About: Sunstone

ABOUT: SUNSTONE Sunstone is a member of the Feldspar family of minerals that form from crystallized volcanic magma. The gemstones level of opacity varies from barely translucent to almost transparent and the color generally hovers around the reddish-copper family,...

About: Jasper

ABOUT: JASPER While most of the Jasper jewelry found in ancient Egypt was green, and at the time was considered comparable to Jade by ancient royalty, Jasper is an opaque form of Quartz that actually comes in a great variety of colors including gold, blue, purple,...

About: Emerald

ABOUT: EMERALD Emerald, valued as precious gemstone has been cherished the world over and worn by Queens and Kings for at least 5,000 years. The word “Emerald” has many possible roots, the oldest of which appears to be a Sanskrit word roughly meaning...

About: Garnet

ABOUT: GARNET Garnet is a family of gemstone defined by its crystalline structure, which can come in a variety of colors ranging from light pink to shades of orange, greens, blues and purples. Notably there is also a type known as “color-change garnet”...

About: Peridot

ABOUT PERIDOT Peridot is a rare precious gemstone that can be found either where lava once flowed or in meteorite. Unlike many other gemstones that come in a range of colors, peridot is distinctly green with only a slight range or variance per stone from more...

About: Abalone

ABOUT: ABALONE Sought after for its range of color and iridescence that rivals even Mother of Pearl, Abalone is a rare organic nacre  valued as precious gem by the elite and privileged members of many cultures and societies throughout the ages. Many believe that...

About: Quartz

About: Quartz Pure Quartz (also called Rock Crystal) is clear and colorless, but the range of colors found within the quartz family come from various mineral impurities that can form within rock crystal, becoming a part of its composition. Certain colored quarts...

About: Tiger’s Eye

About: Tiger's Eye Tiger’s Eye is a member of the Quartz family. The natural gem is a mixture of quartz crystal, responsible for its luster and some amount of limonite (iron ore) which is generally the cause of its coloring. The color is usually a light amber...

About: Amethyst

ABOUT: AMETHYST Amethyst is a volcanic variety of mineral Quartz which often has trace elements of iron, resulting in complex crystal lattice substitutions an its purple to red and pinkish coloring. The semi-precious gemstone has been sought after since ancient times....

About: Mother of Pearl

ABOUT: MOTHER OF PEARL Mother of Pearl is a specific type of organic Nacre. Natural nacre is found in certain seashells where pearls can grow and is the strong iridescent outer coating of pearls. Mother of Pearl is most often more white with flecks and / or bands of...

About: Onyx

ABOUT: ONYX Onyx is a semi-precious oxide mineral gemstone that most often comes in a banded variety of black and white, but may be any number of colors including layered rings of blue, purple, and red. Pure black Onyx is the most popular, but the red variety often...

About: Turquoise

About: Turquoise Turquoise is an opaque precious gemstone with color that generally ranges from blue to green and often contains white, brown or orange streaks and / or flecks. There is a rare form known as “White Turquiose” that is a very light, almost...