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List of gemstones by species

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This is a list of gemstones, organized by species and type.

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Minerals

There are over 300 types of minerals that have been used as gemstones. These include:

Artificial and lab created

There are a number of artificial and lab grown minerals used to produce gemstones. These include:

Organic

There are a number of organic materials used as gems, including:

  • Amber
  • Ammolite
  • Bone
  • Copal
  • Coral
  • Jet
  • Nacre (Mother of pearl)
  • Pearl
  • Petoskey stone
  • Rocks

    Made up of two or more minerals, there are a number of rocks used as gems, including:

    Included quartz

    There are a number of minerals found within quartz crystal and faceted into gems or fashioned into cabochons for jewelry. These include:

    References

    List of gemstones by species Wikipedia


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