Malachite was known to the Ancient World, and mined in the Timna Valley in Israel, over 3000 years ago. This is possibly where the legend of King Solomon’s Mines originated. In Timna, mounts of Malachite rise above the level of the ground, which is also an indication that copper is present. Astonishingly, mention of Malachite […]

Amber is an organic gemstone along with Ivory, Pearl and Corral. Most know that it is made from tree resin, not tree sap which is more sugary and watery and found in the inner tree trunk rather than the outer. Amber is formed when high temperature and pressure fossilizes the resin into Amber. Not all […]