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 – Mentafloss.com 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 […]
August 15, 2019

Precious Gems Bear Messages From Earth’s Molten Heart

We may covet gemstones for their beauty, but their real value lies in what they tell scientists about the extreme forces at work deep underground. Around […]
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, […]
June 30, 2019

Christie’s Auction Nets $109M

New York—Christie’s sale of historic Indian jewelry and art was expected to be big, and it did not disappoint. The auction netted a whopping $109.3 million […]
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