Monthly Archives: October 2016


The Top 10 Rarest Gemstones in the World

No matter how beautiful some of our favorite gemstones are — who can turn down a diamond? — there are others that are much more unique. They’re all beautiful to behold, but the scarcity of these exceptional stones make them that much more alluring. Here are 10 of the rarest gemstones in the world: #10 [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|Buying Guides, Gemstones, Jewelry|16 Comments

A Buying Guide for Sapphires

There’s a fine art to buying gems, but each precious stone has particular qualities that make it stand out. Sapphires, long associated with royalty, wisdom and September birthdays, are among the most coveted. You may find them in orange, green, purple, yellow, even white, but most people look for the blue sapphires they know and [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Buying Guides, Jewelry, Sapphire|145 Comments

2016 Gemstone Jewelry Trends

What’s hot in jewelry and stones these days? This year’s runways are packed with sparkle, boldness and shine. From boho to edgy to over-the-top sophisticated, baubles have turned up the volume on ears and around necks everywhere. Gemstone jewelry trends are particularly hot, making a fashion statement as standout accessories across the style spectrum. Here [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Buying Guides, Jewelry|104 Comments

Tips for buying Aquamarine Jewelry

Aquamarine’s name comes from the Latin for seawater, and this cool-colored stone was said to calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. The March birthstone, aquamarine was also thought to increase marital happiness. The best gems combine high clarity with transparency and blue to slightly greenish-blue coloration. Aquamarine forms large crystals, which can be [...]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Aquamarine, Buying Guides, Gemstones|74 Comments