gemology

The Lore and Legends of Zircon

The month of December brings a range of blue birthstones — Turquoise, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz and our subject for today Zircon. Zircon is commonly seen in its colorless and blue state yet, this stone offers a wide range of colors and folklore behind its history.

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 […]

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/ Jose Elias Vallejo has been a barequero in the ravine […]

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 […]