What to Know Before Investing in Gems

Although not many of us can keep our eyes off jaw-dropping jewelry or gorgeous gemstones, a few of us might be lucky enough to spend some money on them. There are a few things to keep in mind before investing in gems, however. Emeralds, sapphires, diamonds, rubies and other stones are in constant demand and, [...]

By |December 18th, 2016|Buying Guides, Gemstones|9,543 Comments

The World’s Most Expensive Gemstones

Kim Kardashian’s massive diamond ring, which she flaunted for only a short amount of time before it was famously stolen from her private residence in Paris, was valued at approximately $4 million. Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry collection, which included diamond tiaras and a ruby-and-diamond bib necklace, was said to be the most important private jewelry collection [...]

By |December 11th, 2016|Buying Guides, Diamond, Gemstones, Jewelry|8,330 Comments

How to Buy Aventurine Jewelry

Aventurine, considered the luckiest of all quartzes, is a popular stone for many reasons, not least of which is its beauty. It’s said to bring prosperity, confidence and luck. It’s also great for the skin — skincare researchers at Kristals Cosmetics use aventurine in select products to boost collagen, control skin inflammation and protect it [...]

By |December 5th, 2016|Aventurine, Buying Guides, Gemstones, Jewelry|19,966 Comments

Where the Best Gemstones Come From

#1 Diamond The colorless sparklers we love are found in Russia and Canada, but most diamonds have been mined from southern Africa for well over a century. Botswana and Russia hold the top spots for diamond production. Kristals Cosmetics diamond-based products focus rely on diamond's exfoliant and skin-nurturing abilities. #2 Amethyst Although amethysts are sourced [...]

How to Buy Aquamarine Jewelry

Associated with empowerment, aquamarine is often prized for its energy, as it’s believed it enhances clarity, helps release negative patterns and brings strength and courage to those who wear it. It’s also great for the skin — skincare researchers at Kristals Cosmetics have included aquamarine in their men’s products to soothe skin and reduce inflammation. [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Aquamarine, Buying Guides, Gemstones, Jewelry|10,300 Comments

The Hottest Gemstones for Jewelry Right Now

That added dash of color that we often seek to complement our look has arrived in the form of gemstones. Diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds are always at the top of our wish lists, but day-to-day jewelry often calls for more affordable gemstones rather than precious stones. The year’s fashion trends have pushed a select [...]

By |November 13th, 2016|Amethyst, Gemstones, Jewelry, Pearl, Rose Quartz|7,327 Comments

The Top Jewelry Bloggers to Follow

Drawing from love and expertise, top jewelry bloggers are influencing the gemstones and baubles we obsess over. From true gemologists to devoted collectors, these tastemakers are making waves and setting trends across the jewelry spectrum — just ask their hundreds of thousands of followers. Here are the top jewelry bloggers we’re following: Gem Gossip​  With [...]

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|13,865 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|13,943 Comments

Tips for Buying Amethyst Jewelry

Amethyst belongs to the quartz group of minerals, and it is one of the most precious and valuable members of that category of gems. Amethyst is part of the macrocrystalline branch of quartz and owes its coveted violet/purple color to iron and aluminum impurities. Without these color-adding substances, amethyst would simply be ordinary colorless quartz. [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|Amethyst, Buying Guides, Gemstones, Jewelry|11,882 Comments