Agate Chrysocolla Hematite Moissanite Pearl Tanzanite Brilliance Fluorescence
Alexandrite Chrysoprase Iolite Moonstone Pyrite Tigerís Eye Carat Hardness Inc
Amber Citrine Ivory Mother Pearl Quartz Topaz Clarity Stability
Amethyst Coral Jade Mystic Topaz Rubies Tourmaline Color Inclusion
Ametrine Diamond Jasper Obsidian Sapphire Turquoise Cut Toughness
Aquamarine Emerald Kunzite Onyx Spinel Yellow Topaz Durability
Blue Topaz Feldspar Malachite Opal Star Sapphire Zircon Facet
Cats Eye Garnet Marcasite Peridot Sugilite  

If you are interested in loose gemstones and fine gemstone jewelry, our site has plenty of detailed information to enhance your knowledge and inform you on the most important aspects of gemstones so that you can make a rewarding purchase that you or your loved one will treasure for the years to come.

Gemstones and rare minerals can evoke strong emotions and can spur intrigue. While most loose gemstones and minerals are purchased for ornamental jewelry purposes, others are possessed for their fascinating attributes. Natural gemstones and minerals add sparkle to our lives and invigorate our soul with the earth’s natural beauty.

This site has been created to provide you with the most relevant information on over 40 fashionable and luxurious gemstones and precious minerals. On the following pages, you will find plenty of information about the important history and origins of each specific gemstone, what makes each gemstone stand out, and what each gemstone is used for.

In addition, it is always interesting to know how each gemstone is found and formed and the various colors, sizes and shapes each gemstone comes in. This site also contains a concise section on basic gemological terms, so if you are planning on shopping for a precious or semi precious stone or already in the process, you can leap ahead in knowledge and understand the basic terms that can enlighten you on the true value of gems and what attributes make each gem special and unique.

Besides being a guide for those shopping for fine jewelry, this web site is a great starting point for those interested in basic gemology and mineralogy. You can either quickly browse or delve deeply into all the major gemstones and minerals, as well as the other lesser known stones that might not be as popular but are extremely fascinating and exotic.

At Gemstone Education, it brings us great joy to share our passion of gemstones and minerals with you, whether you are a consumer looking for fine jewelry or hobbyist.

We realize that many of our visitors are looking for non bias information. An educated consumer usually makes the best purchases when it comes to fine gemstones and jewelry and we hope that you use the provided resources to your advantage.

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