Gorgeous Flame Pearls

Pearls are one few popular gemstones that aren’t minerals, in other words it’s an organic substance produced by living being. Other examples include amber, coral, […]

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The Birth of Birthstones

Ancient Hebrew Priest wearing the priestly breastplate adorned with the 12 stones of the zodiac/tribes of Isreal. The tradition of associating precious gemstones with particular […]

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Precious Medicine

   Ci-Xi, the second to last empress of China. She was renowned for her perfect complexion, and attributed it to powdered pearl medicine. Pearls have long been valued for […]

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Are Crystals Alive?

In 1943, Erwin Schrodinger, one of the founding figures in quantum mechanics, delivered a series of public lectures at Trinity College in Dublin, on a […]

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