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.
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.
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.
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, and in some parts of Alaska....
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.
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 the number of synthetic emeralds being produced around the world, how can you know...
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
Learn why Paraiba is a rare and expensive gemstone, how it got its color and why it is one of the sought-after gemstones in the world
Like Rodney Dangerfield, rose quartz "gets no respect." Learn why this beautiful, affordable, yet under appreciated gemstone deserves a place in your jewelry box.
Malachite is a popular stone which has dark and light green banded areas, and this patterns give the stone its unique ornamental look unlike that of any other gemstone. Malachite is a carbonate mineral normaly known as "copper carbonate" with the...