Blue Cap Tourmaline The “Candelabra” Tourmaline This stunning specimen was mined by Pala at the Tourmaline Queen mine in 1972. Today it is on public display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Among the many discoveries at the Tourmaline Queen, one stands out—the “Blue Cap Pocket,” which was later referred to as the find of the century by Dr. Vincent Manson, then-curator of the American Museum of Natural History. (Photo: Harold Erica Van Pelt)
$3 Million Black Opal Goes on Sale in Las Vegas
Called the Royal One, the 306-carat, gem-quality black opal was kept hidden for 14 years by a miner who discovered it in the Australian outback. It is almost double the size of the Aurora Australis, found in 1938, which was valued at $1 million in 2005.
The Priestly Garments: The Two Sardonyx Stones
EPHOD STONES WORN BY THE HIGH PRIESTS OF ISRAEL Ruby - Reuben - Red Jade - Shimon - Green Agate - Levi - Red, White, and Black Striped Carbuncle - Judah - Bluish-Green Lapis-Lazuli - Issachar - Blue Quartz Crystal - Zebulun - Clear Turquoise - Dan - Blue Amethyst - Naftali - Purple Agate - Gad - Grey Aquamarine - Asher - Blue-Green Onyx - Joseph - Black Opal - Benjamin - A Stone Possessing All the Colors
Ametrine Rough Crystal Gemstone
Ametrine-rare and unusual stone which occurs in quartz when amethyst and citrine reside in the same crystal. VERY RARE only found in Bolivia. Wards off depression, leads to inner peace and tranquility. The merge of amethyst and citrine makes this a powerful money stone, and excellent via to higher psychic awareness.