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certificate jewelry, Turquoise
Turquoise

turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. turquoise has a lower-than-ideal hardness and durability for use in certain types of jewelry.

certificate jewelry, Amethyst
Amethyst

amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. the name comes from a greek word, a refered to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. the ancient greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

certificate jewelry, Aquamarine
Aquamarine

Aquamarine, named for the Latin phrase "water of the sea", is the blue to blue-green variety Beryl. Beryl also contains other gem varieties, including Emerald, and some lesser known varieties such as Morganite and Heliodor.