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.
Satisfying the human desire for symmetry, trapiche gems have a special allure. Learn what makes these rarities so unique in our introductory article.
With over 900 vendors and numerous geologic rarities, the 2017 Denver Gem & Mineral Showcase had plenty to see. Read about some highlights in our report!
Mechanical gemstone cleaning has benefits and risks. Learn all about ultrasonic, steam, and boiling systems and how gems might react to them.
Our emerald buying guide can help you learn how these gems are graded, what to avoid, and how to identify a high quality stone or a bargain in the rough.