Beryl, Emerald, Aquamarine. Coming now to beryl we have first emerald, at that point sea blue,
at that point beryls of different tones to consider. There is time and again a propensity among vendors to befuddle
different green stones, and even doublets, under the name emerald. While the cost charged
typically bears a reasonable connection to the worth of the material outfitted, it is smarter to offer
tourmaline, or peridot (the mineral name of which is olivine), or demantoid garnet (in some cases
wrongly called "Olivine"), or "emerald doublets," or emerald or "impersonation emerald," as the case
may be, under their own names.
There are no obvious "manufactured" or "logical" or "reproduced" emeralds, and none of these terms
ought to be utilized by the trade. There has been an exertion made at times to work together
upon the great standing of the logical rubies and sapphires, however the items offered, when
not far and away glass impersonations, have normally been doublets or trios, comprising halfway of a few
pale, reasonable, characteristic mineral, like quartz or beryl, and a layer of dark green glass to give
the entire a legitimate shading. All endeavors to soften genuine emerald or beryl have yielded just a beryl
glass, milder and lighter than genuine emerald, and not glasslike, yet rather smooth in structure.
Subsequently the names "recreated," "manufactured" and "logical" ought to never be applied to
The light green and blue green beryls are effectively called greenish blues, the pale sky-blue beryls
ought to be named essentially blue beryl. Yellow beryl might be called brilliant beryl, or it could be called
"heliodor," a name that was conceived for the fine yellow beryl of Madagascar. Delightful pink
beryl from Madagascar has been designated "morganite," a name that deserves to live all together
to honor the extraordinary interest taken by J. Pierpont Morgan in gathering and moderating for
people in the future a considerable lot of the diamonds in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Zircon. We currently go to various minerals marginally less hard than beryl, however harder than
quartz, and zircon is maybe just about as hard as any of these, so it will be considered straightaway. Red zircon,
which is uncommon, is appropriately called "hyacinth." Many Hessonite garnets (cinnamon stones) are
mistakenly called hyacinths, in any case. The genuine hyacinth has more snap and fire attributable to its
firm surface radiance and high dispersive force, just as to its high refractive file. A
genuine hyacinth is a wonderful stone. Brilliant yellow zircons are accurately called "jacinths."
Falsely brightened zircons (the shade of which has been eliminated by warming) are known as
"jargoons" or now and then as "Matura jewels." All different tones in zircon ought to be named
just zircon, with a shading descriptive word to demonstrate the specific tone as, "earthy colored zircon," and so forth
Tourmaline. Tourmaline outfits jewels of a wide range of tones. These are generally typically called
basically tourmaline, with a shading modifier to indicate the specific tone, as, for instance, the
"pink tourmaline" of California. Red tourmaline is, in any case, here and there called "rubellite," and
white tourmaline has been classified "achroite." The last material is only here and there cut, and consequently the
name is only sometimes seen or utilized.
Garnet. We may next think about the garnets, as the vast majority of them are fairly harder than quartz.
As was said in Lesson XVIII. in our investigation of mineral species, there are a few kinds of garnets,
described by similitude of compound creation, or possibly by similarity of arrangement, at the same time,
having explicit contrasts of property. The names utilized by goldsmiths for the few sorts of
garnets should be a genuinely obvious sign regarding the sort in hand in a specific case. At
present there is extensive disarray in the naming of garnets. The most well-known practice is to
call all garnets of a purplish-red shading "almandines." As numerous such garnets have a place with the mineral
species almandite garnet, there is little issue with the duration of this training. The
to some degree less thick, and less hard dark red garnets are appropriately called "pyrope garnets"
(in a real sense "fire" garnets). A large number of the Arizona garnets have a place in this division. The expression "Arizona
rubies" ought not be utilized. As was said under ruby, only red corundum ought to get
that title. Essentially the pyrope garnet of the precious stone mines of South Africa is erroneously called
"Cape ruby." Pyrope and almandite garnet will in general converge in piece and in properties, and
the wonderful "Rhodolite" garnets of Macon County, North Carolina, are between the two
assortments in organization, in shading, and in different properties.
Hessonite garnet outfits yellowish-red and earthy red stones, which are here and there
additionally called "cinnamon stones." They are likewise often and mistakenly called jacinth or
hyacinth, terms which, as we have seen, ought to be held for yellow and red zircon, separately.
Andradite garnet outfits splendid green stones, which have been inaccurately named "Olivines"
by the exchange. The name is shocking as it is indistinguishable with the genuine name of the mineral which
gives us peridot. The name doesn't propose the shade of these garnets accurately, as they are
rare olive green in conceal. As the shortage of fine examples and their incredible excellence make a
genuinely excessive cost important, people in general would scarcely pay it for anything that was designated "garnet,"
as garnets are viewed as normal and modest. Maybe the selection of the name "Demantoid"
might calm the circumstance. The stones are much of the time alluded to as "demantoid garnets" on
record of their jewel like shine and scattering. The utilization of "demantoid" alone, if a
thing might be produced using the descriptor, would keep away from both the disarray with the mineral olivine,
furthermore, the ruining impact of the word garnet, and would simultaneously propose a portion of the
most striking properties of the material.
"Spodumene" outfits pink to lilac "Kunzite," named after Dr. George F. Kunz, the jewel master,
furthermore, for a period an emerald green assortment was had from North Carolina which got known as
"Hiddenite," after its pioneer, W. E. Covered up. No disarray of naming appears to have emerged in
respect to this mineral.
The following mineral in the size of hardness is quartz. (Hardness 7.) When unadulterated and dry it
ought to be designated "rock gem." Purple quartz is obviously amethyst. A few vendors have embraced
an awful act of calling the fine profound purple amethyst "Oriental" amethyst, which ought not be
done, as the expression "Oriental" has for quite a while meant a corundum diamond. As Siberia has
created some exceptionally fine amethysts, the expression "Siberian amethyst" would be a decent one to
assign any particularly fine pearl.
Quartz Gems. We have effectively thought to be the naming of yellow quartz regarding
topaz. "Citrine quartz" is most likely the best name for this material. On the off chance that it is felt that the name
"topaz" should be utilized, the prefix "quartz" ought to be utilized, or maybe "Spanish topaz" will do, however
some exertion ought to be made to recognize it from the genuine valuable topaz. Notwithstanding amethyst
furthermore, citrine quartz we have the pinkish, smooth quartz known as "rose quartz." This is for the most part
"Cat's-eye" is a term that ought to be held for the Chrysoberyl assortment, and the quartz assortment
ought to consistently be classified "quartz cat's-eye." "Tiger's-eye" is a mineral where a delicate sinewy
material has been broken down away, and quartz has been kept in its place. "Aventurine
quartz" is the right name for quartz containing spangles of mica. Clear, boring rocks
of quartz are here and there cut for sightseers. Such stones are oftentimes incorrectly named "jewels" with
some prefix, concerning model "Lake George jewels," and so forth Among the minutely glasslike
assortments of quartz we have the unmistakable red, which ought to be classified "carnelian," the caramel red
"sard," the green "chrysoprase," the leek green "prase," and the more brilliant green "plasma." The
last three are not so regularly seen as the initial two, and much of the time the best-hued examples
are falsely colored.
"Jasper," a material more exceptionally respected by the people of old than as of now, is fundamentally quartz, yet
contains sufficient hearty material to make it hazy. "Bloodstone" is a greenish chalcedony with
spots of red jasper.
"Agates" are joined chalcedonies, the assortment called "onyx" having customary groups, and the
"sardonyx" being an onyx agate where a portion of the groups are of rosy sard.
Similarly as we thought about opal with quartz (in view of its compound likeness) while examining
mineral species, so we may now consider the legitimate naming of opals here. "Valuable opal" is
recognized from "regular opal" by the magnificence of its showcase instead of by any distinction in
piece. The impact is obviously because of the presence of flimsy movies (presumably of material of
somewhat extraordinary thickness), filling what used to be breaks in the mass. The rainbow tones are the
aftereffect of obstruction of light (see a school text on physical science for a clarification of impedance).
The shifting thickness of these movies gives changing shadings, so various examples of opal show
altogether different impacts. The distinctions of appropriation of the movies inside the material likewise cause
varieties in the impacts. Thus we have barely any two examples of opal that are indistinguishable.
There are, nonetheless, certain genuinely clear sorts of opal and goldsmiths ought to figure out how to apply
right names to these kinds. Most prominent among the opals of to-day are the supposed
"Dark opals" from New South Wales. These give striking glimmers of shading out of appearing
murkiness. In certain positions the stones, as the name infers, seem blue-dark or blackish dim.
By communicated light, be that as it may, the somewhat blue stones seem yellow. Attributable to the sharp difference
between the dull foundation and the glimmering range tones, dark opals are generally appealing
stones and fine examples order excessive costs. One fine piece, which was on presentation at the
Panama-Pacific Exposition was looking like a stretched safeguard, about 13⁄4 crawls by 11⁄8
creeps in size and rather level and slender for its spread. It gave in one position a strong surface of
practically unadulterated ruby red which changed to green on tipping the stone to the other way;
$2,000 was requested the piece.
"White opal" is the name applied to the lighter shades of opal which don't show the pale blue-
dark impact in any position. "Harlequin opal" has rather huge spaces of positive tones
giving to some degree the impact of a guide of the United States where the various States are in
"Fire opal" is an orange-red assortment. It has some "play" of shadings notwithstanding its orange-red
"Opal Matrix" has little bits and movies of valuable opal circulated through a dull volcanic
rock and the mass is formed and cleaned in general.
Jade. "Jade" ought to next get consideration. It is a much mishandled term. Under it one may buy
jadeite, nephrite, bowenite, amazonite, or much of the time just green glass. The utilization of the word
should be bound to the initial two minerals referenced, specifically, jadeite and nephrite, for they
just have the limit strength along with significant hardness that we expect of jade.
Bowenite, while extreme, is generally delicate and amazonite is weak and furthermore effectively cleavable, while
glass is both delicate and brittle.
Peridot and Olivine. The mineral "olivine" gives us the "peridot" (this name ought to be saved for
the more profound jug green stones), and the olive green jewels of this equivalent mineral may effectively be
called "olivine" or "chrysolite." As was clarified under garnet, diamond setters oftentimes utilize the term
"olivine" to assign demantoid garnet. The term chrysolite is additionally at times erroneously utilized
for the greenish-yellow chrysoberyl.
Feldspar Gems. Among the minerals milder than quartz, which are utilized as diamonds, we have too
"feldspar," which gives us "moonstone," "Labradorite," and "Amazonite."
An opalescent type of chalcedony is every now and again assembled on California sea shores and cleaned for
vacationers under the name of "California Moonstone." This name is tragically picked as the
material isn't equivalent to that of genuine moonstone and the impact isn't so articulated or thereabouts
excellent. The cleaned stones show simply a smooth shadiness without any of that
delightful sheen of the genuine moonstone. "Labradorite" is normally effectively named. "Amazonite"
was initially incorrectly named, as none is found along the waterway of that name. The term has come into
such broad use, notwithstanding, that we will presumably need to keep on utilizing it, particularly as no
other name has come into need for this somewhat blue green feldspar. As has effectively been said, amazonite
is once in a while sold as "jade," which is mistaken.
Malachite, Azurite, and Lapis Lazuli. Malachite and azurite are generally effectively named, however
"lapis lazuli" is a name that is regularly abused, being applied to popped quartz that has been
stained with Prussian blue, or some other color, to an unconvincing similarity to genuine lapis.
Such falsely created stones are at times sold as "Swiss lapis." They are more diligently than valid
lapis and most likely wear much better in uncovered trimmings, however they are not lapis and are never
of equivalent tone, and names ought not be misused, and particularly is this valid in an exchange where
the general population has needed to depend so totally upon the information and the uprightness of the vendor.
With the increment of information about valuable stones that is gradually yet consistently developing among
general society, it turns out to be like never before essential for the goldsmith and pearl seller to know and to
utilize the right names for every single valuable stone. The understudy who wishes to become familiar with the
matter should winnow his data from various chips away at jewels. G. F. Herbert-
Smith, in his Gem-Stones, gives a three and one half page part on "Classification of Precious
Stones" (Chap. XIII., pp. 109-112). The current exercise has endeavored to unite in one
place material from numerous sources, along for certain ideas from the creator.