Gemstones

Planets and elements gemstones Astrology

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.[1][2] However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli, opal, and jade) or 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 that lends value to a gemstone.

Gems are characterized in terms of refractive index, dispersion, specific gravity, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and luster. They may exhibit pleochroism or double refraction. They may have luminescence and a distinctive absorption spectrum. Material or flaws within a stone may be present as inclusions. Gemstones may also be classified in terms of their "water". This is a recognized grading of the gem's luster, transparency, or "brilliance".[6] Very transparent gems are considered "first water", while "second" or "third water" gems are those of a lesser transparency.

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garnet

tiny gems that ants haul to the surface and discard on their anthill. Honest!

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amethyst

Amethyst is the most popular purple gem and one of the most popular gemstones of all time

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aquamarine

The seawater color of aquamarine has given this gemstone its name as the name “aquamarine”.

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diamond

The most familiar usage of diamonds today is as gemstones used for adornment—a usage which dates back into antiquity.

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emerald

Emerald is a precious gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green.

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alexandrite

Alexandrites are also useful for one’s emotional well being, as well as promoting self-esteem and the ability to be appreciative of the world around us.

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ruby

The Ruby gemstone draws inspiration from the Sun. The Sun holds a pivotal position in our culture and traditions.

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peridot

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: an olive-green

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sapphire

According to Vedic Astrology Blue Sapphire represents the planet Saturn [ Shani ]. It’s a very effective Gemstone.