Tag: Facts

  • Emerald Mayhem

    16th Century Peru: A large cache of fine emeralds, mined by the Peruvians in pre-columbian times, were smashed to bits by Spanish conquistadors. They were testing the false notion that fine emeralds withstand hard blows. Source: Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Fredrick Kuz, pg 248 Enjoy a 10% discount off the 2 Colombian…

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  • April is the month of the diamond.

    As popular as they are in jewelry, 80% of mined diamonds are used industrially. Their hardness and ability to withstand extreme heat makes them great for polishing stones. For example, we polish all our jade, obsidian and quartz with diamonds. Reference: Diamond: The mineral Diamond information and pictures”. minerals.net. Retrieved September 24, 2014. Enjoy a…

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