2- Topaz is the Utah state gem.
3- Cinnabar, the genuine stone is extremely toxic (red mercury). The cinnabar beads we see on the market now are man made with resin.
4- Garnet is the beautiful deep red gemstone whose name comes from the Latin word granatum, which means pomegranate. Yummy!! I love them both.
5- Iolite was used by the Vikings for navigation at sea. Looking through an iolite lens enabled them to determine the position of the sun.
6- Jet is the only stone that is naturally pure black. It is composed of coal, carbonized wood. It is sometimes called Black Amber because it also comes from fossilized trees.
7- Kyanite is the mineral aluminum silicate which is also used to manufacture spark plugs, porcelain and other heat resistant ceramics.
8- Lapis Lazuli in powdered form was used as eye shadow by the Ancient Egyptians.
9- Moonstone in India is considered sacred and is a talisman of good fortune and success.
10- Rose Quartz is used by crystal healers to assist in weight loss, to clear the complexion and protect against wrinkles.
Seriously? Please excuse me while I make myself a rose quartz anything!