Peridot, blue sapphire, and fancy yellow and green sapphire on a printed scarf

Why do some gemstones come in multiple colors?

Have you ever stopped to wonder why gems like peridot come in just one color while sapphires, though primarily found in blue, come in virtually every color with endless shades of each? That is because the color of some gemstones is derived from elements that are part of their essential chemical composition while others are […]

test clear stones with a moissanite tester

Synthetic Moissanite a Stone Based on Deception

As a jeweler with training through the Gemological Institute of America, I have a deep appreciation for genuine gemstones. Diamonds have captivated women throughout the ages with their brilliant allure. They are classically associated with engagements and rightfully so with characteristics to match such a wonderful occasion. Much like true love diamonds are rare with […]