How Do They Treat Ruby Gemstones?
Have you ever wondered how they treat Ruby gemstones? There are so many different types of treatments on the market and we will help to explain them
How Does Alexandrite Change Color?
Alexandrite is one of the rarest gemstones on the planet. It has the ability to change colors under different light. Lets explore how it does that
How To Test For Diffusion Treated Gems: A Step-By-Step Guide
How can you differentiate between natural and color-treated gemstones? In this guide, we’re sharing how to test for diffusion treated gems, and tools you’ll need.
Is Amber a Mineral?
Amber is a gemstone, but it is not a mineral. Let's explore what makes Amber tick and why its not considered to be a mineral.
L/W Ratio For Gem Cutting: What Is It and How To Use It?
When it comes to cutting gemstones, the L/W ratio is a vital measurement, but what does it mean? Find out how to master this common technique in this guide!
Lapidary Fundamentals: All About Gemstone Faceting
Learning how to cut gemstones is a highly-specialized skill that takes years to perfect! Learn the fundamentals of gemstone faceting in this helpful guide.
Lapidary Fundamentals: The Cabochon Cutting Style
A cabochon cut gemstone is polished to be ultra smooth: but how is it done, what tools are needed and what skills required? Learn all about cabochon cutting in this article.
Lapidary Fundamentals: Tools and Techniques For Cutting Rough Stones
Cutting rough stones is a fundamental practice for Lapidaries, but the skills, tools and techniques required vary from project to project. Learn all the important details in this informative guide!
MOHS Hardness Scale For Gemstones
The MOHS scale of hardness is universally used when describing gemstones. But what does it mean and how can you use it help protect your gems and jewelry
Oregon Sunstone Durability And Hardness
The hardness of Oregon Sunstones ranges from 6.0 to 6.5 on the Mohs Scale. It’s a suitable for a wider variety of jewelry types because of its hardness rating.
There are many treatments for Pearls that change their apperance. Most of these treatments are acceptable. Learn more about this gemstone and browse the beautifully cut stones we have for sale.
Phenomenal Gemstones — Gemstones with Optical Properties
Ever heard of phenomenal gemstones? These gemstones display amazing optical effects under different lighting, such as cats eyes and stars. Read more about these amazing gems..
Physical Properties of Gemstones
Each gemstone has it's own unique set of physical properties that can be used to identify it. These include hardness, growth patterns and cleavage. Learn more about the physical properties of gemstones.