Perhaps in anticipation of the month containing the holiday of love represented by the color red, January’s birthstone is the wine-red colored gemstone, the garnet. Not to be confused with other red g..
The Fancy Yellow Color ScaleThe color scale of a natural colorless diamond is graded from D - Z. However, close to where the colorless scale ends, the fancy color diamond scale begins. In fact, "Cape ..
The iconic crystal clear, multifaceted, sparkling diamond is one of the most famous and infamous precious gemstones on earth. Long sought after by royalty, financiers, and the world’s elite, they have..
Every single industry has its top-level items. Some are designed that way and are catered toward the elite. Other items are created in this form by nature, quite literally. Rubies are beautiful gemsto..
Champagne Color GemstonesGemstones are stones that have been cut and polished in a way that deems them refined enough to be considered gemstones. Though gemstones can be completely void of color, like..
The most precious gemstone, the diamond, is graded based on the 4 Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. With colorless diamonds, every one of these specifications equally matters. When it comes to color..
When it comes to Fancy Colored Diamonds the most significant characteristic is the color. In fact, unlike a colorless diamond where the 4C's (carat weight, clarity, color, and cut) are all equally imp..
Anyone who thought a sapphire was simply a blue gemstone could not be more wrong. While stunning blue sapphires certainly do exist and are quite popular, many other colors and forms of sapphires do as..
Chameleons are among the most remarkable animals known to man, with the ability to change their skin color spectacularly, and then to return to their original color. In the mineral kingdom as well, co..
Colorless Diamonds Vs. Color DiamondsWhen talking about diamonds, an image of sparkling, transparent gemstones is generally what comes to mind. While this variety of diamonds known as colorless diamon..
Asking about prices for emeralds is pretty much like asking how much a car costs. It really depends on what type of emerald you are looking at. This includes its size, color, color intensity, clarity,..
Contents:1. What are sapphires?2. Where do sapphires come from?3. What are sapphires made of?4. How are sapphires formed?5. What kinds of sapphires are there?6. What is a star sapphires?7. I..
The leading certification and authentication authority, the GIA, has made a significant change in regards to authenticating Color Diamond certificates, which can be provided for all colors such as Blu..
Oftentimes, natural gemstones are so beautiful, it’s hard to believe they are “real,” i.e. did not involve the intervention of man. That is why many people ask whether or not a ruby is real. The answe..
In many ways, diamonds are very much like colored gemstones. After all, a diamond is part of the gemstone family. It's actually one of the four most precious gemstones, which also includes emeralds, r..
One of the most widespread facts about diamonds is that they are the hardest substance known to man. While this statement is a little complicated, there is still much truth to it. This means that cari..
There is endless information out there regarding the authenticity of diamonds and how to differentiate a genuine diamond from a replica. However, when it comes to colored gemstones, particularly emera..
Everyone knows that each month has its own birthstone/s and many of you may know what they are. Those of you familiar with August’s birthstones are aware that peridot and Sardonyx represent the summer..