Our Favorite Fall Gemstones of 2015

Our Favorite Fall Gemstones of 2015

Fall is in full swing, so we thought that this was the perfect time to highlight some of our favorite fall gemstone trends for this season! For this fall, we’re seeing a trend towards rich, vibrant tones, such as greens, purples, and oranges. Here are our top picks for fall 2015 gemstones: Garnet With many…

3D Printing is Poised to Shake Up the Jewelry Industry

3D Printing is Poised to Shake Up the Jewelry Industry

3D printing is changing the way we think about manufacturing in many industries, and now it seems Jewelry is no exception to the trend. Lionel Theodore Dean, a designer whose projects range in subject from cars to motorcycles to light fixtures, has made the first-ever line of precious-metal jewelry that was created wholly via 3D…

First Fine Jewelry and Timepiece Awards Held in Paris

First Fine Jewelry and Timepiece Awards Held in Paris

Before smartphones, laptops, and handheld tablet devices, whenever we wanted to know the time, we stretched out our arm and glanced at our wrist. These days, watches might not be the ubiquitous fashion accessories they once were, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still a devoted contingent of jewelers and fashionistas who hold a deep…

The Brooch is Back

The Brooch is Back

Looking for an elegant gift to give to someone special for the upcoming holidays or a landmark birthday? How about a brooch? Did you think they’d gone out of style? Well, we’re here to tell you that brooches are back—and in fact, this classic piece may have never left at all! The brooch has been…

$12 Million Private Gem Collection Headed for Auction

$12 Million Private Gem Collection Headed for Auction

There are few things more elegant than precious gemstones. From rubies to the rarest of diamonds, people have been in awe of their magnificent beauty for centuries. Of course, the more precious and rare the gem, the more financially valuable they become. Gem collections all across the globe end up in family inheritances and estate…

Understanding Gemstone Heat Treatment

Understanding Gemstone Heat Treatment

You might be surprised to find out that the “flawless” gemstone you’ve just purchased has been treated in a lab with heat in order to enhance its color. While it might sound like a process that would cause your gemstone to diminish in value, heat treatment is actually a very common practice among gem traders…

5 Little-Known Facts about Diamonds

5 Little-Known Facts about Diamonds

There’s plenty of cultural significance and status associated with diamonds in today’s society, but one of the most interesting things about diamonds is their history. They’ve been important to other cultures for thousands of years, from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, to the Egyptians, to European kings from the Renaissance era. Here are some little-known…

How Do Colored Diamonds Get That Way?

How Do Colored Diamonds Get That Way?

Do you ever wonder how those gorgeous colored diamonds get their special hues? The process actually occurs naturally in the Earth, though some colored diamonds are so beautiful they look man-made. While traditional, colorless diamonds can be very expensive, rarer colored diamonds are even more valuable.   Colored diamonds are formed in much the same…

The Science of Light and Diamonds

The Science of Light and Diamonds

Do you ever wonder why diamonds seem to sparkle? Well, it’s not exactly the reflection of romance; there’s actually some science behind it! In fact, the sparkle of a diamond is due to a combination of its natural internal properties and the way it is cut. It is the craftsmanship of the diamond, coupled with…

Summer Gemstone Guide

Summer Gemstone Guide

With a warm summer around the corner, June, July and August birthstones will be popular choices, as well as a few other stones that represent the sun and natures growth. Here are some great stones for a summer birthday or jewelry purchase for those fond of the summer weather.   Pearl The traditional June birthstone,…