The only thing I can think of today instead of the usual my kids are precious to me as well as my family and friends are gems. So I will just list some here for you…

ACTINOLITE CAT’S EYE-Actinolite is a rare and translucent variety of chatoyant actinolite. It is an amphibole silicate that is sometimes mistakenly called “cat’s eye jade.

AGATE- Agate is a form of chalcedony quartz that forms on concentric layers in a remarkable variety of colors and textures.

AGATE GEODE- Agate is a form of chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a remarkable variety if colors and textures. Geodes are rock cavities or vugs with internal crystal formation.

ALEXANDRITE- Alexandrite is one of the rarest of all colored gemstones and is famed for its color change from green in daylight to red under incandescent light.

ALMANDINE GARNET- Almandine garnet, the most common garnet, is dark-brownish or purplish-red. Garnet is very popular for its excellent hardness and brilliance.

AMAZONITE- Amazonite is a gemstone variety of green microcline, a feldspar mineral. It is named after the Amazon River in Brazil, although deposits no deposits have been found there.

AMBER- Amber, the fossilized, hardened resin of the pine tree, is one of the few gemstones of organic origin. Most amber is found in the Baltic, where it  formed about 50 million years ago.

AMETHYST- Amethyst is the most precious gemstone within the quartz group. Amethyst ranges in color from pale lilac to deep reddish-purple.

Aquamarine- Aquamarine is best known for its breathtaking range of blue colors and belongs to the same family as emerald (beryl). Aquamarine is colored by trace amounts of iron.

SAPPHIRE- Sapphire is the most precious and valuable blue gemstone. It is a very desirable gemstone due to its excellent color, hardness, durability,  and luster. In the gem trade, Sapphire without any color prefix refers to the blue variety of  the mineral Corundum.  However, the term Sapphire encompasses all other gem varieties and colors of Corundum as well, excluding Ruby, the red variety of Corundum, which has its own name since antiquity.

That is all for today. To be honest I just went down a list of A’s and then I had to add my own birthstone Sapphire into the mix so it made it to number 10.

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