Unique Diamond Find

Unique diamond has another diamond sitting inside it

Nature is always full of surprises and the world of gemstones is no exception. In Siberia, a very rare, unique diamond has been discovered.  It is a diamond that has another tiny diamond sitting inside it! Just incredible! As far as we know, this is the first time ever that a diamond like this has
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Uncut Diamonds. What Do They Look Like?

Four uncut diamonds

What do uncut diamonds look like? This is not something that diamond lovers often think about. These days, we generally only see cut rather than uncut diamonds.  But it is fascinating to think about the history of jewellery and the changing nature of what we think of as being beautiful. When you see an uncut
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Sapphire colours: Unusual Particoloured Gemstones

Colour sapphires in this blue green hue are rare

Sapphires are one of the most beautiful gemstones nature has given us. Many people are surprised to learn that sapphires are found in a multitude of colours. Sapphire colours can be almost anything from blues to pinks to greens, purples, orange yellows, apricot, violet, orange and many shades in between. Sapphires can also even be
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Opal Fossicking: Finding A Gemstone

Rare pineapple opal unique to White Cliffs

What an interesting country we live in! Australia has a rich history of mining for gold, diamonds and for other gemstones too of course. Although large scale mining for many top quality gemstones is nearing the end of its life here in Australia, it is still possible to find some great gems. Fossicking is a
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