Beauty in the Rough: The Hunt for Sapphire

Beauty in the Rough: The Hunt for Sapphire

Have I mentioned I love a good hunt for gemstones? While this photo of a tub full of rocks may look no different to you than rocks you might see on a beach, I can assure you they are quite different and cost a LOT more.  This is a photo of Golden Sheen sapphire rough. The growth patterns are glorious, and to a rockhound and gemologist like me, this bin caught my eye at a recent gem show. I love all types of sapphire and as I've mentioned in previous blog posts, I have tried my hand at mining for Montana...

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