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What is a gemstone?

A gemstone or gem(also called a precious or semi-precious stone, a fine gem, or jewel) is a piece of mineral, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli), or organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber or jet), are also […]

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January Gemstone

For all you January babies your birthstone is Garnet. The garnet at its best is a deep, rich red or purple-red although they come in practically every color except blue. They range from pale orange to dark red and violet. Early scientists named the stone from the Latin granatus, which means “seed like,” because garnet […]

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November’s Gemstone

NOVEMBER BABIES DID YOU KNOW November’s gemstone, Citrine, is as warm as a Van Gogh painting of sunflowers. The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon. One of the more rare forms of quartz, this gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of […]

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