What is Cleavage in Gemstones?

Today, we will discuss cleavage in stones. This is very fruitful gemstones and mineral information which can help gem cutters, jewelers in gem identification and ranking gem value seeing its quality. What is Cleavage in Stone? Cleavage is a straight crack which has the tendency to break crystal or gemstone at certain points or planes. It is must for gem cutters and gem buyers to know about cleavage in stones. Cleavage usually occurs in gems and minerals where there is weaker atomic bonding the material. Cleavage is a straight crack in gemstones and minerals. Facts about Cleavage in Gems and Minerals It occurs in a crystalline material. It can be both internal and external The direction of splitting is dependent upon the internal […]

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Stones Identification By Internal Inclusion Types Observations

Today, we will discuss how gemstones and minerals are identified through internal observations of inclusions?. What are their characteristics and how many types of inclusions are found? Stones are identified by two different methods through observations. External Mineral Observation Internal Mineral Observation External observation focuses on the cut, polish, scratch, abrasion, and pits. This helps us in judging stone quality. In this article, we will focus on internal observation which is linked with internal inclusion types in the stones. Scientists have recorded various type of inclusions in different stones by which a stone is identified regarding its being fake, original or stone type. What gemstones and minerals Inclusion is called? Let us first see what is inclusion called in any stone? Inclusion is […]

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Precious Gemstone Information-Ruby

What is Ruby Gemstone and Mineral? A Ruby is a precious and one of the expensive gemstone. Its color comes usually from pink to red, red with a purple hue and pink with a red/orange tone etc. This is the variety of corundum gems and mineral.  The formula is aluminum oxide. One of the other corundum variety is sapphire. Ruby is the one and only traditional gem along with relative valuable gemstones such as sapphire, emerald, and diamond. The ruby gemstone is determined by clarity, cut and the color along with carat weight. This affects its value. The most popular and valuable red shade is called pigeon blood and red blood ruby. It is a the most desirable gem due to its hardness, […]

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Interesting History of Swat Emerald Stones from Pakistan

The first Swat, Pakistan Emerald gemstone was discovered in 1958 accidentally. We will highlight below about it. Let us tell you some key notes about the swat emerald stone. The emeralds from Pakistan are having an extreme rich green colour. Emerald stone deposits are spread in approximately 32+ kilometre area Mingora through Makhad, Malam Jabam Charbagh, Gujar Kili and Bazarliot to Bar Kotkai. Swat emeralds are getting attention day by day. The exploration of emeralds is not full yet in the area. In fact, the production of stones is very slow due to lack of proficiency, professionalists or most important investment. History Behind Exploration of Natural Emeralds Stone in Swat Swat emeralds were detected by goatherds accidentally when he was […]

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Kashmire Sapphire Peacock Necklace Won Auction for $15mUSD in Nov, 2018- World Most Expensive

27 Nov, 2018 Set Record for the World’s Most Expensive Kashmir Sapphire Necklace-“Peacock Necklace” Sold for US$15m A stunning piece of jewellery made a day on 27 November 2018 when it won the auction for HK$116.5m (US$14.9m). That is a big deal and it made a history. This extraordinary piece of jewellery is called ” The Peacock Necklace” made of stunning, brilliant Kashmir Sapphire Gemstones and diamonds set in it. The sold ” Peacock Necklace” is set in 24 cushion-shaped sapphires. The weight of those sapphires is from 3.02 to 10.56 carats each. There are also 23 cushion-shaped diamonds which sizes are from 1.03 to 4.05 carats. Total Kashmir Sapphire Weight: 109 carats.Total Sapphires: 21 piecesSizes of Sapphires: 3.02 – 10.50Total […]

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The Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Sold in Auctions

Diamonds are the hardest gemstone and mineral liked by most of the people since ancient times. Every year diamonds set new records. New records are made. Old records are beaten by the purchasers.  There are thousands of gemstones,  rocks and minerals and gemstones in the world which can be rare or expensive. But diamonds are for forever. Diamonds are among all other gemstones come top. Today, we are covering a list of natural diamonds ever sold in auction at extreme prices. Here are listed below the most expensive diamonds ever sold. Expensive Diamonds Sold Ever At Auctions 1. Oppenheimer Blue Diamond A beautiful blue diamond with the name of “Oppenheimer Blue” got its record as the world’s largest fancy vivid blue diamond […]

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10 The Rarest Rocks in the World

This is not a hard and fast rule about establishing an opinion about the rarest gemstones and rocks in the world. However, a collective opinion can be made about selecting the world rarest rocks and minerals in the world. Here are a few of them: 10. Poudretteite In the 1960s, Poudretteite was discovered in the Poudrette quarry of Mon Saint Hilaire, Quebec. 9. Benitoite Benitoite is found near the San Benito River in California. This is a blue to the purple gemstone. It was first discovered in 1907. Its colour looks chalky under UV Light. 8. Tanzanite Tanzanite is only found near the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This is a lovely blue variety of zoisite. until the 1960s, it […]

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Anthill Garnets Are Found Around the Anthills Arizona

Today, we will learn minerals group related to garnet with specifically focusing on anthill garnet gemstone Arizona. The unique part of Arizona Anthill Garnets is this that they are found around the Ant Hills. Anthill Garnets are also called Arizona Chrome Pyrope Garnet. They are found or come from Navajo Reservation in Arizona, USA. They are also famous for many names such as Chrome Pyrope, Pyrope, Ant Hill Garnet, Arizona Ruby. Among all of them, Ant Hill Garnets is the most interesting name which fits the stones much better than the others. The reason behind this name is very interesting. They are given the title of ” Anti Hill Garnets” because they are found around the ant hills. The ants […]

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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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