Fabled to be the treasure of mermaids, Aquamarines have long been associated with the sea and the moon. In ancient times, sailors wore Aquamarines for protection during their voyages – a tradition that has carried over into modern centuries. This beautiful blue-green or transparent turquoise gem evokes a deep sense of calm tranquility and peaceful resolutions to conflicts. Aquamarine rings and pendants are perfect romantic gifts to symbolize love as eternal as the sea. Aquamarine is also the March birthstone.
Astrophyllite is a very rare mineral that is found only in a few remote locations around the world. It was first discovered in 1854 in Norway. The Greek words for star – “astron” – and leaf – “phyllon” contributed to Astrophyllite’s name, because of its crystalline starburst-like patterns. Astrophyllite is associated with overcoming obstacles and reaching one’s full potential. Its motto is “Believe and you will achieve.”
Astrophyllite colors range across the neutral spectrum of earth tones. Stones can be either black or white in background color...
Atlantisite, also called Tasmanite, is a newly-discovered gemstone that combines yellow-green Serpentine with pink or purple Stichtite. This extremely rare gemstone is mined exclusively in Tasmania. The unusual green and purple combination is reminiscent of new life in the spring, and its bold colors and dramatic patterns set it apart from other gemstones.
Ana Silver Co. offers a large variety of one-of-a-kind Atlantisite Sterling Silver jewelry, individually handcrafted by professional artisans. No two pieces are alike! Peruse our Atlantisite silver pendants, Atlantisite silver rings, and...
Apatite, also known as Fluorapatite or Chlorapatite, was so-named from a Greek word meaning “to be misleading” because it was often mistaken for other gemstones. Primarily from Brazil, Burma, and Mexico, Apatite gemstones are available in a wide variety of colors, with blue or green being the most popular. Transparent green Apatite is referred to as “Asparagus Stone,” and blue Apatite is also called “Moroxite.” During the Apollo missions, astronauts collected moon rocks that were found to contain traces of Apatite.
Surrounded by myth and legend, the seemingly infinite spirals of Ammonite Fossils have fascinated people the world over for centuries. The Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, gave Ammonite its name based on the ram’s horn shape, while these snail shell fossils were called “Snakestones” or “Serpentstones” by medieval Europeans. Ammonite Fossils typically range in neutral shades from chocolate brown, deep burgundy or red, pure black, slate gray, and lemon yellow, though many other colors are possible. Brilliantly-colored Ammonites are considered gemstone quality and are made into Ammolite jewelry.