Monthly Archives: March 2015

Laurellite, a rare one and getting rarer, cuprian tourmaline

I have been out on the internet again and reading about “rare” to incredibly “rare” gemstones.  There seems to be two assumptions made that are amazing.  One example is that all ruby that comes from Burma is high quality material, … Continue reading

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RIP The Quest for Quality Gem Rough for Custom Cutters

I have been out on the internet again reading about the gemstone news of the world.  It is not new to read about places like Pakistan/Afghanistan not producing up to their potential because of societal problems.  And it is not … Continue reading

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