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!

Engagement Ring Alternative Gemstones

Diamonds may be some girls’ best friend, but they’re not for everyone. Yes they’re beautiful, durable, sparkly and timeless, but they’re also rather expensive and perhaps a little too classic, if you’re the kind of lady who wants to wear something different on your ring finger. If you’re on the hunt for a unique engagement

Sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness.

Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. For centuries, sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles

Buying a Diamond for Yourself or Someone Else!

1) Understand the 4Cs of Diamond Quality A round brilliant cut diamond with a graphic overlay explaining the 4Cs - color, cut, clarity and carat weight. This basic knowledge will not only unlock the mystery of a diamond’s quality, it will help you understand a diamond’s value and price. Diamond Color In most diamonds, the

Peridots in August – Green Delight Birthstone

Peridot - Healing stress in relationships, lessening anger and jealousy, and slowing aging, the Peridot promotes abundance and prosperity. PERIDOT OVERVIEW Though peridot is widely recognized by its brilliant lime green glow, the origin of this gem’s name is unclear. Most scholars agree that the word “peridot” is derived from the Arabic faridat which means


The word gold, used by itself, means all gold or it can refer to “pure” gold, meaning 24 karat (24K) gold. Because 24K gold is soft, it’s usually mixed with other metal jewelry called alloys to increase its hardness and durability. If a piece of jewelry is not 24 karat gold, the karat quality should

Ruby History and Lore – For Hot Summer’s Days

GIA's world headquarters in Carlsbad, CA provided the perfect setting on December 10, 1997, to view treasures from the Harry Winston collection. Wizard of Oz fans enjoyed a life-size pair of slippers made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the classic film, which featured 4600 rubies totaling 1350-cts and 50-cts of diamond trimming. Red is