Welcome to our Semi Precious Gems Page.
Here you can see a large collection of Semi Precious Stones that we at Navneet Gems and Minerals work with. Here are some brief details about each of the Semi Precious Stones which we work with:
- Amethyst at Navneet Gems and Minerals comes in two origins, the African and the Brazilian Mines. Right now for African Amethyst we only get orders in cabochons and that’s the trend as the Brazilian material is starting to come in good supply and we can supply Amethyst in any quantities, and this is one of our favorite stones.
- Aquamarine is the only light blue gemstone that has a very intense history. Navneet Gems sells both calibrated as well as single stones for high end jewellery customers, as well as Aquamarines for the bulk user who are looking for aquamarine milky cabochon.
Blue Zircon – what is next after Spinels? Zircons is what we say and the market is saying. This gemstone comes mostly from Cambodia, and then heated to produce the Blue zircons that we produce in bulk. The blue zircon in specially is able to imitate itself as a great alternative for Irradiated colored diamonds.
- Chalcedony – This is one of the most abundant materials available. Mostly dyed, but also available in the natural light blue color which is usually cabing material. Chalcedony has a very high luster and when it has a fracture, it gives a very nice fracture luster, that’s one way of identifying Chalcedony. There are many types of Chalcedony’s we supply, Dyed Jasper Chalcedony, Jasper Chalcedony, Onyx Chalcedony, Natural Chalcedony, Dyed Chalcedony available in green, dark blue, orange, pink, many colors.
- Citrine - this semi precious gemstone can come in many different shades, including light citrine, medium citrine, and dark palmeira or madeira citrine.
- Created Emerald – Emerald created in lab conditions by using hydrothermal flux synthesis method, is called lab created emerald. Russia and India are manufacturing this but Russian quality is far better than Indian quality because of close resemblance to natural emerald. It comes in slab form in both included and clean quality. Read more about prices, process, quality, size and other details on our separate page of created emerald.
- Garnet – Garnet comes in more than ten different colors and their market names are different. All garnets share the same crystal structure. It can be categorized based on Aluminum and calcium. We mainly supply pyrope, almandite, Mozambique, tsavorite and rhodolite garnets. All are listed in product section. Know about origin, mining, size, shape and availability there.
- Green Amethyst – Prasiolite or green amethyst which is heated form of violet/purple amethyst but it doesn’t fade in color once heating is done. Some prasiolite in the market are naturally heated, by volcanic activity of the earth’s crust, and some are man heated. Find more details in our product page and our YouTube Channel page.
- Iolite – Tanzanite, Iolite and Blue Sapphire all are the same color of stones with different hues but prices and their properties categorize all of these three into different types. You can get more details in products.
- Labradorite – Labradorite is a natural gemstone mined in Madagascar, which is the same place where Rubies and Sapphires are mined. These black inclusions like petals are natural crystals usually forming inclusions in the stone as a characteristic. Also our Wholesale Labradorite or any, can display an iridescent optical effect known as labradorescence.
- Lapis Lazuli – Lapis is blue opaque gemstone which comes with white calcite and golden pyrites. This is one the stones which have biggest market in the world. Afghanistan is known for top quality lapis material. Read, how miners risk their life in mining of lapis and other origins, quality, price and sizes information.
- Larimar – We have sourced our Larimar rough from the exclusive Dominican Republic Larimar mines and import between 50 and 300 Kilograms per month, depending on our monthly requirements for Wholesale Larimar orders from our clients.
The 3 Qualities of Our Wholesale Larimar Cabochons are;
- The lowest Quality Larimar Gemstone is a Green -White -Blue mix and some pieces have natural inclusions of face cracks.
- Medium Quality Larimar is a Greenish-Blue, meaning in Gemological terms that the dominant color is Blue with some Green color in it. This gemstone could also have some Whitish- Blue colored tones.
- The Best Quality or Pure Blue Larimar stones could be mixed with Light Blue and Dark Blue as it is a Natural Larimar Color Gemstone.
- Moonstone – This popular gemstone comes in many colors like blue, grey, white, orange, pink, off white, brown and others. Blue is the most famous in all of these which comes from Sri Lanka and India. Blue comes in translucent to transparent quality and all other colors in opaque quality, blue is the most expensive in all of these.
- Morganite – Morganite hardly comes in intense color and most stones are very pale colored. Big sizes stones come in stronger color than small sizes stones. Almost all Morganite stones come in faceted, only rare pieces which shows the cat’s eye effect come in cabochon cutting. Ovals, pear and cushions are popular shapes in this stone. Most of the bigger sized Morganites are used in gems collections.
- Peridot – Peridot comes in green color with golden hue and found in many countries. Pakistan, Burma, Kashmir and other countries are famous for green Peridot. This gemstone has two distinct markets – collectors and jewelers’ market. Peridot big sizes are not easy to found, after 9×7 size it becomes difficult and comes in slight lower grade. Price structure of this stone is the same as precious stone, every size has different prices based on different qualities.
- Rhodolite Garnet – This is one species of garnet which comes in pink to raspberry colors. This is one of the demanding colors of garnet and widely used all around the world. We launched this in our products in 2010 and now we are supplying this stone to many of our customers.
- Tanzanite – Favorite stone of Americans, high demand, low availability, replacement of blue sapphire and affordable prices are terms to define this stone. It comes from Tanzania. Prices for this stone have been skyrocketing since last three years for this stone.
- Tourmaline – Tourmaline is one the stones which comes in many colors. Pink, green, blue and Reddish-pink are famous and high valued colors in this stone. It comes from many countries and widely used all around the world. Read more in product section.
- Tsavorite - The chrome green garnet which has superior gemological characteristics and comes from east Africa. It is called the ‘replacement of emerald’ because of its better price, color and quality than emerald and can be easily used in daily use rings and earrings. Another big thing is that it is not even treated in any way and completely natural where most of the emeralds are oiled.
- Turquoise – A blue-green color stone which comes in opaque quality. Arizona turquoise is the most demanding and popular. There is not any stone which comes with the same color as turquoise. This stone has been consistently in high demand for a long period. Users buy turquoise jewelry as heirloom. It can be called the ‘color of softness’, ‘color of positivity’ and ‘color of calmness’.
Quartz: Crystal, Smoky, Rose, Lemon, Beer and Rutile – All these are of the Quartz family. Amethyst and Citrine also are also in this quartz family. It is the most abundant and affordable material and widely used in silver, gold and diamond jewelry. All comes in good transparency and different colors. Crystals, Rose, Smoky, Beer, Lemon come in white, pink, black, greenish yellow, lemon colors respectively. Rutile quartz is known for its own appearance, it comes with natural rutile naturally.
Amber is one the most famous organic gems and has an insect inside the stone. There are hundreds of gemstones which come under the Semi Precious Gems category. Tiger Eyes Malachite, Rhodochrosite, Multi Fluorite and many other gems. Check our product section for detailed descriptions and helpful info. We have a special team to inform our customers about qualities, shapes and quantities of semi precious gems, and whenever you wish to buy semi precious gemstones or need to ask any question related to the gems industry then feel free to drop us an inquiry through our Contact Us page above.