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...

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...

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...