Unboxing Yellow Gemstones | Sapphire, Topaz, Sulfur
Watch as Brittany and Rob unbox beautiful yellow gemstones and specimens.
Sulfur is the fifth most common element, but crystallized sulfur is rare to find. We have multiple unique yellow crystallized sulfur commonly found near volcanoes and hot springs. This specimen has a yellow tennis ball color.
Next, we have a large artificial yellow cubic zirconia, a widely popular gemstone for jewelry wearing. Stay tuned and learn about cubic zirconia's unique origin of how scientists discovered it; don't forget that this is a different gemstone than zircon! Cubic Zirconia is rare to find naturally in very small carats.
Later, we have a stunning yellow moissanite. Moissanite is a widely popular stone for diamond alternatives, ranking nine on the Mohs hardness scale, making it the second hardest gemstone. It was discovered in 1893 by Dr. F. Henri Moissan. Dr. Moissan and was also the first person to synthesize moissanite. Moissanite comes in all colors of the rainbow! Did you know that all moissanite used in jewelry is lab-created?
We next have a gorgeous variety of November's birthstone, citrine. Citrine's name is derived from the French word citron, meaning lemon. Citrine is a variety of quartz and is heated amethyst changing the color from purple to orange. The color is derived from ferric iron while ranking seven on the Mohs hardness scale.
We also have a lovely yellow garnet which is also January's birthstone! Garnet comes in every rainbow color while having over twenty different species. It's said that garnet was first discovered in ancient Egypt, but garnet can be found in over thirty other countries. Garnet also has good toughness ranking 7-7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
We have more gemstones in this video to unbox, stay tuned and increase your gemstone knowledge!