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Coloured Gems

Farrah Fine Jewellers carries a beautiful selection of dazzling coloured gemstone jewellery. From pendants to rings, earrings to bracelets there is a colored stone for every taste and budget.

Browse the “Introduction” information about colored stones; their long and storied history, and the beautiful varieties of color, luster and brilliance. Find that special “birthstone”, and learn more about its history, its color and its special meaning.

There are over 130 types of minerals that have been used as gemstones. Some of the most common and popular are: agate, alexandrite, aquamarine, amethyst, chalcedony, citrine, diamond, emerald, feldspar (including amazonite, labradorite, moonstone and sunstone), garnet, jade, jadeite, jasper, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, onyx, opal, peridot, pyrite, quartz, ruby, sapphire, spinel, tiger’s eye, tanzanite, tsavorite, topaz, turquoise, tourmaline, zeolite and zircon.

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March - Bloodstone

The second birthstone for March is bloodstone, a dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide. This ancient stone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets and was believed to have healing powers — especially for blood disorders. It is sometimes called the martyr’s stone as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ’s blood stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. Generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles, primary sources for this stone are India, Brazil, and Australia.