Classes, Consultations, and Sales, oh my! – April Announcements

April may bring showers, but we’re celebrating spring with wonderful classes, exciting sales, and unbelievable deals all month! Massive Gemstone Strand Sale! It’s that time of year. Time to clean out your stash and restock for all your upcoming projects. Luckily for you, all our gemstone strands are on sale. Yes, all. The rondelles, faceted strands, … Continue Reading

Gem Grading: What is important?

What is involved with Gem Grading? Gems are graded by four characteristics known as the “four C’s.” Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat, (size). Learning a bit about gem grading is helpful for assessing how valuable a gemstone is. In our quest to learn more about gem grading we went online to The International Gem Society website to … Continue Reading

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

PANTONE 15-0343 GREENERY As a jewelry designer it is important to pay attention to what is popular in fashion and major market trends. One of the major trend forecasts given each year is Pantone’s color of the year. This year’s color is is Greenery. According to Pantone, “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that … Continue Reading

Semi Precious Gemstone Chain

The Gemstone Chain You Need Have you taken a look at our Semi Precious Gemstone chain lately? We have a huge assortment of beautiful gold and silver chains already connected to chips of fabulous gemstones like aquamarine, onyx, and turquoise. These chains are great for making quick bracelets or adding as layers to a necklace. With … Continue Reading

Learn Your Stones: Aquamarine

Aquamarine, which means water of the sea in Latin, is a beautiful blue to blue/green gemstone that is a member of the Beryl family and commonly found in Brazil, Russia, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, and even Colorado. It is the birthstone for March and the gemstone for the 19th wedding anniversary. Aquamarine is associated with the … Continue Reading

Gemstone of the Week: Amethyst

Amethyst is a beautiful, semi-precious stone that varies in different shades of purple. It is supportive of the emotional body, thus restoring balance to those who are overworked and stressed. It is believed that amethyst has the power to protect its wearer from drunkenness and can calm those who are hot-tempered. Many people believe this … Continue Reading