January 5, 2020

Pink diamonds, rare already, about to get more scarce as the biggest mine producing them closes

Rio Tinto-owned Argyle Diamond Mine in remote Western Australia accounts for 90 per cent of worldwide pink diamond production. Auctioneers report rising demand and prices for […]
December 30, 2019

What your colored engagement ring means

Shine bright like a yellow diamond? But actually. Your S.O. knew that if he or she liked it they should put a colored ring on it. Gemstones in […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]