Interesting facts about gemstones

Gemstones | Facts, myths and historical background.

In this small encyclopedia we try to prepare some background knowledge, historical, as well as myths about the individual gemstones for the interested reader. We hope you enjoy informing, browsing and smiling.

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Interesting facts about gemstones

Gemstones | Facts, myths and historical background.

In this small encyclopedia we try to prepare some background knowledge, historical, as well as myths about the individual gemstones for the interested reader. We hope you enjoy informing, browsing and smiling.

Emerald

The emerald belongs to the beryl group as well as the aquamarine, gold beryl and heliodor. However, the emerald is...

Opal

Due to its charming iridescent play of colours, opal is one of the most interesting...
Tags: Edelstein, Opal

Malachite

Where malachite gets its name is not clear, either from the Greek malache...

Sapphire

The blue variant of the corundum group is called sapphire. Like ruby, it has a hardness of 9 according to Mohs and is...

Topaz

Special attention should be paid to topaz, as this stone comes in the most....
Tags: Edelstein, Topas

Lapis lazuli

The most beautiful type of lapis lazuli is an opaque stone of a magnificent...

Turquoise

The fashionable stone of the Biedermeier era is once again enjoying great popularity due to the...

Tourmaline

The term tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese turmali and means stone with ....

Ruby

Like the sapphire, the ruby belongs to the corundum group. It is second only to the diamond ...
Tags: Edelstein, Rubin

Jade

Jade has been known in China for 8000 years. Since jade is very tough...
Tags: Edelsteine, Jade

Garnet

Garnet varies greatly in terms of specific gravity, hardness and light refraction. Some varieties...

Precious beryl

This term is used to describe the colour varieties that are not aquamarine....

Coral

The coral is formed by small polyps in the sea. The stick is made with a wide foot on the...

Diamond

Diamond is the hardest gemstone, it has hardness 10 according to Mohs. There is no...

Chrysoprase

It is the most valuable stone in the chalcedony group. Due to its apple-green colour...

Zircon

Zircon is formed by combining the metals silicon and zirconium with....
Tags: Edelstein, Zirkon

Citrine

The citrine got its name from its yellow colour, which resembles lemon. Naturally yellow...

Calzedony

Chalcedony is the name of a group of stones to which, among others, the...

Amber

Amber was formed up to 260 million years ago from viscous tree resin. In the course of the...

Aquamarine

The aquamarine is a gemstone from the beryl group, has the hardness 8 according to Mohs and is therefore...

Rock crystal

It is often used as a diamond substitute or in costume jewellery. Partially...

Agate

Agate has a special position among gemstones, on the one hand...
Tags: Achat, Edelsteine

Amethyst

It has its name from the Greek and means:

Aragonite - gemstone of harmony and stability

The aragonite is actually transparent and quite inconspicuous. However, through the incorporation of copper, as well as iron, it receives its wonderful blue and light brown coloration.

Schorl - energetic protective stone

The Schörl - Black Tourmaline - an energetic protection stone

Carnelian - gemstone of the courage to live

Carnelian, as a variety of chalcedony, belongs to the quartz group and to the mineral class of oxides.

Rose quartz - gemstone of love

Around the year 1800, the rose quartz got its name because of its whitish pale pink to intense pink color. It belongs to the mineral class of oxides and is assigned to the quartz group.