Australia has Opals, the Ural Mountains have Alexandrite and Columbia has glittering Emeralds, but what gemstones can be found in the UK?
Even though the UK is famed for its wet weather, monarchy and fish and chips, it won’t be surprising that glittering gemstones aren't exactly one of the top UK attractions. In fact, can you find gemstones in the UK? Yes, yes you can! Some of the most sought after gems in antique jewellery can be found on our rugged coastlines and enchanted forests! So much so, that in 1813, a real Diamond was discovered in a stream in Co Fermanagh, so stranger things have happened.
Below are a list of natural uk gemstones born and bred, perfect for when you want to spend a Sunday afternoon gemstone hunting!