Get to Know More About the Gemstones in Our Jewelry
We LOVE gemstones! I mean, who doesn't? You might see some stones in our jewelry that are unfamiliar to you, or you would just like more information about them. We have compiled a list for a few of the gemstones we have in our jewelry.
Amber: Amber, an ancient organic gemstone, is composed of tree resin that has hardened over time. According to the GIA, the stone must be at least 1 million years old to be classified as amber, and some amber can be up to 120 million years old. Amber can come in a number of different colors, ranging from yellow to golden orange to red. Most of the world’s amber comes from the shores of the Baltic Sea in Eastern Europe.
Amethyst: Amethyst has historically been the most prized gemstone in the quartz family. It is treasured for its purple hue, which can range in tone from light to dark. The finest amethyst will have strong color saturation and a medium to dark reddish purple or purple color. Its attractive color and affordable price compared to other precious gemstones, make amethyst consistently one of the most popular gems.
Larimar: is also called "Stefilia's Stone". It is a rare blue variety of the silicate mineral pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. The coloration of the larimar stone varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue.
Paua Shell: Pāua is the Māori name given to three species of large edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs which belong to the family Haliotidae, known in the United States and Australia as abalone, and in the United Kingdom as ormer shells.
Turquoise:Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum. The result of this sedimentary process is a porous, semi-translucent to opaque compound of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate.