Unboxing Gemstones A to Z
Organize some rare, beautiful gems for every single letter of the alphabet!
Testing Gemstone Physical Properties
Watch our hosts explore, study and destroy gemstone durability!
Unboxing Tourmaline: Gemologist vs. Geologist
Explore the geology & gemology behind this amazing rainbow gemstone.
Unboxing Demantoid Garnet with John Ferry | Rare, Beautiful Green Gems
Watch and learn about gorgeous demantoid garnet!
1 Million Dollars in Sapphires - Most Colorful Gemstone?
Learn the secrets of sapphire's formation and why it's rare to find large crystals.
Unboxing Rare Cut Gems - Rutile, Sodalite
Have you ever wondered why some abundant minerals are rarely seen faceted into gemstones? In this week's episode, we explore that exact question! Join Rebecca and Rob as they visit some faceted gemstones that were fashioned from some very unlikely materials.
Unboxing Yellow Gemstones | Sapphire, Topaz, Sulfur
It's Yellow Gems Time! For all you fans of Topaz, Citrine, Sapphire, Sulfur, and more, we have got quite the packed episode for you! Watch as Brittany and Rob unbox these beautiful gemstones and specimens! We promise you are going to see some gorgeous, rare gems today so tune in and watch!
All About Fluorite - Alien Eye, Blue John & Rare Specimens!
On today's unboxing, we've got tons of rare fluorite specimens! In all kinds of colors! From around the world! Gemologist Rebecca and Rob explore why these crystals look like alien landscapes & check out optical properties like color change, fluorescence and more. Plus learn how to start your own collection!
All About Fire Obsidian & More Amazing Natural Glass!
On today's Unboxing, we're checking out the many forms of Obsidian & featuring a new favorite: Fire Obsidian! See the beautiful colors & patterns of this natural gemstone. Learn how it was created from lava & where you can find your own!
All About Unboxing Peridot
This is one Unboxing episode you "Peridon't" wanna miss! We are showing off this fascinating gemstone with faceted pieces and rough specimens galore! Rebecca, your host, will give you everything you ever wanted to know about this gemstone while showing off these spectacular specimens! So tune in and join the Peridot fandom today!
Super Rare Topaz & Pearl Jewelry | Tucson Unboxing
On this week’s Tucson Unboxing, Natalie is joined by crowd favorite, Shelly, a curator for the private collection called “Somewhere in the Rainbow.” Shelly and Natalie share the story behind these two unique and one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
Unboxing Zircon - Red, Blue & Thermochromic Gems
On today's unboxing, we're playing with fire, experimenting with amazing color change natural zircon! Then, Rebecca & Rob will dive into the science behind this ancient gemstone. Plus, check out different zircons from around the world! Which country harbors "evil" zircon?
One of a Kind Rare Pearl
On this week’s unboxing, Natalie is joined by special guest Avi Raz and his amazing pieces of jewelry. Watch along as the two go in-depth into the back story of these "one of a kind" pearls and what separates them from any regular freshwater pearl, and how long it takes to make these amazing pieces of jewelry.
6 Destructive Tests for Identifying Gems & Minerals
On today's Unboxing, Elizabeth is back and it's time for more gem science experiments! Once again, we have a series of fantastic specimens, but this time we're going to destroy them...to show you 6 tests gemologists and geologists use to identify gems in the field. Learn how to fashion an octahedral fluorite with a hammer, what gemstone breaks like wood, and whether amber smells better than copal.
Unboxing a Gemologist's Spectroscope
Every profession has tools of the trade. Being a gemologist is no different. In this episode of Unboxing, Natalie talks with Claire, who's a former gemology instructor at the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Claire unboxes a Spectroscope, which is instrumental for gemologists for identifying gemstones.
40,000 lbs of Gemstones! Collecting Huge Specimens
Discover gigantic gem materials and specimens of quartz and more!
Unboxing 10 Stunning Red Gemstones | Ruby, Spinel, Garnet
Red Gems everywhere! Garnet, Ruby, Spinel, and more! Today's we wanna show off some of our favorite red gemstones and probably some you have never seen before! Join Rebecca and Rob and they take you through these specimens, teach you just how they get their gorgeous red colors, and fun facts about these beautiful gems!
Gemstone Show & Tell - Unboxing with Guest Experts!
Collecting gemstones and rocks is fun! In today's episode, we've invited four experts to bring their most favorite collection pieces for Rebecca to unbox. There are a few surprises and some that are still a mystery. Check it out!
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Adventure
This week Natalie is back with another “gemventure” from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona! Watch along as Natalie takes you through the different gem shows and speaks with vendors about their unique pieces and the stories behind them.
Unboxing Amphiboles | Tiger's Eye, Tremolite + more!
Take a deep dive through the fascinating world of amphiboles!
How To ID Gemstones | Specific Gravity, Density + More!
Learn some of the most common ways to identify gemstones.
Examining the Cubic Structure: Gemologist vs Geologist
This week's unboxing, Natalie brings on long time friend, Elizabeth (the geologist) on for the fourth episode of Gemologist vs Geologist. The two examine and discuss different types of the crystals cubic structure, the many features and where to find them!
Gem Museum Tour | Expert Picks Her Faves
Today, get an exclusive tour of the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum, courtesy of gemologist, geologist, & exhibit specialist Elizabeth! See fascinating specimens of mineral evolution, unique crystal formations, and gorgeous gemstone jewelry. Plus, get the inside scoop on how it all gets put together!
All About Chalcanthite: Unboxing ELECTRIC BLUE Gems
Check out the BLUEST of minerals with unique specimens!
Gemologist vs Geologist: Examining Ruby
This week, Natalie the gemologist is bringing out all different kinds of ruby: rough stones, cut stones, jewelry, and even a synthetic ruby crystal. Natalie brings her friend Elizabeth (the geologist) for an episode of Gemologist vs Geologist. They talk about (and argue about) the value and different aspects of each ruby.
What is Artichoke Quartz? 17 Crazy Crystal Shapes
We're Unboxing the many strange shapes & forms of Quartz! We've got Scepters, Gwindels, Tessin & Faden habits, plus many more! Learn how these strange crystals grew and even how you could collect them all!
Unboxing Opal: The Queen of All Gemstones
Watch Australian opal experts share their lives as opal hunters.
Unboxing Emeralds: Gemologist vs. Geologist
Check out trapiche, emerald slices, emerald jewelry and more!
Unboxing Rainbow Lattice: What is this Gemstone?
Discover rainbow lattice's many varieties and learn how it forms.
Unboxing Rough Diamonds: Freeform, Macles & More!
On today's episode, we're checking out all kinds of natural diamond shapes and varieties!
Unboxing Amazing Gem Designs | Pearls, Chrysocolla & More
Look at and love some spectacular new gemstone designs!
Unboxing $3,000,000 in Gemstones | Paraiba Tourmaline & More
It's our most expensive unboxing ever, as we check out the biggest, rarest, and most unique gem specimens! Ever wondered "what makes a gemstones valuable?" Learn what factors make these natural gems worth six figures or more. Plus see one of the most special tourmaline specimens in the world!
Don't Take This Rock for GRANITE!
This week's unboxing, Natalie brings on long-time friend, Elizabeth (the geologist) on to examine and discuss the many different types of granite from your kitchen countertops to Yosemite's Half Dome. Watch along as these two give an in-depth look at granite and all of its unique features and characteristics.
Unboxing Fantasy Cuts w/ Lapidary Artist | Rubellite & More!
On today's episode, Rebecca welcomes Nolan Sponsler, talented gem cutter & goldsmith, to show off his amazing pieces of jewelry art. See unique cuts of sapphire, turquoise, tourmaline, and much more! Learn how Nolan became a lapidary, what advice he has to share, and how he designs these one-of-a-kind gemstone masterpieces.
Tucson Gem Show 300 Dollar CHALLENGE! | Fire Agate, Tourmaline, & Opal Finds
Today, we're taking you to the biggest gem showcase in the world! Rebecca & Christopher are gem collecting on a budget, trying to find the most impressive specimens for under three hundred dollars! Discover the classic beauties and interesting oddities of the 2022 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. From Celestine Geodes to fluorescent minerals to a whole new gem material in a sphere, this one's got it all!
Unboxing Aquamarine | 21 Gems from Pakistan, Vietnam, & Africa
On today's episode, we've got rare natural specimens of Aquamarine from amazing localities. See huge hexagonal crystal formations! Learn how it forms and the herculean efforts that go into mining it. Plus, check out the range of colors in this classic blue gem!
Unboxing Spinel | Nature's Identity Thief
Spinel has often been called the great imposter! In fact, some of the most valuable jewelry pieces in history that were thought contain ruby, were actually spinel! In today's Unboxing, Rebecca talks all about this fascinating gemstone, its many colors, properties and just how underrated it actually is!
Unboxing the Many Fantastic Forms of Prehnite!
In this weeks episode, Rob unboxes some fantastic green gems! Follow along as he walks us through the many different forms of Prehnite and how it made gemstone history!
Rock or Not? The Gemstone Guessing Game
If you think that you have an eye for identifying gemstones then boy have we got a game for you! Play along with Rob and Rebecca as they attempt to identify whether or not these images are rocks or.....not! How many did you get right? Let us know in the comments!
How I Became A Pro Gem Collector | Rare Fluorite, Azurite, and More!
Could you actually make money with your gem collection? On today's unboxing, hear the fascinating story of Professional Gemstone Collector Jordan Root. Learn where to find unique gorgeous gems, tips for digging, and why minerals are the conglomerate of all science! Plus see rare specimens from famous localities like Minerva, Elba, and Graves Mountain!
Unboxing All Birthday Gemstones! | Ruby, Emerald, Diamond!
We all love Birthstones here at Gemstones.com! And we are guessing that you do too! You've got to watch this to see some of the most spectacular specimens and gems around including and incredible yellow diamond ring! Join Rebecca and Rob as they take your month by month to show off some of the best gems in this collection!
Unboxing Garnet | Rhodolite, Pyrope, Demantoid
It's the Connecticut state gem & January's birthstone, but did you know Garnet is a whole family of gems with many colors & special properties? On today's episode, checki out all 6 species of Garnet, plus some rare & unusual varieties. Find out which is diamond-like, which comes from ants, & which has a rainbow of color!
How To Make Your Own Gem Specimen!
It's Purple but not Amethyst! Cubic but not Spinel! Today, these gemstone experts will use Chrome Alum to create a unique DIY mineral specimen! Geologist & gemologist Elizabeth finds out what pitfalls to avoid when making these amazing color crystals. Why should Mother Nature have all the fun?
Gems of the North Pole! Alexandrite, Nephrite + More!
In this week's episode, Rob takes us on a journey to the North Pole!! What sparkling surprises will he find along the way? You'll need to bundle up tight if you want to find out!
Brand New Rare Specimens! | Calcite, Aragonite, Scheelite + More!
Rob can't wait to show off some of the beautiful, rare gemstones and specimens! If you are a fan of unique, big, or gorgeous gems then this the video for you! Get ready for some of the craziest minerals and gems you'll ever see!
Gem Collecting for Beginners! | Quartz, Crystals
Ever wanted to start collecting gemstones? Good news! Robert is going to walk you through how to start your gem collecting journey! Faceted gems, rough minerals, and more to show you that anyone can start collecting! Grab your shovel and head on out, your collecting journey begins today!
Cutting Into A HUGE Amethyst Geode!
On today's episode, we're opening our biggest geode yet! It's an Amethyst Cathedral from Brazil & we find a lot more than we bargained for! Watch as we reveal the amazing crystals inside & learn how these natural wonders get their shape.
All About Phenomenal Gemstones: Star Sapphire, Labradorite
Today we're unboxing an array of gems with amazing visual properties! Check out Fluorescent Afghanite, Color Change Fluorite, rare Phosphorescent Night Stone, and many more! Plus, gemologist, Rebecca, will dive into the science of how these unique effects are created.
Unboxing Coral | Fossilized Coral, Precious Coral + More!
In this week's episode, Rob takes us to the ocean floor to look at some of nature's finest organic gems! Both young and old, watch as he unboxes various types of coral such as Red Sponge Coral, Black and Gold Coral, and even Fossilized Coral! You won't want to miss this salty gemventure so grab your snorkel and jump in!
All About Imperial Topaz + a Mystic Topaz Bonus!
On today's unboxing, gemologist Rebecca checks out amazing natural specimens of the rarest + most valuable form of Topaz! Learn what creates this gemstone's special color + where it's found. We'll dive into history + science and give you all the facts. Then, check out a special bonus on the wild visual effects of Mystic Topaz!
Most Fragile Gems | Selenite, Maxixe
On today's episode, gemstone experts are unboxing the most beautiful, fragile gemstones + mineral specimens. Check out 7 fascinating gem varieties! See a crystal finer than human hair, and another that could lose its beauty with a single touch. Learn what factors make these gems so delicate and pick out your favorite to enjoy at a distance!
All About Kyanite | Gemstone Facts + Science
On today's unboxing, we're checking out Kyanite, a unique blue stone with strange physical properties. Learn about Polymorphs, directional hardness, and see some destructive tests for gem identification. Plus cool rough specimens and rare faceted gems!
All About Pink Gemstones | Natural Diamond, Spinel + More!
On today's unboxing, we've got diamond, tourmaline, morganite, and a host of other pink gems you may have never heard of! Check out ten amazing gem varieties and learn how they got their natural pink color.
Rainbow Obsidian, Amazonite, + Jeremejevite | Unboxing Viewer Requests
You asked and we delivered! It's another round of viewer requested gems! With Rainbow Obsidian, Amazonite, and Jeremejevite, we guarantee you are going to see some gorgeous gemstones you've never seen before! With a plethora of hosts to share their love and fascination with these rare gems, you won't want to miss a second!
All About Metallic Gems and Minerals | Pyrite, Cinnabar, and More!
We're unboxing unique metallic gems and minerals! Watch as Rob tries his best not to get fooled by fools gold as he handles specimens such as Pyrite, Molybdenite, Cinnabar, Carborundum, and more! You may need to wash your hands after this episode... Watch to find out!
Unboxing a Million Dollars in Gemstones! Top Grade Black Opal + More!
What are the value factors that make a gem worth more than a house? On today's episode, we're bringing out our most valuable specimens. JTV President and CEO Tim Matthews joins our gemologist Rebecca, to reveal why these stones represent the best of the best. Plus, learn about an exciting new direction for our channel!
All Different Types of Opal | Unboxed + Hands On
On today's Unboxing, we have too may gems to fit in the box! So we're calling in our team of experts to show you all different kinds, colors, and shapes of October's birthstone. See beautiful black opals, white opals, boulder opals, plus rare and exotic types from Ethiopia, Australia, and beyond!
All About Luster + Gemstones
On today's Unboxing, we're checking out the full range of gem lusters, from the adamantine shine of diamond, to the greasy glow of jade, to the waxy sheen of turquoise, and beyond. Natalie is joined by Christopher for a crash course in gemology and a crazy number of beautiful mineral specimens.
Unboxing Aventurine Quartz, Desert Glass, Sphene + More!
You asked for it! Today, these gemstone experts are checking out great specimens -- Shattuckite, Boleite, Aventurine, Libyan Desert Glass, and Sphene -- as we answer our latest viewer requests. Find out what gemstone has higher dispersion than diamond; which crystal is created by seawater; and what unique piece is found in King Tut's tomb. Plus, see a specimen that looks like a "gem waterfall."
Opening Unusual Geodes | Fluorescent, Druzy, Rattlers, + More!
On today's Unboxing, it's a Geode Extravaganza! We're cracking open all kinds of unique geodes - ones that glow under UV light, thunder eggs with fascinating patterns, and more. Whether we bust them open with a pipe cutter or slice them with the saw, each of these strange rocks exhibits its own beautiful array of crystals inside.
Unboxing Diamond Imitators | Moissanite, Danburite, and More!
In this Unboxing episode, Christopher and Rebecca use their skills and knowledge to sniff out some diamond imitators! They may have their work cut out for them though as there are dozens of impostors out there. Will they be able to catch all of the imitators or will some slip through the cracks? Watch to find out!
All About Rhodonite | Unboxing Its Many Crystal Forms
On today's episode, we're unboxing Rhodonite! See rare forms from remote locales. Learn what causes the spider web veining. From bladed to massive to rare faceted gems, check out all the amazing shapes of this unique red stone. Learn why it's a key part of Russian history and the state gemstone of Massachusetts. Plus learn how to spot its many imitators - Thulite, Rhodochrosite, and Pyroxmangite.
Gemstones of the Sea | Unboxing Pearls
Are you ready to dive into another Unboxing? Well suit up because we are about to plunge into some of the world's finest organic gemstones! Float around with Rob as he uncovers Abalone, Mother of Pearl, Baroque Pearls, Conch Pearls, and more! You won't want to miss this school of gems so grab your wetsuit and jump in!
Deceptive Gemstones | Unboxing Apatite
If you're hungry for more gemstones then we may have one that can satiate your appetite and it's called.....well, Apatite! Join Rob as he unboxes gemstone specimens that have fooled gemologists for hundreds of years. You won't want to miss these deliciously colored gemstones!
The Rarest Form of Moldavite? Unboxing Angel Chimes + More!
On today's episode, JTV Co-Founder and Moldavite expert, Bill Kouns is back to unbox a huge collection of tektites. We'll dive into the science behind this mysterious gem. Plus, see (and hear) one of its rarest forms - Angel Chimes!
All About Green Gems | Emeralds, Tourmaline, Tsavorite
Emerald fans rejoice! Don't forget Tourmaline, Tsavorite, Peridot, and more! This episode is a Green Gem Spectacular! We unbox some of our best Green specimens and explore just how these green beauties get their color. So for all you Green fans tune in and enjoy as we explore some of the most beautiful Green Gems you've ever seen!
Unboxing a Presidential Collection: Part 3 | Fancy Cuts
In this episode of Unboxing, we are unboxing some of the most prized fancy cut gems, cut by some of the industry's most skilled lapidaries. They are part of the President Collection, and JTV's President and CEO Tim Matthews personally hand-selected each item. They are coveted pieces that showcase beauty.
Unboxing a Presidential Collection: Part 2
This week's unboxing, Natalie is joined once again by JTV's President and CEO, Tim Matthews, to go over some of his favorite gemstones in a specially curated collection! Watch along as Natalie & Tim tell the story of these unique gems and jewelry!