Summer Slices of Watermelon…

Beth GilmoreTravel Gems

The beautiful colors of nature show up brilliantly in one of Tourmaline’s most unusual crystal formations. It’s juicy pink red color surrounded by a pale zone that ends in a vibrant green outer layer invites you to take a bite. The naturally vertical growing Elbaite crystals can be one color or bicolor, or in the case of the Watermelon Tourmaline, … Read More

Travel Gems: The Tanzanite Gemstone

Alex GilmoreTravel Gems

What better souvenir than jewelry to help you remember a fun adventure? So with summer upon us we felt it was the perfect time to start our “Traveling Gems” blog series. We’ve chosen Tanzania to get things started where the ever popular Tanzanite gemstone is mined. Having only one commercial mining source, the hills of Merelani in northern Tanzania, makes … Read More