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!