Color: Green to turquoise

      Clarity: Translucent 

      Spiritual meaning: Healing with an amazing energy filter

Amber

One of the few organic gemstones, amber is formed through fossilization or resin tree. Derived from the Middle Persian name Ambar, amber is usually confused with ambergris, which was used to produce fragrance. However, they both can easily be distinguished based on their densities with Amber being denser than ambergris.

Specifications

      Species: the original source is from Kaliningrad, Russia and the second source is Baltic Region.

      Color: present in a variety of colors ranging from yellow, orange, brown to golden yellow, lemon yellow, black, red and blue. 

      Clarity: Transparent to opaque with resinous luster.

      Spiritual meaning: medical gem with healing powers and cleansing of negativity

Amethyst

One of the few organic gemstones, amber is formed through fossilization or resin tree. Derived from the Middle Persian name Ambar, amber is usually confused with ambergris, which was used to produce fragrance. However, they both can easily be distinguished based on their densities with Amber being denser than ambergris.

Specifications

      Species: the original source is from Kaliningrad, Russia and the second source is Baltic Region.

      Color: present in a variety of colors ranging from yellow, orange, brown to golden yellow, lemon yellow, black, red and blue. 

      Clarity: Transparent to opaque with resinous luster.

      Spiritual meaning: medical gem with healing powers and cleansing of negativity

Ameritine

Ametrine is a form of macro crystalline Quartz with a color zoned mixture of Amethyst and citrine. The abrupt colored split of ametrine makes it a beautiful yet unique gem. A rare yet affordable gem that is bi-color and unique in its own way.

Specifications

      Species: The largest source of Ametrine is Anahi Mine in Bolivia

      Color: Bicolor, violet-purple, yellow-brown (white color of the streak)

      Clarity: transparent

      Spiritual meaning: Combines the power of Amethyst and Citrine. It heals headaches, pancreatic disorders, backache, and alcoholism.

Apatite

Found while a boy was digging sand near an old gold mine, this gemstone was discovered in Southern Madagascar. The blue swimming pool colored gem is beautiful and rare. Apatite is known for making pendants and necklaces which are eye-catching.

Specifications

      Species: Apatite is a name given to minerals that are hard to pronounce names. Made from the chemical fluorapatite.

      Color: Neon blue, green, brown, softer or darker blues, yellow, violet, and even colorless.

      Clarity: translucent

      Spiritual meaning: a Gemstone of manifestation.

Aquamarine

One of the most beautiful wonders of nature, Aquamarine comes from the Latin words aqua and marina meaning water and from the sea respectively. Minute quantities of iron are trapped within the beryl crystals to form Aquamarine.

Specifications

      Species: belongs to the beryl family and has a similar chemical composition as that of emerald and morganite

      Color: Blue lagoon

      Clarity: transparent

      Spiritual meaning: signifies pure love and brings serenity and relaxation.

Ameritine

Ametrine is a form of macro crystalline Quartz with a color zoned mixture of Amethyst and citrine. The abrupt colored split of ametrine makes it a beautiful yet unique gem. A rare yet affordable gem that is bi-color and unique in its own way.

Specifications

      Species: The largest source of Ametrine is Anahi Mine in Bolivia

      Color: Bicolor, violet-purple, yellow-brown (white color of the streak)

      Clarity: transparent

      Spiritual meaning: Combines the power of Amethyst and Citrine. It heals headaches, pancreatic disorders, backache, and alcoholism.

Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the rarest of all the colored gemstones. It is a variety of chrysoberyl dating back to the times of Imperial Russia. Named after Alexander II, a Russian Tsar, the gemstone was discovered by Finnish mineralist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiold. The gemstone is known for its Alexandrite effect, in which it changes its color under daylight and incandescent lighting.

Specifications

      Species: the original source of alexandrite is from the Ural Region of Russia but recently it has been discovered in Brazil.

      Color: Hue Green color

      Clarity: Clear but once cut and polished they exhibit a vitreous luster.

      Spiritual meaning: Discipline and Self-Control with an ability to enhance concentration and strengthen the learning capacity.

Apatite

Found while a boy was digging sand near an old gold mine, this gemstone was discovered in Southern Madagascar. The blue swimming pool colored gem is beautiful and rare. Apatite is known for making pendants and necklaces which are eye-catching.

Specifications

      Species: Apatite is a name given to minerals that are hard to pronounce names. Made from the chemical fluorapatite.

      Color: Neon blue, green, brown, softer or darker blues, yellow, violet, and even colorless.

      Clarity: translucent

      Spiritual meaning: a Gemstone of manifestation.

Aventurine

With sparkly metallic inclusion, Aventurine belongs to the variety of Quartz. The glittery inclusions occur due to the presence of muscovite mica. The sparkling inclusions give a special effect to the gemstone due to which it is known to have an iridescent effect called aventurescence.

Specifications

      Species: accidentally discovered by Venetian glass workers in the 18th century. Popular sources include Brazil, Chile, Austria, Tanzania, India and Russia.

      Color: Green, red-brown, gold-brown, aventurescent

      Clarity: Translucent to opaque

      Spiritual meaning: Stone of luck

Beryl

The noblest family of gemstones is the beryl family. The beryl gemstones include emerald, morganite, and golden beryl. One of the other beryl gemstones is the red beryl found in the Wah Wah Mountains of Utah. It is called the royal family of gemstones.

Specifications

      Species: consists of a significant amount of beryllium found in igneous and metamorphic rocks around the world.

      Color: green, yellow, blue, red, orange, colourless

      Clarity: transparent to translucent

      Spiritual meaning: power of all the beryl gemstones