Precious Stones and Minerals – What can be?

Almost 4000 minerals are found on mother earth. They are formed by combining different elements which are arranged in different ways, repeating chains which make their crystal structure. Then why there is some precious stones and minerals philosophy famous for? Precious gemstones and minerals are defined by their appealing look which is later formed into gemstones. Precious […]

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The Beryl Minerals and Gemstones

What is Beryl Mineral? Beryl is a mineral which is formed by beryllium, aluminium cyclosilicate. The chemical formula of beryl  is Be3Al2(SiO3)6. The popular varieties are Morganite (pink), Aquamarine (blue to bluish green), Emeralds (green), Hellidor (Yellow), Gosshenite (white or colorless). The crystal shape of the Beryl minerals and gemstones is Hexagonal. What are Beryl […]

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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 […]

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How to Photograph Gemstones and Minerals?

Photography of gemstones is an art . They have highly reflective surfaces that can reflect light back into the camera lens overexposing the facet and frequently burn into adjacent facets as well. Gemstones also have internal brilliance that act in much the same way as the surface reflections.  They always need specific light and background […]

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How Gemstones Get Their Specific Colours?

Gemstones give very beautiful colour variety which attracts to the eyes of buyers. If people like the particular gemstones, it is because of their colour. Specific colour is known as gem colour. So, how the gemstones get their specific colour and how they turn into that particular colour? Here are some points discussed under below:- […]

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What is Natural Emerald Green Gemstones?

What is Natural Emerald Green Gemstone? Emerald minerals and gemstones are widely known as precious gemstones having distinctive green colour. It is one of the mineral Beryl variety OF Beryl family (Be3Al2(SiO3)6). The green colour is due to the presence of chromium and Vandaium. At Mohun Scale, the hardness of beryl is 7.5-8. The quantity […]

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Prehnite

“Prehnite” inosilicate of calcium and alluminium prehnite crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal system, often forms stalactitic or botroiydal aggregates, vitreous pearly luster Mohs scale hardness of 6-6.5 Specific gravity 2.80-2.90, colour varies from light green,yellow,Colourless,Pink,Blue,White Example HTML page This article will let you know about most of the famous localities which produced Hundreds and thousands […]

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Grandidierite a Rare Gem Found in Madagascar

Grandidierite is a rare gemstone Discovered by French Naturalist explorer Alferd grandidier in southern Madagascar in 1902, the gemstone was named in honor of him, he studied the natural history and geography of Madagascar, Visited the island several times.   Example HTML page The early acquisition of the crystals were not much of Facet grade […]

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