July 15, 2017

Gemstone Personality

In 2014, the International Gem Society (IGS) held an essay contest. Members were asked to write short pieces promoting awareness of colored gemstones. The following essay […]
July 12, 2017

New Testament’s Foundation Stones

June 22, 2017

July’s Birthstone: RUBY

Red is the color of our most intense emotions—love and anger, passion and fury. It’s associated with objects of power and desire—like fast cars and red […]
June 21, 2017

June’s Birthstone: PEARL

People have coveted natural pearls as symbols of wealth and status for thousands of years. A Chinese historian recorded the oldest written mention of natural pearls […]
June 12, 2017

TOPAZ Symbolism

Through the ages, topaz’s most popular and enduring mystical association has been with wealth. However, topaz symbolism and lore has also covered many other areas, such […]
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, […]
May 12, 2017

EMERALD Symbolism

Rare and beautiful, emerald easily earns its reputation as “The Jewel of Kings.” The list of celebrated royalty who conspicuously displayed this green gem includes no […]
April 23, 2017

May’s Birthstone: EMERALD

Emerald is the green to greenish blue variety of beryl, a mineral species that also includes aquamarine as well as beryls in other colors.
April 12, 2017

SAPPHIRE Symbolism

Sapphire symbolism encompasses diverse subjects in many cultures. Traditionally, people have prized these gems for their celestial blues and violets. These beautiful colors have helped the […]