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What You Need to Know About Colored Gemstones

A library of information about popular colored gemstones. Start here if you are looking for details about jewelry made with gemstones such as ruby, turquoise, sapphire, opal, amethyst and many more.
  1. Birthstones by Month
  2. Aquamarine (4)
  3. Amethyst (3)
  4. Garnet (1)
  5. Alexandrite (5)
  6. Emerald (7)
  7. Jade (1)
  8. Opal (2)
  9. Peridot (3)
  10. Ruby (5)
  11. Sapphire (7)
  12. Topaz (3)
  13. Turquoise (9)
  14. Amber Jewelry (2)

Interesting Ruby Facts
20 of the most amazing facts about Rubies, the official birthstone of July.

All About Rose Quartz
Facts about rose quartz, a popular and plentiful gemstone that you'll encounter when you shop for jewelry.

Moonstone Jewelry
Get the facts you need to know about moonstone before you buy moonstone jewelry. Learn how to care for moonstone, what colors it exists in and more. And then take a look at some of our favorite selections of moonstone jewelry.

What Is Quartz?
Resources about many types of quartz used to create jewelry.

All About Tourmaline
Tourmaline is available in so many colors that you're sure to find a special piece of tourmaline jewelry.

All About Citrine
Facts about citrine, a yellow variation of quartz, to help you buy citrine jewelry.

About Moissanite
Moissanite is a rare mineral that was discovered in the nineteenth century within a meteorite. Facts about moissanite and opinions about the synthetic versions being sold in today's jewelry.

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