Pretty in Pink: Morganite

MorganiteA relatively new gemstone, morganite was discovered in Southern California in the early twentieth century. George F. Kunz, one of the world-famous gemologists of the day, had named the stone after one of his most influential clients – financier J.P. Morgan. Morganite is classified as a type of beryl – which makes it in the same family as aquamarine and emerald. It is also often referred to as pink (more…)

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The Star Of India

Star Of IndiaNo, not a famous Bollywood actress. The Star of India is a 563.35 carat star sapphire, among the largest of its kind in the world.

While the size of the gemstone alone is quite impressive, its’ name is derived from the literal meaning – in certain lights, the shape of a star can be seen in its depths. Why are they not well known? It is for the fact that naturally occurring star gemstones are so (more…)

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