Archive for the ' Gemstones ' Category

Aug 6

White Sapphires vs Diamonds? I could make a case for setting white sapphires in wedding and engagement rings. Then again, I could make a much stronger case for using diamonds. Both white sapphires and diamonds are rare and valuable and each is steeped in rich history. They’re both great gems. However only of these gemstones […]

Mar 19

Something Blue?

Jun 19

It’s All in the Family Many people don’t know that rubies and sapphires belong to the same gem family, which is called corundum. Fun Fact; the source of the name sapphire is the Greek “Saphiros” which means blue. When they figured out that ruby was a corundum they gave it its own name from the […]

Aug 22

Spinel Joins Sardonyx and Peridot Exciting news to everyone with an August birthday – spinel is now one of your birthstones! It joins sardonyx and peridot on the official list of August birthstones. The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and Jewelers of America (JA) decided in June to include it with August’s birthstones. JA’s president and […]

Mar 31

Guest Post by Hanna Jameson Gem Buying and Chunky Monkey Ice Cream As little as 20 years ago, if we wanted to make a purchase from the comfort of home, it was usually in the wee hours of the morning. Propped up on our pillows with blood-shot eyes, we dialed the toll free number of […]

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