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Fun Gem Facts about Pearls

From the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Pearls have been treasured for thousands of years. Natural pearls were long associated with royalty. Cultured pearls (made by human intervention) put pearls in the reach of consumers. Now new colors and shapes fill our display cases in prices everyone can afford. Come in to see our wonderful [...]

By |2015-12-11T23:59:00+00:00December 11th, 2015|Birthstones, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Pearls, Pendants|0 Comments

Fun Gem Facts about Zircon, the Original December Birthstone

From Stuller: BLUE ZIRCON December’s birthstone combines a gorgeous green blue color with a fiery brilliance akin to diamond. In fact for centuries, people confused colorless zircon with diamond. Today, unfortunately, many consumers think zircon is the same as lab-grown cubic zirconia. This error keeps them from enjoying zircon’s sparkling beauty. Aging gracefully How long [...]

By |2015-12-10T18:25:49+00:00December 10th, 2015|Birthstones, Zircon|0 Comments

Fun Gem Facts-Sapphire

From Gemological Institute of America (GIA): Sapphire evokes images of velvety blue, but the gem actually comes in many colors. It is found in blue, pink, yellow, green and in many others. The quality of cut, in addition to the color, is the key to sapphire's beauty. Sapphires are found in many locales. We are [...]

Fun Gem Facts about Garnets

From Rare Earth Mining: RARE FACT OF THE MONTH:    The name "garnet" comes from the Medieval Latin word, "granatum", which is an adjective meaning "dark-red". It is thought that this adjective could have been extracted from the word "pomegranate", due to the colour of the seed coats or shape of the seeds.

By |2015-12-02T18:33:28+00:00December 2nd, 2015|Birthstones, Garnets|0 Comments