Do you mean carat or karat? Very few people know that there’s actually a huge difference between the two words. The dueling terms actually have very different meanings in the jewelry world. But we're here to break down the differences!
If you’ve ever shopped for a diamond (or even a colored gemstone), you’ve probably heard the word "inclusion". This word is a common industry term used to describe the appearance of gemstones. As a jeweler & Graduate Gemologist, I want to explain why inclusions are important, how they can be a good thing, and why I NEVER refer to them as flaws.
There's a lot of terminology used to describe pearls: natural, cultured, imitation, saltwater, freshwater.... Despite the popularity of this lustrous gemstone, there is still much confusion surrounding them. We're here to bust some myths and shine some light on the truth about pearls!
Since we are heading to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show this week, I'm sharing 25 tips from a trained jeweler and graduate gemologist on how to survive (and enjoy) shopping at a Gem Show.
Friday the 13th has a long history & superstition of being an unlucky day. And today is that day! Does it feel heavy with the possibility of mi...