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Zircon Stone: A Geological Story Teller- A Brief Introduction

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Zircon Stone: A Geological Story Teller- A Brief Introduction

by Samina Gulzar on Feb 05, 2024
Let's talk about the zircon stone, a gem that holds the secrets of Earth's  history. It's like a tiny time capsule, recording the incredible transformations our planet has undergone. Zircon takes the spotlight as an extraordinary timekeeper, capturing intricate details of Earth's earliest changes. It's like a geological storyteller, whispering tales of ancient shifts and transformations. Within its crystal structure lies a captivating narrative, offering us a front-row seat to the mysteries of our planet's past. In the world of minerals, zircon stands out as a silent yet eloquent chronicler of Earth's enduring journey.
The History and Usage of Lapis Lazuli

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What is Lapis Lazuli Meaning? | Where Blue Lapis Stone is Used?

by Samina Gulzar on Jan 12, 2024
Blue Lapis Lauli Stones are used for various purpose such as jewelry, crafts, home decor items, house hold uses such as tiles, sinks etc. Lapis has been used since back to Egyptian era.
Learn About The Pink Morganite Gemstone Price and Value

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Learn About The Pink Morganite Gemstone Price and Value

by Samina Gulzar on Jan 10, 2024
The value of Morganite is determined by various other factors such as clarity, cut,  color and weight, treatment types. The most desirable and having value, the Morganite stones should have a deep pink color, flawless clarity, and a big size that along with excellent brilliance.
10 Stunning Diamond Alternatives Stones for Engagement Rings

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10 Stunning Diamond Alternatives Stones for Engagement Rings

by Samina Gulzar on Aug 31, 2023
Surprisingly, the tradition of engagement rings dates back to Neanderthal times, challenging perceptions of their civilization. Accounts reveal Neanderthals expressed loyalty by adorning brides' wrists and ankles with items like grass and rushes, suggesting a deeper societal bond than previously thought.
What are methods of gemstone cutting or faceting stone?

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Mastering the Art of Raw Gems Faceting:Tips for Beginners in Faceting Rough

by Samina Gulzar on Aug 27, 2023
Learn the art of gemstone faceting—master the techniques, tips, and beginner-faceting methods. let's have look at secrets of stone cutting, from initial steps to intricate facets. Explore diverse gemstone cutting techniques and approaches. Here are the fundamentals of faceting techniques:
Peridots: Olivine Mineral Group Member are Created in Mantle

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From Volcanic Rock Origins to Green Olivine: Unveiling the Tale of the Peridot Stone

by Samina Gulzar on Aug 14, 2023
The minerals group known as green rocky volcanic Olivine often takes formation in igneous rocks like dunite, diabase, peridotite, gabbro, and basalt. These olivine minerals showcase a lush green coloration possessing a composition ranging between Mg2SiO4 to Fe2SiO4. One of the notable gemstones originating from Olivine rocks is called as the peridot green stone.
Emerald's Cousin: The Enchanting Peridot - August's Birthstone

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Emerald's Cousin: The Enchanting Peridot - August's Birthstone

by Samina Gulzar on Aug 10, 2023
Peridot is a gem of August which is popular for its unique color. Unlike lush green emeralds, peridots color come between olive and lime. Peridots are mined in various corner of the world i.e. Pakistan, Egypt, Arizona, Burma, China, African continent. Peridots are formed in volcanic eruptions.   
Discover The Natural Swat Emeralds: Unearth the Beauty of Authentic Gemstones

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Discover The Natural Swat Emeralds: Unearth the Beauty of Authentic Gemstones

by Samina Gulzar on Jun 02, 2023
Unearth the secrets held within each Swat Emeralds, as their vibrant and radiant brilliance alongwith rich color take you on a remarkable voyage of discovery. The Swat Emeralds, renowned for their rich green hue and exceptional clarity, have attracted gemstone collectors for centuries. This precious stone, extracted from the depths of the Swat Valley, has a unique charm that is unmatched by any other.
From Earth's Depths to Your Eyes: Discovering Raw Sapphire and Ruby Crystals

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From Earth's Depths to Your Eyes: Discovering Raw Sapphire and Ruby Crystals

by Samina Gulzar on May 31, 2023
Journey with us on a stunning exploration into the heart touching world of raw sapphire and ruby crystals. These beautiful gemstones, formed deep within the Earth's depths, have attracted the civilizations throughout history with their unrivaled beauty and symbolism. Join us as we unveil the origins, unique characteristics, and the intricate journey these gems undertake to reach your eyes.
Why ruby rank in investment?

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Why ruby gemstone rank in the investment? What you say about this gemstone and mineral?

by Samina Gulzar on May 26, 2023
Though diamonds comes first in investment, however, investing in precious gemstones can give you a profitable return and sometimes more than diamonds. Ruby is one of top 3 precious gemstones about which gemstone dealers are ready to invest

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Lapidary / Types of Gemstone Cutting

by Samina Gulzar on May 26, 2023
Lapidary is a kind of shaping, working, and cutting of stones. The word is related and referred to small gemstones. Lapidary or gem cutting have been used 1000s years old. It is the way to transform rough gems / crystals into splendid gemstones. It unlocks the luster and shining of the stone. There are following types of gem cutting styles:- Faceting Cabbing Tumbling Carving We are giving brief details of gemstones types of cutting here:- Faceting:- Faceting style of cutting in gemstones is an outstanding way of giving brilliance to the gemstones. If anyone want any wedding jewelry set made of gemstones like emerald, ruby or Diamond. One would like to go with faceted gemstones. It increases the value of gemstones. It gives beautify to the viewers. In faceting cutting style, gems are shaped in geometrical shapes and flat polished faces. The faceted style of cutting is very popular among people. The brilliant cut round is an easy way to understand and start to learn faceting. Gemstone faceting is great art or engineering in fact. In the start, one may feel faceting is difficult but it is not so ambiguous actually. There are different types of facet style gemstones. Tumbling:- Tumbling represents a straightforward method for cutting gemstones. It involves placing rough gemstones in a revolving barrel tumbler equipped with abrasives. Successively finer abrasives are employed until the gem achieves a polished finish. Along beaches and riverbanks, one often encounters rocks originating from mountains. These rocks typically boast pleasing shapes and forms, having been naturally tumbled by the friction of water and other rocks. Cabbing:- Cutting of Cabochon  is very popular among people. Cabbing is very popular for of cutting among people. It is an easy and anyone can master on it. A cab can be of any form and from any stone precious, semi precious, rocks like ceramic, porcelain or wood.  It does not matter where it come from. Its shapes are flat, domed, or rounded inside. The stone cutter first select the stone for cabbing. Mark it with particular shape or template on the stone. One can select the beautiful patterns for exact finishing shape. After marking, the shape is cut using trim saw and cooling lubricant to keep the saw blade from becoming too hot. Some machines which are used during cabbing process. After cutting, they are well grinded with basic outlines. Then comes shapes making and finalizing with polishing work. Carving:- The more artistic, challenging part in lapidary is carving. It needs really very aesthetic and artistic sense to carve a stone. It needs further expertise along with cutting. In the past, the old civilizations started to carve a gem. The art is called glyptgraphy. Many thousand years before, gemstones have been carved for the members of past Roman nobility. This art can be found in many other civilizations such as Persian, Assyrians and Egyptians. There exist various styles of carving, with one of the most renowned being cameo. When the design is intricately carved into the top surface of a cab, it's referred to as an intaglio or relief carving. Conversely, when the design is crafted on the reverse side, it's termed a reverse intaglio.    

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