11 Fascinating Emerald Facts

By Emily on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational, Uncategorized. No Comments

Emeralds are not only the designated birthstone for May, but also the recognized gemstone for the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries. Like aquamarine, emeralds are a member of the beryl group of minerals and are the most valuable gemstone in this family. The green color found in these gemstones comes from small amounts of chromium or vanadium. Emeralds are thought to improve… Read More


Graduation Gift Ideas

By Emily on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 in Fashion Trends, Holiday, Uncategorized. No Comments

Sterling Silver Link Bracelet ($100)  14k White Gold Pave Set Diamond Earrings ($400) Sterling Silver Stacking Rings ($20+)  14k White Gold Diamond Bar Necklace ($675)  18k White Gold Sapphire Stud Earrings ($650)  14k Yellow Gold Pearl Earring Jackets ($265)  Freshwater Pearl Necklace ($165)  Black Sterling Silver Button Earrings ($145)  Sterling Silver Bangle ($200)    … Read More


Black Onyx: The Gemstone of Determination

By Emily on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 in Gemstone. No Comments

A favorite among the black gemstones, black onyx is both a fashionable and affordable option for many jewelry lovers. Much like a black dress, black onyx jewelry is considered a fashion essential. Its color and smooth, waxy luster make this gemstone very unique and desirable. Here are some interesting facts about black onyx:  Even though… Read More


11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Amethyst

By Emily on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

Enjoy these interesting facts about February’s birthstone, amethyst. The name “amethyst” comes from the Greek word “amethystos,” which means “sober” or “not drunken.” The ancient Greeks believed that the gemstone protected them from being drunk. To this day, you can find cups made from amethyst that were designed to protect oneself from drunkenness. It’s said… Read More


Determining Your Ideal Diamond Cut (Part 2)

By Emily on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 in Informational. 1 Comment

Some of the most distinguishable diamond cuts include oval, marquise, pear, heart, and radiant cut diamonds. These stunning diamonds feature either brilliant or modified brilliant cuts, creating a sparkle comparable to round cut diamonds. While these diamond cuts can be absolutely stunning, you should always make sure to look out for a black area that resembles the shape… Read More


9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Garnet

By Emily on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 in Gemstone, Informational. No Comments

In honor of it currently being the beginning of January, we thought it would be an apt time to talk about this month’s birthstone. Enjoy these 9 fascinating garnet facts. January’s birthstone has historically signified faith, friendship, loyalty, and truthfulness. Most garnets can be classified as one or a mixture of five different types: almandine, pyrope,… Read More


How Much for Ring Resizing?

By Emily on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 in Informational. No Comments

Customers often come into our store and ask how much it would cost to get their ring resized. The answer? Well, it depends. There are numerous factors that go into determining the cost of ring size alterations. Here are a few of the most prevalent factors. Metal Type: The two costs that go into ring sizing are… Read More


October’s Birthstone: Tourmaline

By Emily on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 in Gemstone. No Comments

Those born in October have not one, but two choices when it comes to their birthstone. Both opal and tourmaline are recognized as the official gemstone for October birthdays. This week we’re going to highlight some fascinating facts about our favorite October birthstone, tourmaline. There are multi-colored tourmalines (my favorite being the watermelon tourmaline pictured… Read More


The Latest Fine Jewelry Fashion Trend: Two Stone Rings?

By Emily on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 in Fashion Trends. No Comments

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot of news buzzing around about an up and coming jewelry category: two stone rings. A two stone ring is exactly what it sounds like, a ring which features two center gemstones. We constantly see ladies donning traditional one stone rings, but what about multiple stones? Well, we already know… Read More