Alabama Symbols, Emblems, and Honors
Official Alabama Gemstone
Star Blue Quartz
(SiO2 , Silicon dioxide)
The Star Blue Quartz became the state gemstone in 1990. An Alabama State Senator, Don Hale from Cullman County, proposed the Blue Star Quartz as the state gemstone in 1990. A gemstone is a mineral that when cut and polished and can be used in jewelry.
For more information see: http://www.statehousegirls.net/al/symbols/gemstone/
Act 90-203, Acts of Alabama, March 29, 1990
Updated: Janaury 25, 2010