Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

Characteristics of Diamonds

Diamonds have captivated human hearts for centuries with their timeless beauty and undeniable allure. As the most coveted gemstone, diamonds possess a range of extraordinary characteristics that make them truly exceptional. From their remarkable hardness and brilliance to their captivating color and clarity, diamonds hold a unique place in the world of gemstones. In this […]

Gemstones in Sri Lanka: A Precious Treasure

Sri Lanka, known as the “Jewel Box of the Indian Ocean,” is a land blessed with a diverse range of gemstones. Renowned for their exceptional quality and vibrant hues, Sri Lankan gemstones have captivated the world for centuries. The island’s rich geological landscape, coupled with skilled craftsmanship, has made Sri Lanka a prominent player in […]

The Taj Mahal/Nur Jahan Diamond

Origin of Name The historic 17th-century, heart-shaped, table-cut, Indian diamond inscribed in the Persian Language with Arabic characters, leaves no doubt about the date of origin of the diamond and its original owner. The inscription reads, “Nur Jahan Begum Padshah; 23; 1037.” Thus,the original owner of this diamond and jade pendant was Empress Nur Jahan, […]

Abernethy Pearl – Little Willie Pearl

Open FREE Unlimited Store                   Join Our Newsletter Dr. Shihaan M. Larif Origin of Name The Abernethy Pearl, a 44-grain extraordinary freshwater pearl discovered in the River Tay in Scotland from a freshwater Unionoidae mussel species known as Margaritifera margaritifera, once common in the rivers of Scotland, gets […]

Famous Pearls II

Marilyn Monroe Pearl Necklace Mary Todd Lincon’s Seed Pearl Jewelry Suite Maharani Jindan Kaur Emerald and Seed Pearl Necklace Melo Melo Pearls Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour Pearl and Crystal Studded Costume Shirt Multi- Gemstone, Diamond & Cultured pearl fringe necklace & earrings Natural Black Pearl Ring Natural Pearl, Diamond and Ruby Pendant Necklace Natural Pearl […]

Famous Pearls- Page 1

Important tables on famous pearls of the world Abernethy Pearl Anna Thomson Dodge/ Catherine The Great Pearl Necklace Anne Boleyns Pearls Antique Natural Pearl & Diamond 5 Row Necklace Aphrodite Pin Arco Valley Pearl Antique Pearl and Diamond Pendent Brooch Barbara Hutton / Marie Antoinette Pearl Necklace Bao Dai/ Sunrise Pearl- Worlds Largest and Roundest […]

Famous Diamonds, Gemstones and Pearls

Famous Diamonds. (See Below) Famous Diamond and Jewelry Collections Famous Gemstones More Famous Gemstones More Famous Diamonds Famous  Pearls of the World More Famous Pearls Agra Diamond Ahmedabad Diamond Akbar Shah-Jahangir Shah Diamond Allnatt Diamond Amarillo Starlight Diamond Amsterdam Diamond Archduke Joseph Diamond Arcot Diamonds Ashberg Diamond Beau Sancy Diamond Begum Blue Diamond Black Orlov […]

Gemstone Geographic Origin Determination with special reference to Blue Sapphires

Criteria used in determining country of origin of blue sapphires Identification of inclusions is the first criterion used by gemologists in determining the country of origin of a blue sapphire.The presence of inclusions that are unique to certain sapphire producing regions, can be easily used in identifying the source, eg. the presence of needle-like pargasite […]

Diamond Cutting Machines, Gemstone Drilling Machine etc.

Gemstone Drilling Machine Gemstone Drilling Machine The gemstone drilling machine is useful in making beaded gemstone necklace, earrings and other jewelry items. One should always wear safety glasses when using a gemstone drill. The drill should be held perpendicular to the stone. A wrong angle can causecracking at the entry or exit point. Gemstone Drilling […]

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