David's Blog

Green Diamonds are very difficult to determine if "natural" color:

Green Diamonds, Gemological Institute of America

Here is just about everything you would ever want to know about Emeralds:

Emeralds; Gemological Institute of America

Diamonds can chip, here is how:

How to Protect Your Diamond from Chipping

How to evaluate rough diamonds

"Begin with the End in Mind: Tips, Tools to Evaluate Diamond Rough"

Read how the largest diamonds are formed:

"The Very Deep Origin of the World’s Biggest Diamonds"

Want to see some truly incredible gem carvings?:

Gem Virtuosos: The Drehers and Their Extraordinary Carvings

Read how sapphires are mined right here in the U.S.:

Big Sky Country Sapphire: Visiting Montana’s Alluvial Deposits

Where the world's finest opals come from:

Lightning Ridge: The World Capital of Fine Black Opal

Diamond mining in Canada above the Artic Circle:

Mining Diamonds in the Canadian Arctic: The Diavik Mine


David R. Boggess, G.G.

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