Many of the most popular lapidary and gemstone material found in the United States come from Utah. Here are some of my favorite gemstone materials found in Utah and the counties they come from.
Although they are both copper minerals and are somewhat similar in appearance, Chrysocolla and Turquoise are not the same thing. Often found with Malachite, Tenorite, Cuprite, and Azurite.
How to determine the value of gem material in the rough state. What factors come into play and how to determine what a pricelss piece is worth.
True yellow jade refers to yellow nephrite, a variety of nephrite. It is one of the rarest types of jades, and can be as light as a lemon, or a dark golden color. They are found in Japan, Myanmar, Guatemala, California,...
The Sandawana emerald is the most rare and considered the more beautiful. Colombian Emeralds more plentiful. They are mined throughout the world, though. Emeralds are a good investment.
Know the different categories and sub-categories of Gems and Jewelry to classify and to know subject better. First time a serious effort for classification of Gems and Jewelry industry....
Navaratna Jewelry can be worn for astrological benefits. Many find these 9 stones planets ring and pendants stylish. Given are navratna gems for navagraha, effects, benefits and how to wear it the right way.
Flawless natural emerald is extremely rare and is the most expensive major gemstone second only to diamond. This green variety of beryl gets it's color from chromium or vanadium impurities. With the huge increase in...
What Are the Most Expensive Collectible Rocks & Minerals? The answer to that question changes all the time. Rocks and minerals that are expensive now, for the most part were once inexpensive
Turquoise is a stunning greenish-blue gemstone, that looks amazing set in silver jewelry. But where does it come from and how long have we been wearing exquisite turquoise jewelry?