Jewelry Trends: Rose Gold and Morganite

By Emily on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Fashion Trends, Gemstone. No Comments

For the past couple of years, we’ve noticed increasing interest in one jewelry combination in particular, rose gold and morganite. Jewelry designers like to create contemporary, modern pieces with this metal and gemstone duo, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a lot of younger jewelry lovers wearing these pieces. So why exactly are so… Read More


Wisconsin’s Pearl Rush

By Emily on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Gemstone, history, Informational, Milwaukee, Pearls. No Comments

Imagine that you’re living in south-central Wisconsin during the late 1800’s. You make $10 a week and have to spend most of that money on food and shelter. Suddenly you read a story in the town newspaper about a local resident who found a pearl in Sugar River and sold it for $100. Later you… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Sapphires

By Emily on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 in Commonly Asked Questions, Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Where are sapphires found? Some of the most well-known locations for fine quality sapphires include Kashmir, Myanmar, Thailand, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka. In the United States, sapphires can be found in Montana. Where does a sapphire’s blue color come from? Sapphires belong to the mineral variety of corundum, which is naturally a colorless mineral. A sapphire’s blue color… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Peridot

By Emily on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 in Commonly Asked Questions, Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Where is peridot found? Peridot gems can be found in a variety of different locations around the world including Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, and the United States (mainly Arizona and Hawaii).  Where does the gem’s green color come from? A peridot’s color comes from iron. The intensity of the color depends on the amount… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Rubies

By Emily on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 in Commonly Asked Questions, Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Where are rubies found? Most of the rubies available on the market come from Asian countries including Thailand, India, Pakistan, and Nepal. The most valuable rubies come from one Asian country in particular, Myanmar (formerly Burma). These Burmese rubies feature an exceptional red color that is highly sought after. Where does a ruby’s red color come from?… Read More


10 Facts about June’s Alternative Birthstone, Moonstone

By Emily on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Moonstone is considered a good luck gem, especially for lovers. A gift of moonstone is said to arouse love and passion. Common locations where moonstone deposits can be found include Sri Lanka, Brazil, Madagascar, India, Germany, Tanzania, Mexico, Australia, and the United States. The rarest forms come from Sri Lanka. Considered the gemstone’s most captivating… Read More


Why Are Diamonds Important?

By Emily on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

We all know diamonds are one of the most mesmerizing gemstones available, but what makes these gems truly exceptional? Their impact on the world is one that goes beyond adorning the fingers, ears, necklines and wrists of those fortunate enough to wear diamond jewelry.  More often than not, you hear all of the negative stories… Read More


Diamond Florescence: Good or Bad?

By Emily on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Diamond florescence refers to the effect that ultraviolet light has on these gemstones. Much like when your teeth appear whiter when exposed to black light, diamonds can glow different colors (typically blue) when exposed to different types of ultraviolet light. Diamond florescence is a controversial topic among many jewelry and gemstone experts. Some believe that… Read More


10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy Diamonds Online

By Emily on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 in Engagement Ring, Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Some people turn to the Internet when looking to purchase a diamond because they think they’re getting a better deal. But finding a cheap diamond online doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the best value. Here are some of the reasons why you should avoid purchasing diamonds from an online retailer. Not all diamonds are the same. You may… Read More