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Radiant Rubies for July

Ruby bracelet

If someone you love celebrated a birthday in July, they’re fortunate to have one of the most beautiful birthstones imaginable – radiant red ruby.

Emerald is May’s Birthstone

Emerald ring, pendant, and yellow gold emerald ring.

Emeralds are said to stir feelings of passion and intense love. They are thought to bring love that is unconditional, making them the perfect romantic gift.

Opal Found on Mars!

Mars Rover on the planet Mars.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover made an incredible discovery recently. The Curiosity found opal – which is rich in water – in Mars’ Gale Crater along the equator.

Insurance Appraisals

Two diamond rings & a wedding band

An insurance appraisal is a document that assesses your fine diamond and gemstone jewelry and gives it an assigned replacement value.

April is for Diamonds!

Diamond bracelet

Diamonds for the April gemstone have garnered the hearts of many and are the most coveted gemstone to date. They’re deemed the “King of All Birthstones.”

9 Gemstone Treatments

Two gemstone rings

Gemstone treatments serve to enhance a gemstone’s appearance without negatively affecting its value. Read more about accepted practices.

February Birthstone

Amethsyt bracelet in yellow gold

If you own amethyst jewelry that you want to learn more about or are shopping for a February birthday, keep reading to find out what makes the gemstone special.

Diamond Quality

Several loose round cut diamonds on a gray table with one held in tweezers.

The term 4C’s is used to help teach students the four characteristics of a faceted diamond. These are color, clarity, cut, and carat weight.

San Diego’s Gem History

History of gemstones in San Diego

Some of the most beautiful gemstones in the world have come out of Southern California. Take a peek into San Diego’s gem history.