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Semi precious stones, by www.navneetgems.com
Good Morning everybody. Today we will be having a look at many different colors in the category of Semi precious stones. There are so many different types of semi precious stones that its difficult to understand what is what. This video here will clarify some of the most common semi precious stones.
Lets have a look. We start of with the Quartz family. Firstly, golden rutile quartz which has rutile needles inside of clear quartz.
Drusy quartz, basically natural drusy crystals on top of an agate, occurring naturally in the nature. Citrine quartz coming in two different most common colors, the light and the medium shades. Citrine is heated to form this color of quartz. Amethyst, the only purple quartz available in nature. Smoky quartz. Green Amethyst. Black rutile and lastly Rose quartz.
That was the end of the semi precious stones in the quartz family. There are two most common types of moonstones, the rainbow moonstones with firing inside the stone and the opaque white moonstone mined from India, the south of India.
Lets move on to one of the hardnest stone here, topaz. Starting with swiss blue topaz, it’s a radiated stone and this is one of the most liked color in topaz. Pink topaz, this is a rare pink stone, barely found in commercial terms in the market. Sky blue topaz, resembling the expensive Aquamarine.
Moving on, other semi precious stones like this apple green color of Chrysophrase brings great anxiety in most gemstone buyers. Most commonly mined in Queensland, Australia.
Garnet, which is one of the most oldest stone in countries like Russia and Czech republic.
Synthetic turquoise or also known as man made turquoise.
Iolite, a favorite stone for the Europeans.
Red garnet is the most common garnet found, however do not confuse because garnet can come in many other colors like Green, the Tsavorite garnet.
Onyx, most commonly in Black and green colors.
Who doesn’t know Peridot.
Lastly, lapis lazuli, history.
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