March 1, 2019

Opal: A brief introduction

Geologically speaking, precious opal is a rare find. With so few localities producing gem-quality opal, scientists have had some trouble understanding exactly how this material develops. […]
October 15, 2018

A Brief History of Diamonds

How Did Diamonds Form? Scientists have found evidence that diamonds formed in several ways. Around 90 miles (145 km) below the surface in areas of the Earth’s mantle, […]
September 12, 2018

What Causes Emerald Inclusions/Fractures?

Emerald fractures can be caused by the same things that give the gems their intense green color. This is the chemical formula for beryl: Be3Al2Si6O18 Beryl is composed […]
August 18, 2018

Are Diamonds Really Forever?

Q. Will a diamond look the same in a billion years? What happens to these giant carbon molecules over very long periods of time? A. It depends […]
May 26, 2017

What Creates Gemstone Color?

Gemstone color owes a little to pigments and a lot to light. Some gems get their color the same way paints receive their color.  For example, […]
August 19, 2015

What is Morganite?

Morganite, a gemstone, is a member of the Beryl Family is Pink, Orange or Purple Beryl, which is the same species as Emerald. Beryls are beryllium […]
March 8, 2013

Caring for your Jewelry and Gemstones

We realize that it’s virtually impossible to shield your jewelry from the daily hustle and bustle of life. After all, you’re supposed to enjoy wearing your […]
March 8, 2013

The Basics of Gemstones and Jewelry

What you should know when buying a Gemstone? Suppose you need to get a special gemstone for yourself or for someone special. You can try to […]
March 8, 2013

The Basics of METALS

The radiant glamour of gold. Pure platinum elegance. Delicate or dramatic silver. Three precious metals, thousands of years of history. For long treasured as ornamentation and […]