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How to Spot Fake Pearls

While most precious gems are formed in the Earth, pearls are the only “gemstone” created inside of a living creature. Pearls are created mostly by oysters in freshwater or saltwater environments. Natural pearls formed without human intervention are extremely rare, almost all pearls on the market today are cultured. Fake or imitation pearls are man-made […]

September 26, 2023

What’s the Largest Gemstone?

Gemstones come in a wide range of types and colors and are found in various geological environments around the world. The formation of gemstones involves complex geological processes that take place deep within the Earth’s crust, and their stunning beauty and vibrant colors make them visually captivating and appealing to people of all ages. Many […]

September 18, 2023

Is Diamond Clarity Really Important?

Finding the perfect diamond is both an art and a science. Diamond clarity refers to the presence (or absence) of imperfections on and within a diamond. These imperfections are called inclusions (internal flaws) and blemishes (external flaws), and help appraisers and consumers know what’s happening below the surface of a stone. You don’t have to […]

September 11, 2023

How to Take Care of a Tennis Bracelet

A tennis bracelet is a timeless jewelry staple that adds sparkle and sophistication to any style. While the tennis bracelet wasn’t created specifically for tennis players, it was a particular game that helped rebrand it, and ensure a design secure enough to be worn daily, including being able to withstand active lifestyles. Despite its durability, […]

September 4, 2023

What is a Salt and Pepper Diamond?

Much like snowflakes, no two salt and pepper diamonds are exactly the same, increasing their rarity and uniqueness. Mysterious and enchanting, the wild-child sister of classic colorless diamonds, salt and pepper diamonds have the eternal beauty of diamonds with unique celestial characteristics of colored gemstones. There are multiple reasons to fall for these diamonds, we’ll […]

August 28, 2023

Is a Diamond Certificate Important?

Chances are your diamond purchase, whether for an engagement ring or different piece of jewelry will be a significant investment, and when it comes to diamonds, price is directly related to quality, so you’ll want to ensure you get exactly what you pay for. A diamond certification assures you that the diamond you purchase is […]

August 21, 2023

How Did Gemstones Get Their Meaning?

Gemstones are valuable pieces of minerals, usually mined from deep within the Earth’s crust. The reverence humans have for these precious stones is almost as captivating as the gems themselves. The meanings attributed to these stones have developed over centuries and are influenced by a combination of cultural, historical, mystical, and spiritual beliefs. They have […]

August 13, 2023

What is a Push Present?

Swollen ankles, morning sickness, having to pee all the time, sleepless nights, non-stop hunger and excruciating labor, growing a human is seriously hard work, even when it goes smoothly. A push present is a little token of appreciation, commonly given to a new mother by the father, or someone close to her acknowledging the discomfort […]

August 7, 2023

How to Keep Your Jewelry Safe

Jewelry theft is one of the most common forms of burglary since items like necklaces and bracelets can easily be taken compared to bulkier items. Whether it’s your grandmother’s pearls or a diamond necklace from your spouse on your anniversary, feeling confident that your precious items are safe at home and while you’re traveling is […]

July 17, 2023

How Do Gemstones Get Their Color?

Have you ever wondered why rubies are red, emeralds are green, and why there are white diamonds, but also pink and yellow ones? What we see as color is actually wavelengths of visible light reflected back at our eye. The color of a gemstone doesn’t emanate by itself, rather color comes from the interaction of […]

July 10, 2023

Stones to Avoid in an Engagement Ring

Designing the perfect engagement ring and choosing the gems is an exciting endeavor, and while there are numerous stunning stones to choose from, it’s important to be aware of certain stones that may be less suitable due to durability or other factors. We want to ensure your ring remains beautiful and resilient for a lifetime, […]

June 26, 2023

What Does the Clover Symbol Mean in Jewelry?

Symbols have long held significant meanings in jewelry, conveying messages and evoking emotions. One such symbol is the clover, which has captivated people’s imagination and found its place in all kinds of design, including jewelry. Let’s delve into the rich symbolism behind the quatrefoil shape in jewelry, uncovering its historical roots, cultural associations, and the […]

June 19, 2023