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...
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?
Precious stones have a rich history. All round the world in royal families, these stones are considered as charm of beauty, elegance and class. All in the known history and recent times, wearing and gifting of these...
The history and origin of the many varieties of Nevada Turquoise is quite fascinating. Starting a collection of Nevada Turquoise is a great way to start collecting fabulous varieties of Turquoise.
Love collecting agates? Wonderful old agates are still being offered from Mexico and new discoveries are occasionally discovered. Here are some of the most popular agates found in Mexico.
This blog is about the history, beliefs, and what science has proven about the Amethyst gem.
wHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE A GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST AND HOW DID I DO IT.
Different beliefs pop-up when one inquires about the source of the name of Topaz. While some state it to have derived its name out of Greek term of ‘Topazion’, others state the Sanskrit term of ‘Tapas’ to be its...
Moonstone is the substitute gemstone for Pearl and traditional Birthstone of August. This stone is considered as the gemstone of love and new beginnings. Check this Hub for its healing properties.
A beginner's guide to birthstones and gemstones, including their attributed uses and properties.