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.

Green & Hairy Grossular Garnet Gooseberry

This week on Gem Junkies “Grossular Garnet” Known to the jewelry market as Tsavorite or Mint Garnet One of many siblings in the Garnet family- Grossular is famous for its […]

Turquoise- If it's good enough for Marie..

Thanks for tuning into the latest installment of Gem Junkies. Thanks to popular demand we covered a very special gemstone this week- and a new one for Brecken’s shopping list! […]

Seduce him with those big Pearls, girl

Welcome Gem Junkies!  Have you listened to this week’s podcast? We left off with the world as our Oysters, and came right back to that Oyster to uncover the wonderful […]

History, Death, Destruction, & Spinel

This week’s episode has been long anticipated. I mean, we had been teasing it for two weeks now… So to go along with this riveting Pod are some visual representations […]

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 […]

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/ 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 […]

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 […]