GIA Field Gemmologists Seek Blue Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli in Mogok, Myanmar
Join GIA gemmologists as they seek the blue treasures of Mogok.
Lapis Lazuli from the Coquimbo Region, Chile
Lapis lazuli has been mined from the Coquimbo Region of Chile since 1905.
Lapis-Lazuli from Sar-E-Sang, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
lapis-lazuli is an ornamental stone (figure 1) that has been found in the artefacts of some of the oldest known civilisations.
A Status Report on Gemstones from Afghanistan
An overview of the plentiful and various gem materials being discovered and produced in Afghanistan.