* Fluorite >

Fluorite is a very beautiful gemstone, that can be found in many different colors, and often multicolored. The most popular of these colors is purple, and often resembles Amethyst. Due to its low hardness, Fluorite, can be very easily scratched or chipped, keeping it off the mainstream gemstone market. Fluorite is mainly cut for collectors. Blue John is a banded purple and white variety of Fluorite.


* Golden Beryl and Heliodor >

Golden Beryl and Heliodor are both the yellowish green to yellow varieties of Beryl. Heliodor has a more green hue


* Goshenite >

Goshenite is the colorless variety of Beryl. Due to it’s lack of color


* Graphite >

Graphite is rather common, but fine crystals are rare. Most Graphite mining areas produce enormous quantities from a single or several large Graphite veins. Graphite has the same chemical composition as the mineral Diamond, but the molecular structure of Graphite and Diamond is entirely different. This causes almost opposite characteristics in their physical properties. Much care should be given to Graphite specimens, especially thin crystals, which are fragile. It is very hard to wash crystals as they peel off and get ruined. Graphite will also smudge on its surface, and can get worn out if it is moved around too much. Graphite also smudges the hand if handled, and will smudge a label or cardboard box if stored in one.

 


* Grossular >

Grossular is a member of the Garnet group, and is the most varicolored of the group. Grossular has many different varieties. Of those the orange to orange brown Hessonite and the green to emerald green Tsavorite are the most popular. Other varieties include, Gooseberry, Hydrogrossular, Imperial, Leuco, Mali, Mint,Raspberry, and Rosolite. The colors of a Grossular gemstone are always natural.


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