Paraiba Tourmaline, named after the place it was found. It has appeared in the most amazing colours of neon blue (turquoise), green, blue, mauve and violet. Paraiba Tourmalines are amongst the most fine colours of tourmaline there is.
Unique/ Classic Black Opal Lightning Ridge, Australia This unique and unusual cabochon of true black opal has been fashioned by the gem cutter in a lozenge-shaped outline. The body color is a true black, w/vibrant & vivid play-of-color in blues & green
My grandmas birthstone NATURAL RUBY - CT. with GIA CERT Vietnam In the reports start to emerge that high quality Rubies were being found in the alluvial qqsediments of northern Vietnam from deposits in the Luc Yen and and Yen Bai areas.
Known as the gemstone of the Vikings, Iolite was used by Norse and Viking explorers as a navigational aid, as a properly oriented stone would change color in relation to the direction of sunlight, allowing for crude navigation.
I love this gorgeous gem not familiar to most people. The trade name is "Titanite". Sphene has the second highest dispersion 'fire' of any stone, the highest being demantoid garnet. The third highest is diamond.