Opal has been found all over the world in a wide range of colors. What makes this Opal unique is the Bright Neon Green color it exhibits. Featured in GIA’s Gems & Gemology, Fall 2012, this opal is rare having both amorphous and crystalline variations coexisting in the same stone. From a new Deposit in [...]
Afghanite was discovered in 1968 in the Lapis-lazuli Mines of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan and takes its name from that country. It is a complex carbonate alumino-silicate and forms blue to colorless massive hexagonal crystals. Afghanite has a hardness of 5.5 to 6 and a refrative index of 1.52-1.53 and fluoresces a bright orange under long wave ultraviolet light. Because the crystals [...]
Vanadinite is a rare vanadium rich mineral found in many arid regions of the world. With a hardness of 2.5-3 and a refractive index of 2.35-2.41, these red to orange hexagonal crystals cut beautiful gems, but most crystals are opaque and transparent cut gems are extremely rare. This new find from Namibia is unique in [...]
This section is designed for the hobbyist who wants to start a Rare Gemstone Collection, but doesn’t want to spend a lot of money. The stones in this section range in price from $5.00 to $100.00, so anyone who wants to start a collection can afford too! All the stones in this section are cut [...]
Our Connoisseur Catalog is designed for our discriminating clients. This section is intended for the Serious Collector who wants nothing but the best! I will be adding stones from time to time as new rough is acquired, graded and cut.
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