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Phenomenal Gemstones-Types of Precious Opals

Precious Opals are often categorized into several type which I will list and briefly describe below Black Opals are Precious Opals with a black or gray background color. These opals are usually translucent to opaque.White Opals are Precious Opals with a white or light background and are usually translucent to opaque.Crystal Opals have more transparency, [...]

By |2019-06-04T20:12:30+00:00June 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Phenomenal Gemstones-Opals, Precious or Common

Opals can be divided into many groupings. We make jewelry with many different types of Opals and I will talk all about all of those types. The first division or groupings addresses the Phenomenal Opals or Precious Opals from Common Opals. The Phenomena that Opals display is called Play of Color. The Play of Color [...]

By |2019-05-06T23:09:44+00:00May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Phenomenal Gemstones

Gemstone Phenomena can be described as interesting or entertaining ways that light and color reflect in and out of gemstones, or special ways gemstones transmit and reflect light. Common phenomena in gemstones are stars or asterism, cat's eye or chatoyancy, color change, play of color, iridescence, orient, adularescence, labradorescence and aventurescence. I will try to [...]

By |2019-04-29T22:33:57+00:00April 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Estate Jewelry Sale

We are having an Estate Jewelry Sale starting November 17th (many items available now). Lots to choose from, Vintage, contemporary, period pieces, etc. You are invited. We sell Estate Jewelry on Consignment and we have plenty of wonderful items for you. We try to preserve or reuse as many pieces of jewelry as possible rather [...]

By |2017-11-15T21:26:37+00:00November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ring and Jewelry Appraisals: What You Need to Know for Insurance

Posted by Jessica VandenHouten on Jun 23, 2017 9:37:00 AM This article has been copied (with our comments) from a recent Jewelers Mutual Clarity Newsletter  Getting a ring appraisal isn't exactly something you do every day, and unknowns can be intimidating. It’s time to set the record straight on some common misconceptions about when a ring appraisal [...]

By |2017-07-15T17:02:58+00:00July 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments