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Ten Exotic and Phenomenal Gemstones

May 30, 2021
the dazzling brilliance of the diamond, the deep red of the ruby, the ancient allure of the emerald, these revered stones are the stuff of legend and as such everyone knows about these gems, although they were quite rare when I was a child, if you walked into a jewelry, you saw diamonds if you wanted something colorless you saw sapphires if you wanted blue emerald if you wanted green ruby ​​if you wanted red and no one really had the opportunity to see how many wonderful gems there were in the world diamonds sapphires and rubies perhaps the best known gems but there are many more , a wonderful kaleidoscope of color, shape and composition.
ten exotic and phenomenal gemstones
The world of

gemstones

is full of incomparable treasures such as the sword form of the Hidden Knight, the fragile and impeccable light of petals or the seductive colors of appetite. These and other extraordinary stones are what are known as

exotic

s when you think about some of the real

exotic

gemstones

such as petal light, that is, you know such a rare gemstone, an exotic gemstone that many people simply are not aware that it is even a gemstone that other stones call

phenomenal

and are coveted by collectors. its almost magical ability to change in light the lustrous brilliance of an exquisite black opal, the iridescence of an ammolite or the flickering cat's eye crystal Beryl this stone was revered in these parts of the world especially in Asia and India because it represents protective power The little-known luxuries and mystical wonders of the third eye join us as we explore ten of these exotic and

phenomenal

rarities from the world of gemstones.
ten exotic and phenomenal gemstones

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Because of its telltale leaf-shaped crystal, our first exotic gem of the night could well be called the sword in the stone, the crystalline. The structure has long splinters with a Roman sword-like finish, they are generally elongated, an extremely rare form of the mineral spa. I mean, the Hidden Knight stands out not only for its unusual shape but also for its color, it can occur in a pale green and is found in many parts of the world in a very pale green, the intense green is rare and unique; In fact, the deep emerald green variety of this gemstone is so rare that it rarely appears outside of a handful of collections, but is virtually unknown in a jewelry store.
ten exotic and phenomenal gemstones
The reason for Hidden Its rarity is simple Its source has just been found in one place in the world. Let's see if North Carolina is named after Professor Hidden Hidden who was sent by Edison to this area of ​​North Carolina to search for platinum. When using and lighting the filaments of the bulbs, he did not find platinum, but he did notice a large amount of gems and minerals. In 1879, today the land around the Hidden Knight still produces not only the town's namesake green gem, but also sapphires and emeralds to have this. deep green here tonight forming feet away from a rare chromium rich emerald crystal two totally different gem materials in virtually the same color just fascinating chemically the two stones oh they are deep green two traces of chromium but that's where ends the similarity emerald is a variety of beryl, while hidden knight is a variety of spa amine containing lithium, the colors are actually quite similar, the differences in the crystal structure, lithium has a crystal structure, the beryllium has another and they are very different, reaching a seven on the Mohs hardness scale Hidden Knight is softer than an emerald and is much more difficult to cut, as the color of Hidden Knight is stronger on the top and bottom of the stone.
ten exotic and phenomenal gemstones
Cutters must carefully orient the glass to create the most vibrant color. It complicates the process because the stone breaks very easily. We have had pieces that were going to weigh three or four carats. We were polishing the table for the last part of the piece to be made and they broke in half, so you have to go back and try to rescue what was left. It came out there is a very difficult stone to cut due to the relative hidden darkness of the stones. Knight remains very affordable for the collector, his market value remains low and many enthusiasts simply come to North Carolina in mind for a small fee.
The first day we came in there were so many people in one place that they didn't even have room, but even though the dirt from one hole to the next, this area hasn't really been scratched, the people who delivered can't do things with big machinery. can do and apparently there isn't enough here to work with large machinery. Recently the first deposits of Knight have been found hidden outside of North Carolina in Madagascar, Pakistan and Brazil, but those specimens are a paler green as supplies increase, expect to see more of this exotic sword in the affordability of The stone is also a hallmark of appetite.
Our next exotic gemstone, found in a wide variety of colors, appetite is often confused with beryl quartz or tourmaline. Bright blue apatite, in particular, mimics the especially rare and expensive Paraiba tourmaline because it is more abundant and because it has a lower hardness it has a much lower price Paraiba tourmaline x' which has this incredible electric blue color like a bottle of Windex, They cost tens of thousands of dollars a carat and the habit is between 10 and maybe $100 a carat has an amazing appetite. Imitating many different gems is what earned the stone its name from the Greek because I'm cheating, it's a great substitute for pedigree, but without having to pay $1,520k a bag, you get this fantastic vibrant blue look with a nice variety of colors. and It is also an affordable price.
The stone can also be treated to enhance its color. It is also a stone that is often treated with a darker blue, for example, but the Caribbean blue-green color is natural and found in nature, that is how apatite also appears. a yellowish green commonly called asparagus stone and bright purple apatite is found all over the world including North and South America, Africa, Europe, India and Sri Lanka, it mainly came from Brazil, that material dried a little and recently there was a production that was found in Madagascar. and the great thing about this production was not only that it was available again, but that they were large sizes and produced really vibrant colors that we had not seen before, while apatite with a rating of 5 on the Mohs hardness scale is softer than many.
Although that has had little impact on its demand, consumers have quickly come to appreciate the appetite for natural beauty and its similar appearance to more expensive stones, increasing the appeal of this brilliant yet affordable stone. Beauty Apatite is one of many stones that possess mystical powers according to Believers using Apatite will help with concentration, learning, concentration and communication. Many times gems gain their mystical characteristics or power. You get credit for having some kind of mystical property because of the color and as we learn more about the effects of color on humans, esp. I mean, we paint our houses and our rooms with specific colors, our offices, certain colors because they evoke certain energies.
Gemstones do exactly the same thing. Color is also the key feature of the third exotic stone on our list and when it comes to color, you could say this. The gemstone has a dual personality from a single mine in South America. There comes a stone that is actually two gems in one called ametrine. It is a stunning combination of two different types of gem quality quartz, rich purple amethyst and a beautiful golden yellow citrine. Somewhere along the line there was a change in temperature or change in chemical valence and it produced a different color in the growth of that mineral, so you have two gemstones in one, the crystals grow in such a way that in You actually have both colors within the natural crystal, while it was once common to split bicolor druffs and sell the two gems separately, both collectors and casual wearers have come to covet the split personality of ametrine today, the stone It is usually cut in a loss of shape to emphasize the color gradation and contrast it needs to be cut in a special orientation so that you actually maximize the visual separation of those two colors, so you need a very special way of cutting that crystal to see those two colors because otherwise they would just blend together, but there is more to the mystique of a mattress than its unique combination of purple. and gold, this is a very rare gemstone, when you think about the quartz family and the abundance of quartz that is on the planet, there is only one place on the planet that actually produces the right chemistry to create both in one piece of raw gemstone and that. the location is in Bolivia the anahi mines in Bolivia according to legend Europeans first discovered the stone in the 17th century when a Spanish conquistador married a native princess and received a ripening as part of her dowry when the conquistador returned to Spain and brought the precious gem. home with him, she takes that precious stone and presents it to the king and queen as her gift.
Today the Anahi mine still produces high quality ametrine, citrine and amethyst but as it is the only natural source future supplies are uncertain, this is a great gemstone and is available but not in large quantities but I believe that when people see it, they should get it. Fortunately, there is an alternative to heat-treated natural amethyst, so convincing that only gemologists can tell the difference. We have taken a complete amethyst crystal. all purple and we have treated it so that only half turns into a citrine gold color that material is of lower value although it is still in demand in the market because it is not as expensive as the natural ametrine that comes from Bolivia both varieties I rate a solid seven in Mohs hardness scale of ten points, making this exotic stone suitable for all types of jewelry.
It has achieved popularity in Hollywood. We started seeing bracelets and bracelets, so there were a lot of high-end designers who wanted to create fashion. with ametrine, why wouldn't there be a stone good enough for 17th century Spanish royalty to impress? It's amazing to see someone you don't know as much into the world of gemstones as of course they will be when they see those gemstones. I love that it is a two-in-one gemstone. It's incredible to tell you that it is natural. They think it's almost like it's been submerged, but it's not. It is 100% natural, either natural ametrine from the Anahi mine or heat-treated amethyst.
Available for a fraction of the cost when someone sees this spectacular stone for the first time, they are sure to look again at our fourth exotic stone, the crystalline fart light is so rare that it is guaranteed to catch the eye of even the most discerning collector and has been around for three centuries. It was discovered in the 18th century and I would say probably in the past, until the last 10 or 20 years. It was just a mineral species. It was something you would find in the collection of a mineralogist or a connoisseur. It wasn't or maybe you would see it displayed at the Smithsonian, it's not something you would find and someone has reigned in a cocktail party lately, although this sparkling stone has started to appear in unique jewelry, it has one characteristic is the shine, almost like a residue.
Also, it is very very beautiful if it is cut to perfection, if you find the right lapidary who can give a wonderful touch to that gemstone, maybe even put it in a fancy cut, maybe a millennial cut, it offers you a wonderful amount of shine and truly has a shine, the secret to the dazzling glow of the petal lights lies in its unique light leaf neckline. In fact, the stone's name comes from the Greek petal meaning leaf, it can also be brittle and at 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, this stone is somewhat soft. -Suitable for pendants or earrings due to these features, it requires maximum skill to unlock its icy beauty.
If you ask the cutter to cut the petal light or cut the amethyst, they can cut five pieces of amethyst into one piece of petal, the petal is like this. Hard to cut Most of the light petals come from Brazil, but it is also found in Australia and Namibia, some believe it helps in spiritual healing. The lights of the petals, their feathery shine and their white color have also earned it the nickname stone of angels. It's dinosaurs, not angels, that propelled our next exotic gem amber to new popularity a window to the past this rare orange gold stone is actually fossilized tree sap the beautiful and mysterious remains of a 40 million year old forest that once covered part of Europe today the best specimens of this rare natural gem are mainly found along the Baltic coast in Russia, Poland and Lithuania and can fetch prices of up to $1,000.
Fine true amber in beautiful colors and pretty sizes is increasingly rare today and something that should truly be treasured in the most precious of all our gemstones containing fossilized remains. from plant pollen or even insects, as made famous in the movie JurassicPark, these pieces of amber have encapsulated small insects or even plants and things like that that can obviously date back to 20 30 40 million years ago, so it's very interesting that dinosaurs became extinct about 65 years ago. millions of years ago, so most of the amber we have today does not contain anything that would allow us to somehow recreate a dinosaur from the blood that some mosquitoes sucked from a dinosaur, even so, these prehistoric time capsules They can still be useful.
For science, those pieces have extinct insects, plant life and extinct fauna. In some cases, there are water molecules that have been encapsulated, so we can study them and determine what happened and let's say the environment that existed in that time period and then determine how things were. They have evolved since then, so we can truly recreate that particular era by studying the materials that have been so perfectly preserved within these pieces of amber. Man has also collected amber since prehistory, at just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, it was one of the first gems ever created. in jewelry it was easy to pierce it it was easy to make a small hole it was easy to tie something around it and wear it, so I think it's Tala's manic character, her amulet-like characteristics and her beauty, it all came together with personal adornments and mystical beliefs associated with these things, since ancient times archaeologists have found amber amulets dating from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.
Baltic amber was traded as far away as Greece and even turned up in King Tut's tomb centuries later. The Roman historian Pliny the Elder wrote that the cost of an amber figure, no matter how small, exceeded the price of a healthy slave. The references to it made amber dating back to the earliest recorded history of humanity. Amber never went out of fashion between 1895 and 1901. 1,901 million kilos of Baltic amber were transformed into jewelry, but the most famous work in amber is a couple of centuries older, at the beginning of the 18th century. King Frederick I of Prussia commissioned an amber study for his palace.
His son Frederick William later handed over the amber panels for a total of six. tons to Peter the Great of Russia installed in the Armitage of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The room was often called the eighth wonder of the world until it was ransacked by the Nazis. Disappeared during World War II. It hasn't been recovered because I think parts of it probably exist. somewhere and I think many other parts were probably used for jewelry and sold in 1979. Russia's Armitage Museum began painstakingly recreating the room twenty-five years later. The first wall is now complete, giving modern visitors a sense of the impressive original it was.
Of the most famous architectural or interior decorating feats you know of, incredibly beautiful, probably from the last 200 years, a relative of ancient amber is copal, sometimes called baby amber. Copal is another type of tree resin native to Central America that was once treasured by the Aztecs. I burned it as incense, it is identical in appearance to amber, but it is available and much less expensive than amber and can also be found with insects and other types of material trapped inside that other lower priced alternative is reconstituted amber. From pieces too small to be individually turned into jewelry, you have small pieces of amber that have basically been crushed and reconstituted with plastics to create an amber that has certain characteristics similar to amber and another gem Siddhart number six and the first phenomenal stone in our account regressive.
There is also a prehistoric fossil called ammolite, it is the remains of an ancient ancestor of the squid and is categorized as a phenomenal stone due to its fiery play of colors, also called opalescence. You haven't heard much about ammolite because it is difficult to mine otherwise. It is impossible to separate it from the host, so it is difficult to get pieces that are large enough to cut out and create a truly beautiful piece of jewelry. The formation of ammonites dates back primarily to the Canadian province of Alberta, millions of years ago, in the Cretaceous period, when a shallow sea bordered the Rocky Mountains.
When the waters receded, the creatures that form ammolite were buried by layers of sediment. you have a shell that has been under a lot of pressure and layers on top of it where over the millennia it has been altered and left this layer on the surface that gives these spectral colors that you see over the centuries the calcium in the shell was replaced by pyrite, Iron and calcite these colorful minerals produce a rich shine and iridescent sheen that, in my opinion, the iridescent can rival what you see in play. color and a lightning crest black opal, which is the finest in the world, most of the colors you will see will be red, a little yellow and maybe flashes of blue, but probably red, green and orange, occasionally a specimen is so perfect that it can be a freestanding sculpture, this is a rarity to see as you had the fossilized squid-like creature that existed millions and millions of years ago and if you can, if I turn it over here, you can see that this specimen even has attached baby ammonites. on the back, so they were able to extract this from the earth perfectly, which is very difficult to do, long known to the Native Americans, the Blackfoot tribe of Idaho made amulets with ammolite that was believed to help track to Buffalo in the early 1970s.
Interest spread to a broader market and a Canadian company began mining and marketing the rare and beautiful stone. Generally speaking, the jewelry trade does not want to jump on the bandwagon until there is enough supply for everyone to benefit if they are going to start promoting the stone they want to make sure that if their customer comes looking for that stone, they will not have any problem to get it. The challenge at first was not only locating enough supplies, but also working with the thin, brittle layers of ammolite in which it is found. thin strata if you want and you don't want to damage it, you don't want to break it to protect this fragile beauty.
Jewelers often create pieces with a protective layer of quartz crystal, it is cut into these thin slabs and then covered with quartz. above, so almost every piece of ammolite that you see has a quartz cap on top, so technically it's a doublet, it makes fabulous pendants, fabulous earrings. I don't know if I'd want it on a bracelet and I think you have to take care and ring mountings to make sure it's protected, but I think it's a wonderful stone that's also underappreciated. Ammolite is most popular in Asia and is used in Fung Shui. It is known as the seven-color stone of prosperity and each color is believed to influence the way we are.
In a positive way, its brilliant play of colors is reminiscent of our next phenomenal stone, the increasingly rare and expensive black opal, famous for its fiery play of colors. Our next phenomenal gem has been a favorite since ancient times. The truly prized Ryman opal became the most sought after. Next and most precious of all the Empire gems, today opal is mined in the US, Mexico, Brazil and Ethiopia, but 95% of the world's supply comes from Australia, where the stone is a national symbol that is It goes back to the first Aboriginal myths and what I love most is the story that they create a coming to Earth in the form of a Rainbow hit the rocks in the stretches around Lightning Ridge and the next day the Aboriginal people saw these rocks on the ground and They were the first opals, so it's quite a lovely little story and one that ties into the rainbow because of course it is the rainbow. stone, the true story of opal formation is almost as amazing as opal forming in the ground and forming into nodules that are called bees or crotches and this is because ancient water traveled up and down through faults in the soil and became highly siliceous in others.
In words, the moisture contained a lot of silica and then got trapped in various areas that could have been where Michelle used to be. I didn't fill that area where the shell was or in a seam, it was a crack in the ground and the opal is just there in a hardened gel and then 100 million years later we dug it up. Opal is unusual among gemstones due to its silicon dioxide composition. Its water content can reach up to 20%. It also lacks an organized crystalline structure. Actually the color pastel is there because of the structure of the stone, the little spheres inside the molecules form into spheres and there is diffraction of the white light which creates the colors.
Several types of crystalline white opal are found in Australia and the rarest of all, the highly valued black opal. Black opal is extremely beautiful when it was first seen on the market in Europe, they didn't believe it could be real. It was so beautiful. I'm going to show you something really special in black opal. This is a wonderful blue green stone. See the color on it is simply stunning and like many of the exotic and phenomenal gems on our list, the best black opal comes from a single source. Australia's Lightning Ridge Lightning Ridge was found in 1905 and produces the world's black opal, the finest black opal in the world.
It is extremely rare and the resource is running out as we speak, unfortunately it is probably not producing 15% of what it did and it is extremely problematic for the industry, we just can't get fine material these days, it is really impossible to tell where the opal is , so you can I'm not saying I'm going to drill a hole and take out, you know, a kilo, well, that's not how it works, like exploration, oil, steel or copper, cold grass, we're really drilling and if we cut a little bit of Tracy. Therefore, a bit of a reasonable thickness is opened or opened when a rich strike is found, a bulldozer and an excavator are used to open a scene, although the miners explode and then remove the fill earth by hand, you simply I would pick it up putting the bags and then go home it was so the dog and then the buyer comes and the money on the table and whatever, no matter how the opal is mined, it must be handled with care among the most fragile gemstones, The hardness of opals can vary from 5.5 to 6.5 in the Mohs.
The scale is not a very hot stone, it is the hardness of the glass, so if you throw it or hit it against a brick wall, it will break as Ammolite opal is often transformed into a composite gem to make it stronger, known as doublets or triplets. Doublets are made of thin opal slices mounted on a black onyx or glass backing, they do not allow much to come out from behind the stone and force the color to come out much stronger, allowing us to create darker, more vibrant colors. A triplet is uniform. a thinner slice of opal, again it is an almost paper thin slice of opal, we place it on the black backing, but as a protective layer on top we place a sparkle of transparent quartz quotes, the study of the play of colors and The use of protective substances for added strength and lasting beauty are not the only similarities between opal and ammolite.
Both gems may be a valuable part of the fossil record in Australia. Both alized fossils have been found dating back to 100 million years ago. The bones were actually opalized, that's actually the scientific name we gave it. that animal and ended up on the cover of the nature magazine, the most important scientific magazine in the world was Stirap Adhan, which means lightning tooth because small subtle pieces of color came out of this specimen, in most cases these prehistoric relics are Formed by the same process as any other opal. As interesting as opals may be to science, it is their great beauty and colorful patterns that give them an appeal that has transcended time.
Less known but equally colorful. It is another of the most interesting phenomenal gems in the world. Labradorite, something like a Sleeping Beauty. Labradorite is a dark feldspar that when illuminated by light glows and produces striking blues and violets and sometimes greens, oranges or yellows. Rare specimens may even display all of these colors at the same time. It's an interesting play of colors if you like almost opal, but the character of the stone is totally different. The way the color moves through the stone is very different. The unique iridescent effect called labradorescence has nothing to do with the color of the surface.
The planes of the crystals that formed inside the gym cause them to reflect and refract if the planes are too thick or thin or if the light angle or viewing angle is not quite correct that color cannot be seen if you can get a really nice laboratory door essence there is nothing like it in the world French missionaries in Canada first discovered labradorite Since then, in the 1770s deposits have also been discovered in Finland, Norway and Russia. A six on the scaleMohs, is not as hard as some gems, but produces a high luster and when cut into a rounded cabochon, the result is a brilliant stone that is beautiful. and jewelry is a beautiful gem that has been used quite a bit over the last 50 years, probably in various types of jewelry and more recently picked up by many designers looking for a new and unusual gem material, but it is most unusual e infamous. perhaps used as building material in the middle of Moscow's Red Square Lenin's tomb is built from huge slabs of labradorite the stone gives the tomb its distinctive red and black appearance the blocks in Lenin's tomb were cut too thick to display labradorites distinctive labradorescence but smaller pieces can reveal a lively play of colors when carved into works of art, there are some carvings that are absolutely spectacular that were carved and here is Oberstein in Germany where some of the carvers of most famous gems and their birds, mostly birds, and the way you made a peacock with it or if you made a duck, it seems like you see those feathers, those peacock feathers because of those colors of yours that are a little subtle coming out of that gem material and a good cutter can really bring out those colors and I really can't think of any other gem material that can replicate that since its discovery, labradorite has always been a favorite among gemstone cutters because to its brilliant effect.
We also have Sunstone, which is the reddish color ready for orange II. Feldspar very similar to labradorite but of a different color. Millions of copper platelets trapped inside the sunstone reflect light with different intensities, resulting in a play of red-gold color called the Schiller effect. Labradorite was very popular in jewelry made during the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th century early 20th century due to its serene demeanor and organic feel, in fact, the brilliant properties of labradorite often led people to believe he had mystical powers. The same goes for our next phenomenal stone, whose unusual inclusions have earned the gem its animal-themed name at number 9.
On our list is a stone that could be said to have nine lives, a rare crystal barrel variety called cat's eye, when sunlight or any kind of strong light hits it, suddenly you see this sharp eye, the cat's side Chrissa barrel is one of the rarest and most coveted gems, the beauty, however, is not the only reason why people covet this extraordinary gem. In many cultures, this stone is considered enchanted, it is believed to be a protective eye, so in Asian culture, especially Indian culture and in the only ease culture it is as if you have a third divine figure watching over you .
The fine inclusions within the stone are responsible for this fascinating phenomenon. The inclusions reflect light producing the eye's bright pupil called chatoyancy. In French, cat's eye, the effect is. It looks best if the stone is cut and polished into a dome-shaped cabochon known in the trade as a cab. The curve of the top of the cockpit dome creates this line where light is reflected due to the inclusions within the cat eye that Christabel enhances. Eye effect: The stone comes in a range of colors quite similar to those of a real cat's eye. That range of colors can be anything from apple green to golden brown, but the finest gems tend to be called Louise.
She says this. milk and honey, so when you illuminate one side of the stone, one side is honey color and the other side is milky color beyond color, the value of a barrel of cat's eye crystal is judged by the brightness of its luster. the sharpness of the eye its clarity and the position of the eye the intensity of that eye and whether the eye is centered or not when you look at the stone if it is crooked it will not be as interesting and desirable as if it were beautifully centered since it has a rating of 8 in Mohs hardness scale cat's eye crystal cylinder is as durable as desirable it is much more durable than many other gemstones and then they especially tend to use these stones and in large rings because it is such a hard stone that cat's eye Cat can be set in any type of jewelry and the same goes for the last exotic and phenomenal stone on our list, which reads a strong 9 on the Mohs scale, only diamonds are harder than these rare radiant gems throughout.
In history, few gemstones have been more prized than rubies and sapphires among the hardest gems, second only to the diamond. These brilliant stones are technically a gem-quality form of the same mineral corundum and exceptionally tough aluminum oxide. , each owes its distinctive colors to the impurities of the stone, the sapphire in its pure form. It is clear that there is a white one in the display case, the blue color comes from the titanium oxide and iron oxide in the glass, the lack of titanium oxide gives you more yellows and greens. A ruby ​​is exactly the same as a sapphire, it has color, but it is chrome. oxide and iron which gives it a red color and it is another impurity titanium dioxide that produces the spectacular star pattern found in a small number of rubies and sapphires.
You have this beautiful thing that you don't necessarily see until the light hits it. It's like you've looked up into the sky and seen a twinkling star known as an asterism. The phenomenon occurs when titanium impurities formed long, needle-like inclusions called rutile within the gym. Highly refractive. The rutile reactions would like to produce the A surprising effect, what happens is that when the ruby ​​crystal grows, it grows into a hexagonal crystal, meaning it has six sides and these needles align with the six sides of the crystal, as As the crystal grows like a cat's eye, the star pattern looks better. when ruby ​​or sapphire is cut and polished into a rounded cabochon, but when cut into a dome shape, where the tips of those intersecting needles meet, they reflect into a star-like and barrel-like pattern of cat's eye crystal, the positioning of the pattern can greatly affect the value of the stones.
You want to make sure that that star is centered in the stone, not off to the side, and you want to make sure that the legs or all the legs of the star are complete and not. broken that makes that star more valuable that gemstone more valuable a star sapphire or rubies the same value as any other gem it is also significantly influenced by color and clarity it is very rare to find a star ruby ​​or star sapphire that is not A little on the murky side because they have all these inclusions, truly clear gems are so sought after that, in fact, only the wealthiest collector can afford such an unusual stone.
Very few people I know can afford a star ruby ​​or a star sapphire. which is truly transparent with an incredible color with an incredible star because they are incredibly rare but they are wonderful and you can see them in some of the major Mac museums around the world, one of the best sets of star sapphires. What I have ever seen is the Star of India. It is in the Museum of Natural History in New York. It has somewhere 550 560 carats. Deep blue color. Beautiful six rates. Our stone thus appears, not very often, this stone, as I understand it, was found.
About 300 years ago in Sri Lanka, which is the source of most of the fine star sapphires on Earth today and it was found in Sri Lanka in the gravels of Sri Lanka and it made its way to India and it made its way there. There are few fines as incredible. and with a lot of time, but that does not stop seekers and buyers from scouring the remote corners of the world in endless search for new sources of these sensational gems. Last year I was pointed in the direction of going to Vietnam in search of a new source of star rubies, so it took quite a trip to get to this particular place, we landed in Hanoi and took an eight hour drive over very windy roads to about 20-30 kilometers from the Chinese border, a place that is not even located on the map. and this little place is now famous for producing star rubies.
However, fame has not yet translated into accessibility, but in the search for these exotic gems there are some obstacles that buyers are not willing to overcome. We actually climbed about four or five hours. the top of a mountain and a grueling journey up there, I mean, it was an Indiana Jones experience and the object of the quest can be almost as elusive as the Ark of the Covenant or the Holy Grail. I was there for five days and all the mining activity. That we saw, there was a small rough piece, probably the size of my pinky nail, that was produced while it was there, so it's really weird that the rarity along with its stunning beauty is the reason why the stars Ruby and Sapphire They appear at the top of our list of exotic and phenomenal stones, so there you have it 10 notable and rare stones that even within the wonderful world of gems really stand out Hidden knight in the shape of a sword the mimic quality of apatite the yin and the unique yang of the ametrine, the feathery petal lights or the ancient charm of amber are all equally exotic and whether it is the colorful brilliance of ammolite, the fiery play of colors and opal, the iridescent mystique of labradorite, the realistic wink From a barrel of cat's eye crystal or the celestial allure of star, ruby ​​and sapphire, these fascinating gemstones are truly phenomenal in every sense of the word.

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