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AMETHYST

Amethyst is part of the quartz family, and is a very beautiful stone. Its color can range from a pale lilac to vibrant violets and rich purples, and it can contain flashes of red or rose. It mostly appears as translucent or transparent. It is rated as a 7 on the Moh’s scale, as it is a relatively hard crystal. Mulloys Fine Jewelry carries a wide variety of Amethyst jewelry. One of our most popular designers, Marco Bicego, creates many of it’s pieces using a variety of gemstones, including Amethyst in the Paradise Collection. Amethyst gets its name from the Greek word ‘amethystos’, meaning ‘not intoxicated’. The ancient Greeks believed that drinking vessels made from amethyst would protect the drinker from becoming drunk. Amethyst was often made into amulets, sculptures, and adorned drinking cups, as well as being set into jewelry. Amethyst works can be found dating back to the ancient Egyptians and medieval Europeans. Amethyst can be found in a number of places in the world today, with large amounts coming from Brazil, Madagascar and Zambia. Mulloysfinejewelry.com carries Roberto Coin Jewelry, and features their Ipanema collection, which showcases a variety of Amethyst jewelry in superior color and shapes. Amethysts can also be found in the United States, Australia, Kenya, Russia, Bolivia, Uruguay, Sri Lanka and South Korea. Questions about Amethysts’ quality and color can be addressed by a Mulloysjewelry.com Graduate Gemologist staff member.

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AQUAMARINE

Aquamarine is part of the beryl family, and is identified by its coloring, which can range from pastel blue to a pale bluish-green. The serene blues of aquamarine make it a popular stone, and it is famous for its calming effect. It has a Moh’s hardness rating of 7.5-8, making it a hard gemstone. Mulloysjewelry.com carries many different designers who feature Aquamarines in their designs. One popular designer, Konstentino, a Greek made line of designer jewelry is often fashioned with Aquamarines, and Mulloysfinejewelry.com carries their full line. Konstantino jewelry from Greece is known throughout the world for its unique designs and remarkable artisanship. The name aquamarine is derived from the latin words for ‘water of the sea’. This is due to its vibrant blue color. Most of the aquamarine available in the past came from Brazil, but more recently it has been discovered in America, Russia, and several African nations, including Mozambique. Mulloysjewelry.com knowledgeable Graduate Gemologists are always available to answer any questions about Aquamarines.

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CHALCEDONY

Jewelry designers today love its glowing translucent tones and its availability in a wide range of colors and shapes, including carvings. Varieties of chalcedony show an amazing variety of colors and patterns. . One popular designer, Konstentino, a Greek made line of designer jewelry is often fashioned with Chalcedony, and Mulloysfinejewelry.com carries their full line. Konstantino jewelry from Greece is known throughout the world for its unique designs and remarkable artisanship.The translucent stripes and bands of agates, the rich opaque green and brown of fine-grained jasper, the plant like forms of moss agate, the green and red pattern of bloodstone, the rich translucent orange-red of carnelian and apple-green of chrysoprase, and the opaque black of onyx are all faces of the versatile quartz gem. Roberto Coin encompasses Chalcedony in some of its designs, ion.mulloysjewelry.com carries their full collection. Mulloysjewelry.com knowledgeable Graduate Gemologists are always available to answer any questions about Chalcedony.

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