Recent Posts About Emerald Gems


May Birthstone – Emerald/Beryl

November 18, 2016

#7.5 to #8 on Mohs scale, poor to good toughness. Sources are Colombia, Afghanistan, Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, Zambia. Colombia is one of the largest commercial producers of emeralds. Fine Colombian emeralds are highly regarded for their excellent color. Zambia, a major commercial source, as well. Zambian emeralds tend to have good clarity. Zimbabwe, the Sandawana Valley …

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The 12 Birthstones

November 12, 2016

January Almandine/Garnet February Amethyst/Quartz March Aquamarine/Beryl April Diamond May Emerald/Beryl June Alexandrite, Pearl, Moonstone   July Ruby/Corundum   August Spinel, Peridot, Sardonyx September Sapphire/Corundum October Opal, Tourmaline, Rose zircon November Topaz, Citrine December Turquoise, Blue zircon, and Tanzanite

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Big 3 Colored Stones

In the world of classical music the Big 3 are Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart. In the world of art, they’re Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. The Big 3 colored stones are Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Like great music, these stones can inspire our heart and soul. Like great art, they can dazzle the mind and …

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