Colored Gemstones

As you can probably imagine, with Gemstone Creations as our name we are interested in gemstones. Here's some information about some of the more common gemstones.


Often described by gem aficionados as “emerald by day, ruby by night,” alexandrite is the very rare color-change variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. Originally discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains in the 1830s, it’s now found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil, but fine material is exceptionally rare and valuable.

Amber is probably best known for its insect and other types of inclusions. Millions of years ago, when amber oozed from plants, the substance acted as a sticky trap for ants, bees, termites and other insects. Flower parts, leaves, and pine needles and gas bubbles are also typical amber inclusions.