15 Aug 2012

Chrome Diopside: Ugly Name, Amazing Looks

Diopside is usually sold under the name chrome diopside or chromium diopside. Hardly a name suitable for this beautiful green gemstone, but it’s not likely going to change anytime soon. This magnificent green gemstone can easily match itself with far more expensive green gemstones like emeralds or tsavorite garnets, while

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15 Aug 2012

Topaz: The Imperial Gemstone

The topaz comes in many different colors, however most commonly it is colorless or brownish. The topaz is mostly associated with the color yellow. This is quite surprising, because yellow is no longer is the most popular color. White topaz and blue topaz have seen a dramatic rise in popularity

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15 Aug 2012

Amber: Nature’s Time Capsule

Though amber has been used as a medicine and in amber jewelry for over 10,000 years it lost popularity in the 20th century.Until demand picked up dramatically in 1993. The reason of course was Jurassic Park in which it plays a prominent role. Dinosaur DNA was extracted from a mosquito

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14 Aug 2012

Blue Sapphire: Gemstone of the Heavens

A magnificent gemstone, the blue sapphire is most known and popular for its blue color. From purplish blue to a vivid dark blue reminding of the evening sky. Other sapphire colors such as yellow sapphire, pink sapphire and black sapphire have been increasing in popularity in the last years. Sapphires

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