October 26, 2020

Earth’s rarest diamonds form from primordial carbon in the mantle

The planet’s carbon cycle may not go as deep as scientists have thought. From Science News   Most diamonds are made of carbon recycled over and […]
October 22, 2020

Gem up – why luxury clients are reaching for fine jewelery

From Financial Times:    With a market in flux, gemstones and gold are proving rock-solid investments   At the end of April, while you were waiting […]
October 20, 2020

Humanity’s Favorite Colors

From Live Science As part of a recent study on gender norms, University of Maryland sociologist Philip Cohen asked nearly 2,000 men and women a simple […]
October 20, 2020

November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

Topaz is the traditional November birthstone. Before the 20th century, all yellow gemstones were called topazes. Since then, gemology has recognized topaz as a distinct gem […]
October 15, 2020

Topaz, the November birthstone

Topaz The traditional November birthstone, topaz is a popular gem. Although frequently associated with golden yellow as well as blue, it can be found in a variety […]
October 12, 2020

Black Prince’s Ruby – the “Great Impostor”

From Diamond Buzz   Precious gemstones have been objects of obsession for centuries. While many of them are believed to have healing and protective qualities, others […]
September 28, 2020

Rubies for Blood, Emeralds for Truth: The Hidden Meanings and Histories of Your Favorite Gems

From Vogue   While fine jewelry is usually high in monetary value, what often makes it exceptional is that it’s steeped in significance. A piece of […]
September 26, 2020

The Beryl Family includes some of the most popular and expensive gems

The beryl family includes some of the most popular and expensive gemstones. Emerald and aquamarine are well-known and popular choices for jewelry, while red beryl is one of the rarest and most […]
September 20, 2020

5 Things to Know About Red Beryl

From National Jeweler: You all know the saturated blueish-green to green variety of beryl well—it’s emerald, of course. You definitely also know the green-blue to blue […]