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 are found in many countries around the world - from Australia and Malawi to Madagascar and Sri Lanka, and even

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. Natural emerald pendant surrounded with diamonds, available in our store $74,995.00   Today emerald, together with ruby and sapphire, form

Back From Vegas!

Just back from Vegas, and the largest jewelry show in the world, here's what we learned in one of the seminars we attended! Tanzanite is an heirloom gemstone, discovered in 1967 in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and found no where else in the world.  The precious, exotic gemstone is more rare than diamonds and

Emerald ~ May’s Birthstone

There are other green gems, like tourmaline and peridot, but emerald is the one that’s always associated with the lushest landscapes and the richest greens. Ireland is the Emerald Isle. Seattle, in the US state of Washington, is the Emerald City. Thailand’s most sacred religious icon is called the Emerald Buddha, even though it’s carved

Opal Info ~ October Birthstone

The October birthstone is Opal so we dug up a few fun facts for you. The internal structure of precious opal makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed it can take on many colors. Precious opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink,