All posts tagged "sapphire"

  • Gem Profile Sept. 21: Kyanite

    by Rose Marion, Kyanite What is Kyanite? Kyanite ("kI-ah-nIt") is often translucent with some opacity. While kyanite is named after "kyanos," the Greek word for blue, kyanite can be pink, yellow, white, gray, and even green-blue...

    • Posted September 21, 2012
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  • Gem Profile September 7: Tourmaline

    by Rose Marion, Tourmaline Find Tourmaline Beads on Tourmaline: A Stone of Many Colors Tourmaline is a gemstone which is typically a schorl (a mineralogist’s word used since before 1400 in Europe to name the...

    • Posted September 7, 2012
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  • Gem Profile August 31: Tanzanite

    by Rose Marion, Tanzanite Find Tanzanite CZs on The Discovery of Tanzanite Tanzanite was discovered by a tailor in Tanzania, named Manuel d’Souza, in July of 1967. On July 7th, Manuel was prospecting for gold...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Gem Profile June 3: Corundum

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 3, 2011 Corundum Many years ago, when developing wire jewelry techniques began taking over my life, I decided that the best way to keep my brain in “rock mode” was...

    • Posted June 2, 2011
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