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All About Diamonds

All About Diamonds

There are a plethora of websites that offer diamond education about the 4C’s: color, clarity, cut, and carat weight (like the Gemological Institute of America). However a 4 C’s education does not tell a person everything they need to know about diamonds, nor does it...
All About Tourmalines

All About Tourmalines

Tourmaline, while little known to the general public, is widely considered by gemologists to be the most colorful and diverse gem family. This is in one part due to the wide variety of colors the gem can come in: from red to blue, from green to black, and all shades...
All About Sapphires

All About Sapphires

Sapphires are our best-selling colored gemstone family for two key reasons: 1) they come in every color of the rainbow and 2) sapphires are hard and tough enough to be worn on a daily basis- second only to diamonds in their hardness. We take great pride in our...
All About Moissanite

All About Moissanite

We are proud to be a preferred retailer of created Moissanite from Charles and Colvard. We think it is the best diamond substitute available so read below to learn more! Moissanite History Moissanite was discovered in the late 1890s by Nobel laureate Dr. Henri...
All About Opals

All About Opals

  Opals have captured the fascination of gem lovers since antiquity. The oldest known items featuring opals were found in ancient Mayan and Middle Eastern jewelry thousands of years old. In the middle ages opals found in central Europe became one of the most...
All About Garnets

All About Garnets

The garnet family of gemstones is one of the most underrated in the gem world. For the last century jewelers stocked red garnets heavily as the January birthstone, and then forgot about them for the rest of the year. This was a crime! Garnets are an ideal colored...