Gemstone cleavage is a break in a crystal along internal planes. Learn the science behind this and the difference between cleavage, fracture, and parting.
Rare and fragile, kunzite challenges lapidaries and delights jewelry aficionados. Our kunzite buying guide can help you add this gem to your collection.
Cutting kunzite and other gemstones with easy cleavage is challenging. These tips can help you facet this beautiful and valuable gem.
Considering buying gems in Afghanistan? Learn which Afghan gemstones to seek out, which to avoid, and prepare for a “buyer beware” experience.
Information on Spodumene gemstones. Spodumene is from the Greek word spodumenos which means burnt to ashes. This is a reference to its most common color.
Why are some gems more rare than others? Learn how uncommon elements in the Earth’s crust help form uncommon gemstones.