The beautiful and mysterious world of gems – uncovered – one article at a time!

Second Time Around: Selling Your Jewelry

Selling jewelry is a bit like buying and selling a car: when you buy it brand new, you are paying a premium price, and as soon as you drive it off the lot, that price goes down. The price you can now get for it as a used item […]

Gemology 101: An Introduction to the Gemologist

A gemstone is brought to life by the artisans who polish it, just as Michelangelo did with the David—only on a different scale. To me, a polished gem is made even more beautiful by understanding it from the inside out, from its crystal structure to the symmetry of its facets.

Welcome to Gemology […]

Jewelry Appraisals, Insurance, and Evaluations! Oh my!

Jewelry is one of the smallest items we own with the largest price tag. Cars, houses, paintings, you can’t put those in your pocket and easily misplace them. But jewelry is another story. That’s why it’s so important to have your jewelry properly evaluated, appraised, and insured.
I know, I know. You’re […]