A Day in the Life of a Mosasaur

A Day in the Life of a Mosasaur

August 31, 2020

The mosasaur is a fascinating creature. This ancient, warm-blooded, marine reptile once lurked the Earth’s primal oceans. While T-Rex dinosaurs ruled the land, mosasaurs dominated the sea. People herald them as the last of the “Great Marine Reptiles.”

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How Amethyst Became One of the Best Kept Royal Secrets

How Amethyst Became One of the Best Kept Royal Secrets

August 12, 2020

The regal violet colors of amethyst are sought after by both the experienced and new collector. Amethyst is the birthstone for February... the 33rd wedding anniversary stone... and a common semiprecious gemstone in today’s market. But what if we told you that the amethyst was once an extremely rare jewel? It was so rare, in fact, that only royalty were allowed to wear it!

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Terror of the Seas! The True Story About the Awesome Megalodon

Terror of the Seas! The True Story About the Awesome Megalodon

July 04, 2020

Hands down, the megalodon is the largest and toughest creature that ever lived. This prehistoric shark has captured the minds of people around the world. It’s even famous in Hollywood! In 2018, a popular movie came out called “The Meg.” This sci-fi thriller was all about the sheer might and terror of the megalodon if it were alive today. In real life, the megalodon is extinct and probably wouldn’t be that monstrous. But it’s still big - and just as awesome!

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Confessions of a Genuine Trilobite: What is it Telling Us?

Confessions of a Genuine Trilobite: What is it Telling Us?

April 03, 2020

Say hello to the trilobite! These fossils are found everywhere in the world. Scientists think this aquatic creature was the most successful to live on planet Earth. Trilobites were on every continent except Antarctica, and they lived for eons. They dwelled in all kinds of prehistoric oceans, lakes and rivers. If a trilobite fossil could talk today, what clues would it tell us? Let’s take an archaeological adventure and find out!

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The Ancient and Fascinating History of Jade

The Ancient and Fascinating History of Jade

January 31, 2020

Jade is a gemstone that’s familiar to a lot of us. Its friendly green color welcomes anyone who gazes upon it. People have appreciated jade since the prehistoric era! Few stones on planet Earth have a history as rich as jade. How much do you know about this amazing gemstone? Get ready to put on your explorer’s hat and find out! We’re going back in time to follow the epic adventure of jade.

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Top 7 Fossil Fun Facts about Orthoceras

Top 7 Fossil Fun Facts about Orthoceras

October 30, 2019

Orthoceras! It’s the world’s most popular fossil. These striking white creatures rest inside dark limestone, frozen in time. You may have seen them in a rock store before. An orthoceras is an ancient mollusk that lived in the Ordovician period. At that time, the earth was mostly covered in water. It had a soft squid-like body inside a cone shell. Over time, its aragonite shell turned into calcite and fossilized. Let’s explore more fun facts about this fascinating marine fossil! 

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The Secret Life of Petrified Wood

The Secret Life of Petrified Wood

September 25, 2019

What if we told you a tree could transform into a gemstone? Believe it or not, it can! The result is called petrified wood, and it’s prized by jewelers, carvers, and collectors all over the world. 

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Quartz Crystal: Everything You Need to Know

Quartz Crystal: Everything You Need to Know

September 12, 2019

Okay, we’re going to say it: Quartz is a rockstar. Why? It’s the gem than can do just about anything! Also known as rock crystal, quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust behind feldspar. It’s made of silicone and oxygen atoms. Quartz has a huge gem family! There are many kinds of quartz - chalcedony, agate, chrysoberyl, rose quartz, amethyst, citrine, smoky quartz, and more. Each kind is unique and beautiful in its own way, just like people. Let’s explore the story behind this fascinating gem family. Rock on!

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Larimar Bracelet, Larimar Pendant, Larimar Earrings

Everything You Need to Know About Authentic Larimar Gift Jewelry

November 06, 2018

Deep blue oceans. Soft warm sands. Sunny skies with seagulls and pelicans. If there is a gemstone that could be the best memento for a relaxing seaside experience, it would be Larimar.

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Why are Himalayan Salt Lamps so Popular Right Now?

Why are Himalayan Salt Lamps so Popular Right Now?

October 18, 2018

Himalayan salt lamps. Have you heard of them? Those pink rock lights are on everyone’s gift list these days. If you’ve wondered what makes them so popular, there are many good reasons! Let’s explore a few of them together and get to know this unique form of salt.

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