Charts and Lists
11 Great Gemstones to Decorate your Home plus some cool...
Gemstones are not just for jewelry - they make great decorations too. They will lift the mood with beauty and their spiritual aura will radiate through your home
8 Great Gemstones for Children - It's never too early t...
Kids have a natural attraction for crystals, the colors, the sparkle, the patterns, and seem instinctively tuned into their energies. See our picks of the best.
9 Great Gemstones for Mothers - One for each Month of P...
Spiritually, emotionally, physically, gemstones can benefit all walks of life. We have gathered together a selection of powerful gemstones for all the mothers out...
A Guide to Buying Citrine - How to get the maximum valu...
Like most gemstones, great color is very important when shopping for citrine but the shape, clarity, size, durability and more can make or break the finest gems.
Ancient Navratna Zodiac Gemstones - What can the Vedas ...
Traditional Hindu Astrology or Jyotish developed a zodiac based on the 9 heavenly bodies, each with its own gemstone. Discover which one matches your new sign.
Some good quality natural gems are inexpensive, but none are cheap. Learn how to find the best value in quality gemstones.
Colored Gemstone Clarity Grade Table
Clarity grading for colored gemstones is not as simple as for white diamonds, colored gemstones are categorized into 3 types, and are then graded for clarity
Comparing Green Gemstones for Jewelry - See our Best 9 ...
The results are in and we have the top 9 green gemstones. Vivid color, flawless clarity, durability and availability all played a part in our winning selections.
December 2021 Newsletter - Don't get left out in the cold
Find some time during this busy time for our last newsletter of the year - giant emeralds, deep pools, three birthstones, nature's snow globes and hilarious jokes.
Electromagnetic Field Pollution - Clear the waves with ...
There is no escaping the radiation caused by the electronic equipment that has invaded our modern lives but certain crystals can offer some protection. Read more.
Ethical Gemstones - These 10 great options tick all the...
The modern buyer insists on fairly traded, sustainable gemstones with minimal environmental impact and decent working conditions. We investigate if this is possible.
Gemstone Clarity Scale - Gemstone Information
GemSelect grades colored gemstones according to the following clarity scale: IF, VVS, VS, SI and I1, type 1, type 2 and type 3 should also be taken into account
Gemstone Cleavage Chart - Gemstone Information
Chart with cleavage ratings for more than 110 varieties of gemstones. Learn which gemstones have perfect cleavage and which have none at all.
Gemstone Dispersion Chart Information
Looking for gemstones with significant fire? Here is a chart that ranks many gem varieties by their dispersion or fire.
Gemstone Hardness - How durable is your gemstone?
What is the toughest gemstone? Which ones are easily scratched? Will my crystal break? These questions are many more answered in our informative article on hardness.
Gemstone Meanings - What are their powers and symbolic ...
Since we first discovered them, mankind has admired the spiritual energy of gemstones just as much as their beauty. Each has their own magical story to tell
Gemstone Size to Weight Ratio
Jewelry gemstones should be bought by size, not weight, read on to learn about why size is more important than weight when buying colored gemstones for custom mad...
Gemstone Type List: Guide to Precious & Semi-Precious C...
List of precious & semi-precious gemstones: With over 130 gem varieties, our gemstone index will help you find the perfect colored stone for your jewelry & crysta...
Gemstones and the 4 Elements - Which one will Work for ...
The concept of the 4 elements was developed 1000s of years ago in Ancient Greece, but what is your element and how is it connected to gemstones? Discover here.
Gemstones and the 5 Elements - How can they Work for You?
The idea of balancing the 5 vital elements of life was developed 1000s of years ago, but what is your element, how is it connected to gemstones and how are they u...
Gemstones and your Life Path Number - which one is yours?
Numerology goes back as far as the early zodiacs and works in a similar way. Use your birth date to calculate your special number then find the perfect matching ...
Gemstones for Autumn or Fall - 10 great seasonal choices
The days grow shorter, the weather cools and, as the light changes, we need a few gemstones to reflect the red, orange, brown and yellow tones that surround us.
Gemstones for Creativity - A Guide to Unlocking your Ar...
Working in an artistic or performance based career is not easy - anxiety, writer's block, deadlines, new ideas and innovation can all be helped with a crystal friend
Gemstones for Night Time - which to wear when the sun g...
Cocktail parties with mood-enhancing low lights, dancing under a disco ball, a romantic candlelit supper but which colored gems will look perfect for each occasion?
Gemstones for Spring - 8 Gems as Refreshing as the Seas...
Spring is the favorite season for many as we welcome back blue skies, green fields and blossoming flowers. See our selection inspired by the sweetest smelling sea...
Gemstones for Summer - 7 super choices for sunny days
As the weather heats up and we spend more time out and about, we select some perfect summertime gemstones which reflect the clear skies, warm sun and happy feelings
Gemstones for Thanksgiving - A few crystals to get you ...
Thanksgiving can be a lot of fun but it can also be a time of great stress, I have a selection of gemstones that may make your day a bit easier.
Gemstones for the Medical Profession - Calming, Soothin...
Whether it is in the doctor's office, by the dentist's chair, next to the massage table, or in the waiting room, healing crystals can offer so much
Gemstones for Winter - 8 great choices to cheer up a co...
Winter may be icy cold with short dark days but we have roaring fires, snowy mountains, hot cocoa and some seriously beautiful gemstones to get us through to spring.
Gemstones to Boost Your Immune System - An in Depth Look
Prevention and cure, the spiritual power of crystal vibration can work wonders for your immune system - the key to general well-being. Discover our top choices.
Gemstones to Match Your Blood Group - Discover Yours Here
In eastern cultures, blood type can influence your personality, career and relationships. Whether you are a wild type O or a shy type A, find your ideal crystal ...
Glossary of Jewelry Terms
Understanding jewelry terms, a comprehensive glossary of terms of the trade used to describe gemstone jewelry, jewelry industry jargon with clear definitions
Green Gemstones - Largest Collection with over 10,000 Gems
There is a lot more to green gemstones than emeralds and garnets. Take a look at our complete range of gorgeous gems, from light to dark and pastel to vivid.
How Big is That Gem?
One of the most common mistakes made by gemstone buyers is selecting a gem based on carat weight rather than size.
March 2022 Newsletter - Getting back to business
It's March 2022; AGTA GemFair in Tucson is a big success, we have some spectacular new blue Topaz gems, check out our new color sort filter and much more.
May 2022 Newsletter - Mother's Day Gift Ideas
It's May 2022; 5 great Mother’s Day Gift ideas, Jewelry Fair update, Watch studded with over 1000 Diamonds and Sapphires, May birthstones and much more.
Odd Shaped Gemstones for Jewelry - Comparing the Top 18
Are you designing one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and need unique odd shaped gemstones? See our large selection of odd shaped gemstones and the top list we have com...
Pastel Colored Gemstones - Let our guide help you choose
Colored gemstones are not all vivid and bright. If you prefer subtle and sophisticated or need a delicate and timeless look for a special occasion see our chart.
Pink Gemstones - List of Pink Gems Sorted by Type
List of pink gemstones: Complete guide to 'pink colored' precious and semi-precious gems; pictures and descriptions of popular and lesser-known collector gems - G...
Refractive Index Chart - What does it mean and how do I...
A chart of the refractive indices for more than 115 varieties of gemstones, sorted in descending order.
Ring Size Chart
Use the ring size chart to help find your correct ring size when buying gemstone rings, convert inches, millimeters, European ring sizes, US ring sizes
Tarot Cards and Gemstones - A matching Crystal for each...
See how crystals can intensify your Tarot reading by increasing intuition and blocking negativity plus discover which gemstones suit the cards you are drawn to.
The Best Colored Gemstones for Pendants - We choose our...
What goes into selecting just the right gemstone for your pendant? Price, color, size, cut and pattern will all play a part but what about spiritual strength?
The Best Gemstone Combinations - Why settle for one?
Have you ever wondered which spiritual crystals work best together? Wonder no more as we reveal the best gemstone pairings - double the power, double the impact.
The Best Value for Money Gemstones - get more bang for ...
This is not a list of the cheapest nor the most expensive but a selection of gemstones that are worth every penny you spend on them. See which ones fit the bill.
The Power of Purple - Symbolism and Meaning of Purple G...
Take a look at these spiritually powerful crystals, long linked with royalty, luxury, wealth and power that are a perfect combination of cool blue and fiery red.
The Top Ten Most Spiritually Powerful Blue Gemstones
The Top Ten Most Spiritually Powerful Blue Gemstones
Top 10 Gemstones for Jewelry Making Beginners - and Why
Useful tips to guide beginners in choosing the right gemstone for their jewelry making project. Size, color, hardness, shape and individuality all play a part in ...
Topaz Buying Guide - How to get the best possible value...
As with all colored gemstones, great color is the top priority when shopping for topaz but the shape, clarity, size, durability and more can help with your decision.
Understanding Gemstone Sizes
Size guide for buying gemstones for jewelry, inches to millimeters size comparison chart, size conversion chart and clear buyer's guide for gemstone sizes
Unique Gemstones - Time to try something a little diffe...
There is a whole world of less known but fascinating and interesting gemstones waiting to be discovered. Take a look at some of our very tempting examples.
Unique Gemstones for Artisan Jewelry – The best guide yet
Extraordinary gemstones with fascinating patterns, bold bright colors and unusual shapes can inspire skilled and imaginative jewelry craftsmen to new heights.
Some varieties of gemstones are never treated, and they represent exceptional value in today's gem market.
Vivid, Intense, Electric - 14 Eye-catching Colored Gems...
Some gemstones stand out from the crowd and demand attention. See our guide to the best and brightest in the world of vibrant gems - they are sure to light up you...
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