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REVELATION - THE END OF THE AGE OF MAN
(A Synopsis of the Revelation of Jesus Christ)

APPENDIX

The 12 Foundations
of the New Jerusalem

(Revelation 21:19 & 20)

The Foundation Stones Description Sample
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1. Jasper Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of Chalcedony. It is found in all colors including: red, brown, pink, yellow, green, grey/white and shades of blue and purple.
2. Sapphire Blue is by far the most popular color for sapphires, but they can be almost any color, including yellow, green, white, colorless, pink, orange, brown, and purple. Padparadscha is the name for a rare orange-pink variety of sapphire and has a higher value than blue sapphires.
3. Chalcedony Chalcedony is found in almost every color including: white, gray, black, brown, brownish red, orange, yellow, light to dark green, blue, lavender or, in the case of agates and jaspers, combinations of those colors.
4. Emerald Emerald is the name given the green variety of beryl. Top quality emeralds are a deep grass green with a slightly bluish cast.

5. Sardonyx Onyx is a chalcedony quartz that is mined in Brazil, India, California and Uruguay. It has a fine texture and black color; however some onyx also displays white bands or ribbons against a black or brown background and this variety is known as Sardonyx.

6. Carnelian Carnelian is a form of chalcedony, a member of the quartz family and most Carnelian is heat treated today to enhance the reddish brown color.

7. Chrysolite Also known as Olivine because of its typically olive-green color

8. Beryl Pure beryl is colorless, but it also occurs in a variety of colors including green, yellow, greenish-yellow, blue to blue-green, red, colorless and pink when tinted by impurities. Since there will be no impurities in the Holy City, the beryl foundation will most likely be clear (colorless).

9. Topaz Topaz occurs in a wide range of colors including red, orange, peach, pink, gold, yellow, brown and clear.

10. Chrysoprase The gemstone Chrysoprase is an opalescent apple green colored variety of chalcedony (quartz).

11. Jacinth Jacinth is a traditional term for yellow, orange or red-brown zircon. The term jacinth is no longer used much in the gem trade today.

12. Amethyst Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and the most valued member of the quartz family. It must be purple to be amethyst, but it can display a range of shades including deep purple, light lilac, lavender and mauve.

 
Information from Bernardine Fine Art and Jewelry,
GemSelect, and Wikipedia



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