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Jewelry Styles and Inspiration

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

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…

June Birthstone: Pearl

What is the Birthstone for June? The birthstone representing June is the pearl. Individuals born in June are truly lucky to be born in the only month…

May Birthstone: Emerald

What is the Birthstone for May? The birthstone representing May is emerald, a rich green variety of the diverse beryl gem group which must exhibit…

April Birthstone: Diamond

What is April’s Birthstone? The birthstone representing April is diamond. The vast majority of diamonds are transparent, colorless, and show…

July Birthstone: Ruby

What is the July Birthstone? The July birthstone is ruby – the red variety of the gem species, corundum. Corundum is the same group that includes…

February Birthstone: Amethyst

Amethyst, the February birthstone, comes in beautiful purple colors and makes a durable jewelry stone. Learn more about this wonderful gem.

January Birthstone: Garnet

Although many associate the January birthstone, garnet, with the color red, these gems can come in many other colors, including yellow, orange,…

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.…

Jade Engagement Ring Guide

Jade is an elegant choice for an engagement ring stone. Our jade engagement ring guide will show you how to choose the right gem and setting.

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…

Emerald Quality Simplified

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

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…

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