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Gemstone Chart (A Searchable Collection of Precious/Semi-precious Stone Information)

This is a searchable collection of  international precious stone/gem. With its sparkle and color, a gem can mystify and intrigue people.  Most gemstone buyers purchase gems  for making jewelry.  But some buyers are gemstone collectors. The chart is  resource for your gemstone buying and collecting.
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Natural AlexandriteNatural Alexandrite
Alexandrite was discovered in 1830 in the Ural mountains of Russia. Alexandrite is also found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, India, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and most recently in Madagascar. The alexandrite variety of chrysoberyl is one of the rarest and most sought after of all gems.
Color: changing from green to red
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: BeAl2O4
Crystal Group: Orthorhombic
Refractive Index: 1.741 - 1.760
Hardness: 8.50
Density: 3.73
Occurrence: Tanzania, India, Russia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Zambia

Natural AmethystNatural Amethyst
As a member of the quartz family, amethyst is one of the most common, hence under-appreciated, gemstones on the market.
Color: purple, violet
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Refractive Index: 1.544 - 1.553
Hardness: 7
Density: 2.66
Occurrence: Brazil, Uraguay, Bolivia, Madagascar, Russia, USA, Zambia

Natural Apatite Natural Apatite
Apatite displays strong fluorescence under short wave ultra-violet light. There is a particularly intense and deeply saturated, geenish-blue (aka swiss blue) variety from Madagascar known as "Neon Apatite" that is becoming quite popular in the gem trade.
Color: yellow, green, below, violet
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: Phosphate group
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Refractive Index: 1.63-1.64
Hardness: 5
Density: 3.17-3.23
Occurrence: Burma, Ceylon, Madagascar, Mexico, Canada, India

Natural Aquamarine Natural Aquamarine
Aquamarine is a semi-precious gemstone frequently incorporated into some of the most modern, beautiful handmade jewelry in the world. It is most often found in shades of clear ocean blue, and is widely recognized as the March Birthstone and the gemstone for the 18th anniversary.
Color: Blue, Green-blue
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Refractive Index: 1.577(+-.016), 1.583 (+-.017)
Hardness: 7.5
Density: 2.67-2.745
Occurrence: Brazil, China, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Russia, and U.S.A.

Natural Beryl Natural Beryl
Beryl is a semi-precious clear gemstone which usually comes in greens, yellows, and occasionally pinks, ands various shades thereof.
Color: Green, blue, pink, yellow, red
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(SiO3)6
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Refractive Index: 1.577(+-.016), 1.583 (+-.017)
Hardness: 7.5
Density: 2.67-2.745
Occurrence: Austria, Columbia, Brazil, Russia, East Africa, Australia, Madagascar, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, Zambia, Nigeria, U.S.A., Afghanistan

Natural Bi Color Tourmaline Natural Bi Color Tourmaline
Bi color tourmaline is the name given to tourmaline which displays more than one color in the same cystal.It is classified as a semi-precious stone.
Color: Green, red, yellow, orange. Brown, green, pink
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: (NaCa)(LI,MgFe,Al)9B3Si6(O,OH)31
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Refractive Index: 1.624(+.005, -.005) - 1.644(+.006, -.006)
Hardness: 7-7.5
Density: 3.06 (.05, +.15)
Occurrence: East Africa, Brazil, USA, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Madagascar

Natural Chalcedony Natural Chalcedony
Chalcedony is a catch all term that includes many well known varieties of cryptocrystalline quartz gemstones. They are found in all 50 States, in many colors and color combinations, and in sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.
Color: grayish, purple, white, green, blue, lavender, yellow, brown
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Refractive Index: 1.530 - 1.539
Hardness: 6.5
Density: 2.57 C 2.64
Occurrence: Brazil, U.S.A. Germany, India, Uruguay, Austarlia, Egypt, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar, Mexico, Tanzania, and many other localities throughout the world.

Natural Chrysoberyl Natural Chrysoberyl
The Chrysoberyl family is best known for the more valuable alexandrite and catseye varieties. Faceted chrysoberyl is a beautiful gem which is not as well known in its own right. Apart from the high hardness, it takes a good polish and has a good luster.
Color: yellow, green, color changing, red, blue-green, greenish-yellow or brown
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: BeAl2O4
Crystal Group: Orthorhombic
Refractive Index: 1.741 - 1.760
Hardness: 8.5
Density: 3.73
Occurrence: Ceylon, Tanzania, Russia, Madagascar, Brazil.

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