Semi-Precious Gemstone Chart
Ever wanted to know what that pretty stone is called? Identify many types of semi-precious gemstones using this handy visual pin-board chart.
New Jade, also known as New China Jade or Serpentine. This lovely pale green color is semi-translucent and like all jade, has a waxy soft shine.
Kyanite: A silvery blue mineral that is found naturally in bladed crystals. While it can be very pretty, most of the time it's used for industrial heat proofing applications.
Black Sardonyx - My first impulse is always to put these in my mouth! They remind me so much of the old fashioned strip licorice candies!
Amazonite Cabochons - Soft bluegreen stone. The chinese version is light blue, but the russian version is more dark teal.
Turquoise - One of the favorite semiprecious gemstones across many cultures. Turquoise even comes in different colors such as green and yellow, or may have veins, flecks of pyrite or other distinctive features depending on where it was mined.
Cherry Quartz - Most of the stuff labeled Cherry Quartz is actually a manmade glass, though it still looks lovely!
Purple Impression Jasper - Also known as Imperial Jasper or Sea Sediment Jasper. It dyes well, so comes in many colors.
Purple Quartz - A dyed quartz stone, the opacity and waxy shine of the stone in some ways resembles jade.