Columnists Diana Jarrett

Diana Jarrett

The Story Behind the Stone: Radiating Sunstone

The Story Behind the Stone: Radiating Sunstone

Sunstone, the plagioclase feldspar mineral has attractive inclusions like hematite that lend a sparkly effect to the cut gemstones. These attractive hematite or even goethite crystals make each sunstone gem distinct from every other stone, and create reflections that appear to make the stone shimmer. Most gemstone lovers are familiar with the red orange variety, but the stone also comes in shades of green.

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The Story Behind the Stone: Real cut ups!

The Story Behind the Stone: Real cut ups!

Artists have been cutting into gemstones of all kinds for eons. And they’ve used the widest array of gemstones imaginable for displaying their artistic prowess. When th...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Online and up to speed for jewelers

The Story Behind the Stone: Online and up to speed for jewelers

Jewelers, designers and suppliers have made strides in understanding what’s in it for them by utilizing the Internet to promote their brand and capture an over-schedule...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Tanzanite still makes a big splash

The Story Behind the Stone: Tanzanite still makes a big splash

Since its debut in the latter part of the 20th century, the luscious blue-violet Tanzanite gem steadily gained momentum with ardent fans who understood the value of its o...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Digging deep into aquamarine

The Story Behind the Stone: Digging deep into aquamarine

Limpid aquamarine bedazzles legions of devotees. Its cool sea foam refreshes the eye and inspires a sense of wonder in designers. Aqua’s ethereal greenish blue is a mod...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Some quartz offers more than surface attraction

The Story Behind the Stone: Some quartz offers more than surface attraction

Quartz is the most plentiful substance on earth. You may have a microscopic speck of it in your eye right now! That’s what that itch is. But it also grows in massive cr...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Oh Victoria!

The Story Behind the Stone: Oh Victoria!

Winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Costume Design went to The Young Queen Victoria’s designer Sandy Powell. Historical movie buffs had a ball with the gowns and ...

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The Story Behind the Stone: Kasumiga Pearls - nearly extinct before they’re famous

The Story Behind the Stone: Kasumiga Pearls - nearly extinct before they’re famous

Avid consumer demand for all kinds of pearl jewelry has propelled pearl farmers to develop ever new pearl varieties from numerous mollusks in fresh and saltwater around t...

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The Story Behind the Stone: A look inside Emeralds

The Story Behind the Stone: A look inside Emeralds

Emeralds are so prone to natural inclusions, or jardin as experts call them, that a flawless green emerald is looked upon with suspicion. While the branch-like fractures ...

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