August 13, 2021

What Gemstone Represents August?

August is the final month of summer and the best time to soak in the last few moments of that bright, warm summertime feeling and enjoy the lush greenery of nature. Perhaps this is why peridot is the gem that represents August. Peridots have a uniquely bright, neon green hue that’s very reminiscent of the late summer months. Oftentimes referred … Read More

July 8, 2021

How to Buy Lapis Lazuli Jewelry

Boasting a deep blue hue, a rich history, and long associations with spiritual power, lapis lazuli jewelry has been sought after for thousands of years. The gem gets its name from the Latin word for “stone” and the Persian word for “blue,” which is very fitting as that’s exactly what it is, a blue stone. However, some might argue that … Read More

June 10, 2021

What Color Gemstone Is June?

Birthstones are colorful, whimsical ways to celebrate someone special by recognizing the month they were born in. Those born in June are incredibly lucky to have the pearl as their birthstone.  Perhaps June is associated with pearls because the lustrous color that shines from a pearl’s surface is reminiscent of the new summer sunsets, or maybe it’s because they represent … Read More

May 27, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Jade Jewelry

Jade is easily recognized around the world for its vibrant green color. This distinct gemstone has been prized for centuries for use in tools, decoration, and jewelry. If you’re interested in adding jade to your jewelry collection, here is everything you need to know about jade jewelry. What Is Jade? What most people think of as “jade” is really two … Read More

November 14, 2018

Cool New Trends in Jade Jewelry

 Enchanting jade is back in style During the past few years, jewelers and jewelry lovers have embraced a back to nature trend. Jewelry has become a showcase for plant and animal designs, and for green themes in general. So it’s not a total shocker that jade jewelry has come back in vogue. Jade is an enchanting gemstone that comes in … Read More

August 7, 2018

Embrace Your Playful Side with Rainbow-Colored Jewelry

Multi-colored jewelry is trending now Remember the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks? This year has definitely been the year of the unicorn. We’ve had unicorn hair, unicorns on the red carpet (see Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad premiere dress), celebs styling pastel unicorn sweatshirts, and more colorful, unicorn-themed dishes on Instagram and Pinterest than you can shake a stick at. Going along … Read More

May 14, 2018

Lesser-Known Gemstones That Are Rarer Than Diamonds

Jewelry Enhanced by Rare and Beautiful Gems When it comes to gemstones, diamonds are practically the gold standard (pun intended). But they’re not quite as rare as you might think. There are quite a few lesser-known gemstones that you aren’t likely to find on a typical engagement ring or set of heirloom earrings. Painite, alexandrite (left), and tanzanite are just … Read More

June 20, 2017

Matching Gems to Metals: How Jewelers Choose Stunning Combinations

Creating one-of-a-kind jewelry Diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and other precious gems are without a doubt the belles of the ball. Because of this, the metal framework holding these jewels in place is often seen as more of a sidekick. This reputation is undeserved, especially since the metalwork can be just as precious as the gems in terms of dollars and cents. … Read More

November 9, 2016

Understanding the Intricate Process of Gemstone Resetting

Gemstone resetting Resetting or remounting a diamond or other fine gemstone is the process of removing the stone from its old setting and placing it in a new setting. Gemstone resetting is a popular way to update family heirlooms or vintage finds. Perhaps you’ve inherited Great Aunt Sally’s emerald ring, but the setting is outdated or simply doesn’t match your … Read More