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Emeralds 101

Emeralds 101 is designed to give you a quick study on a fascinating stone.  In this day and age, less is more.  The same is true for gathering information, no matter what the topic.  However, if you are planning on an Emerald purchase, some education is helpful.  Thus, Emeralds 101. Mineral Class First of all, […]

Diamonds, April’s Masterpiece

Diamonds, April’s Masterpiece. This gemstone has captured our attention for centuries.   Diamonds are the ultimate token of love.  They also symbolize strength and durability.  It is an established fact that diamonds are the hardest mineral on earth.  The only thing to scratch a diamond is another diamond, thus demonstrating its durability.  However, we need to […]

Aquamarine and Spring

Hello March, time for the world to wake up, warm up, and get ready for Spring!  Our featured stone for March is Aquamarine.  Besides being the birthstone for March, Aquamarine also has the distinction of being the stone given as a 19th anniversary present.  But what do you know about this lovely gemstone? If you […]

December – Blue Zircon Month

Decembers’ Blue Zircon Month is a season for celebration, especially with the holidays upon us.  Are you in a quandary about what to buy that special person for Christmas?  Well, Blue Zircon is your answer.  Please don’t confuse Blue Zircon with cubic zirconia.  Cubic zirconia a synthetic stone.  Blue Zircon is a natural material known […]

Buying Silver Jewelry

Buying Silver Jewelry

Buying Silver Jewelry has been written for the discerning shopper to use when buying silver jewelry.  Therefore the objective today is to give a brief education on metals, specifically silver.  We are going to look at the differences in silver, understand basic terminology surrounding silver and, how silver is ranked.  For example, fine silver is 99.9% […]