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 […]

Continue Reading

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 minerals, on the other hand, are sold in specimens shape. Gemstones are minerals basically. An appealing mineral will have value after cutting in form of a gemstone. Minerals and gemstones are the same in chemical properties basically. The more appealing is the gem, the more it will have value. Diamond is a brilliant stone which has such luster, no other stone have. Some time, rarity also […]

Continue Reading

Difference between Minerals and Gemstones?

Difference between Minerals and Gemstones? Almost minerals and gemstones are same technically if we look at characteristics of them. The science of minerals is called mineralogy. Whereas gemology is a branch of mineralogy. Gemstones are considered as adornment or beauty item which attract human eyes due to its beauty, unique colour, lustre and shapes. Minerals occur as an inorganic substance having a definite chemical composition and crystal structure. On the other hand, gemstones are those minerals which will be having beauty and rarity. There should be precise numbers of atoms in a particular structure which will make a mineral. Attributes of Minerals and Gemstones:- Minerals: There are many thousand numbers of minerals. Each has its particular chemical composition. Minerals are […]

Continue Reading

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 Tint Soe said the piece of jade was as big as two small houses. “I assume that it is a present for the fate for our citizens, the government and our party as it was discovered in the time of our government. It’s a very good sign for us,” he said. Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the source of nearly all of the world’s […]

Continue Reading

What is Aquamarine?

What is Aquamarine? The name “aquamarine” is derived from two Latin words: aqua, meaning “water,” and marina, meaning “of the sea.” Aquamarine minerals and gemstones are variety of a beryl. Its colour is blue to greenish blue or pale blue. It comes in shape of rough and crystal both. Crystals can be big in sizes. The elements in Aquamarine are Beryllium, Aluminum, Silicate. Beryl can be in many varieties of colours. Blue variety is called Aquamarine. The hardness of Aquamarine is 7.5 to 8. Crystals of aquamarine can be larger sizes. Green aquamarine can be heated at very high temperature in order to get blue colour. Largest Ever Aquamarine Crystal Mined? This aquamarine is found as the largest aquamarine crystal. […]

Continue Reading

Lapidary / Types of Gemstone Cutting

Lapidary is a kind of shaping, working, and cutting of stones. The word is related and referred to small gemstones. Lapidary or gem cutting have been used 1000s years old. It is the way to transform rough gems / crystals into splendid gemstones. It unlocks the luster and shining of the stone. There are following types of gem cutting styles:- Faceting Cabbing Tumbling Carving We are giving brief details of gemstones types of cutting here:- Faceting:- Faceting style of cutting in gemstones is an outstanding way of giving brilliance to the gemstones. If anyone want any wedding jewelry set made of gemstones like emerald, ruby or Diamond. One would like to go with faceted gemstones. It increases the value of […]

Continue Reading

What is Tourmaline?

Tourmaline gemstone is a form of crystal called “ Boron Silicate” or “ Crystalline Boron Silicate mineral” It is the composition of various elements such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline has a variety of colours and leveled as a semi-precious gemstone. Usually, Tourmaline hardly matches colour to another tourmaline. They are all time different from each others in colour variety. Tourmaline is also called “ Magic stone” and people had been wearing it to protest themselves. WHAT IS TOURMALINE? Tourmaline is the name of a large group of boron silicate, it shares a common crystal structure and same physical and chemical properties.B ut extremely in chemical structure. The extensive range of arrangements along with hint basics and […]

Continue Reading

Tucson Gems and Mineral

Tucson Gemstone, mineral and Fossil Show is the biggest show in the world. Dealers, exhibitors, visitors and travelerscome all around the world for various purposes. There are approximately held 30 different wholesale, public gemstones, jewelry, minerals and fossils shows operated privately. Approximately 30000 exhibitors exhibit their products in Tucson. Tucson Gem show guide is here http://www.tucsonshowguide.com/ . One can see and get guidelines about possible events from there. Here is a short video on Tucson gems and mineral show. [wpdevart_youtube]lu5O3L6aHqI[/wpdevart_youtube] By Krieger Glimpse of Tucson Gems and Mineral Apart from exhibiting gemstones in shows, people also arrange their settings and display of gemstones and mineral specimens in hotel rooms individually. Here are some photos taken by visitors in Tucson Gem Show […]

Continue Reading

Top 10 Rarest Gems in Whole World

The Mother Earth has numerous gemstones and minerals.  . Some of them are expensive and some of them are non-expensive. Some are always rare. Crystals and gemstones take million years to form in which we see them. The more is the complex process of gemstone formation, the most it is valuable and rare. Here, we are mentioning here 10 top rarest gemstones whose are valuable. These 10 rarest minerals famous in whole world. This is human nature they like and want to use rare and more expensive things like jewelry, cars etc.  People are attracted to the finer things in life . The rare an item is the more exclusivity it holds. The following 10 are the rarest gemstones of […]

Continue Reading