“Double Bubble” Multiphase Inclusion in Beryl
A “double bubble” of gas within gas appears in a 64.10 ct pale green rough beryl at room temperature.
Trapiche-Like Ruby from the Batakundi Mine, Kashmir
Trapiche-like ruby from Kashmir shows a well-formed fixed six-rayed pattern.
Sapphire Inclusion with Rutile “Silk” in a Burmese Star Sapphire
Illumination techniques reveal a remarkable sapphire inclusion within a Burmese star sapphire.
Fossil Insect in Opal
Precious opal hosts a trapped insect.
Grandidierite Inclusions in Sapphires
Grandidierite, an unusual inclusion in sapphire, independently encountered by two laboratories.
Quarterly Crystal: Orpiment in Barite
Barite cluster from Nevada hosts numerous yellow orpiment crystal inclusions.
Native Copper Inclusions in Indonesian Purple Chalcedony
Indonesian purple chalcedony containing interesting native copper inclusions is a first for the Carlsbad lab.
Lazurite in Spinel
A light gray spinel features a striking vibrant blue lazurite inclusion.
Condor Agate from Argentina
A vibrant orange and yellow agate displays interesting concretions in its core.
Iridescent Inclusion in Tanzanite
A tanzanite displayed crystallographically aligned, vividly iridescent colors resulting from fine separations along the stone’s cleavage planes.