Small Herkimer diamonds are usually the best ones, but it’s enormously satisfying to watch someone extract this huge, faceted crystal from the surrounding rock.
All that glitters isn’t diamond, ruby, emerald, or sapphire. Spodumene, for example, has two beautiful gem varieties: kunzite and hiddenite.
We’ve looked at gold’s history and multiple uses. Now…where does it come from? No one knows for sure, but the answer lies in the stars.
What is salt? There are many ionic salts. What we think of as table or road salt is an ionic salt called sodium chloride
Sapphire is the birthstone for September – the deep blue precious stone to emerald’s green, ruby’s red and diamond’s scintillating transparency. It also comes in
It’s a small world, thanks to electronics and air travel. The more contacts people have with one another, the more complex things get. Few