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GemSelect Newsletter - March 2019

Color Blocking Gem - Ametrine: Amethyst + Citrine

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Large Photo of a Color Blocking Gem - Ametrine
Buy Bi-Color Ametrine from GemSelect

Bright, bold, complementary colors have been used simultaneously to create focus and highlight beauty first in art, later in fashion, and all areas of design including jewelry. This technique known as color blocking has existed for years and appeared after the artwork of Piet Mondrian. His famous girds commonly known as the Mondrian Gird would inspire many. But, with the natural presence, this Bi-Color quality present in Ametrine one can genuinely wonder. Does life imitate art or does art imitate life?

Ametrine is a gem type many haven't heard of but should consider as it's beautiful, unique, and uncommon gemstone for jewelry. A rare form of quartz, Ametrine forms when Citrine and Amethyst combine during formation. There are very few occurrences of yellow gemstones in nature, and while Amethyst is widely available, Citrine isn't. With limited circumstances of Citrine, the event of Ametrine is even rarer. This Bi-Color stone is not only gorgeous; it is incredibly affordable, and its color display is fashionable and modern.

Photo of a 'Mondrian Grid'
A 'Mondrian Grid'

Ametrine is typically eye-clean and transparent and once they are cut and polished they possess a vitreous luster. The Faceted Gems often come in unique Shapes like Rhomb Facet, uniquely arranged Step Cuts, and Cushion Cuts like the Cushion Checkerboard all of which appear above in our first photograph. With Ametrine, the quality of the cut and the arrangements of the colors are significant factors for the stones final aesthetic.

While Ametrine was very expensive in the past when the only source was Bolivia new deposits discovered in Brazil have led to these affordable stones shown above. The Brazilian deposits have yielded high-quality untreated gemstones that we can provide at extremely affordable costs. When selecting Ametrine to purchase we suggest you browse our inventory for the stone that calls to you. Each stone is unique, and some of the gems we have in stock are remarkable!

Featuring: Concave Cut Topaz, Top Color Morganite, Precious Coral

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A Concave Cut Blue Topaz Gemstone from GemSelect
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Unusual shapes and unique cuts are in demand to create beautiful jewelry with a modern feel. Concave cuts are no exception to this trend. GemSelect's concave cut blue topaz comes in a variety of shapes like pear, oval, trillion, round, and cushion with over eighty unique pieces to choose from we are sure you can find a gem for your design idea and budget. Shop our enormous selection of concave cut blue topaz now.

A Faceted Morganite Gemstone from GemSelect
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Morganite in Large Sizes with Great Color - Morganite is trending in gemstone jewelry all over the world, so we have stocked up on some great gems for you to shop. Our latest purchase included some substantial pieces with fantastic color. Gems weighing between four and five carats have been added to our inventory this week, and many more are coming soon. Shop our unbeatable selection of Morganite gemstones today!

A Precious Coral Gemstone from GemSelect
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New Precious Coral - GemSelect has recently added new pieces to our extensive inventory of precious coral. Precious coral appears in a variety of jewelry with pendants being one of the favorite designs concepts. Bezel setting is the most common form of setting for this gemstone; this technique can even be used to create a beautiful ring or pair of earrings. An alternative method for mounting coral would be a classic prong type of setting. Browse our massive selection of precious coral and see what strikes your fancy today!

March Birthstones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone + Zodiac Gems!

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Buy Aquamarine the official birthstone of March from GemSelect

There are two gemstones on the modern birthstone list which connect with March, and they are Aquamarine and Bloodstone. Aquamarine is a beautiful gemstone with rich color - it is known to be a symbol of youth, health, and hope. Aquamarine's color ranges from beautiful blues that can have a touch of green to intense shades that display depth in tone and color. It is a lovely stone that makes gorgeous jewelry and gives a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes.

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Buy Bloodstone the alternate birthstone of March from GemSelect

Bloodstone is popular because of its dark green color and the presence of red, blood-like inclusions, which is how it earned its descriptive gemstone name. Bloodstone was once the original birthstone for March, but aquamarine replaced it. Today, bloodstone is still an alternative birthstone for March, and it is the zodiacal stone for Aries. Bloodstone is said to be a healing stone. Bloodstone works well in jewelry as a pendant, bracelet, ring, broach, or earrings.

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Reading and Shopping - March Zodiac and Planetary Stones

If you want to learn more about Marches traditional birthstones and its alternative birthstones, please read our March Planetary and Zodiac stones article by clicking the link above.

Customer FAQs - Ask Us

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Every month we answer questions of general interest from our customers. Please feel free to send your questions or suggestions to our support team at!


Hello, do you have a general price list of your gemstones (PDF)?


Since each of our gemstones is one of a kind, and our stock is constantly updated with new items being added daily and existing gems being sold daily, it would be impossible for us to maintain an up-to-date printed catalog.

Therefore, our catalog can only be viewed online via our website. All items shown as 'available' are guaranteed in stock and ready for delivery.

You can search our website for gems by type, color, size, shape, weight, price and country of origin. Please let us know if you need any assistance in finding specific items by contacting us via phone or email.


Is there red turquoise?


The short answer is no. Over the last few years, there have been all kinds of colored Turquoise sold as natural Turquoise. These are typically stabilized and dyed low-grade mine run Turquoise. There is no natural red Turquoise created by the Earth.

Turquoise is the only gemstone that has a color named after it. Pure blue turquoise is rare, and turquoise is mostly interspersed by brown, dark-grey or black veins, which can be sparse or dense. These veins are either the host rock or other minerals, and turquoise that contains veins is referred to as 'turquoise matrix.'

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  • First Published: February-18-2019
  • Last Updated: March-01-2019
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