Tag Archives: aquamarine

Patriotic Colorado

Last night our GIA Alumni Association of Colorado got to visit the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum. It’s the second most visited university museum in the country full of amazing gems and mineral specimens. I learned something new last … Continue reading

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GIA Visits our National Gem & Mineral Collection

Many of you followed my posts a couple years ago after I was blessed with a private tour of our National Gem & Mineral Collection. Now you can have the next best thing to a private tour…GIA has recently published … Continue reading

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Colorado Prospectors On TV

I was forwarded this article today from a friend in the trade. He obviously remembered our discussions regarding my excitement about staking a claim in the Colorado back country. There’s a new show making its debut next spring featuring Colorado … Continue reading

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Is it topaz or aqua?

In my previous post I talked about a woman who clearly thought the moissanite she bought in the Caribbean was really a diamond. I decided after meeting her that I would always have a loupe in my purse in case … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Aquamarine

I couldn’t let March slip by without showing you this fantastic aquamarine. You should have heard the gasp in the room when we first saw this stunning piece. This is the world’s largest cut aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil. The … Continue reading

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From $15k to $125k in 8 short years

I love the story behind this awesome aquamarine crystal. This crystal weighs about 5 pounds and is among the largest, most beautiful aquamarine crystals I’ve ever seen. The owner of the crystal has a beautiful collection of mineral specimens now, … Continue reading

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19 Years And Diggin’ The Aqua

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and it’s also the suggested gemstone gift for both the 18th and the 19th wedding anniversaries. This is great news for those of us who have hung in there over the years. We don’t … Continue reading

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