CRUSHED IN A HYDRAULIC PRESS
The nice folks at the Hydraulic Press Channel were kind enough to crush some of our giant sapphires. They have a new high-speed camera which works really well - see what happens when our giant crystals meet an unstoppable force.
Cut BY HEDRON ROCKWORKS
Featured on GEMSTONES.com
The gemstones.com team invited us to come to their headquarters and make a video! This was a ton of fun, and we got to show off a lot of our exotic crystals and gemstones.
GEMS OF SCIENCE™
Welcome! At Turtle's Hoard, we sell upcycled scientific crystals - rare materials grown for lasers, computer chips, PET scanners, and other scientific equipment. Some crystals served out their full lifespan working as an industrial laser, others never quite made the cut as medical grade - either way, they've got a new life as gems now!
Because these crystals have extremely unusual properties, the gems cut from them have unique appearances you can't get in natural stones. If you want a stone that changes color, glows in the dark, or splits light into a million rainbows, we have you covered!
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Thanks for seeing us at Tucson
We had a ton of fun selling at the 22nd Street Show this year, and expect to be there again in 2024. Thanks for everyone who came by to meet us in person - we're looking forward to seeing you next time!