GemTrove: Complete Gemstone Library

The Gemstone Library Guide

There are hundreds of gemstones available in the world. Gemstones are categorised by rarity. A gem can be labelled as either a precious, semi-precious or organic.

Precious Stones

A precious stone is a gem that has been traditionally worn in fashionable jewellery settings:

  • Diamond
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Emerald

At Gemtrove we are renowned for our impressive collection of diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald jewellery. Explore our range of fine jewellery and loose diamonds here.

Semi Precious Stones

Apart from precious stones, other gems have gained popularity in jewellery pieces. There are many semi-precious stones available in a variety of luxury items. Here is a compact list of popular semi-precious stones:

  • Agate
  • Alexandrite
  • Amazonite
  • Amethyst
  • Apatite
  • Aquamarine
  • Aventurine
  • Black Onyx
  • Cameo
  • Carnelian
  • Chalcedony
  • Charoite
  • Cinnabar
  • Citrine
  • Coral
  • Cubic Zirconia
  • Diopside
  • Eilat
  • Enamel
  • Fire Opal
  • Fluorite
  • Garnet
  • Glass
  • Green Amethyst
  • Hematite
  • Howlite
  • Iolite
  • Iron Pyrite
  • Jade
  • Jasper
  • Kyanite
  • Labradorite
  • Lapis
  • Larimar
  • Malachite
  • Marcasite
  • Moissanite
  • Moonstone
  • Morganite
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Peridot
  • Pietersite
  • Pyrite
  • Quartz
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Rhodolite
  • Rhodonite
  • Rubellite
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Selenite
  • Shell
  • Sodalite
  • Spinel
  • Sunstone
  • Swarovski
  • Tanzanite
  • Tiger's Eye
  • Topaz
  • Tourmaline
  • Tsavorite
  • Turquoise
  • Variscite

Organic Stones

Some semi-precious stones are actually made of other organic materials. Instead of being formed through minerals they can be made of any other naturally formed material and shaped to suit some jewellery settings. Organic gemstones include:

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

Rocks As Gemstones

At its purest, gemstones are made of a mineral and formed deep within the earth’s core. However, some precious rocks can also be categorised as a gemstone. These rocks are made up of two or more minerals. Their popularity in jewellery settings continues to grow and is starting to emerge in contemporary jewellery worn today:

  • Anyolite
  • Bauxite
  • Bloodstone
  • Eilat stone
  • Epidosite
  • Iddingsite
  • Llanite
  • Lapis lazuli
  • Maw sit sit
  • Pallasite
  • Peridotite (a.k.a. olivine)
  • Obsidian (rock: volcanic glass)
  • Apache tears
  • Helenite
  • Libyan desert glass
  • Moldavite
  • Soapstone (also known as steatite)
  • Tactite
  • Unakite

Each gemstone is also available in a variety of ways. For example, there are Colombian Emeralds, Brazilian Emeralds and more. On the other hand, Pearls are harvested in certain areas and are therefore labelled accordingly like Akoya Pearls or Freshwater Cultured Pearls.

Have one of our helpful gemologists guide you through the immense world of beautiful gemstones and jewellery.

Explore Our Stunning Gemstone Jewellery

At GemTrove we have a variety of gemstone jewellery in our collection. From beautiful sapphire rings, ruby earrings or pearl necklaces, we carefully curate our showroom to highlight luxury items. Treat yourself or your loved one to a designer gemstone jewellery today. You can view our vast selection online or instore.


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