New Gemstone Harder Than Diamond

Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 12:06 pm by Annette

There has been a discovery of a new gemstone that is harder than diamond!  Shefa Yamim has unearthed a new mineral that is harder than diamond.  The mineral is called Carmeltazite because it was discovered on Mount Carmel.  The mineral is in the corundum family so the trademarked name is "carmel sapphire. The rougn carmel sapphire is black, blue to green or orange brown in color. 

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