egyptian precious and semi-precious stones


It might be mentioned, in passing, that the precious and semi-precious stones which the Egyptians employed were, in alphabetical order: agate, amethyst, beryl, calcite, cornelian, chalcedony, coral, felspar, garnet, haematite, jade, jadeite, jasper, lapis lazuli, malachite, olivine, onyx, pearl, peridot, rock-crystal, sard, sardonyx and turquoise. Diamonds, opals, rubies and sapphires were unknown.

From Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt by Jon Manchip White