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!