Top 10 Interesting Facts About GemstonesMetal_Treasure The world of gemstones is incredible. And beautiful.
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Red Diamond is the rarest diamond variety because its formation requires a unique geochemical environment - some components must be present and available at the same location and time of crystal formation. Red diamond is found mostly in Africa, Australia and Brazil. - Metal_Treasure
Your gemstone lists are cool. - Userguy44
(Brillen in German, Briller in Danish and bril in Dutch) - Metal_Treasure
Rutile is a crystal of titanium dioxide. - Metal_Treasure
Cool - darthvadern
That's why people say "Alexandrite is emerald at noon and ruby at midnight" - Metal_Treasure
In 2005 The Guinness Book of World Records described painite as the rarest gem mineral. - Metal_Treasure
I bet it would cost stupid money for a gem collector to get that in their collection.
Also, moissanite hardness is 9.5/10 - the closest possible to diamond hardness, 10/10. - Metal_Treasure
Weight - 621.350 g.
The Cullinan rough diamond produced 105 stones of various cuts and sizes.
It was discovered in South Africa in 1905 - Metal_Treasure
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No actual objects inside, unlike Star Sapphire and Star Ruby that have rutile needles - Metal_Treasure
Only some of them can fluoresce red though - Metal_Treasure
Emerald is deep green beryl, Aquamarine is pale blue beryl, Morganite is pink beryl, Goshenite is colorless beryl, and so on. - Metal_Treasure
Morganite is the pink variety of beryl - Metal_Treasure
That's the best cut / shape for me - its elongated shape flatters the finger, making it appear longer and slimmer. - Metal_Treasure
Sapphire and Ruby are almost identical gems - they are color varieties of the same mineral (corundum). Ruby can be described as red sapphire. - Metal_Treasure
And in 1985 benitoite was named as the official state gem of California. - Metal_Treasure
But a few have come from as deep as 800 kilometers (500 mi) - Metal_Treasure
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2. Alexandrite changes its color depending on the type and intensity of light - it can be green at noon (daylight) and red at midnight (incandescent light)
3. Goshenite (colorless beryl) is so transparent that the first eyeglasses were constructed in the 13th century in Italy with goshenite lenses, and eyeglasses in some languages were named for beryl - bril, Brillen, Briller
2. Goshenite (colorless beryl) is so transparent that the first eyeglasses were constructed in the 13th century in Italy with goshenite lenses, and eyeglasses in some languages were named for beryl - bril, Brillen, Briller
3. Blue Star Sapphire gets its star from needle-like rutile inclusions inside the gem also known as "rutile silk". Only 3 out of 100 rough sapphires have stars