Named after seawater, aquamarine’s fresh watery hue is a cool plunge into a refreshing pool.
Examination of a doubly terminated flux synthetic beryl crystal reveals inclusions of columbite, copper, and an air bubble within flux liquid.Read More
Hexagonal growth hillocks are observed on gem-quality aquamarine from Pakistan.Read More
Aquamarine is faceted to display a red spessartine garnet crystal inclusion.Read More
Documents Namak Mandi’s transformation from a salt market to one of Pakistan’s primary gem trading centers, with a look at the commercial activities taking place today.Read More
Gemological photojournalist Robert Weldon shares the stories behind some of his favorite photos.Read More
Discusses the features of alkali elements and their influence on the color of blue to yellow beryl.Read More
Gem cutters - whether “gem whisperers” or mathematicians - create breathtakingly artistic individual gems and sculptures.Read More
A transparent greenish blue pear-shaped gemstone, reportedly from Madagascar, is discovered to be a Maxixe-type beryl.Read More
Alexander Arnoldi explains the strategy of Arnoldi International and provides an update on some new high-quality materials.Read More
Michael Dyber discusses his approach to gem carving.Read More
Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle, yellow-green peridot is the extreme gem.
Fancy Color Diamond
Dazzling brilliance. Captivating color. These are the planet’s most valued gems.
Emerald is the bluish green to green variety of beryl, a mineral species that includes aquamarine.