SilverAndGold Blogs

Bloodstones are interested and beautiful gems available in many sizes. The color and number of their spots play the primary role in their value. Stones with larger numbers of deep red or dark orange speckles usually sell for higher prizes....
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One of the most popular traditional jewelry stones, ruby is exceptionally durable. Its colors — always red — can reach vivid levels of saturation. Fine-quality rubies are some of the most expensive gemstones, with record prices over $1,000,000 per carat....
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As with any gem deposit, Ethiopia produces emeralds with a wide range of quality and color. Much of the material is commercial grade, often heavily included with black mica crystals. However, some truly amazing gems have come from this deposit as...
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Amethyst is crystalline quartz in colors ranging from pale lilac to deep reddish purple. With a relatively high hardness of 7, the February birthstone is a fine facetable jewelry gem for all purposes. Lower grades of material can be cabbed, carved, and made into a great variety of beads and other ornamental objects.

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