Spectacular Sapphire Jewelry

By Emily on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 in Gemstones. No Comments

One of the most popular types of colored gemstones, sapphires are the designated birthstone for September. Even though most people associate this gem with its beautiful blue color, sapphires actually come in every color of the rainbow (except for red). By far, blue is the most desired and sought-after color of sapphire. Here are some… Read More


Picturesque Peridot Jewelry

By Emily on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 in Gemstones. No Comments

It’s August, which means it’s time to celebrate this month’s birthstone… peridot! Known as the “gem of the sun,” peridot has been valued throughout history for its distinctive light green color. Here are some of our favorite peridot jewelry pieces.  Peridot Solitaire Pendant and Earrings  Peridot and Diamond Fashion Ring  Peridot and Diamond Pendant Want… Read More


10 Facts About Smoky Quartz

By Emily on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 in Gemstones. No Comments

Smoky quartz is a transparent gemstone that comes in a variety of different shades of brown, from a light tan to nearly black (referred to as morion). Those that have a deep brown color tend to be the most valuable type of smoky quartz. The brown color comes from natural radiation interacting with aluminum traces… Read More


Engagement Ring Gemstones

By Emily on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 in Engagement Rings, Gemstones. No Comments

When that special time comes for you to start searching for an engagement ring, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is deciding which gemstone(s) you’d like to feature in the engagement ring. While diamonds are the go-to option for most engagement rings, there are several other options you may want to consider…. Read More


Cold-Averse Gemstones

By Emily on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 in Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

With possible record breaking cold temperatures looming in our near future, we thought we would take the time to make note of a few gemstones that should be left safely at home during these frigid days. Certain gemstones are sensitive when it comes to rapid temperature change, meaning that these gems can fracture when worn… Read More


Commonly Asked Questions: Tourmaline

By Emily on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 in Gemstones, Informational. No Comments

Where in the world does tourmaline come from? Tourmaline deposits can be found in various locations around the world including the United States, Brazil, and Africa. Both Madagascar and Afghanistan are known for producing fine red tourmaline. What color are tourmalines? Tourmaline can occur in any color. In fact, it has one of the widest color ranges… Read More


13 Amazing Ammolite Facts

By Emily on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 in Gemstones. No Comments

Ammolite is an iridescent, nacreous layer cut from the fossilized shells of a prehistoric creature, called ammonite. These squid-like creatures became extinct about 66 million years ago (the same time as dinosaurs) and had sharp jaws, a spiral shell, and tentacles. Ammonites were around before there were even seven continents. In fact, there were only… Read More


9 Facts About Morganite

By Emily on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 in Gemstones, Informational, Uncategorized. No Comments

Like emerald and aquamarine, morganite is part of the beryl mineral family. However, unlike emeralds, which tend to have a lot of inclusions, morganite gemstones are relatively free of inclusions, making them more eye-appealing and easier to care for. Morganite is rarer than aquamarine. The gemstone is favored for its pink to orange-pink color, which is caused by… Read More