Ophir Gem Collection Achieves Nine Guinness World Records

ophir sapphireNine gems from the Ophir Collection of Impressively Large and Unusual Gem Specimens have been recognized by Guinness World Records for being the largest faceted gemstones in their class. The most valuable of the nine include a 31,308-carat oval blue sapphire, a 5,905-carat brown sapphire, and a 508.06-carat tanzanite.

The Delaware, New Jersey based collection also boasts record holders of a 65.22-carat serendibite, (more…)

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2.1 carat Andrea Birthday Diamond found by State Park visitor last week

Brown Diamond

Diamond is the birthstone of the month, and birthday girl Andrea Murphy celebrated her 30th with a trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Within 2 hours of being there she found herself a 2.1 carat brown diamond!

The category of colour is known as ice tea and was found in the East Drain area of the park. According to Park Interpreter Margi Jenks, “Because of their dark (more…)

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