Learning Center

Jewelry Styles and Inspiration

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

January Birthstone: Garnet

What is a Garnet? Garnets are beautiful, brilliant gemstones, whose name is derived from the Latin word for “pomegranate seed.” Although…

Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry

What is Turkish purple jade? Learn about the qualities of this rare, beautiful, and versatile gemstone and see it transformed from rock to finished…

Gemstone Cufflinks Guide

Wearing gemstone cufflinks is a great way to add personality and style to a standard tuxedo. Learn how to choose gems for both formal and casual events.…

Teal Sapphires: Gemstones of Harmony

Teal sapphires feature blue and green colors in a beautiful combination. Learn all about these gems and why they might be the next big thing in sapphires.…

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…

Raw Stone Jewelry Design and Care

There’s no denying the raw stone jewelry trend. Read this article for tips on incorporating raw stones into your jewelry design and for cleaning…

Citrine Engagement Ring Guide

Sunny and bright, citrines symbolize health and happiness. Our citrine engagement ring guide will show you how to pick the perfect gem for your…

Emerald Quality Simplified

Evaluating emerald quality, especially clarity, can be very complex. Navneet Gems & Minerals has proposed the following system for grading emerald…

Classic Engagement Ring Stones

Emerald, ruby, sapphire, and diamond are the most popular choices for classic engagement ring stones. Learn more about these traditional favorites.…

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 pros and cons of buying a diamond online.

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.…

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…

Ready to learn how to identify gems on your own?

Join our mailing list below to download a FREE gem ID checklist tutorial. See what’s inside…

• Discover the 17 practical steps to gemstone identification (even if you’re just getting started with gemology)

• Learn how you can use specific tools to gather data, make observations & arrive at an accurate ID

• Explore a range of gemological tests… not only will you get familiar with the process but also time-saving shortcuts!