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  1. Gem in the Spotlight: Topaz

    …Mystic Topaz. These enhanced Topaz pieces must be handled with special care because the coating can be scratched and the gem ruined very easily. Topaz itself is a hard gemstone with a Mohs hardness of 8. Mohs hardness is a standardized … in a nuclear reactor to produce the London Blue Topaz. An electron bombardment in a linear accelerator results in the light Sky Blue Topaz. If both treatments are used, they produce Swiss Blue Topaz. Determining where one color ends and…

  2. Loose opal gemstones

    Gem in the Spotlight: Opal

    …opal was thought to preserve blond hair. Also opal was thought to lose its luster when its owner died of the plague. The Arabs believed opal to be a gift from heaven that would fall in the flashes of lightening. Care should be taken to …a soft cloth. Do not use a home ultrasonic machine or jewelry cleaner. Opal’s lore is as colorful as the opal itself The value of an opal lies in its body color. When opals contain a perfectly aligned grid of silica sphere, they show …

  3. Tanzanite is a beautiful blue purple gemstone that is very rare

    Gem in the Spotlight: Tanzanite

    …) is also important, but how it looks in jewelry is essential. The History of Tanzanite is modern. In 1967 it was the Maasai tribesman Ali Juuyawatu who talked about his blue-violet crystal with Manuel de Souza. Then, in 1968, it was … who named the stone “Tanzanite.” It was announced in that same year by Tiffany & Co. In 2002, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) added Tanzanite to the list of traditional birthstones for the month of December. Tanzanite is …

  4. Gem in the Spotlight: Garnet

    … for depression and mental instability. Garnets’ other cures are red garnet to relieve fever and yellow garnet was the prescription for jaundice. Legend holds garnets guard travelers against perils during the journey. The traveler is …Garnet’s rich history and varieties demonstrate garnets are more than the little red gem. Garnets allow for great personal diversity and style. The wide world of garnets invites all to … garnet lantern to navigate the Ark at night. The ancient world is full of praise for the carbuncle, the glowing red gemstone we now know as garnet. Early scientists named garnet from the Latin granatus, which means ‘seedlike’ because …

  5. High end emerald jewelry at Arden Jewelers

    Gem in the Spotlight: Emerald

    …. History is filled with other people who admired emeralds. Cleopatra treasured her emeralds more than all other gems. Pliny, declared that “nothing greens greener” than emeralds. The Moguls of India, including Shah Jahan, the builder of… the future and was thought to ward off evil sorcery and cure demonic possession. The emerald was thought to have the mystical ability to foretell the future, improve memory, and enhance persuasiveness. An emerald was often tied to a …

  6. Gem in the Spotlight: Amethyst

    …was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness, which is why wine goblets were often carved from it! The gemstone still symbolizes sobriety. The Amethyst was credited with many other extraordinary attributes. Among its …Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry. Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising… in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god’s tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today. In the end, a gem‘s value to a person is not always the price paid but the beauty of the jewelry…

  7. A stunning rich blue oval sapphire

    Gem in the Spotlight: Sapphire

    …, which he generously gave to the beggar. The beggar was really a messenger from God, who later returned the ring to the King during his journey to Palestine. When King Edward’s body was removed from his grave, the sapphire from his ring… center of a diamond cross on top of the British Imperial Crown. According to legend, Edward the Confessor, King of the Anglo-Saxons from 1042-1066, met a beggar one day. King Edward had nothing of value on him except for his sapphire …

  8. A fiery red cushion cut ruby

    Gem in the Spotlight: Ruby

    … goes on synonymous with passion, the ruby is believed to protect one from being seduced and has the ability to soothe anger. The ruby has always been a symbol of love, charity and victory. The earliest cultures worshiped rubies, calling…a selfless service, joy, spiritual devotion, power, leadership. And naturally helps banish a sense of limitation. To the ancients, Ruby, with its deep red tones, represented passion, power, affection and majesty. Rubies of old were often…

  9. Gem in the Spotlight: Quartz

    … a poor name. Renaming gems has a long tradition and green amethyst is just another one along the way. Now back to the article.*** Crystal Name Color Rock quartz Purple Rose quartz Yellow to reddish orange to brown, greenish yellow Smoky…but with needles type inclusions. Ametrine Purple and yellow/ orange color zoning Bi-color quartz Colorless and any other color like brown, green, etc. The microcrystalline varieties have a long tradition of being special to people. …