Commonly Asked Questions: Custom Design

By Emily on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 in Commonly Asked Questions, Custom Design. No Comments

What does custom designed jewelry mean? Custom design refers to any jewelry piece that has been created to match your specific wants. Whether that means creating a piece from scratch, or transforming old jewelry into something new again, custom design allows you to create a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece made especially for you. Why should I… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Aquamarine

By Emily on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 in Commonly Asked Questions, Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

Where in the world do aquamarines come from? Aquamarine deposits can be found in a variety of different places. One of the world’s major producers of aquamarine is Brazil. Other notable locations include Nigeria, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Aquamarine can also be found in Colorado, where it’s actually the state’s official gemstone. How are aquamarines… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Amethyst

By Emily on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 in Commonly Asked Questions, Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

Where in the world do amethysts come from? Most of the world’s amethyst comes from Brazil. Other notable locations for amethyst deposits include Uruguay, Arizona, and Zambia. Where does an amethyst’s color come from? Amethyst gemstones get their purple color when iron atoms replace silicon atoms through the process of irradiation. What is green amethyst? Like its… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Garnet

By Emily on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 in Commonly Asked Questions, Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

Where in the world do garnets come from? Some of the most notable sources for garnet are Brazil (spessartine garnets), Tanzania (tsavorite garnets), Myanmar (almandine garnets), India (pyrope garnets), Sri Lanka (rhodolite garnets), and Russia (demantoid garnets). What are the different colors/varieties of garnet? When you think of garnet, you probably picture a dark red gem…. Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Ring Sizing

By Emily on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 in Commonly Asked Questions, Informational, Ring Care. No Comments

If you’re one of the lucky individuals who received a gift of fine jewelry over this holiday season, you may be in need of one of our after-sales services. Generally necklaces, bracelets, and earrings don’t require any additional work, but rings usually need to be resized to properly fit the wearer’s finger. Here are some commonly asked… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Citrine

By Emily on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 in Commonly Asked Questions, Informational. No Comments

Where in the world do citrines come from? Most of the world’s citrines come from Brazil. How are citrines formed? Citrine is a variety of the mineral quartz, which is formed when rich silicon deposits combine with oxygen in underground cavities and fractures. Where does a citrine’s color come from? The presence of iron in a natural citrine… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Jewelry Appraisals

By Emily on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 in Commonly Asked Questions, Informational. No Comments

Why should I have my jewelry appraised? Most insurance companies won’t insure your jewelry without a well-documented appraisal, so having your jewelry appraised is a must if you own any valuable pieces.  The other reason why you might need a jewelry appraisal is for estate purposes. For more information about these two types of appraisals, visit this… Read More