Emerald is a green variety of the mineral Beryl. There are many green Beryls but the Emerald variety is characterized by its "Pure Green" which is considered the best color.   The GIA



Sapphires ~ Origins, Value, & Durability

Where do sapphires come from? Sapphires have been prized from antiquity. Some of the very first gems to ever be cut and polished were sapphires. A member of the highly valued gem type corundum, sapphires

Jewelry Care Mistakes (part 2)

Keeping Your Jewelry Out in the Open In an ideal world, having fine jewelry sitting on your kitchen counter in a jewelry dish shouldn't be a big deal. However, that storing spot that you decided

Jewelry Care Mistakes

Wearing Your Jewelry All the Time Jewelry is usually so sentimental that we are tempted to wear it all the time, whether it is a necklace you received as a child or your engagement ring.

Caring For Your Pearls

Pearls are an organic gem and they require a very specialized care that if done properly will protect them for a very long time. They can be harmed by contact with many chemicals found in

Emeralds For May

For over 5000 years, emeralds have been one of the most desirable and valuable colored gemstones. Ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia, and South America independently discovered emeralds and made them their gemstone of highest esteem.

April Birthstone ~ Diamond

What is a birthstone? Birthstones are a collection of precious and semi-precious gemstones, with each stone representing a month of the Gregorian calendar. The idea behind the birthstone can be traced back to the Breastplate

Anniversary Gifts Wives Prefer

Research Reveals Wives Prefer Jewellery for Anniversary Gifts A 2009 international survey revealed that the overwhelming majority of ladies wished to receive jewelry for their upcoming anniversary. When asked why they preferred jewelry as a

Light On Diamonds

How Does Light Affect How My Diamond Looks? If you've ever wondered why your diamond looks different in sunlight versus candlelight or daylight versus office lights, it's because the cut of your diamond responds differently

Diamond Buying Guide

  A diamond’s shape is often the very first consideration when selecting a piece of diamond jewelry. It’s quite clear why: each shape has its own attributes and offers a different aesthetic. Because of the

Fun Facts About Turquoise

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands

Finger Sizing

Many people ask us if we can re-size their ring.  So much goes into that question, such as what is the metal content of the ring, gold, platinum or silver.  Also, how wide is the

Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air for Valentine's Day February 14th!  Here at Olde Gold we have unique jewelry with "THE RING SHE CAN SAY YES TO", or a necklace and earrings, we have it all,

Thanksgiving Recipe of Thanks

With November comes Thanksgiving and all of us here at Olde Gold have much to be thankful for.  All of our clients, our Olde Gold friends, are so nice to greet when they come in.