Trends and styles of gemstone jewelry with many examples to be inspired by.

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Combining Stones in Jewelry

Combining stones can be more than adding diamond accents to colored gemstone jewelry. Explore colored stone combos and learn how to set gems within gems

Weaved Bracelets of Trabzon

First masters of weaving in Trabzon were Haci Mehmet from Dagistan and Ibrahim Horolu from Caucasian Turks which proves that this art comes from Caucasians.

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Gemstones with Health Benefits

Learn about some gemstones said to have physical and emotional healing benefits.

How Are Meteorites Used In Jewelry and Watches?

A brief explanation of the types of meteorites and where they come from, along with a history and discussion of meteorite jewelry and watches.

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Choosing the Best Colored Gemstones for Engagement Rings

Looking for alternatives to a classic diamond engagement ring? Learn about your options and see some wonderful photos of colored gemstone engagement rings.

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10 Most Famous Celebrity Gemstone Rings

Colored gemstone engagement rings are a trend that has been around for awhile, and the results are unforgettable and beautiful.

How to Use a Color Wheel for Gem Faceting

A color wheel and mixing chart can help novice gem cutters evaluate how well colors will mix in a finished piece. Learn how to utilize these common tools.

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Should I Buy a Diamond Online?

Do you want to buy a diamond for an engagement ring? Don't. Still want to buy a diamond? OK. Here are the top three reasons not to buy a diamond online.

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How Can Gem Buyers Protect Themselves from Fraud?

How can gem buyers avoid undisclosed gem treatments and substitutions? Learn why it's best to deal with expert gem cutters rather than commercial dealers.

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Chrome Tourmaline Buying Guide

Our chrome tourmaline buying guide can help you learn how these gems are graded, what to avoid, and how to identify a high quality stone.

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Green Tourmaline (Verdelite) Buying Guide

Our verdelite buying guide can help you learn how verdelites are graded, what to avoid, and how to identify a high quality stone or a bargain in the rough.

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Blue Tourmaline (Indicolite) Buying Guide

Our indicolite buying guide can help you learn how these blue tourmalines are graded, what to avoid, and how to identify a high quality stone.

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Rubellite Tourmaline Buying Guide

Our rubellite buying guide can help you learn how rubellites are graded, what to avoid, and how to identify a high quality stone or a bargain in the rough.

Jewelry Design

Jewelry, is composed of precious metals and rare gems. Even in jewelry made for every day use, the components can quickly run into some serious money.

Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry
What is Turkish Purple Jade and How Can it be Used in Jewelry?

What is Turkish Purple Jade, is it rare, and how is it used in jewelry designs? Mark Oros of Hashnu Stones & Gems answers these questions and more.