Discover Idar-Oberstein: There’s Gems in the Hills

Discover Idar-Oberstein: There’s Gems in the Hills The small town of Idar-Oberstein boasts a six-hundred-year history of mining and gem-cutting that has made it one of the leading cut-gem trading centers in the world. Rich in agate and jasper deposits, Roman invaders found precious stones in the area more than 2,000 years ago. Mining for … Continue reading Discover Idar-Oberstein: There’s Gems in the Hills