Learn about the Gemstone Tiger’s Eye and its use in Jewelry


The tiger’s eye which is also called “tiger eye” is a chatoyant gemstone. This means that it has a changeable luster or color with a narrow band of white light. It is a metamorphic rock with golden red-brown color, opaque transparency, and a silky luster. It is related to the blue-colored mineral … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Jade and its use in Jewelry


Jade is a mineral used to make jewelry and decorations. It is typically green, although it can also be yellow or white. Jade can be referred to as two different silicate materials: Nephrite – a calcium and magnesium silicate mineral belonging to the amphibole group of minerals   Jadeite – a silicate of … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Aventurine and its use in Jewelry


Aventurine, sometimes written as avanturine, is either one of two gem minerals, one a plagioclase feldspar and the other quartz. Due to strategically placed microscopic inclusions of mica or hematite, both have a brilliant reflection. It is characterized by its translucency and the presence of platy material inclusions that give it a … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Amethyst and its use in Jewelry


Amethyst is a purple form of quartz. It belongs to the system of hexagonal crystals. It is a semi-precious stone having a vitreous or glassy luster. It often comes in violet and purple hues. Amethyst symbolizes spiritual healing, serenity, and knowledge. Amethyst is a very calming and spiritual gemstone. It is renowned … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Rose Quartz and its use in Jewelry

Rose quarts Crystal

History Rose quartz is one of the most popular and known crystals. It is a pink kind of quartz. It is also referred to as hyaline quartz. It is translucent, transparent, and lustrous, and it is a light shade of pink. Rose quartz symbolizes compassion and love.  The Greek word “hyalos,” which … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Jasper and its use in Jewelry

Learn about the Gemstone Jasper and its use in Jewelry

History Jasper is one of the chalcedony varieties  of (cryptocrystalline quartz). It can typically be any hue, including brown, red, grey, orange, and the uncommon color, blue. It is a kind of silica known as cryptocrystalline. Jasper is a smooth-surfaced stone that splits easily and is used as jewelry or a gemstone. … Read more

What are rhinestones?

Set of isolated multi-colored rhinestones, precious stones

Rhinestones could pass for diamonds, especially when added to a piece of jewelry. Besides being added as a design or material used in jewelry, they are also shiny designs added to brooches, pendants, hair crowns, wardrobes, and costumes, and can even be applied to the face along with a very flashy and … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Turquoise and its use in Jewelry

Turquoise Stones

Turquoise is the birthstone for December and the zodiac sign Sagittarius. Turquoise is called “mefkat” in Egypt, which means “joy” and “delight.” It is considered one of the world’s most ancient gems.  History Egyptian tombs are the primary evidence for the existence of turquoise jewelry dating back to 3000 BCE. The tomb … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Topaz and its use in jewelry

November birthstone, topaz with shorl, isolated on white background

The gemstone topaz is the birthstone of November. Topaz is formed from magma deposits, which are chemically made up of aluminum, fluoride, and silicone. Its appearance and properties make it such a unique crystal. History Topaz is believed to have originated from the Greek name Topazios, the name of a small island … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Onyx and its use in Jewelry

Onyx is also known as veined agate (agate is also a variety of a rock-forming mineral almost similar to onyx) and a variety of a rock-forming mineral called chalcedony. The origin of the word comes from the Latin word of the same spelling, which means “claw” or “fingernail.” White bands and flesh-colored … Read more