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The beryl family is composed of some of the most recognizable names in the gem world: aquamarine, morganite, and emerald. All of these are essentially the same base gemstone, differing only in the impurities contained within the crystal lattice. It is those impurities that impart color. Other varieties include heliodor (golden beryl), chrome/vanadium beryl, and goshenite (white/clear beryl). Without impurities, all beryl would be water-white goshenite.
The gems in the corundum family are better known as sapphire and ruby. Sapphires can be found in just about every color imaginable. Red corundum earns the special designation of "ruby," and is differentiated from sapphire only by its color. As the red color lightens into pink, the stone becomes pink sapphire
When many people think of garnet, they naturally think of a dark red gemstone. In reality, garnets are found in many different colors (including some varieties with impressive color change). From dark green, to vivid yellows and oranges, to pinks, purples, reds, and many colors in between, garnet is one of the most lively and varied gems available.
Spinel is an exceptional colored gemstone. It has excellent hardness and durability and comes in a wide range of attractive colors. It's refractive index is fairly close to that of corundum, and historically, fine examples of blue and red spinel have been confused with blue sapphire and ruby. In fact, the "Black Prince's Ruby" in the British Crown Jewels is actually a red spinel. It is also one of the least-known and most underappreciated of the major gem varieties. However, this is quickly changing, with demand increasing dramatically every year.
Tourmaline is a wonderful gemstone that can be found in just about every color imaginable. What's more, bicolor and tricolor tourmalines may show distinctly-different colors all in the same stone. Recently, color-change tourmalines have even been found.
Various gem types are represented in this gallery, from apatite to zircon and many in between. The gemstones varieties presented here range from the relatively-common to the exceptionally-rare. You will find them grouped together by gem type and in alphabetical order.