how to choose diamond

How do you choose a diamond?



Although the diamond industry is a science in itself, in order to give consumers a clear understanding about diamonds, it is useful to have an understanding of the so-called "4Cs" of diamonds. The 4Cs stand for: Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat (or weight of the...

gemstone of the month

Gemstone of the month


Most gem scholars agree that the tradition of birthstones arose from the Breastplate of Aaron: a ceremonial religious garment set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel and also corresponded with the twelve signs of the zodiac and the twelve months...

rare stones

Which are the rarest gemstones?


Many people purchase gems by type - for example, they want to buy a sapphire, a tourmaline or an amethyst. Finding gems by color can often be hard, since sellers organize their inventory around gem varieties rather than colors. Here is a list of gem types organized by color...