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Gemstone Properties

Agate   Health, longevity, confidence, balance, calming to emotions, strength, courage, patience, peace, abundance. Provides protection when travelling. May aid in sex drive, digestive system, blood disorders   Amazonite   Creativity, communication, clarity of thought, balanced and calm emotions. Eliminates aggravation and dispels irritating and negative energies. Rejuvenates the heart centre and throat chakra, enhances communication concerning love. May aid nervous system, metabolism, osteoporosis   Amethyst   Creativity, memory, motivation, courage, focusing attention and intuition. Self love. May aid the endocrine and immune systems. Fantastic for any sleep problems including nightmares and migraines   Aquamarine   Creativity and self expression,...

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List of Rare Gemstones

Painite was discovered in 1956 in Ohngaing in Myanmar. The mineral was named in honor of the British gemologist Arthur Charles Davy Pain. In 2005, painite was described by the Guinness Book of World Records as the rarest gem mineral on earth. Hibonite was discovered in 1956 in Madagascar. It was named after the discoverer the French geologist Paul Hibon. Gem quality hibonite has been found only in Myanmar. Red beryl or bixbite was discovered in an area near Beaver, Utah in 1904 and named after the American mineralogist Maynard Bixby. Jeremejevite was discovered in 1883 in Russia and named...

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Gemstone

A gemstone (also called a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone, or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli and opal) and occasionally organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber, jet, and pearl) are also used for jewelry and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another characteristic...

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Jewellery or Jewelry

Jewellery or jewelry consists of decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used. It is one of the oldest types of archaeological artefact – with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery. The basic forms of jewellery vary between cultures but are often extremely long-lived; in European cultures...

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