Colored Stone Pictures
|Welcome to our collection of
colored stones from around the world. It includes the most popular such
emerald, sapphire and opal. It also contains dozens of
less-well-known gems such as diopside (which is a great emerald
alternative) and iolite (which has the rich blue color of sapphire).
Many of these gems exhibit phenomena such as asterism, aventurescence,
chatoyance, play-of-color, adularescence, iridescence, and
labradorescence. Many are rarely
seen in jewelry because they are not well known or plentiful
enough to be widely marketed.