Gems: Minerals that are rare, beautiful and durable.

Gems -- good info to have when making jewelry? Probably not, but might be nice to know what crystal looks similar to what gem!

Alexandrite is a very remarkable gemstone. It is one of the rarest & most spectacular stones in the world//

What is Alexandrite?

My Birthstone Alexandrite is one of the remarkable gemstones. It is one of the finest colour change stones in nature, resembling fine emerald or ruby. But it obviously depends on the light source. It is so rare, that most people have never seen one

Alexandrite from Lake Manyara, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af815a.jpg].   "Single untwinned Alexandrite, gemmy with good crystal form."

Alexandrite from Lake Manyara, Tanzania "Single untwinned Alexandrite, gemmy with good crystal form.

Opalized Ammonite, under 254nm fluorescence Unknown location

Opalized 80 million years old Ammonite measuring 2 ft. in diameter, discovered near Alberta, Canada. Shown here under fluorescent light. Hands down, the most beautiful ammonite I've ever seen!

RARE GEMSTONE: CUPRITE - 93.6 CT. Emke Mine, Ongangja, Seeis, Khomas Region, Namibia This rare gemstone is a companion piece to Lot 87011 on an earlier section of this auction. All large gemstones of this mineral are most likely derived from this one-time-only find at the Emke Copper Mine. The stunning, deep ruby red color can best be appreciated under strong incandescent lighting or in transmission.

Emke Mine, Ongangja, Seeis, Khomas Region, Namibia This rare gemstone is a companion piece to Lot 87011 on an earlier section of this auction. All large gemstones of this mineral are most likely derived from this one-time

people wearing precious stone jewelry | Gemstones | Custom Jewelry by Kennon Young

Book of Shadows: Colored Gemstone Wheel. << I need this because one of my main characters happens to be a dragon boy and so obviously has an obsession with gems ;

Rare Grandidierite from Madagascar

Most expensive gem in the world, except red diamond. Rare Grandidierite from Madagascar

19 Incredibly Rare Opal Gemstones - Gallery

19 Incredibly Rare Opal Gemstones

Ethiopian opal with a Honeycomb pattern. Ethiopian opal is susceptible to clouding and then disintegrating.

The Lightning Ridge Black Opal is from Australia. Black opals are rare and very sought after. Judging by how these look, I can see why.

Just magical to see!Twin Galaxy Stones A stunning pair of nearly identical Lightning Ridge Black Opals. These rare stone are both more valuable and far more fragile than diamonds.

Boho Bracelet, Chunky Bracelet, Rare Gemstone Bracelet. $47.00, via Etsy. LOVE these colors and beads!

Personalized Photo Charms Compatible with Pandora Bracelets. Boho Bracelet Chunky Bracelet Rare Gemstone by BohoStyleMe

Peruvian Blue Opal is rare and such an exquisite translucent stone.  It is almost hard to describe it as an Opal as it looks more like a gemstone. It is only found in the Andes mountains in Peru.

Peruvian Blue Opal is rare and such an exquisite translucent stone. It is almost hard to describe it as an Opal as it looks more like a gemstone. It is only found in the Andes mountains in Peru.

The 7 Rarest Gemstones and Their Healing Properties - Gem Glam gemstone // rare gemstone // minerals // jadeite // red diamond // serendibite // blue garnet // grandidierite // painite // musgravite // healing crystals // healing properties

The 7 Rarest Gemstones and Their Healing Properties

The 7 Rarest Gemstones and Their Healing Properties - Gem Glam gemstone // rare gemstone // minerals // jadeite // red diamond // serendibite // blue garnet // grandidierite // painite // musgravite // healing crystals // healing properties

Taaffeite - Extremely rare gemstone - only a few thousand exist.

Taaffeite - Extremely rare gemstone - only a few thousand exist. Found in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. I have never heard of this one, love the colour!

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