Stone History & Information
Aquamarine, also known as water of the sea, is a semi- precious transparent-translucent stone, type of beryl (emerald is also a type of beryl) 7.5-8 on the MOHS hardness scale.
The Australian Opal is a highly sought after gemstone desired for its unique beauty and iridescence. Mined in Australia, it measures 5.5 on the MOHS hardness scale.
Coral is a precious mineral, which has made into jewelry since ancient Roman times, where people wore it for protection as amulets, talisman. Hardness rates 3-4 on the MOHS scale.
The Ethiopian Opal is an iridescent colored gemstone mined in Ethiopia. Between 5.5 and 6.5 on the MOHS hardness scale.
The Labradorite stone was discovered first in Labrador, Canada. It has beautiful iridescent flashes of blue and gold in its mostly dark grey color and a hardness of 6-6.5 on the MOHS scale.
Lapis Lazuli is a semi-precious stone that has been highly prized for its intense color throughout history. Mostly mined in Afghanistan, Russia and Chile. Rates between 5-5.5 on the MOHS hardness scale (diamond being 10 and hardest.)
Morganite is a pink semi-precious stone belonging to the beryl mineral family which also includes the more common beryls like emerald and aquamarine. Available in a variety of colors including pink, rose, peach, purple and salmon, the pink and rose-colored stones are the most sought after today.
Turquoise is a blue-green gemstone first brought to Europe through Turkey, hence the name. Mostly mined in the United States, Iran, Egypt and China. Just under 6 on the MOHS hardness scale.