Category Archives: Trivia
Next week a rare gems dealer from Calgary, Alberta is set to sell what is being called the world’s largest cut emerald. Is it truly an emerald or is it a beryl (like emerald) that was colourless and has been dyed green?
Gemstones and jewellery have been important in many books and many movies. Everyone loves to see the sparkle of a diamond on a beautiful woman. The thought of having wealth, including expensive jewels, is very attractive. In the movies of Alfred Hitchcock gemstones and jewellery are often central to the plot.
WARNING: This post will give away the plots to various Alfred Hitchcock movies!
Gemmology is a science, but gemmologists can be artistic in many ways. Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Professor Emeritus at Harvard, shared his poems about crystallography and gemstones. How many poems do you know that use words such as prism, pinacoid and dome?
Good security is expensive. Is it worth it? Social media is now enabling large groups of criminals to attack one location at one specific time – a “Flash Rob”. How can this be prevented?