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The Colours of Tourmaline, Part 2: Primary Colours of Elbaite

The Colours of Tourmaline, Part 2: Primary Colours of Elbaite
By Yaĝé Enigmus   Elbaite tourmaline accounts for the majority of tourmaline gemstones and is the most notably mutlicoloured tourmaline species....

The Colours of Tourmaline, Part 1: What is Tourmaline?

The Colours of Tourmaline, Part 1: What is Tourmaline?
By Yaĝé Enigmus Tourmaline is an exceptionally beautiful gemstone that comes in numerous shades and hues. This gem of many faces has been valued si...

Origins of Ametrine, Part 2: The Legend of Bolivianite

Origins of Ametrine, Part 2: The Legend of Bolivianite
By Yaĝé Enigmus There are a number of locations where ametrine has been known to occur naturally, but the stone is somewhat rare and there is only ...

Origins of Ametrine, Part 1: A Natural Bi-Colour Quartz

Origins of Ametrine, Part 1: A Natural Bi-Colour Quartz
By Yaĝé Enigmus A wonderful and less commonly known variety of quartz which exhibits zones of amethyst alongside zones that display colours often a...

The Colours of Sapphire: A Corundum Rainbow

The Colours of Sapphire: A Corundum Rainbow
For many people, the word “sapphire” is synonymous with “blue”, but sapphires actually come in a multitude of other enchanting colours. This may co...

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 8: Circlet of the Imperial State Crown, Home of the Stuart Sapphire

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 8: Circlet of the Imperial State Crown, Home of the Stuart Sapphire
The circlet of the Imperial State Crown of Britain holds the Stuart Sapphire. Bearing the name of the Stuart Dynasty, the Stuart Sapphire is a lar...

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 7: The Maltese Cross of the Imperial State Crown, Home of St. Edward's Sapphire

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 7:  The Maltese Cross of the Imperial State Crown, Home of St. Edward's Sapphire
What is perhaps the most well known piece of British sapphire regalia is the Imperial State Crown. British monarchs have worn some form of the Imp...

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 6: Exquisite Jewels of Elizabeth II

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 6: Exquisite Jewels of Elizabeth II
The Royal Family of Britain possesses countless gemstone laden treasures, many of which feature sapphires. Queen Elizabeth II watches over many o...

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 5: Baubles of British Princesses

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 5: Baubles of British Princesses
Princesses of the United Kingdom have been known to wear sapphires almost as much of British Queens. Some of the sapphire jewels that these princ...

David Saad is a guest with Johnna Crider on 'GettingStoned'

David Saad is a guest with Johnna Crider on 'GettingStoned'
Listen now to David Saad is a guest with Johnna Crider on 'GettingStoned'  

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 4: Elegant Riches of Eastern Europe

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 4: Elegant Riches of Eastern Europe
From east to west, the royal families of Europe adored sapphire jewellery. The nations of Eastern Europe had their fair share of treasures featuri...

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 3: Fantastic French Treasures

Famous Sapphire Jewellery, Part 3: Fantastic French Treasures
The French are famous for their love of coloured gemstones, and sapphires are no exception. Among the multitudes of jewels to come from France, the...
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