According to legend, Vikings used iolite slices to reduce glare when checking the sun’s position.
Sri Lanka is world famous for its gem wealth, but the actual extent of the deposits has never been determined.Read More
An overview of the many types of gem-quality material, and its inclusions, currently found in Sri Lanka.Read More
Among the collection assembled by Dr. Edward Gübelin are a number of uncommon gemstones from many worldwide localities.Read More
Learn about iolite's durability and how to care for your iolite jewelry.Read More
Iolite has a long history of use as an adornment and possibly as a navigation tool.Read More
This silicate of aluminum, iron, and magnesium has two distinctive features—a beautiful, violetish blue through slightly violetish blue hue derived from iron and a striking, eye-visible pleochroism.Read More
Learn about the factors that make iolite so desirable.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.