How and where Natural Gemstones are formed?

Today we will learn about How and where Natural Gemstones are formed? This is a very interesting topic about the formation of gemstones. Most of the gemstones form as minerals inside the Earth. Mostly form as crystals in which atoms are arranged in a beautiful symmetry and in orderly manners. Such crystallization is called crystal structure of the crystal system. We have learnt in the previous post about crystal system or structure both lattice shapes and properties. Learning about gemstone formation help in understand or identification of the gemstones. Learning about gemstone formation also help us in finding the gemstones from the rocks. Though gems and minerals are the same. But gemstones include some other material also apart from inorganic material. Gemstones are […]

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Can All Minerals be the gemstones?

Can all minerals be the gemstones? The answer is fair no. All minerals can be gemstones but not all gemstones can be minerals. Why all minerals can be gemstones?? The first question is this. Gemstones are basically a form of minerals (inorganic) and organic substance. The difference between gems and minerals is this that gemstones have some attributes over which mostly are agreed. There are 1000s of minerals. So as there is a long list of gemstones. Gemstones are recognized by value, attractions, price. They are cut and used in jewellery. All minerals cannot be gemstones but all gemstones are minerals. Technically, a mineral is an inorganic substance naturally occurring with having a distinctive crystalline structure. All gemstones are not minerals. Some […]

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Crystals Grouped by Chemical Properties

Gems and minerals are recognized by their crystal structural symmetry, chemical, and physical properties. For crystals, they are divided into 2 categories i.e. the lattices can be primitive (only one lattice point per unit cell) or non-primitive (more than one lattice point per unit cell). In the previous article, we learned about 7 crystal structures or system which are the following:- Cubic Hexagonal Tetragonal Trigonal Orthorhombic Monoclinic Triclinic It should be kept in mind that there is no specific way to distribute crystals or divide them. Though here, we are describing 4 crystals type properties wise on the basis of chemical binding of the constituent atoms. They help us understand minerals and gemstone identification. Group of Crystals by their Properties According to […]

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7 Types of Crystals Structure and Shapes

The chemistry of crystals is very beautiful. It is the crystal structure by which we name the particular crystal, a crystal. Scientifically, there are 7 types of crystals structure and shapes divided into Lattices (shape). We will today focus on the lattice shape of crystals and their properties. Each crystal type is described by the relationship of lattice sides i.e. a, b, c and angles,  α, β and γ. The structures of crystals can be defined as per their symmetry of the unit cells. Types of Crystals by Lattices (Shape) Here are described under 7 different shapes of crystals:- Cubic Hexagonal Tetragonal Trigonal Orthorhombic Monoclinic Triclinic 1- Cubic or Isometric: The cubic crystal structure has the loveliest and good symmetry. […]

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Why ruby gemstone rank in the investment? What you say about this gemstone and mineral?

Though diamonds comes first in investment, however, investing in precious gemstones can give you a profitable return and sometimes more than diamonds. Ruby is one of top 3 precious gemstones about which gemstone dealers are ready to invest. They keep the ruby on top ranking. Natural top quality ruby is rare and more valuable. Gemstones buyers rank the ruby gemstone at the top ranking for investment. Ruby is definitely investment grade gem. Why ruby gemstone rank in the investment? What do you say about this gemstone and mineral? Let us have a look at some points.   Why ruby is considered top ranking for investment? Gem dealers keep ruby at top ranking in terms of investment. Because ruby is a rare […]

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Trapped in Amber-140m year old spider’s web dating back to dinosaurs

Trapped in Amber-140m-year-old spider’s web dating back to dinosaurs is the great new discovery by fossils hunters. Fossil hunters keep finding new  things which give us an idea about life on the Earth. Amber is an organic gemstone which gives us the most authentic and beautiful picture of the history of the Earth. Amber is basically a resin of a tree. Unlike other minerals and gemstones, this is the remaining of tree resin which takes million years to form. Other gemstones and minerals are formed inside the earth in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.  Recently scientists got one of the rarest ambers with having spiderweb trapped inside. After doing experiments in the lab, now they are sure of its date which is […]

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Here we go with world top ten gemstones for investments

Here we go with the word top 10 gemstones for investments Though gemstone and minerals investment is fixed to a particular niche still gemstones are lucky to some investors. Keep in mind that but Luck depends on knowledge about gemstones, about market and technicality of gemstones. The best investors are those who have a keen eye on gemstones regarding their beauty and aesthetic / commercial value. You must be a lover of gemstones beside. You must like the beauty and pick the unique point of gemstone while purchasing. Nowadays, rare gemstones are giving attractive value day by day. The currency value of countries is not stable rather it is decreasing. The stock market is also not stable. In this scenario, […]

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‘Breath of Life’ A New Tiny Rare Fossil Found by Scientists

‘Breath of Life’ A New Tiny Rare Fossil Found by Scientists Scientists have found recently ‘Breath of Live’ a new tiny rare fossil. Fossils tell us about the history of the earth formation and life on the Earth. Fossils are found in rocks, minerals and gemstones also. The popular gemstone and mineral is Amber. Leicester, Yale, Oxford and London scientists discovered tiny crustacean in 430 million-years-old rocks in Herefordshire, UK. It was well preserved astonishingly. The fossil is called a new species of ostracod which is from a family of shrimps and crabs. The size is only a few millimeters. The fossil is so complete with the animal gut, gills, eyes, and limbs apart from the shell. The wonderful thing is […]

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A New Research on Crystals Reaction to the electric field

This is very interesting and a new research on crystals reaction to the electric field. It has been done by the International Scientific Team scientists from China, Israel, England and Russia. They developed a new method to measure the crystal response on electric field. The research was done at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) which was published in the Journal of Applied Crystallography. It was also presented in the cover of October issue. Dmitry Chernyshov of the Swiss-Norwegian Beam Lines at ESRF and the Physical Electronics department of SPbPU said ‘”The study is dedicated to crystalline materials (ferroelectric), which are used in a variety of devices from sonars for submarines to elements of ultrasonic diagnostic devices,” He focused that […]

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New Mineral Revealed in A Siberian Meteorite We’ve Never Found on Earth Before

A meteorite hinted at a new mineral which is hardest as diamonds. That mineral has never been seen on Earth before. The analyses were done in August 2018. The meteorite was discovered in Russia in 2016. Is it the activity of Alien passing on an asteroid ? or What? Russian scientist claimed about the mineral found in the meteorite. The meteorite was found by gold hunters in Siberia. Many tests were done over it. Head of Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Science, Mr. Boris called it a new find mineral in the meteorite. He said that mineral is formed in a different condition other than the Earth. He said: ‘This is a fairly common phenomenon due to […]

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