GemstoneLady's Mine
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GemstoneLady's Mine

Welcome to the mine.
Scientific information about various types of gemstones is provided here.


Varieties of Gemstones


Gemstone information pages onsite:

Crystal Structure

Gemstone"C"s: Color, Cut, and Clarity

Optical Properties of Gems

Physical Properties of Gems


Gemstone Links

My Ebay Auction Photo Gallery: Styles Jewelry Designs by Janet Parris
Styles Jewelry - Handmade, fine gemstone, pearl, cloisonne, & lampwork one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces
Lorraine Venner at the Jewelry Mall; lots of gem info
Stephens Design, custom jewelry designs
Gems by Nathan
Gems from Australia
Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection
John Miller/Gemstone and Lapidary Pages
Manufacturers and Exporters of Gemstones
Amber Home
Download freeware Gemstone Icon Collection for Macintosh
Crown Jewels


Note: You may contact: pwan490786@aol.com if you are interested in aquamarine or tourmaline from Africa for cutting.


Other Contacts: Eric Lee Longenberger, Email: ericll@mixmail.com, from South American Rare Gem Company - Cochabamba-Bolivia S.A., for anyone interested in buying rough or pre-cut ametrine and/or topaz in quantity directly from mines in Bolivia.

Also, for those interested in Mexican opal or sapphire, contact: Ernsto Saldana, Email: ernestos@cybeqnt.com.


For anyone interested, I have copies of my book, The Jewelry Companion, available for sale ($12, plus $3 shipping), containing information on quality of gemstones, what to look for in investment stones, precious metals, storage and care, whether or not to insure, how to coordinate and accesorize your jewelry, and more, with examples in color. Approximately 50 jam-packed pages. Email me at: jparris6@netpath.net.


My Favorite Links

Kaleidoscope Color Schemes Archive for Macintosh
Download latest version of Kaleidoscope
MamaDragon's Lair - High quality dragon art and website links
Silver Dragon Website - Fantasy and s/f TV website links and eye candy
Janet Parris's K2 schemes for Macintosh (150+ color schemes now available exclusively on CD)
Designer Cursors, free cursors, and free icons for Macintosh; also now available on CD
510 Desktop backround textures for Macintosh; available on CD
Parris Skateboards - Custom Handmade Solid Oak Freestyle Skateboards
Layne Karkruff's Blue Sky Heart graphics site; icons and color schemes
Downloadable Kaleidoscope Schemes by Janet Parris
Styles Jewelry by Janet Parris
The Movie Store: Quality VHS, Laserdisc, or DVD movies for home viewing
Virtual Flowers; send flowers, virtual or real
Virtual Greeting cards over the internet
QVC; Best home shopping on the internet
Bill Paris images
Gallery of Digital Delights


Useful Gemstone Reference Addresses

THE GEMMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
1660 Stewart Street, PO Box 2110, Santa Monica, California, CA 90406 USA

THE GEMMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN
St. Dunstan's House, 2 Carey Lane, London, EC2 8AB

THE CANADIAN GEMMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
Box 1106, Station Q, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

THE GEMMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
Box 75, Broadway 4000, Queensland, Australia

THE MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA
PO Box 4206, Capetown 8000, South Africa


This page has been visited many thousands of times since MidSummer, 1997

Webpage content and design 1996-2004 by Janet Snider Parris
All rights reserved

Blue Sky Heart Icons by Layne Karkruff, Animated Gemstone Icons by Janet Parris

Email: jparris6@triad.rr.com