At Gemstoneindex you can find information on gemstones, minerals, jewelry, birthstones and more. It is intended as a guide to the beautiful and fascinating world of gemstones.
Throughout history gemstones have been admired and worn as amulets and talismans; believed to have powers to protect against evil, disease, and as safeguards of health. Gemstones have also been worn as a symbol of status of the wearer. In astrology, stones were assigned to each planet, month (birthstones), and even days of the week. Today, some of these associations are still being used, like the connection of gemstones and precious metals with anniversaries, as one example.
Gemstoneindex provides you with historical and scientific facts about gemstones, both precious and semi-precious, including their optical and physical properties, and how and where they are found worldwide. In addition, you will find information on other materials, such as pearl, shell, amber and other descendants of plants or animals. These are called organic gemstones.
Whether you are interested in a gemstone for educational purposes or just to attain knowledge on your favorite stones, you will find a good introduction to the subject here.
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- Aventurine quartz
- Baltic amber
- Black Onyx
- Cat's Eyes
- Lapis lazuli
- Rose quartz
- Tiger's eye