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Semi Precious Gemstones

What are semi precious gemstones? Indeed, they are gemstones which don't command a significant value when compared to precious-gemstones. Gemstones such as tigers-eye, moonstone, turquoise, sunstone and jasper are considered to be semi precious gems. However, there are no specific guidelines that can be used to distinguish between precious-gemstones and semi-precious gemstones.

There are a lot of semi-precious stones or gemstones around the world that would also make a woman look elegant and classy. They can be found in countries, like Zimbabwe, Namibia, Thailand, Cambodia, Belgium, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

In order to enrich your knowledge about semi-precious gemstones, we provide you with some information about them.

At first, we will answer you the question: how they were formed. Generally speaking, gemstones are by-products of the fusion of minerals found on earth, like carbon, magnesium, platinum, selenium, silicon, and iron. Some would take about five years to form, but others would consume a century before they solidify into a precious piece of stone. The color and hardness of the gemstone depend on what the types of minerals combined.

Now we come to the common types of semi-precious stones, which includes Agate, Amber, Aquamarine, Charoite, Coral, Emerald, Garnet, Jasper, Moonstone and Topaz.

Agate is considered as a happy stone and its color is a blend of tangerine, red and off white. It brings stability in life, as well as prosperity, which is often used in making mantel clocks and figurines.

Amber is a honey-brown colored gemstone, denoting everlasting joy and luck. It is often turned to beads used for necklaces and bracelets.

Aquamarine - the name means sea water, and the color of this stone is usually deep blue. It is the gemstone to celebrate the 19th year of marriage, and it further symbolizes loyalty and honesty. Aquamarine stones are also used in jewelries.

Charoite symbolizes courage and was used by several cultures to promote a good sleep. Chariotes are usually deep purple in color and are often used to decorate jewelry boxes.

Coral is used by many people to improve blood circulation and digestive function. It is also called as the stone of the youth and hope. Corals have a variety of colors, from deep red to pale rose. It is often turned into small beads.

Emerald is regarded as the birthstone of people born under the Taurus zodiac. These are usually in green tones, but others can appear dark blue. Emeralds are symbols of everlasting love, and they are ideally given during the twentieth wedding anniversary.

A lot of people have used Garnet to maintain physical and mental balance, as well as vitality and passion. This gemstone has also healing powers, especially in relieving pituitary disorders. It is wine red in color and is often made into pendants.

Jasper is considered by many as the stone of joy. It is brownish red in color and it is often used in making the base of mantel clocks, jewelry boxes, and lampshades.

Moonstone can be colorless or in a pale shade of grey, pink, and white. It brings emotional balance, as well as protection for very young babies. Moonstones are often turned into earrings, pendants, and key chains.

Topaz is the birthstone of people born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. It brings strength and spiritual healing. It is often used as a pendant.

Semi-precious stones are perfect gifts, especially during birthdays, Christmas, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, graduations, and weddings. With these knowledge, you can better know about them ever since.

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