FEBRUARY BIRTHSTONE

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If you were born in February, your birthstone is amethyst – the purple variety of quartz that has captivated mankind for...

Know all about the healing properties of gemstones

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Brahma Gems tells you how the health insecurity and anxiety in times of Covid-19 can be controlled with the best healing gemstones...

For Amethyst, It’s Not So Easy Being Green

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I was all set to do a roundup of purple amethyst jewels for February when I remembered: Wait a minute, why do...

15.53 ct Pearl Discovered in Edible Oyster from the Ostreidae Family

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Figure 1. A white non-nacreous pearl weighing 15.53 ct and measuring 19.54 × 13.26 × 11.57 mm was found in an...

Black Star Sapphire with Dual Treatments

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Figure 1. The 75 ct black star sapphire that was brought in for testing. Photo by Wimon Manorotkul.

Quarterly Crystal: Pyrite in Quartz

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Figure 1. This example of Colombian pyrite-containing rock crystal weighs 466.27 ct and measures 61.90 mm in length. Photo by Diego...

How to buy September birthstone : Sapphire

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Sapphire, one of the most enigmatic and beautiful of all gemstones also happens to be the birthstone for the month of September,...

The State of the Colored Stone Market Circa 2020

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Few people have a better perspective on the colored stone market than Stuart Robertson, vice president of Gemworld International in Glenview, Ill., publisher of The...

Collectors guide to emeralds

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Renowned for their striking colour, emeralds have been a subject of fascination since antiquity — with Ancient Roman nobleman Pliny the Elder...

What is Painite and why painite from Myanmar can fetch US$60,000 per carat

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Humans have adorned themselves and their belongings with attractive stones since prehistoric times. We’ve used fossil materials such as jet and amber,...
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Is Aquamarine a Favorite Gemstone of Yours, Too?

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It feels so good to even be thinking the word aquamarine, because it means that we’re talking March, and March is well on its...

Diamonds with Fake Inscriptions Turn Up at GIA

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RAPAPORT... The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has recently received “a number of” lab-grown or treated stones carrying natural-diamond reports and fake inscriptions,...

Will Purchasing Loose Diamonds Give You More for Your Money?

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There are several reasons why you may be thinking about purchasing loose diamonds. Arguably, the most common involves the simple fact that...
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