Black Opal is Australia’s national gemstone. Found in the Lightning Ridge area in northwestern New South Wales, black opals are natural, solid stones that absorb scattered white light, giving it brilliant spectral colors.
"Light of the Desert", the world's largest faceted Cerussite gem carats), Royal Ontario Museum. Cerussite is one of the only gems with adamantine (diamond-like) luster. Very fragile. ITS THE ARKENSTONE!
Did you know that the varying shapes of crystals actually have different characteristics? Along with the properties a stone has, its shape & formation brings additional benefits. You may have been drawn to a beautiful celestite cluster you saw in a disp
Exceptional Gem Rhodolite Garnet East Africa This color of garnet derives its name from rhododendron colored garnets first discovered in North Carolina in the late Though the present gem is from more recent discoveries in Tanzania, rhodolite garn