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TUC115-254 - Beryl var. Aquamarine - SOLD Shigar Valley, Skardu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan cabinet, 15 x 11 x 7.5 cm This is a WORLD CLASS level aquamarine of the most intense color seen from this part of the world. It is more blue than 99.99 % of all other aquas and has to rank among the top examples of the species from these modern finds. It practically radiates color, and has a sharp and robust hexagonal form. Joe Budd photos.

Shah Diamond, an 88.7 carat, yellow-tinged, and extremely clear gem of Indian origin that bears inscriptions on three facets. A deep cut in the diamond indicates that it was worn as a talisman. It is believed that the diamond was discovered in the Golconda mines in India in the 16th century, before they were abandoned. According to Tavernier’s description, in 1665, the diamond was suspended by a thread before the throne of the Great Moghuls, so that a shah sitting on the throne could look at it

Brazil features strongly in the Mineral world in 2010, with the launch of the new Brazil book and also the Brazilian Beauty theme of the Munich show. Well known for its exceptional pegmatite gem minerals, this Minas Gerais specimen is up there for it quality and aesthetics, not to mention its monster size! A huge Smoky Quartz crystal with an attractive partial coating of Lepidolite is coupled in a Samba with a large lustrous blue Topaz crystal

Native Platinum is as rare as the proverbial hen's tooth, and this nugget weighing in at 112g is a more than substantial specimen. The nugget has a smooth rounded form, with signs of cubic crystallisation seen within the pits on the surface. The nugget has a tactical form, and really is surprisingly heavy.

A stunning Colombian Emerald featuring a very large crystal attractively set against a Calcite matrix. The Emerald measures 4.8cm long and 2.1cm wide, and is the beautiful glowing bluish green that makes Emeralds so desirable. The crystal is hexagonal and doubly terminated with flat basal pinacoid terminations. Gemmy and aesthetically displayed - this is a must for any collection!

Montana agate

MONTANA AGATE designer cab Silverhawk's designer gemstones.

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iranian jewels / 84 Burmese rubies are worked into the florets of this buckle, articulated by a hinge to the left of the approx 17-carat cushion brilliant, pale yellow diamond

Rubies displaying asterism, a symmetrical pattern with six rays, are known as star rubies. If transparent, they are extremely valuable. Burmese rubies or pigeon's blood rubies have a deep, blood-red color with a slightly bluish cast. Cat's eye ruby have dense inclusions of tiny, slender fibers. The first synthetic ruby was made in 1902 by a process known as flame fusion.