The Most Wonderful Time of the Year List for the Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, December 14 to Sunday, December 16, 2018.  Watch TUTS perform Disney’s famous tale as old as time; grab a craft beer and meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus; dress up as Read More …

Let’s Go On A Journey

Sometimes, the only way to get the message across to someone is to be direct, but how can you be direct with someone that’s a pro at mind manipulation? I never truly realized just how but I despise that trait in people until I began Read More …

The Mystery of Blue Topaz

Are you one of those people who can’t get themselves to express what they’re thinking about and whenever you try to talk out loud, it comes out gibberish or anything but what you want to say? Then don’t feel alone because you’re not only one Read More …

How Zircons Grow in Nature

Zircon crystals grow in many different types of rock and possess a range of optical and physical properties. Some zircons—usually green ones—display much lower values for these properties than others. Scientists have determined that the crystal structures of these gems were almost completely broken down Read More …

The Native American Legend of Turquoise

Legend has it that the Native American Indians danced and rejoiced when the rains came. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth to become Sky Stone Turquoise. Turquoise, the “fallen sky stone” hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued Read More …

Your Seasonal List of Things to Do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9, 2018.  Stroll down 19th Street while surrounded by real snow; watch the annual menorah lighting at City Hall; head to Tomball for German beer, Read More …

What do you Know About Zircon?

Many people have heard of zircon but never seen it. This is mostly because of colorless zircon’s wide use as a diamond simulant in the early 1900s. It was long ago replaced in that role by more convincing look-alikes, but its name still means “imitation” Read More …

About Tanzanite

Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminum hydroxyl Sorosilicate) belonging to the epidote group. It was discovered by a Tanzanian Jumanne Mhero Ngoma in the Mererani Hills of Manyara Region in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Read More …

The Largest Turquoise Mined

This gigantic Turquoise nugget is one of the largest ever found. Weighing in at a huge 97 pounds, this surreal piece features a light blue glossy band cutting across the piece of otherwise greenish-blue Turquoise. The surface texture is extremely intricate with an abundance of Read More …

December Babies Have Four to Choose From!

Those who were born in December have the amazing choice of choosing between 3 different minerals to make their birthstones. The birthstones for December are Tanzanite, Zircon, Blue Topaz and Turquoise. What these stones seem to have in common is the fact that they all share the same Read More …