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Gemology: S is for ...

September 3, 2018

Our 19th journey into the realm of gemology brings you the many gemstones beginning with S. Here we take a look at Saltwater Pearl , Sapphire, Sard, Sardonyx, Saussurite, Scapolite, Scheelite, Schorl, Selenite, Septarian, Seraphinite, Serpentine, Shell, Shell Pearl, Sillimanite, Sinhalite, Smithsonite,  Smoky Quartz, Sodalite, South Sea Pearl, Spectrolite, Spessartine / Spessarite,  Sphalerite, Sphene / Titanite, Spinel / Spinell, Spodumene, 'Star' Gemstones,  Stichtite, Sugilite, Sunstone, and Swarovski.

 

Saltwater Pearl

 

Pearls are formed in molluscs that live in either freshwater (rivers) or saltwater (oceans and inlets). Saltwater pearls are from molluscs found in the sea.