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


Summer Jewelry Care Guide

By Emily on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 in Guides, Informational, Ring Care. No Comments

For three months out of the year we get to enjoy the warm temperatures and gorgeous weather that only summer can bring. We get to relax by the pool, spend days at the beach, do some yard work, and finally go on that much needed vacation. But all of these activities can take a toll… Read More


Platinum vs. White Gold

By Emily on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in Informational, precious metals. No Comments

Platinum and white gold may look alike, but they’re actually very different metals. When it comes to durability, affordability, care, and other characteristics, these two precious metals differ greatly. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding between platinum and white gold jewelry: Durability: Since platinum is stronger than gold, your gemstones will… 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


Jewelry Metal Allergies 101

By Emily on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 in gold, Informational, precious metals, silver. No Comments

Unfortunate as it may be, some people experience itching, redness, and tenderness while wearing their favorite jewelry. So why do some jewelry pieces trigger these symptoms while others can be worn every day without the wearer developing any allergic reactions? And what should you do if you aren’t able to wear your beloved jewelry pieces anymore… Read More


Anatomy of An Engagement Ring

By Emily on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Engagement Ring, Informational. No Comments

Head, halo, shoulder… These may seem like common words to you, but they take on a whole new meaning when it comes to engagement rings. Besides familiarizing yourself with the 4 C’s, you should also consider studying up on your ring terminology. When shopping for an engagement ring, knowing all the correct terms can help you accurately describe… 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