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Exotic Gemstone Buying Guide

What are exotic gemstones? There are many different exotic gemstones and now you can learn about gemstones before making a purchase. We have included some information about some of the more popular exotic gemstone jewelry below, such as how durable these different exotic stones are, as well fun facts about where they are found.

All gemstones are ranked on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, with 10 meaning the stone is very hard and will never break and 1 meaning that the stone is very fragile. Please refer the chart below to see if the gemstone you are interested in will be able to handle every day wear and tear.

Alexandrite

Alexandrite

Alexandrite is a variety of chrysoberyl, which is the third-hardest frequently encountered natural gemstone. Alexandrite gemstones are best known for their color changing characteristics. In natural light this semi-precious gemstone appears to be green and in incandescent light it can be red or green.

Genuine alexandrite was originally found in Russia but now can also be found in Brazil, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. The most valuable alexandrite is grass green and drastically turns raspberry-red in artificial light. Alexandrite is also the alternate birthstone for the month of June, as pearls are the primary birthstone.

Allurez carries alexandrite earrings, alexandrite bracelets, alexandrite rings, alexandrite necklaces and alexandrite pendants.

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Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family and is also the primary birthstone for the month of March. The name means sea water and although Aquamarines are always a pastel blue colored gem, the darker the color the more valuable it is considered. Natural aqua marine gemstones can be found in Brazil, Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, Mozambique and central Colorado. Allurez carries a large collection of aquamarine jewelry, including: aquamarine earrings, aquamarine bracelets, aquamarine rings, aquamarine necklaces and aquamarine pendants.

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Kunzite

Kunzite

Kunzite is a variety of spodumene. Kunzite gemstones are most commonly a pink color but can also be found in shades of violet, green and can even be colorless. This semi-precious gemstone is one of three pink exotic gemstones along with morganite and pink tourmaline. Natural kunzite was actually first discovered in the United States and was named after George Kunz, a legendary gem scholar and gemologist. Genuine kunzite can be found in the United States, Brazil, Afghanistan and Madagascar. The larger this colored gemstone is the more pink it is. The color is more important than the clarity when it comes to grading this gem. The more intense the color is, the more valuable it is.

Allurez carries kunzite earrings, kunzite bracelets, kunzite rings, kunzite necklaces and kunzite pendants.

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Kyanite

Kyanite

The Kyanite gemstone is often mistaken for blue sapphires because of the very similar blue color that they both exhibit. Although blue is the most popular color for this semi-precious gem it can also be found in green, white, yellow and pink. Natural kyanite is unique in that the hardness differs depending on how the stone is cut. It has a hardness rating of 4.5 along the long axis and a 6.5 across the long axis. Genuine kyanite gemstones can be found in the United States, Brazil, Switzerland, Russia, Serbia, India and Kenya. Kyanite gets its name from the Greek word for blue.

At Allurez, we carry kyanite earrings, kyanite bracelets, kyanite rings, kyanite necklaces and kyanite pendants.

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Morganite

Morganite

Morganite is a member of the beryl family and is also known as pink beryl, rose beryl or pink emerald. Natural morganite gemstones range from softer colors such as peach, peachy-pink, pink, violet pink and even salmon. This semi-precious gemstone was founded in the United States and today genuine morganite can be found in the United States, Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan and Russia. This is another exotic gemstone where the color determines the value and the larger the morganite the better color it has. Due to its natural pink color, this colored gem is a popular choice for women.

Allurez offers morganite earrings, morganite bracelets, morganite rings, morganite necklaces and morganite pendants.

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Tanzanite

Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a variety of the zoisite species and is known for its dark blue color with shades of purple, this unique colored gemstone is truly a stunning gem. This rare semi-precious gemstone is named after the African state of Tanzania where the only deposits have been found.

Allurez carries a large selection of tanzanite jewelry, including tanzanite earrings, tanzanite bracelets, tanzanite rings, tanzanite necklaces and tanzanite pendants.

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Tourmaline

Tourmaline

Tourmaline is one of the most diverse exotic gemstones in the world as it can be found in nearly every color, ranging from black to colorless. It gets its name from the Sri Lanka word “turmali," which means mixed. This semi-precious gemstone lives up to its name as it comes in many different colors and shades than any other gemstone variety and is often multi-colored.

This durable gem can be found in Tanzania, Madagascar, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, the United States and Russia.

Allurez offers tourmaline earrings, tourmaline bracelets, tourmaline rings, tourmaline necklaces and tourmaline pendants.

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Zircon

Zircon

The zircon gem stone comes in many different colors such as: green, dark red, violet, yellow, brown, colorless, green, brown, pink, purple, gray and orange. However the most popular color for zircon gemstones is blue. This genuine gem is relatively hard however it is very brittle by nature and is sensitive to knocks and pressure. Zircon is often mistaken for cubic zirconia because of its similar name but they are not the same. Cubic zirconia is a synthetic and inexpensive diamond simulant and resembles colorless zircon. This natural semi-precious gem can be found in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries as well. Zircon is the alternate December birthstone to go along with the blue topaz, which is the primary birthstone.

Allurez carries zircon earrings, zircon bracelets, zircon rings, zircon necklaces and zircon pendants.

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Zultanite

Zultanite

Zultanite is the rarest exotic gemstone in the world, as it can only be found in one mine in the world. That mine is located in Turkey in the Anatolian mountains. With its rarity and amazing color changing ability, zultanite gemstones are very unique and are 100% natural and genuine. The larger this semi-precious gemstone is the more amazing the color changes are. Zultanite is a greenish color under daylight and then under candlelight its displays a raspberry pink color. Sometimes it is champagne, sometimes olive green, depending of the light, the time of the day and even what you are wearing. At its finest, it can change from kiwi-like green to a rhodolite-like purplish-pink.

Allurez offers zultanite earrings, zultanite bracelets, zultanite rings, zultanite necklaces and zultanite pendants.

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Allurez carries a large selection of the finest genuine and natural exotic gem stone jewelry with the latest fashion trends and styles. Whether you are looking for earrings, rings, pendant necklaces or bracelets, we are sure to have the exotic gemstones jewelry that you desire.

Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-554-3509 or email us at service@Allurez.com with any questions or comments, or for help making a purchase.