May 30, 2019

Fake diamond alert: If they are simulated or made in a lab, don’t call it mined

Not all diamond sellers have sparkling reputations. The Federal Trade Commission is ticked off at jewelers who are calling their glittery wares “eco-friendly” and “sustainable” and […]
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 […]
May 5, 2019

“Ridiculously rare” gemstones found in Canada

A new study conducted by the University of British Columbia reveals that Baffin Island, Nunavut is home to cobalt-blue spinel, which the study co-author says is […]
April 14, 2019

Diamond with Ties to the French Royal Family Just Recovered

A 40-Carat Diamond Ring with Ties to the French Royal Family Was Just Recovered by Police in Paris. The piece, which has ties to Napoleon III, had […]
January 2, 2019

How the PINK DIAMOND became the world’s hottest gemstone

The Pink Legacy sold for a record-breaking $50 million in November. Pink diamonds first hit the gossip columns in 2002 when Ben Affleck gave a 6.1-carat […]
December 14, 2018

You’ll See This Engagement Ring Trend on Lots of Fingers in 2019

It’s officially that time of year again… the time of year commonly known as engagement season. Whether a proposal’s in the cards for you or not, […]
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 29, 2018

Purchasing Jewelry and Gemstone Insurance

Before you purchase jewelry and gemstone insurance, be sure you understand how the policy works and what will happen should you make a claim. Ask your […]