The History of Tourmaline, October’s Birthstone

October 4, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

Tourmaline is the birthstone for October, along with the opal. Tourmaline comes in a staggering variety of colors. This stone has one of the widest color ranges of all gems! Some color varieties are so prominent and popular that they’ve gained their own trade names. These types of tourmalines include Rubellite: Tourmaline that is red, […]

September Birthstone – Sapphire, the Stone of Wisdom

September 6, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

For those celebrating a birthday in September, they’re thinking of their birthstone: the sapphire! Sapphire is one of the rarest gemstones on the planet. They are always in fashion. From blue to pink, sapphires of all colors are stylish staples of luxury. Sapphires hit the Hollywood stage every year, making regular appearances on the red […]

Gemstone Localities Around the World

August 17, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

Gemstone localities are found all over the world, so there are no particular locations where only gems are found. However, some states like Brazil, Burma, India, Mozambique, Tanzania and more have higher quality and more varied gems deposits. We source many gemstones for our quality jewelry pieces and they come from all over the world. […]

The most famous rubies and ruby jewelry

July 9, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

The most famous rubies and ruby jewelry   Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health, and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red ruby jewelry bestowed good fortune on its owner. A ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and […]

June birthstone – Alexandrite, a stone of a remarkably good omen

June 15, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

  June is one of the only two months that has three birthstones associated with it, giving the lucky people born in June a choice of gemstones between pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone. We have already written about the classic yet eternal pearl and mysterious and magical moonstone. Now, the time has come for a unique and […]

The History of British royal engagement rings

May 4, 2018 | Svetlana Pantelic

Whether it’s a jewelry store-bought creation, or a vintage piece brought up from deep within Her Majesty’s jewel vault, there’s something special about the ring that signifies a royal marriage. The overwhelming majority of Britain’s royal ladies have some color on their ring fingers – not Queen Elizabeth II, though. Her diamond and platinum ring […]