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The Popularity and History of Topaz

Topaz is an eye-catching colored gemstone that’s characterized by its vivid hues. You can find topaz in a wide range of colors including red, orange, peach, pink, gold, yellow and brown. Blue topaz, which is both the most rare and the most popular topaz color, is actually formed as the result of irradiation with gamma […]

Brian Gavin and Richard Homer – the two cutters meet……

Brian Gavin, "Brian the Cutter" and Richard Homer recently met at a meeting arranged by Wink Jones of Winfield's in Boise, Idaho, and a good friend of both men. Homer is an Award-winning gemstone faceter who had his exquisite gemstone collection on hand for Gavin to enjoy. Although Brian had read about and seen numerous […]