Learn about the Gemstone Chrysoprase and its use in Jewelry

Chrysoprase rough gemstone

Chrysoprase is the birthstone connected to May and traditionally symbolizes happiness, creativity, and prudence. It is an apple-green gemstone that is also called the stone of Venus. Ancient jewelers occasionally mistake it for emeralds.  History  The word “chrysoprase” originated from its literal Greek translation, “chrusos” meaning golden, and “prason” meaning leek. Chrysoprase … Read more

Learn about the Gemstone Amber and its use in jewelry

Amber has a unique formation coming from the abnormal development of resin in living trees, called the process of succinosis. Living things continuously evolve to adapt and become more resilient to the environment. Trees do this by growing thicker bark or thorns or changing to prevent premature death or increase their reproduction.   … Read more

Comparing Rhinestone and Diamond

An image of a diamond

Are you considering adding some bling to your wardrobe but don’t know whether to choose rhinestones or diamonds? Both gems have their own unique qualities, which can make it difficult to decide. In this blog post, we will compare and contrast rhinestones and diamonds so that you can make an informed decision … Read more

What Does a Gemologist Do?

A big red diamond among small silver diamonds

Collectors, admirers, and investors are always on the lookout for the exquisite gems and stones out there for their alluring beauty and monetary value. These people always need professionals who have the scientific-analytical expertise to identify gems, find their properties and characteristics, appropriate treatment for them, and the right setting for the … Read more

Top Reasons to Visit a Gemologist

Top Reasons to Visit a Gemologist

Those who are interested in jewelry would surely love to read above gemstones and their experts, gemologists. Are you one of them? Scroll through and learn some interesting facts about gemology! Before jumping straight to the main topic, you should know what basically gemology is, its background and how visiting a gemologist … Read more

Types of Pearls

a necklace of pearls

Pearls are one of the most alluring and astounding gemstones or beads available in the market. It is evident that pearls have a timeless appeal to them; they are lustrous, enduring, and have worldwide popularity. Each pearl has a unique color, luster, size, and shape, making it extremely precious. Natural pearls are … Read more

Guide to Man-Made Diamonds

Guide to Man Made Diamonds

For most couples that are planning to get engaged, a diamond is one of the most symbolic things of their commitment. This is because of its sparkly, timeless, and, most of all, enduring. However, not many people who are looking for engagement rings realize that there’s more than one type of diamond … Read more

Introduction to Birthstones

Introduction to Birthstones

Birthstones are precious gemstones that represent each month of the year or a person’s month of birth. The legend of their origin can be traced back to 1912 and it is believed that these birthstones correspond to the twelve stones on the breastplate of Aaron. According to the myth, each of them … Read more

Types of Semi-Precious Gemstones Used in Jewelry


A semi-precious stone or also known as a gem or gemstone is a portion of mineral, which, in refined and cut form, is used to create jewelry. Aside from minerals, there are also organic resources or precise rocks that are also used for jewelry and can be considered as gemstones as well. … Read more