A Gem of Many Colors Ammonite by Sheryl Jones for Rapaport Magazine

Ammolite is treasured by connoisseurs and Feng Shui masters..

Buried within the layers of gray shale and sediment at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the southern part of Alberta, Canada, is ammolite, a unique gemstone in iridescent colors of vibrant red, orange, blue and green. It is a multicolored stone with different shades beginning and ending distinctively next to each other, contrasting and complementing at the same time. 

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Determined to Mine by Sheryl Jones for Rapaport Magazine

In the early morning hours, while the day is still cool, pure green glittering gemstones are removed from the rich, red earth by miners in southeast Kenya. The stones are tsavorite garnets, named after the Tsavo National Park region where they were discovered in 1967 by Campbell Bridges, a British gemologist.

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