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Iranian Crown Jewels

Brief History of Iran Iran, meaning the “country of the Aryans”, is situated in southwestern Asia, between the Persian Gulf in the South and the Caspian Sea in the North, and having common borders with seven neighboring countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Armenia in the north, and Turkey and Iraq […]

The Aurora Diamond Collection

Origin of name The Aurora Diamond Collection is the most comprehensive collection of naturally colored diamonds in the world, consisting of all the multifarious colors in which diamonds exist in nature, represented in different shapes, sizes, color saturations, as well as modified colors. There are 296 diamonds in the collection weighing a total of 267.45 […]

Gemstones Country wise

(1) United States of America-Tourmaline.   State Gemstone 1 Alabama Blue Star Quartz 2 Alaska Nephrite Jade 3 Arizona Turquoise 4 Arkansas Diamond 5 California Benitoite 6 Colorado Aquamarine 7 Connecticut Garnet 8 Florida Moonstone 9 Georgia Quartz 10 Hawaii Black Coral 11 Idaho Star Garnet 12 Illinois Fluorite 13 Kentucky Fortification Agate 14 Louisiana […]

Wedding Anniversary gemstones (America)

anniversary year Gemstone 1st Pearl or  Peridot 2nd Garnet 3rd Pearl or Jade 4th Blue Topaz or blue Zircon 5th Sapphire or pink tourmaline 6th Amethyst or turquoise 7th Onyx or yellow sapphire 8th Tourmaline or tanzanite 9th Lapis Lazuli , Amethyst or Green Spinel 10th Diamond  or Blue sapp 11th Turquoise,CitrineYellow Zircon 12th Jade […]

Largest Faceted Emeralds from North Carolina

Production of gem quality emeralds in North Carolina It has been estimated that around 60,000 carats of emeralds had been produced  in the Hiddenite district, the main emerald producing district in North Carolina, from the year 1875 when emeralds were first discovered in North Carolina by J. A. D. Stephenson, up to the year 2007. […]

Madeleine H. Murdock’s Mogul Emerald Necklace – Smithsonian’s New Acquisition

Origin of Name Click here to go to the Taj Mahal Diamond The Mogul Emerald Necklace that was bequeathed to the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in the year 2007 from the estate of Madeleine H. Murdock, is a historic and remarkable piece of jewelry that has enriched the National Gem Collection. […]

Maximilian Emerald Ring

Origin of name The “Maximilian Emerald Ring” gets its name from its one time owner, Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, the archduke of Austria and the younger brother of Emperor Francis Joseph (1848-1916), who was installed as the Emperor of Mexico in 1864 by Napoleon III, whose forces captured Mexico City in 1863, with a view of […]

Queen Isabella Emerald

Origin of name The “Isabella Emerald” gets its name from Queen Isabella of Portugal, the queen consort of King Charles V (1516 to 1556), the Holy Roman Emperor, the King of Spain, and Archduke of Austria, who inherited a vast empire extending across Europe, from Spain and the Netherlands to Austria and the Kingdom of […]

Hooker Emerald Brooch

Origin of name The “Hooker Emerald Brooch” gets its name from the one time owner of the famous piece of jewelry Janet Annenberg Hooker, the renowned philanthropist and principal benefactor of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, who donated the 75-carat, half-million-dollar emerald brooch set with diamonds, to the Smithsonian Institution, in 1977. The […]

Gachala Emerald

Origin of name The 858-carat “Gachala Emerald” described as one of the most beautiful emerald gemstones ever known, gets its name from the mining district where the “Vegas de San Juan” mine that produced the renowned gemstone was situated. Though lighter in color the Gachala emeralds were cleaner with less inclusions and more transparent than […]

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