These babies--a matched pair of blue tourmalines weighing 53.56 total carats from @gemsbynomads--were named Best of Show in @agta_gems' Spectrum contest this year. Our gem editor went to see them IRL and can safely say they're deserving of the title. For full lineup of winners, click through the link in our bio. #gems#gemstones#gemhounds#agta#tourmaline
With a little more than a week away til these #jewelryeditors head out west to Sin City, we"re throwing it back with a #tbt to these favorites we all spotted at the LV antique show last year--sapphire, padparadscha and emerald!
Pop quiz: ruby or spinel? Fun fact: throughout history, many large and important "rubies" actually were spinels! Including the "Black Prince's Ruby," set in England's Crown Jewels. This stunning Burmese red spinel will go up at auction at @bonhams1793 London next week.