Diamonds Are Forever!

You probably already know of the diamond’s toughness. In fact, it’s the hardest gemstone and is made of just one element: carbon. Its structure makes it 58 times harder than anything in nature and can only be cut with another diamond. While it’s become nearly synonymous with wedding engagements, it’s also the perfect stone for

AQUAMARINE – THE TRANQUILITY OF THE SEA

The serenely colored aquamarine invokes the tranquility of its namesake, the sea. In fact, the name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color usually is more intense in larger stones, and

Red is the color of….January

The word “garnet” comes from the 14th Century Middle English word “gernet” meaning dark red. The word is derived from Latin “granatum” which means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the beautifully red seeds of the pomegranate. Garnet is actually the name of a group of minerals that comes in

Getting into the Spirit: Selecting the Perfect Holiday Jewelry

The holiday season is always something people look forward to, but we’re often swept up in planning, cooking, shopping and more, not leaving enough time for ourselves. One way to stay on top of your game and avoid the dreaded last minute, “What am I going to wear?” dilemma is by having your outfits prepared

“Twas the Night Before Christmas

By Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced

What is The Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring?

If you are ready to propose, then you are, no doubt, facing the small matter of buying the perfect diamond engagement ring. No worries, we’ve put together a short list of the top things to consider when buying a ring, so you can hone your purchasing skills before even setting foot in the jewelry store!

All that Glitters is Gold and a Topaz

Through much of history, all yellow gems were considered topaz and all topaz was thought to be yellow. Topaz is actually available in many colors, and it’s likely not even related to the stones that first donned its name. The name topaz derives from Topazios, the ancient Greek name for St. John’s Island in the

Glamorous Halloween Jewelry – Orange and Black!

  Fire Opal Jewelry & Black Onyx Jewelry are not spooky on Halloween! Fire opal is a transparent to translucent opal, with warm body colors of yellow to orange to red. Although it does not usually show any play of color, occasionally a stone will exhibit bright green flashes. The most famous source of fire

The Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

If you are ready to propose, then you are, no doubt, facing the small matter of buying the perfect diamond engagement ring. No worries, we’ve put together a short list of the top things to consider when buying a ring, so you can hone your purchasing skills before even setting foot in the jewelry store!