Gemstone Information

Gemstones | More than Shiny Rocks!

A gemstone is a piece of mineral crystal which is cut and polished to make jewellery. However, rocks such as lapis lazuli, or organic materials such as amber, jet, and pearl are also used for jewellery and are therefore often considered to be gemstones. Most gemstones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewellery because of their shine or they possess other physical properties that have appealing value.

Gemstones A - G

 Gemstones H - M

 Gemstones N - T