Unboxing 7 Gems You Never Knew Existed
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 & Growing ELECTRIC BLUE Gems
On today's episode, we're checking out the BLUEST of minerals w/ both natural and synthetic specimens of vibrant blue Copper Sulfate. Find out how this forms, why it's considered deadly, and even how to make your own!
Unboxing Opal: The Queen of All Gemstones
Australian opal experts, Danny and Michelle, give a sneak peek into their lives as opal hunters. Both parties in this husband-wife duo grew up in the opal mining business, and their expertise is second-to-none. This episode was the first of its kind in that had not one, but two guests! Danny talked about the process of finding opals – it’s like spending your days on a treasure hunt! Michelle oversees cutting and polishing the stones they dig up. She is amazingly calm when cutting material that can cost thousands of dollars!
Unboxing Emeralds: Gemologist vs. Geologist
Today, we're diving into the gemology and geology behind the world's most popular color gemstone! Join Rebecca and Brittany as they check out trapiche, emerald slices, emerald jewelry, and even lab grown stones. Get science facts from two perspectives! Explore emeralds from Colombia, Panjshir, and Brazil. Learn the secrets behind how they form and how you can spot a synthetic. Plus, find out where they've been mining emeralds for over 2,000 years!