Unboxing Tsavorite & More African Color Gems
Brighter than emerald, rarer than diamond, on today's episode we're unboxing Tsavorite! Rebecca is joined by Bruce Bridges, whose father discovered this amazing green gem! Learn the properties of this unique garnet and see the largest precision cut specimen in history. Plus, we've got even more of the finest 100% natural color gems Africa has to offer!
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 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.