My Favorite Gems

I love gems, so picking favorites is difficult.   It’s a long list, but here are some of my favorites and some information about them.   Gems are described by chemical composition, crystal structure, and where they are found.  Gems are further classified based on properties like refractive index (how they bend light), luster, hardness, etc.  Perfection in appearance…

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Diamonds

In a recent report, Bain & Co. says¬†diamond prices are poised to rise as demand grows at double the pace of supply through 2020 because of expanding middle class populations in China and India. World demand is expected to expand an average 6.4 percent a year to almost 247 million carats by 2020 while production…

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