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9.82ct Oregon Fire Opal by Alan Unangst – Select Gem

Oregon Fire Opal by Alan Unangst – Select Gem

This opal is outstanding. Sorry Australia but this little beauty was 'Born in the U.S.A'......Oregon to be precise. Photographed by Tino Hammid and featured in this years edition of The Handbook of Gemmology.

Oregon opal shot by Tino Hammid, gem photographer extraordinaire. The Jewelry Loupe

one of the largest Rubys

one of the largest Rubys

Very deep green chrome crystal of Tourmaline. 350 ct and about 44 x 40 mm specimen.

this time we can observe growth structure (trigons) on a very deep green chrome crystal of Tourmaline. 350 ct and about 44 x 40 mm specimen. They are very diamond like termination. to be remembered that Tourmaline has a trigonal symmetry.

4.6CTW Pink Tourmaline with Purple Flash #Gemstones #Tourmaline

Tourmaline with Purple Flash – Select Gem ~ETS

An 1.69 carat emerald cut fire opal.

An carat emerald cut fire opal.

‘World’s rarest gem’ finally gets an official name | Geology IN yawthuite was found in Mogok, Mandalay Region. Photo: Supplied Formula: Bi3+Sb5+O4 System: Monoclinic Colour: Reddish orange Hardness: 5½ Read more at http://www.geologyin.com/2016/07/worlds-rarest-gem-finally-gets-official.html#2yfmDv7xJGZbJB8a.99

‘World’s Rarest Gem’ Finally Gets an Official Name

Kyawthuite was found in Mogok, Mandalay Region. Photo: Supplied Formula: Bi Sb O 4 System: Monoclinic Colour: Reddish orange Har.

Natural African Sapphire Fancy Color slight Color Shift Brilliant Cushion Cut

:) also my birthstone

Smoky Quartz, 49,78 ct, This stone has a true "smoky" color, reminiscent of top Swiss Smoky Quartz specimens. It's a rather large gem considering that it weighs nearly 50 carats and the fact that it is virtually eye clean makes it that much more impressive. To top it all off, the stone has a dazzling "Concave Spinning Trillion" cut which is unlike any cut I have ever seen.

Smoky Quartz, ct, This stone has a true smoky color, reminiscent of top Swiss Smoky Quartz specimens. Its a rather large gem considering that it weighs nearly 50 carats and the fact that it is virtually eye clean makes it that much mo

Spinel crystal  It is a precious gem of transparent red, darkish and yellowish red. Red color of spinel is so close to ruby that quite a few spinels were wrongly mistaken as rubies in the past.  Ruby popularly known as ‘Black Prince’ among the jewels of the British Brown is not actually a ruby but it is a red spinel.  Spinel is good for financial gains and protects the wearer against unforeseen losses.

Rare fine "star of david" spinel crystal

Ruby Gemstones Spinel crystal It is a precious gem of transparent red, darkish and yellowish red. Red color of spinel is so close to

Chlorastrolite (?)

Topaz is a neosilicate mineral. It has a hardness of 8 (Mohs), forms crystals in a wide range of possible colors, and these are prized as gemstones.

Astro Glow - Mexican Fire Opal

Astro Glow - Mexican Fire Opal

black opal

black opal

A bright purple emerald cut Gel Sugilite. The name "Gel" is given to the translucent material that has good   crystallization and gives the finished gem a glassy look. It is rare and very prized. Less than 1% of the mined Sugilite is "gel".   This piece weighs 1.10 carat is well cut with good polish and has lighter purple color veins. From Hotazel.  From Mineral Auctions    via Sabrina Jordan

GEMAS

A bright purple emerald cut Gel Sugilite. The name "Gel" is given to the translucent material that has good crystallization and gives the finished gem a glassy look. Less than of mined Sugilite is "gel"

Uncut Opal

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Tanzania Confetti Sunstone Faceted Gem Stone by FenderMinerals Tanzania Faceted "emerald cut" Rectangle Gem Stone with hematite inclusions Very bright, lots of flash Gem quality Labradorite Feldspar, 100% natural, not enhanced Weight: 2.5 carats

Tanzania Confetti Sunstone Faceted GemStone Jewel

Tanzania Confetti Sunstone Faceted Gem Stone by FenderMinerals Tanzania Faceted "emerald cut" Rectangle Gem Stone with hematite inclusions Very bright, lots of flash Gem quality Labradorite Feldspar, natural, not enhanced Weight: carats

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