Small Gemstone Glossary

Color gemstone inspire us with their charisma and their colors. We have a small overview about the most beautiful gemstones for you:

Small Gemstone Glossary

Amethyst

The Greek word αμεθυστος gave its name to this gem. Translated would what hence that this stone has been – used in faith and in homeopathic circles still is drunkenness or intoxication, – especially with wine, to combat mean’s “Acting against the noise”. This belief probably comes from the color that takes wine, if you dilute it with water.

Color: The color of amethyst ranges from pale pink to return to dark violet, just the Violet is characteristic of him and gives him a slightly to getting back outside along with its crystalline form of nature and makes it a beautiful gem.

Mapping and locations: The Amethyst belongs to the quartz belongs to such rock-crystal. The purple mineral can be found in many places around the world, however, there are only a few occurrences, which are good for jewelery production, for example in Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Madagascar and Australia.

Meaning: The stone is part of the Roman Catholic Bishop ring. In the Christian context is the purple for advent and lent, but also for penance and repentance. In esoteric circles healing and protection is said to him prior to addictions and maintenance of concentration and inspiration.

Aquamarine

“Aqua marina” – the sea water, to Latin. And what looks like a solid piece of sea water also aquamarine.

Color:As the name suggests, the aquamarine mostly transparent, bright shades of blue and turquoise can be found. Because rare is a deep blue, which is the most beautiful colour of the stone, the colour of the stone is often subsequently reinforced by heat treatments. However, a subsequent uncontrolled heat can make the color are also paler.

Association – locations: Aquamarine belongs to the beryls, a hexagon formed from mineral variety. He especially in granite formations and river sediments, especially in the South – and North-Western Africa, Brazil, Central Asia (particularly Afghanistan and Pakistan), and in parts of Southeast Asia is found. Sensation one 1910 found and over 100 kg heavy.

Meaning: The aquamarine is a popular wedding stone, because he should make its wearer happy and prosperous. The light blue arouses sympathies for the carrier also according to traditional interpretation and promotes friendship.

Citrine

If you think the name “Citrine” a lemon, not so wrong lies, the name actually has its origin from the Latin “citrus”, for lemon. A different, common name is “Topaz”, which however is in danger, to equate the citrine with the genuine Topaz, which more often occurs a lot.

Color: As the name already suggests, one is blass-characteristic light yellow color for the citrine. There are also tiles with orange or even brownish orange color marks that can remember almost on amber.

Mapping and locations: Occurrences of real Goldtopasen are not particularly common, can be found in Europe in France and Spain, outside Europe in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Burma and Russia. As the citrine as quartz with the Amethyst is related to, citrine in Amethyst deposits can be again found.

Meaning: Due to its rarity, most commercially available citrine manufactured from other crystals, for example, Amethyst. Citrine should have a cooling effect and Haemostatic. The citrine has a protective function, in which he protects the wearer from anger, sadness and fear, if not even before unexpected death. Also he should make barren women fertile. –

Opal

The opal is a dazzling figure among the stones. The still not fully clarified origin of the name is searched in the Sanskrit word “upala” for “noble stone”.

Color: Knew about the opal, the Roman historian of Pliny the elder to say: “a fire is to own, fine him of in the Carbunculus, he has the purple sparks of the Amethyst and the sea green of the Smaragdes and an ever-incredible mix of light.” Indeed a unique iridescence is a characteristic that often dark its the opal coloring, the is from black to blue runs, runs through. But also occurrences with bright colors or even white coloring are known.

Mapping and locations: An interesting aspect of the stone is that it can comprise up to 20% water. Main sites are Australia and Brazil.

Meaning: The opal is and was used exclusively as a gemstone since time immemorial and desires. Its unique brilliance of colours represents the emotional world of the people: dazzling, sometimes blurred and different with each new look. Different types of Opal are recommended different zodiac signs as amplifying element of their properties. Also, the stone to chase away sadness and oppression and help women find true love.

Peridot

The Emerald of the color produced very similar, but by its own beauty and quality is the Peridot. Already in the 2nd millennium. BC. Promoted on an island in the Red Sea, he conquered Europe particularly through the Crusades, however, he was well known and sought after, even by the Romans who called him “Evening Emerald”.

Color: The Peridot by a powerful green, whose shaping varies widely but is similar to the Emerald and tends more to lighter tones, he is always green.

Mapping and locations: The peridot is actually a particularly pure form of the olivine group, a mineral group, which make up the main part of the upper mantle of the Earth and are therefore very often to be found, but not their purest form, the Peridot. This is mainly located in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Australia, Burma, Brazil and Norway.

Rubin

“King of gems” calls him “ratnaraj” Sanskrit -. And in fact it is a princely, yes Royal stone. He enjoys a high popularity around the world and is one of the most valuable stones at all. The name Ruby itself comes from the medieval Latin, from the word “rubinus” for “red”.

Color: The Ruby is found in all red varieties and impressed by his intense, strong color forms.

Mapping and locations: The red – and only the red – varieties of the mineral are known as Ruby corundum. Pink and blue versions are called sapphires. Since the bronze age, rubies in Southeast Asia are known and appreciated, especially in India. The rubies in the Mediterranean were known. Today you can find rubies in Burma and other countries in Southeast Asia, also in Australia, Brazil and Afghanistan.

Meaning: The Ruby is only a gem and has always been a sign of kingship and excellence, but also the epitome of passionate and burning love. He competes with emeralds and diamonds to the place of the precious stones and in addition is the second hardest mineral in the world.

Sapphire

The Sapphire is the brother of Ruby. He also is a variety of the mineral corundum in many different colour forms, except red. He is one of the most famous gemstones of the world.

Color: The Sapphire appears in many colors. Yellow, Orange, white, and purple sapphires are known. But, the stereotypical, Royal Blue sapphires are most sought after.

Mapping and locations: Like the Ruby, also of Sapphire as part of the oxide minerals in Burma and Southeast Asia is encouraged, but also in Brazil and Australia, in the United States and Nigeria.

Meaning: The associated with the Sapphire, deep blue stands for loyalty, friendship and sympathy. Thus it symbolizes feelings of life, which are characterized not by the fire of a short Liebleien or passions, but feed on patience, mutual trust and understanding. The blue conveys peace and serenity, also stands for peace and the desire which every man feels, even if he has already found his happiness. Hairline cracks and small channels in the stones can cause special glossary effects via Ejinhua, such as a six-pointed star. The largest of these “Star sapphires” was found in 1966 in Burma and 12.6 kg.

Emerald

A term will be each of the Emerald and its characteristic green color. He is one of the most valuable gemstones in the world. “Σμάραγδος” – “smaragdos” is the Greek name of this stone, however, there are also good reasons to look for the origin of the name in the Semitic language, Hebrew and Akkadian.

Color: Emeralds are usually deep green and refined beauty.

Mapping and locations: The Emerald is forms the culmination of the Beryl group, the mineral group, also the aquamarine is a member. The gem is in the mountains of Colombia and the Ural mountains, in Brazil and – in small quantities – in Austria and Norway.

Meaning: As a gemstone, the Emerald is with its unique green for life, hope and the spring that never dies. As well as the nature of eternal existence, so this Green should embody the eternal existence of hope, beauty and love. Also the cycle of recurring being, of dying yet again life stating are expressed in it.

Garnet

Until the affiliation of Sapphire and Ruby to the mineral corundum was clarified, one could distinguish only hard rubies and grenade. Garnets and rubies were known up to then simply as “Karfunkelsteine”.

Color: Usually, the Garnet is red, he can not occur but also in many other colors only in blue. The stones with other dye wear occasionally their own name.

Mapping and locations: Grenade are part of a mineral group from the class of silicates and magnetic properties. Now come the most grenade from Sri Lanka, the United States and South Africa.

Topaz

The etymological origin of the name is not entirely clear. The stone is often equated with the citrine, which, however, belongs to a different class of mineral.

Color: The coloration is typically yellow, but she can be red, pink, blue and green. Even colourless Topazes are not uncommon. Especially valuable are Topazes in vibrant blue.

Sites: Important countries for the promotion of Topaz are Australia, Brazil, and the Russian areas of the Ural mountains. Meaning similar properties such as the citrine is said to the Topaz, also he should look appetizing. Was a very well known, colorless topaz, the “Braganza diamond”, in the mistaken belief that you have used found a diamond in the Crown of the Portuguese King, after he was found in the Portuguese colony of Brazil.