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 than one! Have a look.
Like we said, everything but the kitchen sink. Photo courtesy of http://navneetgems.com/tourmaline-wholesale-multi-pink-green-indicolite/
The most commonly found Tourmaline- Schorl- ‘Skroll’- photo courtesy of https://www.crystalclassics.co.uk/product/schorl-tourmaline-with-albite-and-quartz/
Watermelon Tourmaline- Don’t forget the rind! Photo courtesy of https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/14965741-beautiful-polished-watermelon-tourmaline-slices-14-25-ct-3
The coveted Paraiba Tourmaline- Photo Courtesy of https://www.gemselect.com/other-info/paraiba-tourmaline-info.php
As promised, the Namibian Tourmaline Jonathan picked up.
A Parle one-of-a-kind Bi-color Green Tourmaline piece.
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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/
Jose Elias Vallejo has been a barequero in the ravine of the mining river for more than 40 years. He lives in Matadecafe, an informal settlement of shanty towns in the vicinity of the Muzo mines.
Picture and caption courtesy of https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2017/03/green-land-emerald-mining-colombia-170306110821882.html
A final Parle product
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Rubies- Every one knows them, but only the fierce don this power gemstone. Are you one of the few?
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The Corundum Family
How did you react when you found out Sapphires and Rubies are siblings?
So where is Ruby found?
While not perfectly drawn, (I am no historian or geographer) this does touch many of the locations that we know of today as the Ruby Sources. See for yourself below!
Including the Inclusions
I won’t take any of his pictures off the website, but if you want to see some cool shots of inclusions on Rubies, and other gemstones you should check out https://www.instagram.com/microworldofgems/?hl=en
Rubies & their sources
East African Ruby
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Got any questions Rubies, gemstones, jewelry, and otherwise? Please write to us! Let’s get our nerd on and talk gemstones!