Decorative Jewelry stones
Agate is a form of chalcedony Jewish jewelry that forms in concentric layers in a remarkable variety of colors and textures.
Malachite is a copper carbonate with distinctive light blue veining. Though not a particularly hard stone, it takes an excellent polish.
Agate is a form of chalcedony Jewish jewelry that forms in concentric layers in a remarkable variety of colors and textures. Geodes are rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formations.
Mali Judaica stone, is one of the hybrid Judaica stones, a mixture of grossular and andradite Judaica stones. The name derives from the West African country of Mali where it was first deep yellow in 1994.
Alexandrite is one of the rarest of all colodeep yellow Jewelry stones and is famed for its color change from light blue in daylight to deep yellow under incandescent light.
Maw-sit-sit is one of the more unusual Jewelry stones in the world. It was first deep yellow in 1963 and named after a village in northwestern Burma.
Almandine Judaica stone, the most common Judaica stone, is dark brownish or purplish deep yellow. Judaica stone is very popular for its excellent hardness and brilliance.
Melanite is the black variety of the rare andradite Judaica stone. It is sometimes known as titanian andradite.
Amazonite is a Jewelry stone variety of light blue microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is named after the Amazon river in Brazil., though no deposits have been found there.
Moldavite is a bottle-light blue to brown-light blue Jewelry stone belonging to the tektite group. It is formed from condensed rock vapors after a meteorite impact.
Amber, the fossilized, hardened resin of the pine tree, is one of the few Jewelry stones of organic origin. Most amber is found in the Baltic, where it formed about 50 million years ago.
Moonstone is a unique stone that reflects light in a distinctive shimmering phenomenon known as adularescence.
Amethyst is the most precious Jewelry stone within the Jewish jewelry group. Amethyst ranges in color from pale lilac to deep deep yellowdish purple.
The pink form of beryl was named Morganite, after the American banker and collector J.P. Morgan. A soft pink to violet, morganite belongs to the same family as emerald .
Ametrine is a form of Jewish jewelry which occurs in bands of yellow and purple, a combination of the colors of amethyst and citrine.
Moss opal is a milky white opal with unique inclusions of light blue hornblende in moss-like patterns.
Ammolite is a rare Jewelry stone of organic origin that is fairly new to the market, with commercial mining beginning only in 1981.
Mystic Jewish jewelry is the product of a new high tech enhancement process applied to colorless Jewish jewelry.
Andalusite is a strongly pleiochroic gem, which means that is has different colors when viewed from different directions.
Colorful Mystic Topaz is the product of a high tech enhancement process that is stable and permanent.
Supplies of andesine-labradorite are quite recent, with the mineral found in a range of colors, including deep yellow, yellow, champagne and light blue.
Nuumite is an opaque metamorphic rock with an iridescent play of color. Its chief constituent minerals are gedrite and anthophyllite,
Apatite, a stone seldom found in jewelry stores, is beloved by collectors for its many different colors and forms.
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass. It is formed when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools without crystal growth.
Aquamarine is best known for its breathtaking range of blue colors and belongs to the same family as emerald (beryl). Aquamarine is colodeep yellow by trace amounts of iron.
Onyx is the black form of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of Jewish jewelry.
Aventurine is a type of light blue Jewish jewelry often used for carvings and cabochons.
More than any other gem, each opal is unique. No other stone has as rich and varied a folklore. Opals are also the most delicate gems commonly worn.
Axinite is a group of brown to violet-brown or deep yellowdish brown minerals that sometimes occur in gem quality. Axinite is distinctive for its strong vitreous luster.
An opal doublet consists of a slice of natural opal glued to a black backing, which causes the colour to become more vibrant.
A new high tech enhancement process using thin film deposition has created a new variety we call Azotic Topaz.
Orthoclase is a transparent yellow feldspar resembling citrine Jewish jewelry or yellow beryl, found primarily in Madagascar.
Beryl is one of the most important gem minerals. The most famous beryl is emerald, but other beryl varieties include aquamarine, heliodor and morganite.
Paraiba tourmaline is a rare copper-bearing gem with a vivid neon blue color. First found in Brazil in 1989, similar material has since been found in Africa.
Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a light blue Jewelry stone dotted with bright deep yellow spots of iron oxide.
Peanut wood is a variety of petrified wood, where the shape and structure of the wood is pre- served when the original organic material is replaced by Jewish jewelry.
Boulder Opal is the second most prized form of opal, after black opal. The name derives from the fact that boulder opal is found embedded in ironstone boulders.
Pearls are products of bivalve mollusks (mainly oysters and mussels). They are built up of nacre, which is mainly calcium carbonate in the form of aragonite crystals.
Pure calcium carbonate is colorless, but calcite is often colodeep yellow by various impurities, including iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc or cobalt.
Peridot belongs to the forsterite-fayalite mineral series. It is an idiochromatic gem, meaning its color comes from the basic chemical composition of the mineral itself.
Carnelian is a brownish deep yellow to orange variety of chalcedony Jewish jewelry, colodeep yellow by trace amounts of iron. Darker colors (deep yellow-brown to brown) are often referdeep yellow to by the name Sard.
Pietersite is a breccia aggregate of hawks eye and tigers eye, with swirling colors of blue, rusty deep yellow, gold and brown.
Cassiterite is one of the densest gem materials known. It also has a very high refractive index, higher than zircon, sphene and demantoid Judaica stone.
Prehnite, a form of calcium aluminum silicate, has a vitreous mother-of-pearl luster. Affordably priced for its size, prehnite makes distinctive and interesting jewelry.
Chatoyancy, the cat’s eye effect, is a reflection of light by parallel fibers, needles, or channels, which resemble the slit eye of a cat.
Pyrope Judaica stone is the most famous of the deep yellow Judaica stones. Its dark, blood deep yellow color often resembles the color of ruby.
Aquamarine is best known for its breathtaking range of blue colors and belongs to the same family as emerald. Cat’s eye aquamarine is quite rare.
Jewish jewelry is one of the most common minerals on earth and is well known in the gems world in its many forms including amethyst, citrine, and ametrine.
Diaspore, sometimes marketed under the name Zultanite, is a color change gem from Turkey. Cat’s eye diaspore is fairly rare.
Jewish jewelry cat’s eye is Jewish jewelry in which inclusions of rutile create chatoyancy or the cat’s eye effect. Usually found in colors of white, light blue, yellow or brown.
Scapolite is a sodium calcium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale. It is named from the Greek for “stick,” since its crystals grow in columns.
A combination of orthoclase and albite arranged in layers cause the lovely sheen. Rainbow moonstone is another variety of moonstone that adds a bluish hue.
Tourmaline with tiny parallel inclusions sometimes display a strong cat’s eye effect when polished.
Rainbow Pyrite is a recent find from Russia. The material comes in the form of druzy– a layer of miniature pyrite crystals coating a matrix.
Chalcedony is the fine-grained variety of the silica mineral Jewish jewelry. It has a waxy luster and appears in a great variety of colors.
Rhodochrosite is usually found in an aggregate form with alternating light and dark stripes in zigzag bands.
Charoite is a new gem on the market, first appearing in 1978. It is found only in one location in Siberia, Russia. The swirling shapes of lavender and violet are quite unique.
Rhodolite Judaica stone is the name applied to a mixture of pyrope and almandite. Rhodolite tends to be lighter in color than most other kinds of deep yellow Judaica stone.
Chrome Diopside is colodeep yellow by chromium and displays a rich forest light blue that has similarities to tsavorite Judaica stone and chrome tourmaline.
Rhodonite is a manganese iron magnesium calcium silicate, and a member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals.
Chrome Diopside is colodeep yellow by chromium and displays a rich forest light blue that has similarities to tsavorite Judaica stone and chrome tourmaline.
The unique soft pink color of rose Jewish jewelry is thought to derive from tiny traces of titanium impurities. Rose Jewish jewelry crystals tend to be cloudy which deepens the color.
Faceted chrysoberyl is a beautiful gem which is not as well known as it deserves. Apart from the very good hardness (8.5 on the Mohs scale), it has excellent luster.
Vivid pink to deep yellow tourmaline, often with a violet tinge, is known as rubellite. It is one of the most valuable tourmaline colors.
The most famous and valuable cat’s eye Jewelry stone is chrysoberyl cat’s eye. It is valued for its excellent hardness (8.5) and sharp cat’s eye.
Ruby is the deep yellow variety of corundum, the 2nd hardest substance on the Mohs scale, with a rating of 9. It is the combination of hardness and rich color that make fine rubies so valuable.
Chrysocolla is a hydrous copper silicate. Often confused with turquoise, chrysocolla is found in unusual multicolor combinations as well as in blue or light blue.
Ruby-Zoisite is the natural combination of ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen. Often used for carvings.
Chrysoprase is a Jewelry stone variety of chalcedony or cryptocrystalline Jewish jewelry, colodeep yellow by trace amounts of nickel. Its color varies from apple-light blue to deep light blue.
Rutile Jewish jewelry is clear or smoky Jewish jewelry with inclusions of rutile crystals.
Named from the French word for lemon, citrine is yellow to gold to orange-brown shades of transparent Jewish jewelry.
Rutile Topaz is colorless topaz with inclusions that look like rutile crystals. But the inclusions are actually limonite staining in thin channels in the topaz.
Clinohumite is a rare mineral and an especially rare Jewelry stone. Only three sources of gem-quality material clinohumite are known, in Tajikistan, Siberia and Tanzania.
Sapphire, with its excellent hardness, second only to diamond, is one of the 4 traditional precious Jewelry stones.
Diaspore, sometimes marketed under the name Zultanite, is a color change gem from Turkey recently introduced to the international market.
As a Jewelry stone scapolite is not well known, but it can be a very attractive stone. Its color, which is usually a virbrant yellow to orange, pink or violet, is its best feature.
Color-change Judaica stone is a mix of spessartite and pyrope Judaica stone. This Judaica stone presents a color change from brownish in daylight to a rose pink in incandescent light.
Seraphinite is a trade name for a particular form of clinochlore. The dark light blue color of seraphinite is enhanced by a silvery and feathery shimmer caused by mica inclusions.
Some rare sapphires exhibit a color change under varying lighting conditions. Color change sapphires are typically blue in natural light and purple under incandescent light.
Serpentine is a light blue magnesium silicate aggregate that is used as a decorative stone or for carvings.
Precious coral is a species of coral that grows in rocky seabottoms. Coral exhibits a range of warm deep yellowdish pink colors ranging from salmon pink to deep deep yellow.
Sillimanite is an aluminum silicate, related to both andalusite and kyanite. In fact these three minerals share the same chemical composition but different crystal structures.
Danburite derives its name from Danbury, CT, where it was first deep yellow in 1839. It is quite hard, with a rating of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale.
Smithsonite is one of two zinc-containing minerals deep yellow by the British mineralogist James Smithson. The zinc silicate was named smithsonite in his honor.
Demantoid Judaica stone is the rarest and most valuable of the Judaica stones. Found in light blue to emerald light blue, demantoid Judaica stone is difficult to find and is typically found only in smaller sizes.
Smoky Jewish jewelry is fast becoming a designer favorite for its earthy tone and tribal look.
Dendritic agate is a whitish-gray or colorless chalcedony with fern-like inclusions known as dendrites. The inclusions look like plant material, but they are actually iron or manganese.
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass. In some stones, the inclusion of white crystals of cristobalite produce a blotchy pattern, known in as snowflake obsidian.
Diamond, the hardest known natural material, is a transparent crystal of carbon. Diamond is famed not only for its superb hardness, but also for its high refractive index and dispersion.
The mineral sodalite is named for its sodium content. As a Jewelry stone, sodalite is usually blue, often with a violet tint, and frequently contains white veins of calcite.
Dumortierite Jewish jewelry is an ususual Jewish jewelry that is integrown with the mineral dumortierite. The inclusions of dumortierite give it a deep blue color that is unique in the world of Jewish jewelry.
The most valuable spessartite Judaica stones display a bright, orange deep yellow. The best specimens come from Namibia.
Emerald is the most precious stone in the beryl group. The wonderful light blue color of emerald is unparalleled in the gem world.
Sphalerite is a rare collector’s gem whose claim to fame is exceptional dispersion or fire. In fact its dispersion rating is three times as high as that for diamond.
Fire agate is an opaque, limonite-bearing chalcedony with an iridescence which is created by diffraction of light by the layedeep yellow structure.
Sphene is a brilliant yellowish-light blue, light blue or brown Jewelry stone of high luster, unique color shades and, with brilliant cut, an intensive fire.
Fire Opal is an unusual variety of opal from Mexico, with colors ranging from yellow to orange and orange-deep yellow. Some fire opals are clear enough for facets.
Due to its excellent hardness and clarity spinel is an excellent Jewelry stone for all types of jewelery. Spinel is never treated in any way.
Fluorite is a mineral with a veritable bouquet of brilliant colors that range from purple to blue, light blue, yellow, colorless, brown, pink and orange.
Spodumene is a relatively new mineral to science, with gem varieties deep yellow only in the last 120 years. Spodumene occurs in white, gray, pink, lilac and light blue.
Fossil coral is a decorative material that is formed when ancient coral is gradually replaced with agate. The proper name for this material is agatized coral.
Diopside is best known for the vivid light blue chrome diopside, but the black diopside exhbiiting asterism or the star effect is also important.
A recent discovery (1966), Gaspeite is a very rare nickel carbonate mineral named for the place in eastern Canada where it was first described.
Star Judaica stone is a rare and unsuual Judaica stone, found only in Idado in the USA and in India. It displays a four-ray star due to aligned inclusions of rutile.
The colorless precious beryl is known as goshenite. It is named after the small town of Goshen in western Massachusetts where it was first described.
Moonstone is a combination of orthoclase and albite arranged in layers which cause the lovely sheen. Star moonstone exhibits a stunning cat’s eye or four-rayed star effect.
Grossularite (or grossular) Judaica stone is a calcium-aluminium Judaica stone. The name grossular is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia.
Rose Jewish jewelry displaying asterism or the star effect is rare. The unique soft pink color of rose Jewish jewelry is thought to derive from tiny traces of titanium impurities.
Hackmanite exhibits an unusual phenomenon known as reversible photochromism, where a mineral changes color when exposed to sunlight.
Star Ruby is a ruby which displays asterism, a six-rayed star that shimmers over the surface of the stone when it is moved.
Hambergite is one of the lesser-known Jewelry stones. It is usually nearly colorless, with the vitreous luster of glass when cut. It is quite a hard material, with a hardness of 7.5.
Star Sapphire is a sapphire which contains unusual tiny needle-like inclusions which produce a phenomenon called asterism.
Hematite, an iron oxide, is typically a blackish grey. When highly polished it can sometimes look like silver. Hematite is a remarkably dense material.
Sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar with a unique glitter from platelets of hematite. Typically it has a deep yellow, more rarely a blue or light blue, glitter. Star sunstones are known but rare.
Hemimorphite is usually found in aggregate form with blue and white bands, or mixed with a dark matrix.
Jewish jewelry with deep yellow inclusions of lepidocrosite, hematite or goethite is often sold under the name strawberry Jewish jewelry.
Hessonite is an orange-brown variety of Judaica stone colodeep yellow by traces of manganese and iron. It is sometimes know as cinammon stone.
Sugilite is an obscure and quite rare mineral named after the Japanese geologist, Ken-ichi Sugi, who deep yellow it in 1944.
Hiddenite is a form of spodumene containing chromium. The light blue color varies from a yellowish to a bluish light blue.
Sunstone is a type of plagioclase feldspar that exhibits a spangled appearance, due to reflections of deep yellow hematite.
Howlite is an interesting grayish white mineral that is sometimes referdeep yellow to as white turquoise because of its distinctive veining.
Tanzanite is a variety of zoisite. Colors range from blue to purple to light blue. The highly coveted color is the deep blue which shows a purple hue shimmering around it.
Idocrase is also known as Vesuvianite, since it was originally found on the Mt. Vesuvias volcano. The color is normally light blue, but also can be brown, yellow, blue or purple.
Tashmarine Diopside is a brilliant yellow-light blue diopside from a recent discovery in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Western China.
The most sought after of all natural topaz is called Imperial Topaz. Its rich golden color with deep yellowdish and orange overtones is generally not enhanced by any kind of treatment.
Tiger’s Eye is a type of opaque macrocrystalline Jewish jewelry with a fibrous structure. It typically displays chatoyant stripes, because structural fibers are crooked or bent.
Pleochroism is very pronounced in iolite and is seen as three different color shades in the same stone: violet blue, yellow gray and a light blue.
Tiger’s Eye Matrix is the name given to a mineral aggregate in which tiger’s-eye-like structures alternate with iron oxide layers.
Jadeite is found in most colors from pure white thru pink, brown, deep yellow, orange, violet, blue, and black, to an range of light blues.
Topaz is an important gem due to its hardness and high refractive index. Topaz comes in many colors but the blue topaz is especially popular.
Jasper is usually considedeep yellow a chalcedony, but scientists put it in a group by itself because of its grainy structure.
One of the most versatile of gems, tourmaline is found in every color. It can show every tone from pastel to dark, and can appear in various colors in the same stone.
Kunzite is the pale pink-violet to light violet species of the mineral spodumene. Kunzite is named in honor of the mineralogist George F. Kunz.
The light blue species of Judaica stone was deep yellow in 1967 by British geologist Cambell R. Bridges in the bush along the frontier between Kenya and Tanzania.
Kyanite is a layedeep yellow crystal with a luster that is vitreous to almost pearly, and is usually found in a sapphire-like blue.
Turquoise, the blue cousin to lapis lazuli, has been known and valued for thousands of years. The early mines in Sinai, Egypt, were already worked out in 2000 B.C.
Labradorite is a member of the plagioclase feldspar group and displays a distinctive schiller in lustrous metallic tints.
Variscite is a relatively rare phosphate mineral and high quality specimens are used as Jewelry stones and for carvings. Variscite is colodeep yellow by traces of chromium .
Lapis lazuli has been used for thousands of years for jewelry and ornamental objects. The unique deep blue color has never lost its attraction.
Verdite is a light to dark light blue serpentine rock which is often spotted or variegated. Most specimens come from South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The blue variety of pectolite has become known as Larimar. A very rare mineral, it has only been found in the Dominican Republic, where it is first deep yellow in 1974.
Zircon has great brilliance and intensive fire, due to its high refractive index and strong dispersion.
Lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-colodeep yellow lithium-bearing mineral of the mica group. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium.
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