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 Welcome to the wonderful world of Gemstones.  Each link below opens to webpages containing lapidary information, advice on buying and caring for precious gems and you can buy from our online jewelry shop which delivers worldwide.
Agate  Jade
Alexandrite Jadeite
 Almandine (Almandite) Jasper
 Amazonite Jet
Amber Kunzite
Amethyst Labradorite
Ametrine Lapis Lazuli
 Andradite Landscape Agate
Andalusite  Lazurite
Aquamarine Malachite
 Aventurine  Malaia
Azurite  Mali garnet (grandite)
 Beads Marcasite
Benitoite Maw Sit Sit
Beryl  Maxixe Beryl
 Bixbite  Melanite
Bloodstone Microcrystalline
Carnelian Moldavite
Cat's Eye Moonstone
Chalcedony Morganite
Chrysoberyl Moss Agate
Chrysocolla Nephrite
 Chrysolite  Olivine
Chrysoprase Onyx
Citrine Opal
Coral  Padparadscha
 Cordierite Pearl
Corundum Peridot
Cryptocrystalline Pyrite
 Crystals  Pyrope
Demantoid Quartz
Dendritic Agate Rhodolite
Diamond  Rock Crystal
Diopside  Rose Quartz
 Dravite   Rubellite
 Drussy Agate Ruby
 Eliate Sapphire
Emerald   Sard
Eudialyte   Schorl
Feldspar Smoky Quartz
Garnet   Spessartine (Spessartite)
 Glass Spinel
 Goshenite   Spodumene
 Green Beryl   Star Gems
 Hawk's Eye   Sunstone
 Hackmanite Tanzanite
Heliodor Tiger-eye
 Hessonite Topaz
 Hiddenite Tourmaline
 Imperial Jade Tsavorite
 Indicolite Turquoise
 Intalgio Uvarovite
Iolite Variscite
Ivory Zircon

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