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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

How Do Gemstones Get Their Color?

Gemstones are strange in many ways. Some don’t change color even in different lighting while others will radiate in the sun. Some gemstones look better when they’re flawless while others

How To Spot A Fake: Spinel

Continuing our series on how to spot fake gemstones, this week we have what is possibly the most difficult of all: Spinel. The good news about that is that it

August’s Birthstones

As of 2016, August joined December and June as the only three months to have 3 birthstones. Unlike the other two, you’ve likely never heard of any of the three

How To Spot A Fake: Rubies

This month we’ll take a look at July’s birthstone, the Ruby, and teach all of you at home some simple methods of spotting which ones are fake or real. In

July’s Birthstone

Though July only has one birthstone, this powerful stone commands enough attention and exudes enough beauty to warrant the selection. This month we’ll take a look at the Royal variant