We live in a world of crystals. You don’t have to dig deep into the Earth to find them. Even the bones in our bodies and the dust in the air contain them. Learn more about crystalline minerals and gemstones as well as the crystals that grow in living beings.
Considering a conch pearl buying trip to the Caribbean? Quality factors for these gems differ from colored gemstones. Before you make a purchase, learn to evaluate their unique flame structure and other features.
From the seemingly common to the utterly obscure, you wouldn't guess these ten gemstones are rarer than a diamond! If you're looking for something unique for your next jewelry purchase, check out these ten stunning gemstones rarer than diamond.
Some gems have an appeal beyond their appearance. If you’re looking for a gem with a story to tell, try these unique gem materials for jewelry design.
One of the earliest known gems, amber’s bright sunshine hues delight and enthrall. Learn more about this ancient gem’s qualities in our amber buying guide.
How well do you know your birthstone gemology? Take our short quiz and learn about the composition, cutting, and value of birthstones.
Deep-water coral displays bright, rich reds and delicate pinks. Our precious coral buying guide will help you choose a gem for your next jewelry piece.
With over 900 vendors and numerous geologic rarities, the 2017 Denver Gem & Mineral Showcase had plenty to see. Read about some highlights in our report!
Made from two or more materials, assembled gems can make durable and affordable jewelry. Learn more about gemstone doublets, triplets, and other varieties.
In this golden age of pearls, a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors are available. Our pearl buying guide can help you select a pearl you’ll love.