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.
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.
How do you choose the perfect ruby? Rubies are beautiful red precious stones, which looking stunning set in gold. So discover how to pick a quality ruby now
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...
Turquoise is Arizona's State Gemstone. Although the mines near Kingman, AZ produce most of the states Turquoise, there are several other sources including Sleeping Beauty, Bisbee, Morenci, and more.
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.
Sapphire! A gemstone of choice for many years. This unique gemstone has long been a choice for jewelry because of its high intensity and durability factors.
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 origin. Blue Topaz stone, the...
Learn how the cat's eye gemstone is used in astrology to protect a person from disaster and misfortune.