Gemstones you may love in 2016

Eudialyte from Russia

What gemstones appeal to you? Is it the colors, the adularescence, the shape? Do you prefer rough stones or faceted and polished? When you choose your gemstones, do it because you love them, whatever they are. I like the fuchsia, celery and black in Eudialyte from Russia, but my favorites may be turquoise and labradorite. You may prefer the lovely twilight color of Hellanite, created from the ash of the Mount St. Helen’s volcano. Perhaps you enjoy the blue of Sodalite, chalcedony and fluorite. Or you are drawn to the dramatic power of red jasper. Whatever makes your heart happy is meant for you!

Hellanite, above, Sodalite, center, and red jasper