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Tsavorite is a lesser known variety of garnet. Fine-quality tsavorite garnets of significant size can actually be some of the rarest gems in the world, more rare than emerald! In fact, as an alternative to emerald, it is superior in durability and is less expensive, which is surprising because it has less inclusions and is rarely...

Congratulations! You’ve gotten engaged, had a wedding, enjoyed your honeymoon and now it’s time for your happily ever after. But there’s just one question… How do you keep your bridal set looking new and beautiful? We’ve seen plenty of customers spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on unnecessary stone replacement  simply because they did...

The first thing we need to address with this article is the question that everyone has: Lab Grown Diamonds. Real or Fake? The answer is that lab grown diamonds are, in fact, diamonds. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds. Laboratory grown diamonds may be called “synthetic” in the trade,...

As a jewelry store who also does repair work on a number of cherished heirlooms and heirlooms-to-be, we want to better educate our customers on safety and longevity for their precious rings. Day-to-day, we meet a number of people who proudly wear their ring every single day and have been doing so for decades. While...

The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year is Living Coral. Classy. Natural. Social. Timeless. When choosing a colored gemstone for your bridal set, right-hand ring, or your every day pendant, what is the most important factor?   Color.   That’s why we keep up with PANTONE to see what colors are really speaking to our...

The word for January’s birthstone, garnet, is believed to come from the word granatum which means “pomegranate.” It’s a reasonable association, especially in the context of the deep red Mozambique garnets and the lesser known red-pink Rhodolite garnet. Because Rhodolite has such a unique color, we decided to devote an entire Pinterest board to its enchanting hue....

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