Emeralds of the Urals

The official date of the first discovery of emeralds in the Urals in Russia is considered to be 23 January 1831, but this date was preceded by some events that happened a little earlier.

This article it’s an overview of the discovery and history of emeralds in Russia and the current mining situation (by TSJ founder Alexey Burlakov and Evgeniy Burlakov, curator of Ural State Geological Museum).

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Russian Demantoid

Article about Russian Demantoid by Tsarina Jewels founders in InColor magazine by International Colored Gemstone Association. Find out more about this enchanting gem from Russia in this article below: http://gemstone.org/incolor/Incolor36/40/

As early as 1819-21, attention was being paid to a green gem discovered in a gold-platinum placer of the Bobrovka River near the village of Elizavetinskoe, located 40 km southwest of the city of Nizhny Tagil in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Incorrectly identified as peridot, it was later determined to be a new mineral. Because of its high refractive index and dispersive powers, it was given the name “demantoid,” meaning “diamond-like.”

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