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!
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!
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 Rhodonite | Unboxing Its Many Crystal Forms
Our hosts unbox rhodonite in this episode of gemstone unboxing. Rhodonite is a mineral that normally forms from contact metasomatism in a metamorphic rock called skarn. This formation is caused by hydrothermal fluids penetrating the rocks and collecting silicon, oxygen and manganese aluminum, ingredients necessary to make rhodonite. Additionally, when manganese is exposed to oxygen or oxidized it gives rhodonite its black and rosy-pink color as well. Rhodonite is usually found in massive forms and is translucent to opaque in appearance, and it can be pretty large. These qualities make rhodonite great for ornamental material since its moh’s scale of hardness rating is fairly soft at five and a half to six.