Quartz Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

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How Does Quartz Form?

Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals on earth. Learn how quartz forms and how its most popular varieties get their colors.

What is Gemstone Luminescence?

Gemstone luminescence is a glow that occurs when certain stones are subjected to energy such as UV light. This effect can help gemologists identify…

Top Spots for Gem Hunting in the US

Visit one of the top gem hunting spots in the US. Go alone or with the family. A gemology-themed vacation can be fun, educational, and (maybe) profitable.…

Trapiche Gems: An Introduction

Satisfying the human desire for symmetry, trapiche gems have a special allure. Learn what makes these rarities so unique in our introductory article.…

Quartz Color Treatments

Quartz color treatment results vary due to the stone’s origin. Learn the effects you can achieve with different materials and radiation and heat…

A View of the Quartzsite Gem Shows

The Quartzsite gem shows attract gemologists and rock hounds from around the world. Learn what to expect and how to shop at these huge annual January…

Facet Designs For Beginners

What are the best facet designs for novice gem cutters? Find recommendations for cutting styles, books, resources, and gemstone rough here.

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