Defines the word Green. No gemstone can compare to the rich
green of a beautiful, well cut, Emerald. Emerald is the most
famous member of the Beryl family of gemstones. It is valuable
because of the amazing quality of its color, and its relative
rarity. Columbia is best known for the color of its Emeralds,
but beautiful Emeralds are also mined in Brazil and in Columbia.
Emeralds are not as tough as some other stones, but can last
generations if worn carefully. Emerald’s natural color
ranges from bluish green to a true green. The breathtaking quality
of the color of Emerald is a true gift of nature.
Sapphire - Is
one of the most popular of the colored stones. More consumers
buy jewelry adorned with blue Sapphires than any other colored
gemstones. The term Fancy Sapphire refers to any Sapphire that
is not blue. Fancy Sapphires come in an array of gorgeous rainbow
colors. Sapphires, as Rubies, are members of the gemstone species
Corundum, which, after diamonds, are the most durable of all
gemstone varieties (for more information on diamonds, visit
the #1 Diamond Source).
Ruby - The red
of a magnificent Ruby sets the standard for gemstones. Red is
a color associated with many symbols of humankind, such as power,
desire, love, and blood. It is anything but neutral. Rubies
are distinguished not only by their intense color, but per carat,
aside from diamonds, are the most expensive gemstones on the
The remarkable gemstone Tanzanite was first discovered in 1962.
It is mined in one place only, Tanzania, under the shadow of
the snow capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro. It comes in a range
of blues, from purplish blue to violetish blue, and is most
valued for the violetish or pure blue color.