Have you guys seen The Ostro Stone? The large topaz is about to go on display at the @natural_history_museum in London later this month. At about 6 inches in length by 4 inches wide, can you guess it's carat weight? (No cheating if you read the story on our site!😉) #gems#gemhounds
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.
Speaking of the February birthstone, how cool is this amethyst stalactite slice necklace from @mspaltenjewelry? We dig it. #gems#gemhounds #repost@mspaltenjewelry with @repostapp ・・・ February babies-- check out our amethyst stalactite slice pendant. Set in 18k gold with a diamond outline to show off her jagged edges, this one is a stunner. 🔮💜⚛️☂️🎆👾
February's birthstone, amethyst, is believed to keep its wearer clear-headed and quick-witted, and because of its wine-like color was once associated by the Greeks with Bacchus, the god of wine, and thereby thought to prevent drunkenness. 🙃#gems#themoreyouknow