February 6, 2021

Luxury Giants Like Louis Vuitton Are Falling for Big Gems

“They get a lot of publicity and customers who otherwise would not have thought of these brands for high jewelry.” A handful of huge diamonds has […]
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 […]
December 20, 2019

What Do the GIA Gem Clarity Grading Codes Mean?

Those letters and numbers are the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) gem clarity grading codes. Jewelers and gemologists frequently use this system. To understand what the codes mean, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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