16 Count Crayola GemTones Crayons: What's Inside the Box

Why do I love the GemTones? I loved how they sparkled on things when I used them as a kid.  I had not seen anything like it before. And they were also named after precious stones, ie Pink Pearl, Rub, Emerald, Rose Quartz. What little girl does not love stones?

GemTones were first released in Canada and then made available in the United States in 1993.  During these years Crayola was experimenting with glitter crayons.  It is unknown what medium was used for the glitter effect. I still have my box of GemTones from my childhood and bought another box from eBay recently.  My box from my childhood is definitely used. The first box did included a regular black crayon.  I think Crayola included it to use for outlining the drawings.

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Boxes: 16 count Crayola GemTones
Year: 1993, 1994
Other Boxes: 8 count box, Canadian GemTones
What's inside the box: 
1993 box: Amethyst, black, Citrine, Emerald, Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, Onyx, Peridot, Pink Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Smokey Topaz, Tiger's Eye
1994 box: Amethyst, Citrine, Emerald, Jade, Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, Onyx, Peridot, Pink Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Smokey Topaz, Tiger's Eye
Purchase information: eBay and original box from childhood, eBay-2014, other in 1990's
Where to buy: eBay
Patents: US Patent 5,261,952, Solid marking composition containing glitter
Style Number: 52-3216
Code Number: 52-3126-0-200 (1993), 52-3126-0-201W (1994)
UPC Number: 071662032166 (1993), 071662032166 (1994)

1993 16 Crayola GemTones



1994 16 Crayola GemTones

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