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Generously sized gemstones. Great value – Excellent Workmanship. This is just a small selection of the jewelry we have at the store. Drop by the tropical ambiance of Mile 5.2 Greenhouse for a showing of our jewelry in a comfortable setting.

Unique to Alaska

Unique to the World!

These are unique one-of-a-kind designs with large stones hand carved in Thailand. What you see on this website is a small fraction of the jewelry selection that we stock.

Handcrafted in Thailand with large gemstones from Africa

Gem Stone Jewelry

Some interesting anecdotal notes about the Gems we carry

Amethyst
A rich shade of purple in color.
Helps with creativity and to eliminate stress.
Lucky on Saturday.
February birthstone.

Citrine
A sparkling brilliant yellow in color.
To encourage communication and organizing of ideas.
Lucky on Monday.
November alternate birthstone.

Garnet
A cascading deep red in color.
Provides balance for health, sexual awakening, circulation of blood.
Lucky on Sunday.
January birthstone.

Peridot
A lavish shimmering green in color.
An asset to relax the mind an keep the body in balance.
Lucky on Wednesday.
August birthstone.

Topaz
A light and breezy summer sky blue in color.
A symbol of beauty and glory, can enhance friendship.
Lucky on Friday.
November birthstone.

Gem stone jewelry makes for the most personal and appreciative of all gifts for every occasion. The creativity and attention to detail in every beautiful piece of this truly unique, quality handcrafted jewelry.

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Anchorage Amethyst

The world’s most popular purple gemstone

From Geology.comAmethyst is the purple color variety of quartz. It is the most popular purple gem and one of the most popular gemstones of all time. Amethyst is used to produce faceted stones, cabochons, beads, tumbled stones, and many other items for jewelry and ornamental use.

The stone has a Mohs hardness of 7 and does not break by cleavage. It is a gem that is durable enough for use in rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and other types of jewelry. Enormous deposits of amethyst in South America and Africa provide enough material to keep the price low enough that most people can easily afford it.

Banded Amethyst

Tumbled stones: A most popular tumbled stone with a purple color. Shown above are tumbled stones made of banded amethyst, sometimes called “chevron” amethyst because of its V-shaped pattern. This is an extreme example of color zoning within a single amethyst crystal. The stones above are from material produced in Namibia. The largest stone is about 1 1/2 inches in length.

While the word “amethyst” makes most people think of a dark purple gem, it actually occurs in many purple colors. The purple color can be so light that it is barely perceptible or so dark that it is nearly opaque. It can be reddish purple, purple, or violetish purple. Amethyst exists in this wide range of colors.

Today much of the light amethyst is used to cut small calibrated stones for use in mass-market jewelry. Most of the premium reddish purple color amethyst is being used in high-end or designer jewelry.