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Terra Kit -- the only start-up kit for new gemstone collectors made in the U.S.
The Terra Kit Start-up / Beginner Gemstone Collector Kit makes a great gift for men, women, teens, YOURSELF! (more on Terra Kit users)

Terra Kit - Gemstone collector kit
NOW introductory priced at only $49.99
Optional upgrade: Terra Kit with professional
BelOMO 21mm triplet loupe for only $64.99  
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Terra Kit includes:

  • Four natural gemstones: blue topaz, garnet, cultured freshwater pearl, peridot

  • Full-color 30 page Terra Kit Gemstone Collector Guide
    NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE! This guide will take you quickly from beginner to intermediate level.

  • Jeweler's diamond tweezers

  • Four-prong gemstone holder tool

  • 100mm caliper or gem gauge

  • 10x loupe (upgrade kits receive Belomo 10x triplet loupe more)

  • Six acrylic gem jars

  • Sheet of 12 labels for gem jars

  • Selvyt gem polishing cloth

  • Small mineral samples of citrine, peridot and topaz

  • Glass gemstone simulant (learn to distinguish between a genuine gem and glass simulant)

  • Full-color 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" print of forty-nine collectible gemstones

  • Gemstone Triva Quiz

  • Access information for the Terra Gift Stones Customers only Web site with free gem images for downloading and regularly updated pages on gemstone collecting

The Terra Kit shows:

Exotic gemstones
Gemstone shapes and cuts

How to use tools to handle, measure and view gems

How to label and safely store gemstones

Difference between treated and untreated gems

How to recognize crystal and feather inclusions in a gem

Relationship between rock, mineral, gem, crystal

What makes a red gemstone red

How to detect a fake glass gemstone

What is "Refractive Index" and why does it matter?

What is the Moh's scale of hardness and why does it matter?

Gemstone classification: groups, species and varieties

History of gemstones for decorative use

Lore on healing and spiritual properties of gemstones

Why people collect gems

Where to learn more about gems and gemology

Terra Gift Stones is a division of:
Terra Enterprises
Tampa Bay area, Florida U.S.A.
(813) 643-5427