Related Articles
rosaline pearl necklace - opal and pearl care guide
Opal and Pearl Care Guide

Opals and pearls have special setting, cleaning, and storage needs. Our opal and pearl care guide will help you keep your jewelry beautiful.

saltwater pearl, ruby, and diamond ring
Pearl Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

Everything you ever wanted to know about pearls and pearl jewelry. Find value guides, scientific data, expert comments, and more in our Gemstone Listings.

freshwater pearl ring - pearl engagement ring stones
Choosing Pearl Engagement Ring Stones

Although natural pearls are extremely rare and expensive, the availability of cultured pearls makes it easier to buy this classic, elegant gem than ever before. However, before choosing a pearl engagement ring stone, you need a crash course to understand this aquatic gem and the special care it requires.

pearl symbolism - Dole Plantation
Pearl Symbolism

Prized for millennia, pearls are organic gems with strong associations with the Moon, great value, and weddings. Learn more about pearl symbolism and the lore of the June birthstone.

Esquel meteorite - a world of crystals
A World of Crystals

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.

conch pearl buying guide - conch pearl and diamond earrings
Conch Pearl Buying Guide

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.

ten gemstones rarer than diamond - paraiba ring
Ten Gemstones Rarer than Diamond

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.

sardonyx - birthstone gemology
How Well Do You Know Your Birthstone Gemology?

How well do you know your birthstone gemology? Take our short quiz and learn about the composition, cutting, and value of birthstones.

pearl buying - White pearls
Pearl Buying Guide

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.

freshwater pearls - China
Freshwater Pearls Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

Everything you ever wanted to know about freshwater pearls. Find value guides, scientific data, expert comments, and more in our Gemstone Listings.