Colored Stones

The World’s Rarest & Most Famous Rubies

Specialists from Christie’s Sotheby’s and Philips share the stories behind these record- breaking stones. With their breath-taking crimson hue and mystical origins, rubies have captivated humans for centuries....

A Rainbow in your Palms!

Opal is perhaps one of the most popular phenomenal gemstones that shows the phenomena play-of-color. And this phenomena can only be used to describe natural opals and synthetic opals. Play-of-color...

Sparkle & Shine

Bright spot flashes like small gold flecks when viewed under an incandescent light is the mark of a cut sunstone. This phenomena is known as Aventurescence.

Flash of Color

Have you seen a Morpho butterfly with its flash of blue iridescence color?  These blue flashes of color are created by an optical effect, example, interference, refraction or diffraction of light, and not by...

Zodiac Gemstones Poems

The following poems were purported to be written in 1889 by an “Unattributed Author”. These poems are quite amusing and fun.

Aurora – The Northern Lights

Have you ever witness the Aurora Borealis in the Norwegian Artic? Perhaps you may have come across it in video clips and still life photography. The billowing clouds of bluish, whitish...

Of Pearls & Pearly Shells

The Orient phenomena is also a form of iridescence. With pearls there is a delicate, shifting iridescent color layer that is quite distinct from the main body color. The luster as well as the orient...

Of Peacock’s Train & Soap Bubbles!

A peacock’s train (a peacock’s tail) fanning out its elongated upper tail coverts with its shimmering blue or green plumage is perhaps one of the most dazzling sights.

Cat’s Eye – The All Seeing Eye

Chatoyancy, is an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones. Coined from the French word "œil de chat," meaning "cat's eye," chatoyancy arises either from the fibrous structure of a material or from fibrous inclusions...

Chameleon, I Am

Another type of Phenomenal Gems is the Color-Change Gemstone.  These are gemstones that display different colors according to changes in lighting condition.  This is almost like the Chameleon monitor lizard, which changes the color...
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Diamond Shapes & Engagement Ring Styles

For Engagement Ring, newly engaged couples can choose their preferred diamond shapes...
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Can Lab-grown Diamonds Replace The Real Thing?

Billy Porter is a man who knows how to rise to a fashion occasion. For the 2019...

Great Grandmother Tells A Story

My mother is 93 years old this year. She...

向拥有92年的丰富人生阅历的“天才母亲”致敬!

“天才母亲”的故事分享: 就在几天前,我的母亲迎来了她92岁的寿辰,她经常教导我要学会珍惜当下,不要沉浸在对往昔的回忆,也不要迷失于对未来的幻想,这简单的人生哲学远比我阅读过的其他书籍都更有价值。 已经92岁的她,身体状况仍保持良好,她能借助手杖缓慢的走动,但骨质疏松症让她的胸椎及腰椎负荷量加大,使脊椎前倾形成驼背。她还有高血压的问题。

Are my Diamond Accents Real Diamonds?

Hi Arthur Your post on “What are Diamond Accents?” is great. It’s educational...