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 Amazing Gem Designs: Pearls, Chrysocolla
In today's episode, we welcome special guest Shelly Sergent, curator of the Somewhere in the Rainbow Collection, who shows us some spectacular new gemstone designs! Inspired by poetry, books, and wildlife, we promise you haven't seen pieces like this ever before! Whether you are a fan of the arts or science, you're going to love what we've got in store for you today!
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!
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.