Category Archives: Gemstones

Why You Should Avoid Pawning Jewelry

Pawn shop from the old West, where pawning jewelry likely occurred

When you first think of pawning jewelry or pawn shops, you may think of the TV show “Pawn Stars,” or maybe even a Quentin Tarantino film. However, pawn shops aren’t just an American practice, although more than 30 million Americans use pawn shops yearly. The practice of pawning has been around for centuries, dating back […]

Tips To Distinguish Real Jewelry From Fake

Jeweler examining a diamond with a loupe

Humans have spent thousands of years entranced by gemstones and precious metals. In some ways, we’re like fish – we’re attracted to shiny things! That’s why jewelry and gemology are such fascinating subjects with rich histories. It’s also why it’s so difficult to tell the real deal from the imitation. While costume jewelry and diamond […]

Fancy a Color Diamond?

Are you looking for a unique twist to the traditional diamond? Then, we have just the stone for you, no matter what your favorite color is. Read on to learn more about fancy color diamonds! About The Fancy Color Diamond According to GIA, a diamond falls under the category of fancy color if it is […]

September Birthstone Spotlight: Sapphire

September Birtstone: Sapphire

Those born in September are lucky enough to call the sapphire their birthstone. Sapphire is also the gemstone for the 5th and 45th anniversaries. Read on to learn more fun facts about the September birthstone! About The September Birthstone The sapphire comes from the corundum family, which includes rubies. Blue sapphires have adorned crowns and […]

April Birthstone Spotlight: Diamond

The April birthstone, the diamond.

April babies, you are lucky enough to call the diamond your birthstone! This brilliant stone embodies the glimmer of the fresh beginning of spring perfectly. It’s no surprise that this is our favorite birthstone — after all, we are diamond experts! While you may know quite a bit about girl’s best friend, keep reading to […]

March Birthstone Spotlight: Aquamarine

aquamarine - March birthstone

When the calendar hits March, Dallasites know to get ready for beautiful days mixed with spring showers. That’s why aquamarine is the perfect gemstone for those with March birthdays. The sparkle and color perfectly embody the mix of sunshine and rain that spring brings. However, aquamarine connects to a different kind of water source: the […]

The Celebrity Engagement Rings of 2019

2019 fue un gran año para las celebridades que se arrodillaron. Si bien nos entretienen todos los aspectos de los compromisos y bodas de celebridades, prestamos atención a un aspecto en particular: ¡los anillos de compromiso de celebridades, por supuesto! Aquí están nuestras bengalas de celebridades favoritas del año pasado: Scarlett Johansson Ver esta publicación en Instagram […]

August Birthstone Spotlight: Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel

June isn’t the only month that gets three birthstones. Bestowed upon those with August birthdays are the gemstones peridot, sardonyx and spinel. Each gemstone is vastly unique from the other and gives August babies a number of options to choose their perfect look! Read on for details on each August birthstone. Peridot Peridot is the […]

July Birthstone Spotlight: Ruby

Those of you with July birthdays already know your birth month is full of fiery fun. Whether it’s the heat of summer or firecrackers on Independence Day, July has as much vibrancy as its birthstone: the ruby! What’s in a ruby? According to GIA, “chromium is the trace element that causes a ruby’s red, which […]

June Birthstone Spotlight: Moonstone, Pearl & Alexandrite

Lucky you, June babies! You have not one, not two, but THREE lovely gemstones to choose from as your birthstone. Most consider pearls as the primary birthstone for the month of June, while Moonstone and Alexandrite are alternatives. All of these stones are rich in their own unique beauty and history. Keep reading to find […]