Everything you ever wanted to know about red beryl (or bixbite). Find value guides, scientific data, expert comments, and more in our Gemstone Encyclopedia.
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.
The Gram Easy Emerald by Jeff Graham is easy to cut and will maximize gem yield. This design will also fit stones with arbitrary length to width ratios.
Emerald symbolism encompasses not only royalty but also wit, eloquence, and foresight. Learn more about the legends surrounding this prized jewelry stone.
How can you evaluate emerald quality? Emeralds have many properties to consider. In particular, clarity can be very complex for these gems. Navneet Gems & Minerals has proposed the following system in situations when factors such as color, cut, polish, and symmetry are equal.
A number of online sites have reported on a large emerald, supposedly recently extracted from the Chivor mine in Colombia. However, is this apparently waterworn emerald really from Chivor (and is it really an emerald) or is it just fake news?
Gem experts compare the bright, neon-green hues of Ethiopian emeralds to paraíba tourmalines and extra-fine Colombian emeralds. Learn what you need to know about this new find, including quality, pricing, gemology, and how these gems stack up against those from traditional sources.
Everything you ever wanted to know about aquamarine. Find value guidelines, scientific data, expert comments, and more in our Gemstone Encyclopedia.
From the seemingly common to the utterly obscure, you wouldn't guess these ten gemstones are rarer than a diamond! If you're looking for something unique for your next jewelry purchase, check out these ten stunning gemstones rarer than diamond.
Satisfying the human desire for symmetry, trapiche gems have a special allure. Learn what makes these rarities so unique in our introductory article.