The unusual specimen appears to contain an open-mouthed insect complete with 'fibrous structures extending from the appendages'
A new gemstone at the Natural History Museum is already igniting wonder in viewers
The gem, which was was recently bought at auction, was likely found in China in the 1700s and was once owned by Russia's Catherine the Great
The 910-carat gem is a D-color, type-IIa stone, meaning it is completely colorless and has no visible impurities
Scientists created cubic zirconia replicas of the historic gem's previous forms—the original brought from India and the famous "French Blue"
A star of London’s Crown Jewels, the Indian gem has a bloody history of colonial conquest
Meet the Artists Displaying at This Year’s Santa Fe Indian Market, the Largest Juried Native Art Show in the World
The annual show brings together some of the country’s best traditional and contemporary artists
The flawless stone has a new owner—and a new name
Scientists estimate that Nördlingen and the surrounding area contain approximately 72,000 tons of the gemstone
Why would grave robbers break into the King of Xuzhou's tomb and leave its most priceless jade treasure behind?
From diamonds to emeralds, the United States is full of buried bling
The government has placed the artifact under an export ban in hopes a collector will keep it in-country
The Filipino fisherman found the massive gem over a decade ago and kept it as a good luck charm
Unearth Coober Pedy, the Outback's hidden city
Dubbed Q-carbon, the material is magnetic, emits a soft glow and can be used to grow diamonds faster and cheaper than ever before
With depleting mines, turquoise, the most sacred stone to the Navajo, has become increasingly rare.
The fascinating story of the hunt for Murf the Surf, a criminal who wasn’t quite the mastermind he made himself out to be
The Swiss-based company, Algordanza, says it's developed a technology that transforms the ashes of a deceased loved one into keepsake jewelry
New research indicates that the stone was once specially cut to produce an image of a sun when mounted on a gold background
The one gem that can rival the Hope Diamond is finally on display at the Natural History Museum
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