A confession: I know NOTHING about geology or gems. But this stuff is amazing. (A rare moment of humility. This wine stuff works.i find this color enticing.and i know the reason, but i cannot speak to it.
Garnet Inclusion in Diamond This stone is classified as "flawed" but I don't think so. INTERESTING because the diamond in my engagement ring contains a green garnet -- known as tsavorite -- that's why i loved it so much!
Gem quality opal from Australia. SEM Image of the opal. Compare near-gem quality opal and gem-quality fire opal x magnification) from (dry) Lake Tecopa, Inyo County, California, USA; SEM images courtesy of Ma Chi