December 12, 2019

‘The Indian Blue’ Diamond Goes for $6.6M at Auction

New York—Results were mixed at the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction held Tuesday in New York. Some large diamonds sold for what was expected while others soared […]
November 30, 2019

Jewelry of ‘immeasurable worth’ stolen in dramatic Dresden museum heist

German police say thieves on the run after ‘cultural treasures’ stolen from Green Vault Thieves in the German city of Dresden have broken into one of […]
November 20, 2019

What’s behind our obsession with gems?

Humankind’s fascination with precious stones long predates the establishment of gemology. The Romans believed that diamonds were splinters of falling stars, while the ancient Greeks considered […]
November 18, 2019

10 Victims of the HOPE DIAMOND Curse

by Stacy Conradt – On September 11, 1792, the Hope Diamond was stolen from the house that stored the crown jewels. It’s a pretty fascinating […]
October 31, 2019

Caring for Gemstones Jewelry

CARING FOR OPALS Now that you are a proud owner of a beautiful opal, we would like to share some recommendations in proper care and cleaning […]
October 10, 2019

Emerald Gifted by a Mughal Emperor Crushes Auction Estimates

London—A brooch featuring an engraved Colombian emerald gifted to an aristocrat who inspired a character in the poem “The Lady of the Lake” sold for more […]
October 1, 2019

Sapphire: Learn new facts

Sapphire Few gems have held our attention over millennia as well as sapphire. The pure blue colors and excellent durability of this gem-quality member of the […]
September 18, 2019

Emerald Origins: History and Identification

From Gem Society Although emeralds occur in many localities, some sources are better known for high-quality gems than others. Learn about famous (and not so famous) emerald sources, from ancient […]
September 12, 2019

100-Carat Yellow Diamond Expected to Fetch $5M-$6M

Hong Kong—The Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn sale will highlight the works of one contemporary jewelry visionary. Chinese high jeweler Anna Hu has […]