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Which Sapphire is Right for Me?

Which Sapphire is Right for Me?
A Comprehensive Guide By Ella Masciulli     Blue Sapphire Blue is the most well-known and widely recognized variation of sapphire. After all, th...

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Please note, Skyjems.ca will be increasing prices in January of 2022 to better reflect current market prices. There will be price increases across ...

The Colours of Garnet, Part 5: Hybrid Garnets

The Colours of Garnet, Part 5: Hybrid Garnets
By Yaĝé Enigmus   Due to the high degree of similarity between the chemical structures of various garnet minerals, there exist garnet gemstones wh...

The Colours of Garnet, Part 4: Andradite Garnet

The Colours of Garnet, Part 4: Andradite Garnet
By Yaĝé Enigmus   The final member of the ugrandite garnet series is the mineral andradite garnet. One of  the most valuable gem garnet species, an...

The Colours of Garnet, Part 3: Uvarovite and Grossular Garnet

The Colours of Garnet, Part 3: Uvarovite and Grossular Garnet
By Yaĝé Enigmus   The second series of major gem garnets is more diversely coloured and somewhat less common than the pyralspite garnets. This ser...

The Colours of Garnet, Part 2: Pyralspite Garnets

The Colours of Garnet, Part 2: Pyralspite Garnets
By Yaĝé Enigmus   In the jewellery trade, six nesosilicate garnet minerals are valued as gemstones. These minerals each display their own ranges of...

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

The Colours of Garnet, Part 1: What is Garnet?
By Yaĝé Enigmus   For most people, the word “garnet” is synonymous with the colour red. In truth, red is merely one colour that garnet gemstones ar...

The Colours of Tourmaline, Part 4: Other Tourmaline Species

The Colours of Tourmaline, Part 4: Other Tourmaline Species
By Yaĝé Enigmus   While the majority of coloured tourmaline gemstones encountered are composed of elbaite tourmaline, there are other tourmaline mi...

The Colours of Tourmaline, Part 3: Fancy Colours of Elbaite

The Colours of Tourmaline, Part 3: Fancy Colours of Elbaite
By Yaĝé Enigmus The right combinations of trace impurities in elbaite can cause the perception of unique colours that are somewhat unique or especi...

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 ...
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