Gemologist Guide to Identifying Ammolite

ammolite cabochons

Ammolite is known for producing an incredible iridescent color when observed under direct light. The colors observed in individual stones can run the entire color range or be one or two colors. Iridescent aragonite is the actual mineral name for ammolite and is found in two species of extinct ammonite fossils. When attending rock and […]

Gemologist Guide to Identifying Pyrite

pyrite specimen

Pyrite is commonly known as “Fools Gold” because its color is similar to actual gold. The interesting thing about pyrite is it comes in different shapes and sizes. The general population is unaware of the pyrite sunbursts and perfect crystal squares. Over the years it has gained in popularity due to the unique characteristics mentioned […]