What is Beryl?

What is Beryl? Beryl is known mineral variety in gemstones. Beryl is a family name. This is formed of beryllium cyclosilicate with having formula Be₃Al₂(SiO₃)₆.   The popular varieties of Beryl are emerald and aquamarine. Chemical Composition: – Be-Al-Silicate Crystals Structure: –         Rectangular etch pits Crystal system:-  Hexagonal crystal system Hardness (Mohs hardness scale):  7.5 – […]

World Largest emerald ‘ Teodora” is Fake. Owner Regan Reaney Arrested

The 57,500-carat weighs 11.5 kg (25.35 lb) emerald ( the world largest, the size of a watermelon that would could fetch as much as $1.15 million But It appeared to be FAKE. Regan Reaney Arrested: Owner Of World’s Largest Emerald Held, Gem Unsold At Auction Regan Reaney, owner of the the world’s largest emerald looks […]

Testing Hardness , Toughness and Stability of Gemstones

How Gemstones durability is analysed?  Durability of gemstones helps in gems identification of particular gemstones through its particular characteristics or resistance power in particular environment in its internal structure or externally.  There are many experiments done on mineral stones and their results tell us about how much stone is hard or tough. There are normally following […]

Identification of Gems – Calcite dichroscope

Observing Gemstone colours through Calcite Dichroscope. A dichroscope is a handheld tool for identifying or looking into the different colors or shades of a pleochroic piece of gemstones. It helps any gemologist or gem cutter in judging gemstone before cutting or identifying any gem.   Calcite Dichroscope Calcite Dichroscope is used to observe dichroic gems and […]

What is Luster Called in Gemstones?

Luster is referred to the light reflected from the surface of gems. In some gemstones, there is internal light reflections also such as facet stones with transparency. However internal reflection of light is not called luster. It is called brilliance. Luster is the way a mineral either shines or does not shine. Gems and minerals can […]

Research Paper on the Enantiornithine (Baby Bird caught 99 Milliion years ago in Burmese amber)

A baby bird from Dianosour time was caught in amber dated approximately back to 99 million years ago. The amber is 99 million years old according to scientists writing in the journal Gondwana Research. Here are pictures of bird from different angles. Sizes and Measurements:- Size:  86 mm x 30 mm x 57 mm, weighs: 78.16 g, The bird […]

The World Most Expensive Gemstones SOLD EVER

Pink Star diamond sells for $71.2 million, take a look at the world’s most expensive gemstones 59.60 Carat pink star diamond has broken the world record. It was sold by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong in $71.2 million. The Pink Star Diamond took 2 years to cut after the best gem cutters in the world studied […]

A Giant Jade Stone Weighing 175 tonnes uncovered in Myanmar

According to BBC report and other authentic media, a giant jade stone has been unearthed in Myanmar. The stone is 4.3m (14ft) high and 5.8m (19ft) long, and is reportedly worth an estimated $170m (£140m). It was found in a mine in the jade-producing Kachin state, in the north of the country. Local politician U […]