Tag Archives: Birthstones

Choosing the Right Gemstone

Choosing your ideal gemstone ring can be a daunting task. With the latest edition of Walter Schumann’s Gemstones of the World listing over 200 different varieties, how do you know what gemstone is right for you? To further complicate the … Continue reading

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Ruby Gemstone

Rubies are said to rule over all other gemstones. This July gemstone is one of the most sought after gemstones in the world, and for good reason… Ruby Properties Rubies have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, … Continue reading

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Tourmaline Colors and Electric Properties

No other gemstone comes in more colors of the rainbow than Tourmaline. In the past, tourmaline was even confused with other gemstones because of its vast color range. Today it is regarded as an artistic stone since it has the … Continue reading

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Diamond & Fine Jewelry Buying Guide E-Book

We’ve assembled our most helpful blog posts and all the information in our new guidance section into an easy-to-read eBook that will teach you every thing you need to know about how to buy fine jewelry, diamonds and gemstones. Unlike … Continue reading

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Tanzanite Meaning and Properties

Zoisite, Tanzanite or Skaiblu, no matter what you call it, tanzanites are a beautifully rare gemstone. Tanzanites are 1000x rarer than diamonds and are so popular that all tanzanite will only be available to a single generation. But just what makes … Continue reading

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Peridot – Birthstone for August

When you think of gemstones you probably think of sapphires, rubies and emeralds, but what about the lime green extraterrestrial peridot? Sure it isn’t the most popular gemstone but it has some outstanding qualities that certainly demand attention.

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How to Choose the Right Sapphire

Blue Sapphire is traditionally the birthstone for September, but did you know that sapphire comes in other colors besides blue? There are yellow sapphires, pink sapphires and even green sapphires that are ideal for setting in jewelry because of their … Continue reading

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Amethyst – February’s Birthstone

February is most often dedicated to finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift while the birthstone for February is widely ignored. February’s birthstone is the vividly purple and royal Amethyst. Amethyst appears in colors ranging from the pale lilac to nearly … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Emerald

Just what makes an emerald so special? Emeralds are one of the most sought after gemstones in the world. Carat for carat, they cost more than any other popular gemstone, yet they are often very included and are more delicate … Continue reading

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History and Meaning of Emeralds

The story of emeralds throughout the history of civilization Continue reading

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Award Winning Carved Gemstones

You know how certain gemstone shapes like marquis, pear, heart-shaped, oval, etc. are considered ‘fancy’ shapes. These gemstones take that to a whole other level. The gem’s below are from the AGTA’s Spectrum Award Winners for jewelry design and they … Continue reading

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Sapphire, Ruby & Emerald Meanings

Do you want to give your future wife an unconventional stone instead of a diamond? Is it your 20th anniversary and you don’t know what stone to give? Do you not know what birthstone belongs to each month? Let us … Continue reading

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