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Tourmalines

Tourmaline, while little known to the general public, is widely considered by gemologists to be the most colorful and diverse ...
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Sapphire

Sapphires are our best-selling colored gemstone family for two key reasons: 1) they come in every color of the rainbow ...
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Opals

Opals have captured the fascination of gem lovers since antiquity. The oldest known items featuring opals were found in ancient ...
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Garnets

The garnet family of gemstones is one of the most underrated in the gem world. For the last century jewelers ...
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Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite

The above photo, courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America, shows the range that natural Beryls occur in. Emerald, aquamarine, ...
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Alexandrite & Chrysoberyl

The chrysoberyl (pronounced kris-o-bear-al) gemstone family is one of the most underrated in the jewelry world. Many people have heard ...
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From The Blog

 

What’s In a Name? The Paraiba Tourmaline Debate

Today’s blog post is a little technical, but the topics mentioned herein come up often enough in the jewelry industry ...
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Bicolor Imperial Topaz Ring

This month’s featured vintage item is centered with a Bicolor Imperial Topaz- a gemstone so rare that a Google image ...
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Creepy Crawly… Jewelry!

Ever since I was a little boy I have been fascinated with things that crawl through the dirt. While I ...
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The History of Statement Rings

Statement rings, aka cocktail rings, are terms commonly applied to large right-hand rings that are fun to wear and get ...
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Spotlight on the Victorian Era

Attributing antique jewelry to the particular era in which it was made can be quite difficult. One must use a ...
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Fine Alexandrite Ring

It sure seems like we find ourselves showing clients and talking about alexandrite more than any other gem. Among jewelry ...
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Spotlight on the Art Deco Period

Most of us have heard the word “deco” thrown around by countless designers, jewelers, etc- but more often than not ...
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Morganite

So what’s the deal with Morganite anyway, you know, that peach colored gem everyone wants? In the past couple of ...
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Early Edwardian Cross Pendant

The Edwardian era welcomed changes in fashion and technology that forever changed the jewelry world. The passing of Queen Victoria ...
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Downton Era Brooch

In honor of the final season of Downton Abbey, we present– An Edwardian Tourmaline Bar Pin- Circa 1915 In honor of ...
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