Why Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?

In addition to being the officially recognized birthstone for the month of April, diamonds are one of the most desirable gemstones to possess. Quite frequently, it is the colorless version of the gem that gets a lot of attention. It is noteworthy that there are also other options available. Historians agree that Mary of Burgundy […]


Why Do We Love Emeralds So Much?

In simplest terms, an emerald is little more than a beryl with traces of chromium. A colored gemstone, the emerald is famous for its broad range of green hues. Current mining operations in Zambia, Colombia and the United States ensure that the market demand for these gems is met. Since it is possible to grow […]


What Are the Birthstones for Each Month?

The tradition of associating a particular type of gem with each month of the year is not new. In fact, Biblical historian and first century author Josephus referred to the curious use of 12 distinct stones on high priests’ official breastplates. These stones were directly related to the 12 months of the year, with each […]


Vintage Turquoise Jewelry

Vintage Turquoise jewelry is  readily recognized by its distinct blue-green coloring. In the past, authentic turquoise jewelry pieces were much sought after because of the gem’s rarity. But this type of jewelry fell somewhat out of favor over the last three decades; when synthetics and simulations flooded the market. However, a true jewelry connoisseur therefore, […]