Saturday, September 19, 2020

Mingora emerald mines (Swat emeralds)

It seemed that the gorgeous emeralds from of Mingora (Pakistan) were discovered fairly recently - in 1958. Recent finds though show that these stones...

Blue garnets of Bekily

In Madagascar is the only known place on the planet where are found some of the most amazing gemstones - blue garnets, which change...

Gemstone mines and other finds

Outstanding gemstones mines and other finds around the world Gemstones belong to category of rare natural materials - materials which can be found just in...

Palo Quemado blue amber mine

There exists blue amber! But it is very rare - a lot more rare than diamonds and most other gemstones in the world. The...

The old Persian turquoise mines near Nishapur

The world's most beautiful turquoise is mined near Nishapur, Iran. Here is the find of the legendary Persian turquoise which is mined up to...

Finds of cobalt blue spinel in Lục Yên, Vietnam

Some 20 years ago near Lục Yên were found pieces of unusual, seemingly glowing blue spinel. Today similar stones have been found in some...

Merelani Hills – the only find of tanzanite

There is only one place on Earth where is found a gorgeous gemstone - tanzanite, which is found in Merelani Hills, Tanzania. Thousands of...

Kagem Emerald Mines

In Zambia, in Kagem Emerald Mines are found some of the highest quality emeralds in the world. Many tons of gorgeous emeralds are here,...

Sar-i Sang lapis lazuli mines

World's most beautiful lapis lazuli is found in one location - in the wild mountains of Northern Afghanistan, in Sar-i Sang. The gorgeous blue...

Benitoite Gem Mine (California State Gem Mine)

Benitoite if one of the brightest, rarest and most expensive gemstones in the world. Stones of gem quality are found only in one location...