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Gemstone Names and Images.

Agate.

Colours. Multicolours-Green-Red-Oranges-Yellow-Blue-Pink and more.

Agate

Agate is a variety of chalcedony that forms in concentric layers in a remarkable variety of colours and textures. The crystals vary in clarity from opaque to translucent to transparent. Agate quartz was highly valued as a talisman or amulet during ancient times, and to this day, are still one of the most popular jewellery gemstones

Agate Geode.

Agate geode gemstones appear to be nothing but ordinary rocks on the outside, but take a quick peek inside and you’ll surely be amazed at the stunning growth and clusters of chalcedony quartz crystals inside them.

 

Garnet.

Garnets comprise a family of complex silicates with widely varying chemical composition but similar structures. The most common garnet is almandine (or almandite), which is dark brownish- or purplish-red. Garnet is very popular for its excellent hardness (7-7.5) and its brilliance due to its high refractive index.

Amazonite

Amazonite is a gemstone variety of green microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is named after the Amazon River in Brazil, though surprisingly no deposits have been found in that location. The lively green or blue-green colour is extremely attractive. Amazonite, cut en cabochon, with a rounded and convex polished surface, is a classic stone to be set in silver rings or carved in imaginative forms. In fact a fine quality amazonite can be mistaken for precious jade.

Amethyst

Amethyst is a variety of crystalline quartz in colours ranging from pale lilac to deep reddish purple and ranging from transparent to translucent is known as amethyst. Green amethyst is known as prasiolite, and is produced by heat treatment

Amethyst Geode

Amethyst geodes are rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations in colours ranging from pale lilac to deep reddish purple and ranging from transparent to translucent. Amethyst geodes can be small nodules cut in half or pieces of larger geodes sold as crystal clusters

Ametrine

Quartz which occurs in bands of yellow and purple has been given the name of ametrine (amethyst + citrine).

Ammolite

Ammolite is a rare gemstone of organic origin that is fairly new to the market, with commercial mining beginning only in 1981. Ammolite is the fossilized shell of ammonites, which are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls. Ammolite’s main attraction is a remarkably vivid play of colour.

Andalusite

Andalusite is a strongly pleochroic gem, which means that is has different colours when viewed from different directions. While it is a strikingly beautiful gem, it is largely unknown by the gem buying public. With a hardness of 7-7.5 on the Moths scale, it is very suitable for all kinds of jewellery

Andesine Labradorite

Andesine is a member of the plagioclase feldspar group, which also includes labradorite and sunstone. All the members of this group are a mixture of albite and anorthite, with andesine being 50-70% albite and 30-50% anorthite.

Apatite

Apatite, a stone seldom found in jewellery stores and virtually unknown to the general public, is beloved by collectors for its many different colours and forms.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is best known for its breathtaking range of blue colours and belongs to the same family as emerald (beryl).

Aventurine

Aventurine is a type of quartz frequently used for carvings and cabochons. Aventurine is mainly dark green sometimes with a glittery metallic appearance caused by included green mica

Azurite

Azurite is an intense blue gem that gets its bright azure blue colour from copper, and is related to malachite, which is also a copper carbonate mineral

Please click on each gemstone to read more my favourite is the Ammolite,  The feature Image.I have to save up to buy this stone. Love the colours.

Please if you know more names of stones that start with A. Please leave me a comment. Love reading about different stones.

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