Exotic Stones

Gemstones and charms have distinctive qualities and traits, which can illustrate their physical characteristics and splendid history. Exotic gemstones are considered as ultimate gems for jewelry lovers, who love to be different and classy. Here are some of the world’s most exciting and rare gemstones with their beneficial information and facts. These gemstones add exceptionality to the jewelry products with their color, appearance and mysterious qualities for those who wear them. The most popular Exotic Gemstones in the world include Goldstone, Alexandrite, Cinnabar, Almandine, Ametrine, Ammolite, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Cat’s eye and many more. This page consists of numerous Exotic gemstones and plenty of details about their historical and cultural significance, their birthstone facts, healing, and divine energies, substantial information and details about the existing colors and much more. Exotic gemstones are believed to exclusive and rare ones that comprise conventional meanings of their names, hardness and mind-enhancing powers, and all these details are available at our information bank.

List of Exotic Stones

Abalone

Abalone

Sometimes called as the Mother of Pearl and also Sea Opal, Abalone is a naturally occurring organic gemstone that is found in the coastal areas of California, USA. Abalone has a greenish and iridescent blue color when polished and looks quite similar to that of Opal and hence the name Sea Opal. Abolone is actually a mollusk that can quite easily be identified by its oval and/or rounded shell and the body that is made of a series of holes which make a whirl. This gemstone, which is abundantly used for making pendants and earrings, has a structure made of calcium carbonate or Aragonite. It is a strong gemstone as the tiles are stacked like bricks and thus do not easily break. Abalone jewelry not only stands out but is also very beautiful and unique. Anyone can stand out simply by wearing just abalone earrings.

Actinolite

Actinolite

Actinolite is an almost transparent or sometimes translucent gemstone that is used to make ornaments. The emerald green-colored gemstone is made of tiny crystals which are silky and have a vitreous luster.Actinolite is known as emerald spar and often wrongly called cat’s eye jade as it looks very similar to nephrite jade. The gemstone is derived from Greek words for ‘ray’ and ‘beam’. The beauty of Actinolite jewelry can be seen when the fibrous inclusions concentrate in such a manner that a single line of light appear, especially on domed stones. However, this specific beauty can only be seen when the stone is cut en cabochon.

Adamite

Adamite

Adamite is a stone that is rarely cut for jewelry purposes. The reason is that it is extremely soft and fragile. However, experts can and do cut it to give beautiful Adamite jewelry. Adamite is an almost colorless, though most jewelry experts will argue that it has a prominent yellowish to green color shade. It has a vitreous luster. This mineral is mostly found in parts of Mexico, Greece and United States of America. However it is believed that the first Adamite was found in Chile in 1866 by French mineralogist Gilbert-Joseph Adam, after whom the mineral gets its name.

Aegirine

Aegirine

Aegirine is a black stone that is highly regarded among gemstone connoisseurs. It is highly valued not just because it is a rare gemstone but also because it has numerous properties that can help the wearer in numerous ways. Aegirine jewelry represents strong personality and truthfulness. It is a black beauty which helps build confidence in the wearer. It is believed that Aegirine can ward of evil from one’s life and any jewelry made using this gemstone is perfect for Taurus born individuals. It is also said that wearing an Aegirine stone especially helps an alcoholic or drug addict as it removes all negative energies from the aura. According to some belief, Aegirine honors Manat, the Arabian goddess of destiny, death and time. Though it is mostly popular for its jet black color, it is also found in brownish-black and greenish-black shades. Basically a mineral, Aegirine is rich in alkaline.

Alabaster

Alabaster

Alabaster as a gemstone has been in use for centuries, especially in Egypt. It is a white, marble-looking stone that is named after an Egyptian town – Alabaster. Alabaster is widely used for stone carvings,though Alabaster jewelry is also quite common. You will mostly find carvings and drawing on this stone. The Alabaster crystal is a form of Selenite gemstone and mostly found in South America and Chile. It is believed that wearing Alabaster during pregnancy is helpful. It is a protective stone for babies and anyone who is innocent. Though Alabaster is commonly found in its white variation, there are rare exceptions where this stone was found in grey and black colors. You may also find reddish and yellowish tinge on an Alabaster stone. It is a very soft stone and hence popularly used for stone carvings and for
making statues.

Alexandrite

Alexandrite

Alexandrite is a rare stone that is highly regarded because of its color-changing nature. It is one of the very few stones that does so. Alexandrite is also called ‘emerald by day and ruby by night’. The color changing ability of this stone is because of the chromium element. The rarity of Alexandrite is mainly due to the fact that it is only produced when beryllium and aluminium conglomerate together along with elements such as iron, titanium and chromium. It is believed that wearing Alexandrite Silver Jewelry can bring good fortune. It is a good stone for those born in the month of June. This stone was named after the Russian Czar Alexander II. The world’s largest Alexandrite, which weighs 66 carats, is housed at the Smithsonian Institution. Alexandrite can be found in numerous colors, such as bright red and green. These two colors are the most sought-after ones.

Almandine

Almandine

Almandine is a mineral that belongs to the Garnet group and is the most common form of Garnet gemstones. The Garnet group comprises of several minerals that have similar elements. The mineral Almandine can be easily found but those are mostly opaque and thus unfit for jewelry purposes. Only transparent or translucent forms of Almandine are used in jewelry making. It is important to note that this gemstone is not popularly called Almandine but is known by its generic name Garnet or Almandine Garnet. People born in the month of January usually wear Almandine jewelry and it is the zodiac stone of Aquarius. The gemstone variant of Almandine is mostly found in deep red or purple color. Almandine garnet gemstones are found in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar and USA. It has also been found in small quantity in Austria and the Czech Republic. This gemstone that’s found in Sri Lanka is often called as Ceylon Ruby.

Amazonite

Amazonite

Amazonite is a light bluish-green gemstone that derives its name from the River Amazon. It is a popular and common gemstone that is widely used in India and Egypt. Though Amazonite derives its name from the Brazilian river as it was once believed that the gemstone was found there but mineralogists now confirm that there have found no feldspar deposits ( a pre-requisite for Amazonite formation) on the river. They assume that what was found there was probably nephrite jade and not really Amazonite. Until recently it was believed that the actual Amazonite was only found in Ilmen Mountains of Russia, however now mineralogists have started excavating this mineral from Colorado and Virginia in USA, Australia, Brazil and also Madagascar. Though Amazonite is commonly associated with shades of green and blue, there are some exceptions and you can find rare specimens of Amazonite in yellow, shite or grey colors. One can easily identify Amazonite by looking at its distinctive grid-like pattern.

Amber

Amber

Amber is one of the very few organic gemstones that is popular in jewelry making. Amber is formed through the fossilization of tree resin. The gemstone is formed when fossilization happens only on the Pinus succinifera tree. Amber is a soft and sticky resin and can contain animal and plant particles. It is an exceptionally light gemstone because it has a crystalline structure much unlike other colored stones  which have an amorphous structure. One interesting thing about Amber is that it can float in saltwater but it doesn’t float in freshwater. This happens because of its low density. Amber is primarily found in Kaliningrad, Russia while the Baltic region also has huge deposits of this gemstone. Amber is usually found in the colors of golden-yellow though rare pieces of white stones have also been found. Amber jewelry was very popular amongst ancient Germanic tribes and also the Chinese.

Ametrine

Ametrine

Ametrine is an unusual and rare gemstone that is formed when the gemstones Amethyst and Citrine combine. This happens when these two mineral reside within a single stone. It is not that Ametrine as a gemstone is rare, its uniqueness can also be judged by the fact that almost no two stones have the same color hues, though you will find certain combinations of purple, orange or yellow colors. Ametrine is almost exclusively found in Bolivia. The gemstone is also known by the names trystine or bolivianite. Ametrine jewelry is commonly associated with silver jewelry. Rings and pendants are most common.

Ammolite

Ammolite

Ammolite is a biogenic gemstone that is made from fossilized shells of ammonite. Being biogenic in nature means that this gemstone is formed from a life process much like how gemstones like pearl and amber are formed. Ammolite is composed of the carbonate mineral aragonite which also produces the nacreous pearl. Ammolite is primarily found in USA and some parts of Canada. The best ammolites are said to be found in high energy river streams along the Rockies of Southern Alberta. Ammolite gives out a kaleidoscopic range of colors including red, green, blue, crimson, mauve, violet, yellow, orange and indigo. Ammolite is truly a different gemstone as you can find innumerable patterns on it. Some of the common patterns found are dragon skin, floral, ribbon, stained glass, pinfire, banding stain, ripple, sunset, etc. Ammolite jewelry such as necklaces, earrings and rings are quite common.

Ammonite

Ammonite

Ammonite is a highly revered fossilized stone and can be identified by its spiraling shape. Ammonite are extinct mollusk formed from shelled cephalopod. It is widely found in India where Hindus identify it with Lord Vishnu. Known as ‘shalugram shila’, Ammonite can be found in numerous Hindu households as their primary god. Ammonite derives its name from an Egyptian god Ammon who had the form of a ram and because the stone has a strong resemblance to a ram’s horn, it is so called. Ammonite fossils are commonly found all over the world though large deposits are found in India, Madagascar and Canada. Ammonite is a very powerful stone that is strongly associated with the Root Chakra. One can also wear it in the form of ammonite jewelry and sense a feeling of completion in life. Ammonites are known to improve personality and spiritual will, converting negative energy into positive signals.

Andalusite

Andalusite

Andalusite is primarily an aluminum silicate mineral that is considered a rare gemstone. It got its name from a Spanish autonomous community where it was first discovered. Some believe that the stone was discovered before Christ birth. Though an old gemstone, Andalusite is a lesser-known gemstone. Andalusite is composed of three mineral (all of which are polymorphs and have the same chemical composition), namely aluminum silicate, sillimanite and kyanite. It is a very beautiful gem and has very distinct color combinations. It is found in colors of red, brown, white, yellow, orange and green. The beauty of this gemstone is evident as different colors get reflected on the crystal from different angles. Formerly, Andalusite was more of a collector’s item but nowadays it is becoming popular among jewelry designers. Andalusite jewelry are bright, colorful and distinctive. It is nicknamed as ‘poor man’s alexandrite’. The most precious form of andalusite is the Chiastolite stone.

Angelite

Angelite

Angelite is a beautiful blue crystal that is also known by the name blue anhydrite. The name of the gemstone comes from the Greek word ‘anhydras’ which means ‘without water’. It is so named because the mineral is formed after losing all its water content. That is why Angelite is called a gypsum – something that is without water. Angelite is a very soft mineral because of which mineralogists warn against dropping it into water. If you drop Angelite in water, traces of white calcium will start floating indicating that the stone is getting rehydrated and thus running the risk of losing its specialty. Angelite is usually found in blue color, though some rare specimens of white and bluish-white Angelites. Angelite jewelry is best suited for those with the star sign Aquarius as it is believed that as a truth seeker thus an Aquarian is most benefited by Angelite.

Apatite

Apatite

Apatite as a mineral is quite easily found but it is the gemstone that is rare. Its rarity makes it a collector’s item. Apatite derives its name from a Greek word meaning ‘cheat’. It is so called because Apatite resembles numerous other gemstones especially stones that are much more expensive and valuable. Since it looks deceitful, it has been called the deceitful stone. Among the many kinds of Apatite, the ones which have the cat’s eye effect or have chatoyancy are considered highly valuable and truly a collector’s item. This gemstone is found in Germany, Portugal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and several other countries. Gemstone-quality Apatite comes in several colors, such as white, gray, brown, yellow, red, pink, blue, purple etc. While making Apatite jewelry, one must remember that it is not a very hard stone and can only be used for jewelry that doesn’t easily wear and tear.

Apophyllite

Apophyllite

Apophyllite is a clear gemstone that comes in varied colors tints, though is primarily a colorless mineral and is usually transparent or opaque. The gemstone gets its name from two Greek words, ‘Apo’ and ‘Phyllon’ and roughly translates to ‘to leaf apart’. It is so called because the crystals that form apophyllite tend to peel off when exposed to heat. This happens when water molecules are lost from the crystal.Apophyllite is found in white, green, pink, yellow, violet and brown colors. This mineral is found in India, USA, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico. Apophyllite is used as a healing stone as it helps enhance intuition. Wearing apophyllite jewelry can sharpen senses and make vision clearer. The stone also helps one to become more sensitive to one’s surroundings. It is also known to have helped those who seek to connect with their spirit guides and guardian angels.

AQUA AURA QUARTZ

AQUA AURA QUARTZ

Aqua Aura Quartz is one of the most popular types of aura quartz. The mineral can be easily recognized by its shimmering iridescence that flashes out hues of violet. It is one of the finest aquamarine gems that had several healing properties. It is often called the success stone and is also attributed for abundance in a wearer’s life. Wearing aqua aura quartz jewelry brings success to a person and also helps him realize that what he is experiencing in actually success. Aqua aura quartz is most commonly found in the USA though it can also be man-made using quartz crystals.

Aragonite

Aragonite

Aragonite is a crystal that is also known by the names tufa and tchazar. It is a carbonate gemstone that has a straw yellow or mellow orange color. It was first discovered on the Aragon River in Spain, in 1788 and hence its name. One of the commonly known forms of this naturally forming carbonated mineral is found in moist areas, especially around stalactites and natural hot springs. This is called floss ferri or iron flower and looks like branch-like, thin crystals. Another form of aragonite is found on the mother-of-pearl lining of mollusk shells. Aragonite stands for truth and understanding. Using aragonite as a gemstone is possible, but it is ideally for those who love subtle, simple stones for jewelry. Aragonite jewelry invariably have delicate designs and are generally paired with colored beads. The combination of colored beads and the yellow gemstone is classic.

Astrophyllite

Astrophyllite

Astrophyllite is a leaf-like crystal that radiates thin patterns in starburst shapes. Astrophyllite means ‘brilliant leaf’ and its name has Greek origins. Mineralogists believe that astrophyllite was first discovered in 1854. It is not an easily found mineral however Russia is known to have huge deposits of this stone. It is also found in some parts of USA. Astrophyllite is mostly found in shades of brown and yellow though good quality stones give out red radiance. It is typically opaque and can only be found as cabochons. It is believed to be a very potent gemstone that can infuse one’s body with light. Wearing astrophyllite jewelry can help you identify your purpose in life and bring out your true self. Since it helps the wearer reveal his true self, it is often called the honest stone. You can make silver jewelry and use astrophyllite as a pendant.

Atlantisite

Atlantisite

Atlantisite is a beautiful, glimmering mineral that has only recently been discovered by mineralogists. It is made up of green serpentine stichtite with pink and purple inclusions. The yellowish-green stone is exclusively mined in Stichtite Hill, a small hill in Zeehan district, Tasmania. Because this mineral is exclusively mined in Tasmania, it is also called Tasmanite. Atlantisite was named by Gerald Pauley.Atlantisite is known to help stabilize mood and find inner peace. It is a great meditation stone that also helps establishing a sense of security in one’s life. Wearing atlantisite jewelry can lessen anxieties and reduce stress.

Auger Shell

Auger Shell

Auger shells are not gemstones but can be artistically used for jewelry making. Auger shells belong to the cone shells group and are small in size, generally not longer than 1¾ inches. They have a corrugated appearance and usually found in off-white color. Auger shell is generally found inwarm waters. It has several healing properties and wearing it as a jewelry piece can help one to learn more about oneself. Since auger shell helps in reflecting upon one’s inner self, it helps one to make better choices in life. Auger shell jewelry can be worn for guiding oneself towards self-realization.

Aura Quartz

Aura Quartz

Aura quartz crystals are one of the most beautiful types of crystals known to mankind. They shimmer and give out a faint rainbow sheen that makes them look royal and magnetic. There are numerous types of aura quartz, each different from the other. Nowadays with the help of modern technology, aura quartz is artificially enhanced. However in ancient times, these crystals were associated with synergy and alchemy. Aura quartz can easily be found in every part of the world. Wearing aura quartz jewelry can enhance communication and writing skills. It is also believed that these crystals help build a psychic communication channel. Some of the common types of aura quartz include Angel Aura Quartz, Apple Aura Quartz,Aqua Aura Quartz, Champagne Aura Quartz, Cobalt Aura Quartz, Flame Aura Quartz, Opal Aura Quartz, etc. They can be used brilliantly with sterling silver for making exclusive jewelry items.

Australian Pilbara

Australian Pilbara

Australian Pilbara is a kind of cabochon that is found in many colors. Australian Pilbara can be said to be a type of Chalcedony that contains numerous healing properties. This mineral is also known as Australian Jasper Cabochon. As its name suggests it is found in the Pilbara area of Western Australia. Many call it the Picasso stone too as just like a Picasso painting it is made of hues of black, grey and red in a very avant-garde, non-figurative manner.Mineralogists have found an interesting fact about this stone – every time it goes through metamorphosis (during its formation stage), new elements get added to its authorship. Australian Pilbara is known to aid the wearer to become practical in life and not waste it getting bored. Wearing Australian Pilbara jewelry adds vitality to life and boosts one’s energy. It gives a wake-up call to those who neglect life.

AVENTURINE

AVENTURINE

Often called the Stone of Opportunity, Aventurine is considered to be of the luckiest crystalknown to man-kind. It is especially useful to those who seek to prosper in life and accumulate wealth. Aventurine as merely a stone has been used by mankind for millions of years. Before its usage became popular in the jewelry industry, Aventurine was used for making tools and as adornments for statues. Though Aventurine is available in numerous colors (such as brown, blue, orange, peach, red and purple), the green-colored stone is most famous and of gem-quality. The belief that Aventurine is a lucky stone is deep-rooted. According to certain folklore, if an Aventurine gemstone is kept on the left pocket while purchasing lottery tickets, it can bring positive results. Wearing Aventurine jewelry can make any person lucky – in every way. This crystal is found extensively in India, Nepal, Brazil, Tibet, China and Russia.

Axinite

Axinite

Axinite as a gemstone is very rare and thus is regarded as a collector’s item. As a mineral it belongs to the calcium aluminum borate silicate group. The gemstone is usually of golden brown color, though rare instances of Axinite coming in violet, brown, lilac or reddish brown colors have been recorded. Axinite derives its name from a Greek word meaning ‘axe’. As a gemstone, Axinite has a very clear crystal structure and has a triclinic crystal system meaning that crystals appear in flat and spatula shapes. As it is not a common gemstone, only rare deposits have been found in USA, France, Russia, Mexico and Australia.Axiniteis considered to be the stone of truth. If the body is recovering from some disease, wearing Axinite jewelry can help energize and boost the healing process. It is also useful to those who want to avoid struggle and conflict in their life.

Azurite

Azurite

Azurite is a vivid blue colored gemstone that is highly valuable because of its rarity. Gemstone-quality Azurite is not easily found. It is a variety of copper ore, and is one of the two basic copper carbonate minerals, the other being malachite. Azurite derives its name from the Persian word ‘lazhward’. It is a soft stone and thus using it for jewelry making is difficult and rare. It is rather a sought-after collector’s item. It is also nicknamed ‘chessylite’ due to the fact that this gemstone was first discovered in Chessy, a small commune in France. It is also found in Peru, Russia, Egypt, Nambia, Chile, Australia and USA.  Azurite is mostly mined from copper mines. Azurite is famous from its blue color, but this gemstone has also been found in color mixes of green and blue. Though it is not a traditional birthstone, it is associated with the Greek goddess of wisdom and war Athena.

Baltic Amber

Baltic Amber

Baltic amber is one of the few organic gemstones known to mankind. A type of amorphous amber, this gemstone doesn’t come in a crystalline form. Baltic amber is quite soft and thus difficult to use for jewelry making. It is also a sensitive gemstone as it easily reacts with caustic solutions, acid, alcohol, gasoline and perfume. It can also burn if made to come in contact with match. Baltic amber is, however, very light. Baltic amber is considered to be a natural antibiotic and it has been traditionally used for treating goiteramong women. As the name of this gemstone suggests this type of amber is found in the Baltic region.

Barite

Barite

Barite, also spelled as Baryteis a barium sulphate mineral that is found in various forms. However, it is most commonly found as prismatic, tabular crystals. Barite can be found in several colors such as red, yellow, blue, green, black or brown. Colorless barite is also common. The color depends on the mineral content. There are numerous minerals that have similar compositions as barite, all of which form the Baryte Group of minerals. Celestite and Anhydrite are the two other types. Barite is commonly used as a healing stone and is believed to have been widely used by Native Americans in their religious practices. Keeping barite close to oneself can help sharpen the brain and enhance memory. It is also a tough stone that can help augment dream recollection if worn as barite jewelry. Barite is commonly found in Canada, China, Chile, India, Greece, Mexico and several other parts of the world.

bio tourmaline

bio tourmaline

Bio Tourmaline is a gemstone with extraordinary healing attributes. It is also an ideal set of gemstones that will benefit you in all aspects. Whether it is your career, health, the issue in a relationship, kids’ education, the gemstone will help immensely. Bio tourmaline will fetch you good luck you will continue to thrive in your professional life. 


With the divine healing and metaphysical properties, you will achieve the optimal results in every aspect of life. Buy Bio Tourmaline gemstones to win all the hurdles to your success. It will look like a piece of jewelry. However, the benefits that it fetches are many, and you should buy these gemstones.

Birds Eye

Birds Eye

Bird’s Eye is a gemstone that can be distinctly identified through its gracious patterns and designs. These designs are similar to the eye of a bird, and hence the name. Bird’s eye is believed to be the stone of peace and helps heal a troubled mind and spirit. It is a sedimentary stone that is a type of Rhyolite and is generally found in light colors of pink or yellowish brown. It is found worldwide but most specifically in the western part of USA, and Mexico. Bird’s eye is an exotic stone helps expand one’s ability to focus and it also stimulates the heart chakra. Anyone wearing Bird’s Eye jewelry will receive love of others. It is considered to be a stone of regeneration, general healing and protection. Wearing Bird’s Eye gemstone can also physical heal and boost the immune system, supporting the digestive system.

Bismuth

Bismuth

Bismuth is a man-made gemstone that is hardly found in any natural form. It is a metal that has a silvery white appearancebut if the crystals come in contact with air, an oxide layer forms over it producing an array of colors that resembles soap bubble or oil in water. Bismuth is a popular gemstone because of its unique geometric shape and iridescence. Though heavy in weight, it is very brittle and can easily wear and tear. Bismuth’s chemical property is similar to that of arsenic and antimony. Bismuth jewelry isn’t uncommon and wearing it can help heal in several ways. Wearing it can help general a channel of communication between the divine and one’s inner self. It also helps one understand the reality of life clearly. It also helps clearing away physical distress from one’s soul.

Biwa Pearl

Biwa Pearl

Biwa pearl is one of the lesser-known types of pearl that were first discovered in Japan. It is originally a freshwater pearl that isn’t cultured by oysters but by mussels. Also known as freshwater pearls, biwa pearls were first cultivated from Lake Biwa, Japan in 1920. Unlike other saltwater pearls, biwa pearls do not have an external body at their core but when cultivated the shroud of a living mussel has to be cut open, thus introducing an external body into the mussel. Biwa pearl is a glossy gem that has numerous healing properties. The soothing energies of the gembring love not only to the wearer but also to one’s surroundings. Said to be the creator of love, biwa pearl jewelry can improve one’s defensive abilities while soothing an emotional heart. Though it was originally cultivated in Japan, nowadays China is also cultivating this type of pearl in large numbers.

Black Golden Seraphinite

Black Golden Seraphinite

The black golden seraphiniteis a very common gemstone that is extensively used in jewelry making. Also called the angel stone, the black golden seraphinitebelongs to the silicate family and as the name suggests is generally of black color, though varieties of its coming in shades of dark green are also known. The gemstone can be identified not just by its color but also the silver feather-like strokes thatdesign it. These strokes are made of mica. It is believed that wearing black golden seraphinitecan make a wearer communicate with angels. It also helps improve one’s spiritual quest yet helps keep balance in life. It is also believed that wearing this stone can improve one’s health, especially ailments related to nervous and circulatory system. People who believe in yoga usually wear this stone as it helps keep the body calm.

Black Pyrite

Black Pyrite

Black pyrite is an iron sulphide mineral that is present in numerous geological creations. Black pyrite is one of the major constituents of metamorphic rocks and is dug out from sedimentary deposits of the earth. The name clearly suggests that black pyrite is found in the black color. It is believed that black pyrite has numerous healing properties and is especially useful in bringing back a sense of safety in one’s life. It is also known to improve arithmetic, architecture, art and science. Wearing black pyrite jewelry can help improve creativity too. One can also see the positive effects of the stone simply by keeping a piece of it in any corner of the house. Black pyrite’s shares similar property with onyx, agate, black tourmaline and hematite and all of them are dimorph of Black Pyrite. The word Pyrite has a Greek connection as it is derived from the word ‘Pyros’.

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Bloodstone is one of the oldest known gemstones to mankind. Its usage has been found before Christ but then it was popularly known as Heliotrope. Bloodstone is a variety of Quartz which may be classified as Jasper or Chalcedony, though the gemstone is most usually found in a combination of both. Bloodstone can typically be identified by its dark green color (that is due to Chalcedony) and having blood-like spots of iron oxide inclusions or Red Jasper. This gemstone can be found mostly inan opaque form.In ancient times, bloodstone was referred to as Sun Stone and also Christ’s stone. The belief that it is a talisman was prevalent not only in ancient times but even today. It is believed that wearing bloodstone jewelry, especially as a pendant, can vitalize and bring strength to the wearer and also improve courage and passion. As a stone it can purify blood while nurturing and protecting the wearer.

BLUE ANHYDRITE

BLUE ANHYDRITE

Blue Anhydrite is an uncommon version of Gypsum. Chemically similar, what sets gypsum and blue anhydrite apart is the water content. While blue anhydrite doesn’t contain water, gypsum gets its uniqueness due to the water content. Blue anhydrite derives its name from Greek words ‘An’ and ‘Hydra’ which when combined mean ‘without water’.In fact these two minerals are are so similar that some specimens have been found which are part gypsum and part blue anhydrite. This gemstone is found in Peru, Germany, Britain, Poland, Egypt, Mexico and Libya. Wearing blue anhydrite jewelry especially helps those born under the Aquarius star sign. This gemstone is also called Angelite.

Blue John

Blue John

Blue John is a rare, semi-precious gemstone that is almost exclusively found in Britain. Also known as the Derbyshire Spar, Blue John was first mined from the Blue John Cavern in Derbyshire, UK – and hence the name. It is also mined from the Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton,Derbyshire. The ornamental quality of Blue John is mined in small scale and thus is rare. Recently some deposits of fluorite that have a similarity to Blue John have been found in parts of China. This gemstone is also called the Genius Stone as it signifies the highest state of intellectual achievement. It is believed that it can expand one’s consciousness, making him aware of psychic existence. As for its healing properties, Blue John is said to help the wearer improve his ability to perform tasks. Wearing Blue John jewelry can also help bring balance in life.

BOTSWANA AGATE

BOTSWANA AGATE

Botswana Agate belongs to the Quartz family and is a type of banded Chalcedony. Predominantly found in shades of pink and grey, Botswana Agate is highly revered for its healing properties. It is a stabilizing stone that helps strengthen influence. Since agate is a stone with low intensity, it helps in keeping balance. Those looking for emotional, physical and intellectual balance in life can be greatly benefited by wearing Botswana Agate jewelry. As the name of the gemstone suggests, it is predominantly found in Botswana, Africa. Other types of Agate are found in Italy, India, Mexico, USA, Germany and China.

boulder opal carving

boulder opal carving

Wearing beautiful, fashionable and unique jewelry made from carved boulder opal is a great way to relish all healing properties associated with these opals. The boulder opals have great durability. These strong opals are worked into fine pieces of jewelry and look very appealing. You can explore a comprehensive and exclusive range of boulder opal carving jewelry at Gemexi. Because of its free-form shape, the boulder opals are best suited for making pendants. But you can also discover stunning rings and adjustable bangles in boulder opal carvings. The beautiful patterns and the unparalleled carvings on boulder opals make these opals a perfect choice for wearing in form of jewelry. The boulder opal carving jewelry is an amazing choice of jewelry for those who want to don remarkable fashion jewelry. The wonderful and enticing opalescence in this jewelry gives you a bright and lively look. Moreover, this jewelry can be worn with a variety of dresses as it looks perfect with many styles. To enjoy the unique qualities and healing properties of boulder opal, what can be the better way than wearing enchanting jewelry made from this fabulous stone!

Brazilianite

Brazilianite

Brazilianite is a bright yellow stone that can be identified by its prismatic crystals. When it was first discovered, it was wrongly assumed to be a variety of Chrysoberyl. It has also been wrongly identified as Amblygonite, golden beryl and yellow topaz because of their color similarity. As a stone it is rarely used in jewelry making since it isbrittle and prone to cracks. Only highly skilled jewelers have made Brazilianite jewelry to perfection. It is, however, a collector’s item. Brazilianitewas first discovered in Brazil, and hence the name. It has also been found in New Hampshire, USA. As a healing stone,Brazilianite is known to help heal disorders of the nervous system. Often termed as the stone of return, it can help bring back a wearer to his normal self, especially after a bout of illness. It is also helpful in building a healthy relationship with one’s partner.