Topaz is the anniversary gemstone for the 4th and 19th year of marriage. Imperial Topaz looks beautiful in rings, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants. Blue Topaz is available in a variety of shades, sizes and shapes. Red and intense pink are the most rare and most desirable colors for topaz. Pure topaz when brilliant-cut sometimes is mistaken for diamond
. Topaz is the anniversary gemstone for the 23rd year of marriage. Do you love topaz?
Some gemstones are manufactured to imitate other gemstones. For example, cubic zirconia
is a synthetic diamond simulant
composed of zirconium
oxide. The imitations copy the look and colour of the real stone but possess neither their chemical nor physical characteristics. However, true synthetic gemstones are not necessarily imitation. For example, diamonds, ruby
have been manufactured in labs, which possess very nearly identical chemical and physical characteristics to the naturally occurring variety. Synthetic corundums
, including ruby and sapphire, are very common and they cost only a fraction of the natural stones. Smaller synthetic diamonds
have been manufactured in large quantities as industrial abrasives
for many years. Only recently, larger synthetic diamonds
of gemstone quality, especially of the coloured variety, have been manufactured.
A gemstone is a mineral
, or petrified
material that when cut or faceted and polished is collectible
or can be used in jewelry
. Others are organic
(such as amber
, which is fossilised
tree resin, and jet
, a form of coal
). Some gemstones which may be generally considered precious or beautiful are too soft or too fragile to be used in jewelry but are exhibited in museums
and are sought by collectors
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is a semiprecious gem that is valued for its yellow to brownish color and its resemblance to the rarer topaz.Citrine can be easily scratched.It permenantly changes color if left in the sunlight for several hours, hence citrine jewelry should be kept away from prolonged exposure to strong light or heat.It is valuable in the treatment of depression, it eliminates self-destructive tendencies. Citrine is said to stimulate memory.It aids digestion, and removes toxins from the body. Citrine is a good healing stone, especially for heart, kidney and liver. It helps fighting diabetes.It symbolizes light-heartedness, joy and happiness. Citrine is a great protective talisman. It calms and soothes.It is the signature of wisdom and peace. It stimulates the mental body and aids the opening of the bridge between higher mental body and intuitional levels. Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit. It enhances creativity, and motivates writers.
The name Iolite is derived from the Greek "los", meaning violet.Iolite, known as the Vikings' compass, due to it's ability to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days. When the legendary Viking mariners sailed the wide ocean, they used thin pieces of iolite as the world's first polarizing filter. Looking through an iolite lens, they could determine the exact position of the sun, and navigate safely.The natural mineral has little commercial use.The price of iolites about the same as of nice amethysts in a good color. This pleasing violet gemstone is gaining widespread popularity for its beauty and its attractive affordability.Iolite necklaces and pendants wear better than iolite rings.Iolite is commonly cut into traditional shapes, and its most desirable color is a rich violet-blue. It shows many colors in a single stone. It is very important to look at an it from several directions before you purchase, because the stone presents very different colors from different angles. If cut properly the stone shows its best blue color through the top of the stone. But viewed from another angle the stone may appear colorless.
Jasper exhibits various colors, but chiefly brick red to brownish red. It owes its color to admixed hematite
, but when it occurs with clay admixed, the color is a yellowish white or gray, or with goethite, a brown or yellow. Often jasper is multi-colored. In ancient writings the term jasper was chiefly applied to translucent and brightly colored stones, particularly chalcedony
, but also was applied to the opaque jasper. Jasper was known as the great "rain-bringer" in the fourth century. For thousands of years, black jasper was used to test gold-silver alloys for their gold content. Rubbing the alloys on the stone, called a touchstone, produces a streak the color of which determines the gold content within one part in one hundred. Jasper is one of the gemstones, that used in commesso, also called florentine mosaic. Commesso is a technique of fashioning pictures with thin, cut-to-shape pieces of brightly colored, semiprecious stones, developed in Florence in the late 16th century.
The layers in these stones range from translucent to opaque for sardonyx. The stones vary in color, too. They may be white or gray, ranging to many colorful varieties. Sardonyx stones usually contain flat-banded, white and brownish-red bands. Onyx is a gemstone with alternating light and dark bands, which are colored in brown, red, black, white and grey. The name onyx was used by the Romans for a variety of stones including alabaster, chalcedony
, and what is now known as onyx marble. Roman soldiers wore sardonyx talismans engraved with heroes such as Hercules or Mars, god of war. They believed that the stone would make the wearer as brave and daring as the figured carved on it. During the Renaissance, sardonyx was believed to bring eloquence upon the wearer and was regarded with great value by public speakers and orators.Cameos are cut from stones, such as onyx, sardonix or agate
, where different colors occur in layers.
Royal purple or generic purple is the common layman's idea of purple, but professional artists
, following Munsell color system
, regard purple as being synonymous with the red-violet
color shown at right, in order to clearly distinguish purple from violet
and thus have access to a larger palette of colors. This red-violet color, called artist's purple by artists, is the pigment color that would be on the color wheel between pigment violet
and pigment magenta
Artists pigments and colored pencils
labeled as purple are colored the red-violet color shown at right.
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