The Oldest Book of Gems

Causes of my assumptions | The books dated XVII-XXI | English, German, French Books about Gemstones: British Colonization, Discovery of America, Travelers | Latin Books about Gemstones: The Dark Ages and the Brave Travelers | Greek Books about Gemstones | Oriental Books about Gemstones | Hebrew Books about Gemstones | Russian Books about Gemstones | Middle East and Asia Minor Books about Gemstones | […]

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April 16, 2015

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Magnificence of the Oregon Opal or unforgettable gift of the nature

Opal Butte | Oregon Opal – What is it? | Stability of Oregon Opal | Conclusion Take a look at this stone. What do you see inside it? Probably you are observing a seabed, or maybe it is just someone’s aquarium? Actually, this is nothing but an Opal – a commonly known gemstone, more accurately […]

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April 3, 2015

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“French Blue” Diamond or the “Tavernier Blue”

The Mine | The Destiny of Tavernier | Subsequent Destiny of the”French Blue” | Conclusion French Blue Diamond or so-called “Tavernier Blue” it is a diamond of 793 carats in weight, which possesses a violet or sapphire-blue color, which has been found in ancient Indian mine, located in the affluent of the Coleroon, north of […]

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April 2, 2015

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Enigma of Koh-I-Noor Diamond

The Legend | Medieval History | The Voyage of Tavernier | My Assumptions | Later History | Conclusion The history knows many famous gems, however, there ought to exist some certain “gem of the gems,” known to the humanity, and fortunately, it exists. It is known under the name “Koh-I-Noor,” it is a gemstone of […]

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April 1, 2015

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Causes of superstitions in regards to Gems

Introduction | The influence of GEMS | Origin of the Sources: Arabian trail, Christian trail | Medieval Opinion & Origin of the custom | The attempts to prove | Conclusion Introduction Man is apt to endow many subjects with supernatural power. This custom was known during the centuries, particularly in regard to prehistoric men. Thus, gemstones have been always a […]

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March 19, 2015

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Gems Manual Launch

I am pleased to report about “GEMs Manual” Project Launch! This project should help each consumer to acquire advanced knowledge concerning gems and stay abreast of gem’s world. The structure of this project has been developed to help you easily navigate in terms and categories. “GEMs Manual” will evolve rapidly, therefore you’ll obtain new and […]

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March 13, 2015

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