Sunday, April 26, 2015

Semi-Precious Gems

I've put off doing this for years, after this post in 2010 and this post in 2011.  Here is a list of semi-precious gemstones, based more or less on the original DM's Guide with regards to value.  There are no tables for actual gem values (purposefully, as the jewellery and lapidary industry does not want you knowing how valuable or invaluable these are).

Alexandrite (a type of chrysoberyl): America, Brazil, Burma, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Ural mountains, Zimbabwe


Almandine: Afghanistan, Austria, Bohemia, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil


Amber: America, Asturias, Burma, Canada, Dobruja, East Prussia, Latvia, Lithuania, Pomerania, Sicily, Tibet, Transylvania, West Indies


Aquamarine (a type of beryl): Brazil, Burma, California, Carolina, Colorado, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, New England, New South Wales, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe


Beryl: Brazil, Madagascar, Sri Lanka


Black Coral: Malaysia, Northern Territory, Yemen



Coral: Andalucia, Canary Islands, Comoro Islands, Corsica, Hawaii, Japan, Kenya, Kerala, Peloponnese, Seychelles


Fire Opal: America, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Ionia, Mexico, Western Australia


Garnet: Bohemia, Carolina, Idaho, Madagascar, Mexico, New York, Ural Mountains


Goshenite (a type of beryl): New England


Grossular (a type of garnet): America, Canada, Punjab, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania


Heliodor (a type of beryl): Brazil, Madagascar, Namibia


Hessonite (a type of garnet): Sri Lanka


Jade: Brazil, British Columbia, Burma, California, Formosa, Guatemala, Japan, Kiangsu, Mexico, Mongolia, Ningsia, Poland, Sinkiang, Yunnan


Jet: Asturias, Colorado, France, Utah, Yorkshire


Melanite (a type of andradite garnet): Black Forest, France, Latium


Morganite (a type of beryl): California, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe


Pearl: Arafura Sea, Bahrein, Burma, Central America, Dubai, Ethiopia, Gujurat, India, Japan, Kuwait, Mannar Gulf, Mexico, Northern Territory, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Venezuela


Peridot: Brazil, Burma, Egypt, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Norway, Queensland, South Africa, Zaire


Pyrope: Australia, Bohemia, South Africa


Rhodolite (a type of pyrope): Brazil, Carolina, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zambia


Spessartite (a type of garnet): America, Brazil, Madagascar, Rhine Valley, Sri Lanka, Sweden


Spinel: Afghanistan, Brazil, Burma, Ionia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, New Jersey


Topaz: America, Australia, Brazil, Burma, Cornwall, Egypt, Japan, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Saxony, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe


Topazolite (a type of andradite garnet): Switzerland, Trentino-Alto Adige


Tourmaline: Angola, Australia, Brazil, Burma, California, Colorado, India, Liguria, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, New England, New York, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Zimbabwe


Uvarovite (a type of garnet): America, Canada, Finland, India, Poland


Water Opal: Mexico


1 comment:

JB said...

@ Alexis:

Thank you for taking the time to do these. These are very beautiful, even uncut, and sure do look like a rich haul when viewed together like this!