Gemstone Quality and Grading System

Gemstone Classification First, we must learn how gemstones are grouped in order to understand their grading system. Gemstone beads are classified by three main categories: Precious gemstones exclusively allude to Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, and Emeralds. Synthetic gemstones are manmade stones such as Opalite and Goldstone. Lastly, semi-precious gemstone beads refer to all other gemstones that … Continue Reading

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Tourmaline

Healing Powers of Tourmaline Tourmaline is a popular gemstone often used in jewelry. This stone is admired for its beauty and metaphysical healing properties. It can be found in many different shades of colors such as pink, green (or a combination of both), blue, brown, and black. Thankfully, many tourmaline beads come in multi-colored strands! … Continue Reading

Proper Pearl Care

Tips for Caring for Freshwater Pearls Quality freshwater pearls should be handled gently and cared for properly in order to preserve its beautiful lustrous sheen. Failure to properly care for pearls may result in discoloration and/or chipping, and who wants that to happen?! We’ve decided to create a list of helpful tips that will hopefully … Continue Reading

Know Your Gemstones: Mystic Beads

There are so many spectacular gemstones that are created and mined from our Earth. Gemstones that are used in handcrafted jewelry are often drilled and referred to as beads. Beads come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and specifications. For example, there are natural gemstone beads and enhanced gemstone beads. While some people prefer the … Continue Reading

November Birthstones – Citrine + Topaz

If you were lucky enough to be born in November, then we’ve got great news for you. November babies have two amazing birthstones to choose from! To start, there’s the beautiful Citrine, a lovely and natural orange gemstone. Next, there’s the stunning Topaz which comes in a cool, sky blue color or a deep London … Continue Reading

All About Sapphires – A Precious Gemstone and Birthstone

September is finally here and Virgo season is in full swing! If you were born in September, then your birthstone is a sapphire. Lucky for you, it is one of the most popular and valuable precious gemstones in history. Sapphire is also incredibly tough and durable. Beautiful sapphires are commonly used in high-end fine jewelry … Continue Reading