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Garnet

The Tucson 2015 Gem Show demonstrated that there are considerably more options than just the big three (ruby, sapphire and emerald) for buyers seeking fine quality gemstones. The availability of bigger and higher quality garnets…

Top 41 Gem Blogs

Gemstones have mystified people for ages, used as accents for beautiful adornments, and even believed by some to have energy properties for healing and meditative purposes. The gem blogs listed here are some of the most…

Contemporary Jadeite Testing

Jadeite is a sodium aluminum silicate mineral which has a polycrystalline structure. The hardness is 6.5-7 on the Mohs’ scale, the average specific gravity value is 3.33, and the refractive index is approximately 1.66. The…