Jewelry and accessories are one of the most popular ways to instantly glam up your outfit, however the type of gem stone used for your jewelry is an integral part of the jewelry design or the statement you are trying to convey. Since the most precious gemstones available in the market today are made up by the popular demand on what to be admired in gemstones and jewelry, it is important that we shed light on some of the other gemstones that need to be explored. Gemstones like rubies, emeralds, diamonds, amethysts, sapphires, quartz and opals can be regarded as some of the most famous ones. However, there is a wide variety of gemstones that are much cheaper alternatives to the popular kids. These gemstones are comes in different styles, cuts and messaging, and we’re letting you in on these lesser known yet exquisite gemstones you should be exploring with your jeweler. See some of the seven that made our list:
Andalusite has a distinct feature which makes it very unique. It displays the phenomena of pleochroism which means that it displays different colors from different angles. It has been gaining popularity quite rapidly because of this attraction. It is mainly found in Canada, Russia, and Australia.
Bloodstone has a deep green color with specks of red throughout. Some bloodstones have no red spots at all. It is also known as “Heliotrope”. It has a certain significance in Christianity as they believe that when Jesus was crucified, the blood dripped onto the green jasper that was at his feet and that is how the bloodstone formed. Bloodstone is mainly found in China, Brazil and Madagascar.
Cavansite is an attractive and vibrant stone and it has a sea blue color. It is believed that cavansite has the ability to stimulate the third eye and improve your channeling abilities. Canvasite is also believed to help cure headaches and migraines. It is found in some specific regions of India, USA and New Zealand.
Iolite is usually in shades of blue. It also displays pleochroism. If seen from one direction, it will have a sapphire blue color while another direction displays it as crystal clear. Iolite is found in multiple locations all over the world such as India, Australia, Namibia, and Sri Lanka.
Kunzite is found in varying shades of pink and lilac. It has a beautiful crystal look and displays an eye-catching luster. It was first discovered in the USA but the majority supply comes from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Myanmar.
Moonstone exhibits a bluish white shine which gives it a somewhat magical look. The light it reflects seems to resemble that given off by the moon, hence the name moonstone. It found in Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, and Norway.
Seraphinite has a deep green color with a silvery shimmer. It is believed to have healing properties which can help with the brain and nerves.
These are all some of the many lesser known gemstones. All of these gemstones are distinct colors, shapes and properties. If you are looking to buy one but aren’t sure which one to get, make sure you do a thorough research about every kind of gemstone and you are sure to find one which you’ll love.