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How are semiprecious gemstones measured for their hardness?

 Semiprecious gemstones are measured for their hardness.

Semiprecious gemstones are measured for their “hardness,” or durability by the “Mohs Scale of Relative Mineral Hardness,” named after the Austrian/German mineralogist who designed it, Friedrich Mohs, 1773-1839. 269 more words


A Tray...Ler

Sometimes the only piece missing in your house is a good tray . Not automatically the one which will serve “hors d’oeuvres” …But the one where you will dump your jewels, keys, coins or how about NOTHING AT ALL ?! 53 more words

Savel Inc.

The wedding saris - 2

Gayatri changed saris thrice during her wedding. First was a blue Paithani, then a purple coloured Benarasi “Shalu” sari that Jay’s parents gifted her and then the actual wedding sari was a yellow Benarasi brocade. 139 more words

Saree Stories

Florida Malachite

Many people think the malachite is the most beautiful butterfly in Florida.

It’s name comes from the large pale green patches on its wings. That shade of green resembles the mineral, malachite. 56 more words

Butterflies And Moths

Rocks versus Minerals – What is the Difference Between a Rock and a Mineral?

What is a rock?  What is a mineral?

The answer is quite simple, but unless you’ve looked it up or thought about it a bit, the answer may evade you. 447 more words


American Gem Society Member Spotlight: Lisa Bridge, CG

By Randi Molofsky

Gemologist and designer, Lisa Bridge, has been around fine jewelry and gemstones her entire life. As a fifth generation member of the Seattle-based Ben Bridge empire (70 stores and counting across the United States!), she knows a thing or two about what kind of accessories women want to wear, and luckily enough, she has the right connections (wink, wink) to design her version of statement jewelry at accessible price points. 405 more words

American Gem Society

Daily dose of glitter: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 🍀

This look is in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It is featuring a vintage pendant with a lovely green cabochon surrounded by horseshoes for good luck and flowers and accompanied by this lovely malachite stone ring surrounded by marcasites. 117 more words