Know your precious stones
Each month Eliza Ashley Jewelry brings you information about different gem stones.
Until a few years ago most gem stones and semi-precious stones and crystals were very expensive, as they will be again, when the high tech excavations have extinguished their supply. Right now, however, crystal mining is at it's peak and
Gems as well as all precious stones are flooding the market, bringing to you the treasures of the earth at the most affordable prices of all times in history. Eliza Ashley Jewelry brings you all these incredible precious gems in handcrafted rich designs. Now is the time to fill your jewel box with treasure for a queen.
*Persian Blue, India Green, and China many colors and our own southwestern variations are among the most popular turquoise mined. Turquoise forms as water seeps through rock containing copper, aluminum and zinc for millions of years.
Color is caused by mineral combinations. Lines are the rock it is stuck to.
Amethyst DARK PURPLE TO OPAQUE TO TRANSPARENT
* Amethyst is February's Birthstone;
It is mined in Canada, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona,
S Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, and Zambia. Found in Chunks.
It is a sign of Royalty, especially the dark
purple. It comes in different shades of purple, lavender, violet, and crimson which
is a reddish purple. All these colors can
be found in solid, opaque, or transparent Amethyst. It is sold raw, raw polished, beads, or in facit crystals.
*All Gem Stone Info on this page is found at International Colored Gem Stones Association on the internet.
Jade D. GREEN TO TRANSPARENT, PINK, WINE, WHITE, MANY COLORS
*In the past, green Jade is the color most sold in America because we have had little opportunity to become familiar with the other beautiful colors of Jade, such as pink red, orange, lemon, white, blue, gray, etc. Eliza Ashley Jewelry finds all colors of Jade to be exquisitely glamorous. We take great pleasure in bringing this silky smooth gem stone to you in as many colors as possible. Jade is mined from huge rocks of solid Jade. Most Jade
mines process it on site as the jade mining season is too short to waste time on poor grades. Therefore, Jade remains a high quality gem stone in all of it's many beautiful colors.