Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I LOVE Gemstones

For anyone that loves Minerals and Gemstones I found this great site that gives a list and picture with over 75 discriptions. http://www.mineralszone.com/gemstones/

Gemstones are precious or semi-precious stones which are cut or polished to be used in many different ways. Know everything of these gemstones, their hardness on the Mohs scale, their color and shape, the usage, occurances in the world and their technical specifications. Just click on any of the gemstone names below to see more detail.


Agate , Alabaster Alexandrite , Amazonite ,Amber , Amethyst ,Ametrine , Andalusite ,Apatite , Aquamarine ,Aventurine Quartz , Azurite ,Beryl , Chalcedony ,Charoite , Chrysoberyl ,Chrysocolla , Chrysoprase ,Cinnabar , Citrine ,Coral , Desert Glass ,Diamonds , Diopside ,Druzy Quartz , Druzy Titanium ,Emeralds , Fluorite
Garnet , Goshenite ,Heliodor , Hematite ,Hemimorphite , Indicolite
Iolite , Ivory ,Jade , Jasper
Kunzite , Labradorite ,Lapis Lazuli , Malachite
Moissanite , Moonstone ,Morganite , Mother of Pearl ,Nephrite , Obsidian,Onyx , Opal ,Pearl , Pectolite ,Peridot , Prasiolite ,Pyrite , Rose Quartz ,Rubellite , Ruby ,Rutilite , Sapphires
Scapolite , Serpentine ,Sillimanite , Sodalite
Spectrolite Sphalerite ,Sphene , Spodumene
Sugilite (Hemi) Sunstone ,Tiger's eye , Tourmaline Turquoise
Unakite , Yellow Sapphire ,Zircon

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Great earrings, wonderful colors.

Hot Rocks said...

interesting site, I have it bookmarked...Thanks!Very pretty earrings too!!! Happy New Year.

shiborigirl said...

Yup... whenever I bring home some new gemstone beads, I want to lay them all out and roll around in them. I just love the color ranges, textures, and luminescence of natural stones.

I like what you've done with yours...

Happy 2009 Terri!

hugs,

Kate

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

Happy New Year Terri! I saw you in that beautiful snowy treasury last month. You deserve it!

Ciao bella,

Suzanne

Alison Du Bois said...

Great site, thanks for the link! Happy New Year :)

Whimsicalz said...

I have a healthy addiction to gemstones ; )

DZFANTASY said...

Love all your earrings!! Great colors and textures!