Natural vs Lab Grown Gemstones
Discover the beautiful differences between natural and artificial gemstones.
Lapis Lazuli vs. Sodalite: Breathtaking Blues
Browse lapis lazuli and sodalite's stories and why they can be mistaken as the same.
Ruby vs. Rubellite
Find out how ruby and rubellite sound similar but are two different gemstones altogether.
Gemstone Beauty: The Science Behind the Sparkle
Learn gemstone's overall beauty through luster, brilliance and more.
Information on the Mohs Hardness Scale
Learn about the Mohs Hardness Scale, an important tool for gemstone hardness.
The Origins of Jade: Nephrite, Jadeite and More
Learn all there is to know about jade, jadeite and nephrite.
Determining whether your gemstone is transparent, translucent or opaque will help you catalogue your gemstones.
Dispersion is the display of color in a gemstone and may be classified as not observable, moderate, strong or very strong.
Phenomenal gemstones exhibit unique and stunning optical characteristics like cat's-eyes, color change and more.
An assembled stone is one that is constructed out of two or more materials. The components may be natural or man-made materials, but most commonly are a combination of both. This category includes creations such as: doublets and triplets , inlays, mabe pearls, and reconstructed gem materials.
Diamond Grading: The Four Cs
Investigate the 4 Cs of diamond grading to help you buy the best diamond for you.