Properties of Jewels
Each gemstone has their own unique characteristics and properties. Beautiful natural color stones are one of our favorite things. They can entice you to gaze into them like a television! Below are a few descriptions on some the the more well know stones.

Amethyst

Gem Species: Quartz
Hardness: 7
Rated Good for everyday wear.
Perhaps because of its depth and richness, Amethyst has always been associated with intense emotion.
Aquamarine

Gem Species: Beryl
Hardness: 7.5 - 8
Rated Good for everyday wear
The name literally means "ocean water" with tales of Aquamarine dating back to ancient seafaring days.
Opal

Gem Species: Opal
Hardness: 5 - 6.5
Rated Fair for everyday wear.
The changing colors and flashing fire seen in Opal are symbolic of love, life, hope and truth.
Blue Topaz

Gem Species: Topaz
Hardness: 8
Rated Good for everyday wear.
Blue is the color of communication and self-expression.
Emerald

Gem Species: Beryl
Hardness: 7.5 - 8
Rated Fair to Good for everyday wear.
Lush, Exotic, Untamed. Emerald pulses with life and vitality.
Ruby

Gem Species: Corundum
Hardness: 9
Rated Excellent for everyday wear.
The "King of Gems" Color the burns along the veins, and gives brightness to the night.
Blue Sapphire

Gem Species: Corundum
Hardness: 9
Rated Excellent for everyday wear.
The color blue holds an endless fascination. The calming influence of blue has also made it an enduring symbol for loyalty and trust. Sapphire comes in every color expect Red.
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