Imitations, manmade stones and gemstone treatments

This resource brings together, in one place, all the information I've previously written about these gems so that anyone buying gemstones can easily use it for reference.  It will be added to and updated as I find new information or gemstones (if you see one, please let me know!).

Stones are listed by their gemstone name, eg: Mystic Quartz will be found under Quartz 

While this information is no substitute for gemmological training, I hope it will give you an insight into what you may encounter when shopping for gemstones. 

click on the images below to see the all the different gemstones

If I can help someone make a more informed purchase, that would be brilliant.  Hope you find it useful!