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,…

The Four C’s of Diamond Quality

The Four C’s of Diamond Quality

The four C’s provide jewelers and diamond collectors with a handy reference guide by which to ascertain the quality of a diamond. By familiarizing yourself with the four C’s, you can determine the approximate value of a diamond with relative ease.   Carat   The first C, carat, is simply the way the industry measures…

The World’s Most Valuable Gemstones

The World’s Most Valuable Gemstones

Sometimes, gemstones serve as time-honored heirlooms passed down through a family from one generation to another. There are other gemstones, however, that are so rare that they become astronomically expensive. For jewelers, rarity is a key factor in assessing the value of a gemstone.  In this entry, we’ll look at a few of the rarest,…

Is Your Gold Jewelry the Real Deal? Let’s Find Out!

Is Your Gold Jewelry the Real Deal? Let’s Find Out!

At first glance, it’s not always easy to distinguish real gold from clever imitations. Fortunately, there are a number of tests jewelers can use to confirm the authenticity of gold pieces.   The easiest way to tell if you’re handling real gold is to check the piece for a stamp that says something like “10k” or…

How to Safely Clean Your Jewelry

How to Safely Clean Your Jewelry

Whether costume, vintage, or precious gems, our jewelry collection is very important to us. We want our jewelry to sparkle and shine, but we may not know how to keep them clean without causing damage. Different types of jewels and precious metals require their own unique methods of care. Knowing the right ways to clean…

National Jewel Day: March 13th

National Jewel Day: March 13th

March 13th is a day that should really sparkle! Among the other fun holidays and events, you can celebrate National Jewel Day. And since diamonds are a girl’s best friend, this should be an easy one to partake in. Great National Jewel Day Celebration Ideas       Having a hard time thinking of ways to celebrate this…

Decluttering Your Jewelry Selection

Decluttering Your Jewelry Selection

  Our jewelry collections are built from receiving gifts from special people in our lives, significant pieces that are passed down from family members, and pieces we’ve chosen ourselves. Over many years, one can fill a few jewelry boxes and chests, with baubles, beads, and precious gems. We pride ourselves on having a huge selection…