Afghanite is a rare and coveted mineral with a striking blue color, first identified in 1968. With a very close resemblance to Lazurite, and occurring together in the same deposits, Afghanite is distinguished by its unique crystal habit. Afghanite is named after its most significant locality in northern Afghanistan.
* Agate >
Agate is a banded form of finely-grained, microcrystalline Quartz. The beautiful color patterns and banding make this translucent gemstone very unique. Agates may have many distinctive styles and patterns, however each Agate is unique in its own habit. No two Agates are the same. Agates can be found in a variety of colors including white, blue, red ,green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, grey, black, banded, and multicolored.
* Alexandrite >
Alexandrite is the very rare and highly valuable color changing variety of Chrysoberyl. It’s color changes under different lighting conditions. If viewed in daylight, its color is greenish blue to dark yellow-green. If viewed in candle light, its color is pink to red. Until recently Alexandrite was extremely difficult to obtain due to its rarity. Today, new sources in Brazil and Tanzania have made this gemstone available and more mainstream on the gemstone market. Alexandrite can be blue, red green, yellow, pink, purple, grey and multicolored.
* Almandine (garnet) >
Almandine is the most common form of the gemstone Garnet. The term Garnet describes a group name for many closely related minerals that form important gemstones. Almandine is an individual member mineral of the Garnet group. Although usually opaque and unfit for gemstones use, the less common transparent to translucent specimens make fine gemstones. In the gemstone market, the term Almandine is rarely used on its own. It is either called “Garnet”, or “Almandine Garnet”. Almandine can be found in the colors red, and black. Almandine is the hardest form of garnet, and the most valuable having a deep red color.
* Amazonite >
Amazonite is a translucent to opaque feldspar gemstone with a beautiful green color. It is the greenish variety of the mineral Microcline. Amazonite is named after the Amazon River of South America, however there are no Amazonite deposits that exist in the Amazon region. Amazonite can be found in blue, green, purple, grey, and multicolored.
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