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


South Sea Pearls

By Emily on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 in Informational, Pearls. No Comments

With incomparable beauty and intrigue, it’s no wonder why South Sea pearls are the most valuable pearls in the world.  Here are some interesting facts surrounding these gorgeous gems. Silver-Lipped South Sea Pearls South Sea pearls develop from a special type of oyster called the Pinctada maxima. The largest oyster used in pearl production, the… Read More


Diamond Grading: GIA vs. EGL

By Emily on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 in Diamond, Informational. No Comments

Purchasing a diamond is like shopping for a car. Both are significant purchases that require some research. Whereas the value of a car is primarily determined by its mileage, make, and condition, a diamond’s value is determined by its color, carat weight, cut, and clarity (the 4 C’s). So who determines the quality of a… Read More


Diamond Terminology 101

By Emily on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 in Diamond, Guides, Informational. No Comments

When looking to purchase a diamond, you’ll likely notice several key terms being used to describe the precious gemstone. While you’ve most likely heard some of these words before, you probably have no idea what they mean or how they could possibly relate to a diamond. Here are the main terms you need to know… Read More


What You Need to Know About the Recent FTC Jewelry Guides

By Emily on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 in Informational, Precious Metals. No Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently released the final version of its Guides for the Precious Metal, Jewelry, and Pewter Industries (more commonly known as the Jewelry Guides). These recent changes impose new rules on how members of the jewelry trade can describe precious metals, pearl treatments, and lab-grown gemstones. So how do these… Read More


Freshwater Pearls

By Emily on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 in Informational, Pearls. No Comments

Generally the least expensive variety of pearls, freshwater pearls can be found in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and colors. Here’s everything you need to know about these beautiful pearls. In 1924, the first whole freshwater pearls were harvested in Japan’s Lake Biwa. Freshwater pearls can form in two different ways. In the traditional… Read More


Everything You Need to Know About Ring Sizing

By Emily on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 in Informational, Ring Care. No Comments

At Kloiber Jewelers, we offer numerous fine jewelry repair services, but there’s one repair in particular that we constantly get requests for, ring resizing. Whether you were recently gifted a ring, are newly engaged, or have gained/lost a little weight, your ring may not fit the way it should on your finger. So what can… Read More


Akoya Pearls

By Emily on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 in Informational, Pearls. No Comments

White, round and lustrous, akoya pearls are typically the pearls that come to mind when thinking about classic pearl jewelry.  Revered for more than 100 years, akoya pearls have had quite the history. Here are some interesting facts about this gorgeous animal-made gem. Cultured akoya pearls are created by inserting a small nucleus and small… 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