The Diamond Reserve Blog

When Gemstones Collide: Pseudomorphs

While the creation process for most gemstones requires harsh environments and not a lot of it is created, it’s exponentially less likely still that two gemstones would grow into one

How To Spot A Fake: Citrine

While Citrine can be faked fairly easily, it’s fakes are usually just variants of other gems (namely Amethyst) or glass, which can be easily spotted. Having a natural gem is

How is Topaz Formed?

Topaz is interesting for a multitude of reasons. It’s hard, but it cracks very easily. It’s beautiful, but comes in a huge array of colors. It also matches up well

November’s Gemstones

Long believed to have healing powers from the sun, the warm and gentle aesthetic of Citrine earned it a spot as one of November’s two gemstones. It’s counterpart, however, is

Which Country Has The Most Diamonds?

In 2018, 147 million carats of diamonds were pulled from deep in the earth’s crust. Many of those diamonds came from just five different countries. While some of these countries

October’s Gemstones

Some gemstones shine brilliantly in a single color while fading in others, but that’s not the case with these two gems. October’s birthstones, Opal and Tourmaline, are special in the

What is the Queen’s Crown made of?

For centuries, people have looked in awe at the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. They’ve been handed down for over 800 years, symbolizing the highest status in the land.

The People Who Cut Diamonds

We always see showcases of large, beautiful, sparkling diamonds and glimmering rings, but what goes into making these? This week we’re taking a look into the people who cut the

How To Spot A Fake: Sapphire

In this month’s entry in our ‘how to spot a fake’ series, we take a stab at the jewel of the sea and the harbinger of prosperity, the sapphire. Unlike

September’s Birthstone

The Jewel of the Sea, an ancient gemstone that past civilizations worshipped for bringing good health, good fortune and prosperity. As a precious gemstone, it did indeed bring good fortune

How To Spot A Fake: Peridot

Peridot is special in that it’s color hues cannot be replicated naturally by any other gemstone. It’s bright green shimmer doesn’t change in any light, whether natural or artificial. This