While diamonds are still mined in the country, this mineral rich nation continues to be flush with emeralds, topaz, amethyst, emetrine, citrine, tourmaline and opal among many other natural gemstones.
North Carolina in particular attracts gem hunters from the world over for emeralds, rubies and sapphires. Even though diamonds are not easily found in the U.S., many head for Arkansas.…
Gemstones in Sri Lanka are a high commodity. Learn more about careers in gemology, and Sri Lankan gem export in this article.