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 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 […]
July 15, 2019

Gemstone Care Guide

Most gemstones will respond well to warm water, mild detergent, and a soft brush at home. However, some gems do have sensitivities. Familiarize yourself with these, […]
May 23, 2019

Tahitian Pearls: Beautiful Black Pearls

A Brief History of Tahitian Pearls Native Tahitians collected natural pearls from the black-lipped pearl mollusk, Pinctada margaritifera, for many generations prior to Spanish and English involvement. Some […]
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 […]
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