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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.

Labradorite Cabochons – History and Gemstone Lore

Labradorite Cabochons – History and Gemstone Lore

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Black Sardonyx cabochon cut stones for jewelry making. These remind me of licorice all sorts.

Black Sardonyx Cabochons 30x22mm Oval 1pc -

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Beautiful blue impression jasper cabochons. The freeform cut looks great with wire-wrapping techniques.

Sparkling Amethyst colored cubic zirconia gemstones. The deep purple hue fits in well with fall's deeper hues.

world's largest emerald (I swear this looks like kryptonite.)

11.5-kg emerald up for auction in Kelowna

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Rutilated Quartz

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.

Hematite: A metallic silvery steel grey mineral that is most composed of iron. It's very heavy, and cold to the touch.

Redcreek Jasper has such great patterns. Love the pencil-like markings!

  • Mae Carkuff

    I think this may be my favorite stone, after labradorite :)

  • Brandywine Jewelry Supply

    That's funny Mae! :) I really like picasso jasper too because it has those same lines on it, but redcreek jasper is just so warm so I think I like it just a hair better.

  • Thomas Tobin

    Love this board.

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!

Blue Abalone - Made from the inner pearly layer of the abalone shell, this product has been dyed a deep blue and covered with a clear coat to protect the surface.

Red Abalone - Not strictly a gemstone, Abalone is a type of shell that is often used for decorative purposes. This abalone has been dyed red and given a clear protective coating.

Amazonite Cabochons - Soft bluegreen stone. The chinese version is light blue, but the russian version is more dark teal.

Malachite - Gorgeous soft green gemstone . Supposedly this can be somewhat dangerous to cut, so leave the lapidary on this to the professionals.

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.

  • Gaby Ocana

    I love your cabs do you sell ones that are reamed...for macrame work?

  • Brandywine Jewelry Supply

    Hey Gaby, most of what I have is just straight cabochons without a hole, though I have one or two items that are top drilled. You can find those here: http://www.brandywinejewelr...

  • Gaby Ocana

    Awesome thank you my husband likes to do wire work on reamed cabochons cause it's easier but he can also use the ones with holes so I'm going to go look Thank you

  • Karen Anne Waters

    Finding it hard to locate PURE torquoise most of what I've found is dyed. :(

Pietersite - A type of quartz stone that is found in Africa and China. The quartz has often been folded or broken and fractured and contains chaotically swirled and fragmented fibers of tiger eye in several colors.

Cape Amethyst - A lighter amethyst quartz that is usually slightly more opaque than A quality Amethyst.

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 Impression Jasper Cabochons FREEFORM 1pc -

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Red Jade - Jade can be dyed many colors and this one has been dyed a bright candy red. Gorgeous!

Snowflake Obsidian - A jet colored volcanic glass containing 'snowflakes' of other mineral crystals.

Purple Quartz - A dyed quartz stone, the opacity and waxy shine of the stone in some ways resembles jade.