Recent Posts About Diamonds in Ancient Greece

History of diamonds

May 28, 2017

Diamond History To qualify to be a precious stone, it must be transparent, sufficiently hard and sufficiently rare. Because the diamond fully meets all of these criteria, it is the king of all and precious stones. Its special position in the realm of precious stones is the reason why a certain myth has always surrounded …

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November Birthstone – Topaz, Citrine

November 18, 2016

Topaz is #8 on the Mohs scale, and toughness is poor due to cleavage. Sources are Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar(Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and United States. The topaz name came from Topazios, the old Greek name for an island in the Red Sea, now called Zabargad. The island never produced topaz, but …

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