Interesting Facts About Gemstones

Do you want to know more about gemstones? Here are some interesting facts for you!
Citrine and Amethyst is the same mineral. The only difference is their color.
In Arkansas at the Diamond Crater National Park you can dig for diamonds.
Sapphires can be found in the United States in Montana. And these magnificent gems come in all colors of the rainbow.
When the dominant hue of sapphire becomes red, they are called rubies and when they have pinkish-red to pinkish hue they are called pink sapphires.
Obsidian is a natural glass that is formed during volcanic eruptions.
Being rubbed Amber gives off static electricity. That's why ancient Greeks named this stone from the word "electron".
The Vikings carried Iolite to look through it on a cloudy day to find the sun because violet-blue Iolite has the same polarizing capability as sunglasses.

The second most valuable color of Jadeite is lavender.
To attain the beautiful deep color of Tanzanite, it should be heated because it comes out of the ground colorless.
Ruby was believed to boil water in Hindi culture.
In ancient times engravers used fine emeralds to stare into when the eyes grew fatigue because these gems were believed to be good for eyes.
Cultured Pearl is grown during one to three years.
Gem Mountain, in Spruce Pine, North Carolina is the place where you can dig and pan for emerald, moonstone, garnet, aquamarine, ruby, citrine and sapphire.
Glass containing cooper crystals giving quick bright flashes of light is called goldstones.