Perido or Peridon't

Hey Junkies, here for your weekly dose? Well we have something that’s subtle, yet special. You probably know by now we mean Peridot! Lets go on a little journey to […]

The Tanzanite Diaries

Welcome to the Tanzanite Diaries Take a peek at all of the pictures from this week’s episode.     How Tanzanite usually looks coming out of the ground before it […]

Hi-Ho Hi-Ho, Off to Mine Tourmaline We Go.

Welcome fellow Gem Junkie! This week we discussed Tourmaline, and as we have said before this is a complicated and beautiful gemstone that comes in every color, and sometimes more […]

Cleopatra- Girl Loved Her Emeralds

  Rough Emerald in an elongated 6 prism structure  Picture courtesy of https://www.minedirect.com/EnlargedPages/FacetCabbingRough/Emerald/Emerald-12.html Map of Emerald locations world-wide Picture courtesy of http://amazonpueblo.org/emeralds-for-amazon-stories-from-jungle/ Picture and caption courtesy of https://www.jansochor.com/photo-blog/emerald-mining-muzo-colombia Jose Elias Vallejo has been […]

All Hail The King

Rubies- Every one knows them, but only the fierce don this power gemstone. Are you one of the few? Find our cover photo https://www.instagram.com/thirdcoastgems/   The Corundum Family How did […]

Opals, Queen Victoria, & a Sassy Shoulder

To go alongside our SECOND PODCAST that introduces the complex world of Opals are some images to help wrap things up for you! If you still haven’t listened to the Podcast […]

Out of the Family- The Lotus Garnet Story

Hey, thanks for listening to our Podcast! At least that’s why I am assuming you are here. If you haven’t you should check us out under “Gem Junkies” in the […]

Our Partnership with the Devon Foundation

           The measure of someone’s goodness is their willingness to give back. We, at Parle believe companies have a corporate responsibility to improve the lives of […]

A Mandarin in the Sun

         Likened to the color of the sky while the sun is grazing across the horizon on the plains of Africa, the Mandarin Garnet embodies the color […]

Mint of the Merelani

       Nestled up in the foothills of Africa’s largest Mountain, Kilimanjaro, is the world’s most famous green Grossular mine. Merelani Hills, Tanzania, is home to some of the […]